19 Jan 2013 2 Comments
07 Jan 2013 Leave a Comment
Just dropping in to share some photos from my Faire costuming. I found these as I was sorting through a big pile of jewelry.
Please forgive the poor lighting. Here you see a “rosary” which I am very unhappy with. The cross is broken and poorly fixed, from an old necklace.
The key is pretty simple, wrapped with a bit of wire and attached to a purchased chain. I actually wear this from time to time.
Likewise with this giant red pendant. I like the heavy chain it’s on as well.
This was fun. I was going for a pirate look, as if I had gathered a dozen souvenirs from my adventures and strung them idly on some wire. The necklace itself is actually made with fishing tackle. The bits hanging around are a handful of random things like a pair of pretty wooden buttons, a dragonfly that broke off a hairpin, and other jewelry box detritus.
The tackle is a little uncomfortable, but I’m happy with the overall effect.
I’ve been making lots more stuff for my shop, and I’m excited to share them with you! If you’re looking for Valentines, look for a special themed shop section soon!!
04 Jan 2013 2 Comments
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19 Dec 2012 Leave a Comment
I’m about to cut into these lovely fabrics to make new stockings. We have been cleaning and organizing like craaaazy the last couple days. Its been one of those years where I have just constantly been behind schedule, so I am thankful for a chance to catch up on all the clutter and start 2013 fresh and clean.
10 Dec 2012 10 Comments
You may remember I made a Dashie hat for my kiddo a few months ago. This one is for her best friend. It’s almost done… Whattaya think?
09 Dec 2012 Leave a Comment
I’ve been busy today!
These fruits are macerating, in preparation for fruitcaking later this week. I also made a big batch of Alton’s hot cocoa mix, yum.
Spent a big chunk of the day on this. Wanna guess what it is??
We also *finally* hung the lights and wreath out front, but I didn’t get a picture.
We were excited this year to be able to do some Angel Tree gifts. Last year we were traveling and the year before we couldn’t find a tree! And the year before that we were hella broke. We selected 3 kids this year: an 11 year old girl who wanted an RC airplane, an 8 year old girl who wanted Hot Wheels cars, and an 11 year old boy who wanted art supplies. I am super happy to be able to give these kids a gift and encourage them to keep being themselves.
Note about the Angel Tree: what’s up with people judging the kids for what they ask for? Poor kids don’t get to wish for an iPod? I mean yeah it’s expensive, but you don’t get to judge them and be rude about them wanting it. Sheesh, classist much.
Anyway, happy holidays. I know we are now on the 2nd night of Hanukkah, even though Xmas and Kwanzaa and the solstice are still a bit away.