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CRAFT CLUB 1-23-09

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Does this count as a craft?  I sure hope it does because it is about to get the best of me!  Not a painter–never have been and doubt that I ever will be.

Can you tell how tall I am!!!!?


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Friday, January 9th, 2009

I have done a few rounds on the beaded toboggan, but not enough to show well in a pic.  I am too tired to even get a photo of it tonite.  The stress is grueling with-in itself and I am just not use to the added responsibility of 5 extra people, especially when the oldest is 13 and the youngest 3 next month.  The 13 year old is a God-send in this situation.

Depending on how the week goes, maybe I will have enough to show next Friday.

I need to do more beading but I want to set up a small area in the back bedroom for that.


Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

OOPS! I almost missed the first post of 2009.   I am a day late but I guess that is better than not at all.  Below is a pic of a toboggan that I am making for DD#1.  It is finished except for the 1 1/2 inch band that needs to go around it.  As slow as I stitch, that will take me a few hours.


Join the fun over at cassknits every Friday.  Show us what your busy little fingers have made.

CRAFT CLUB 12-26-08

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Oh my! Oh My!  I have been so busy the past week, I have done no crafts.  That means I did not make any jewelry but I did sell a custom order to my SIL’s husband for one of her Christmas gifts.  I have not crocheted the first stitch either.

Honestly, I had even forgotten that it was Friday until I saw the post over at cassknits.  This week has flown by and I am still not ready for tomorrow.

Hopefully I will have something to show next Friday.  I still have 2 WIP plus a project bouncing around in my head.

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CRAFT CLUB 12-12-08

Friday, December 12th, 2008

As mentioned in the last post, I have done very little beading the past 2 weeks.  It seemed other things needed to be done and I have been sick.  Here is what I have done.

CRAFT CLUB 11-21-08

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Since my last post on 11-07-08, I have been a very busy beader.  I have made a total of 26 pieces.  Also, I have custom orders to make 4 necklaces.  I am going by an optometrist office Monday morning with some of the lanyards I have made and want to get more made before I go.
Some of the lanyards are custom orders                   

I still crochet–below is a hat that DD#2 asked me to make for her.  I have been working on it off and on about a month.  As you can see, it has been mostly off.  I should have it finished soon.

I know that some of you are crafty because I read about what some of you have done. Share your craftiness with us here.

CRAFT CLUB 11-7-08

Friday, November 7th, 2008

I have been very busy making jewelry, but not doing other things that I need to do.  See—-this is what I have done in 2 weeks

on the right gray pearls 8,6,and 4mm 19.5″.  the left is 6mm gray and white 16.5″
top 8 mm green resin is accented w/gold E beads 15″  next 8mm green resin accented w/orange seed beads 19″  next is 8mm green resin accented with glass gold lined bugle beads 16 1/4″ bottom is 8mm green resin accented with yellow seed beads 19″
Purple Purple Purple! top is 8mm resin accented w/3mm white pearls 18″ next is 8mm resin accented w/silver lined glass E bead 16″ next 8mm resin accented w/silver E bead 19″ bottom is 8mm resin accented w/metal scroll bead 14.5″
top is another 8mm green resin accented w/clear glass E bead 15″ bottom is oblong wooden beads accented w/gold E beads 20.5″ A favorite of mine 8mm blue sodalite accented w/white pearl E beads 20″
amber resin(really looks orange) 8mm with 8x10mm black glass twist beads 30.5″   sold it today!!! matching bracelet ordered

8mm amber/orange resin accented w/6mm black pearls 26″ Sold this one, too.  matching bracelet ordered
The 2 above have scrimp closures and go on over the head.  I like this method.

No one liked the black acrylic bead with the resin. I am going to take it apart (would that be called unstringing) and use another type black bead.

The necklaces were sold at a private showing and I learned that for the most part, these ladies like longer necklaces, guess that means I will be adding a few inches to some of the ones I make in the future.

More beading pics next week.

Leave a comment here, so that we can see what you have done or want to do or work in progress.


Friday, November 7th, 2008

My morning has been quite busy (for me anyway).  I got up about 6:45, bathed and shampooed my hair.  Tried to style my hair but ——————.   Beaded for a few minutes, made my early morning appointment, went to Walmart, to the bank, to the grocery store, back to the bank, have the groceries in the fridge.  (I just realized that everything I bought at the grocery store has to be refrigerated).  It is now 10:45.

I must eat something, go to K-mart so that I can check my schedule, get prescriptions for DH’s upcoming cataract surgery, possibly check on my layaway, get a spiral 50 page 4×6 index card thingy.  I then drive across town to meet the teacher interested in some jewelry.

After this, I will return home, bead a few minutes and then warm leftovers for DH before he leaves for work.  After he leaves, I plan to do detailed vacuuming (using the attachment to get in the nicks and crannies).  I will probably do a little straightening, fold my laundry and do another load and of course BEAD.

I also need to do my “Craft Club” post.


Friday, October 31st, 2008

I am so very tired and sleepy.  I need to do the craft post for today (not even prepared).  I have to finish tagging my items for the craft show tomorrow.   I also have a pattern in my head for a necklace that I would love to get done in time for the show tomorrow.  All I want to do is drink 1 cup of coffee and go to bed.  I will probably drink several cups before I can go to bed.

I will be so glad when I do not have to work in the public anymore.  My right hip and leg are hurting.  Both of my ankles are so swollen, there is at least 1/16 of an inch indention in them where the top of my socks are.  Standing 8 hours on a concrete floor at my age is not good.  Oh well, someone has to do it and it will be me for a few more days.

CRAFT CLUB 10-24-08

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I have not completed nearly as many pieces as I had hoped I would or that I needed to complete by today.  Personal opinion is that some of the pieces are really pretty. I especially like the blue resin.

6mm green Aventurine bead accented with Gold E bead
6mm Aventurine bead accented with clear glass E bead with 1″ Aventurine pendant
have no idea what these glass beads are–thought they were pretty so I got them.
burgandy glass beads w/clear glass E bead in center
8mm blue resin beads separated by white E bead sapphire E bead and White E bead
8mm blue resin bead w/white E bead between each blue bead
8mm blue resin beads w/clear glass E bead sapphire E bead and another clear glass E bead between each 8mm blue resin
on the designing board ready to be strung