Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



As my boys took a long afternoon nap today I tip toed out to my shop and made a few things...



I revamped the Blue Bird Necklace a bit~














I AM SOOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS NEW YEAR..more than any other year I think...we had some good things happen in the past few days..

The best thing was we have rented out our spec house..we would rather sell it but in this down market we are thankful to rent it.

Maybe in 6 months or so the market will be back and it will actually work out better for us.

~Things happen for a reason~

:-)







Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let it Bead Let it Bead Let it Bead!

Christmas is over...
I don't have our christmas morning pictures uploaded on my computer yet so here is christmas eve morn and today..all the cheezz face of course!



Now on to business...
WE moved all my jewelry things out to my hair salon..with Chris out of work until spring I am going to bead up a storm!
I can't do it in the house..when Carter knows I am upstairs working he drives us all nuts to get up there..and I can't concentrate when little hands are grabbing everything in on my tables!
So I am planning on going out there for a couple of hours a day to create.
I'll take a pic to show you my new work space..already I have made 2 new things in between hair clients!
Wha La!




These blue bird necklaces I made a while back really caught peoples attention so I am making more!..here it is featured in the Etsy Storque




Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas







I am so looking forward to tomorrow!


Christmas Eve..its free day for me..a day to forget all my worries and just focus on something good.


A day off to bake cookies..wrap Carters presents and get ready for the family party.


No worrying about selling houses...building houses..doing hair...making jewelry...paying bills..Chris getting layed off (they could have waited till after Christmas to do it grrrr)


Just a no brainer day (I hope ;)




But this little guy makes it all worthwhile..


Good things do happen even in what seems like a season of bad..my Aunt Mona made Carter this Christmas stocking...I wanted so badly for him to have something handmade from her, something we would get out each year and it would have meaning..an heirloom to pass on to his children.


My mom surely would have made him one if she were here..that is why I asked my Aunt to..anything would have been perfect as long as she made it but when I saw it..my eyes instantly teared up. It's like she read my mind of what I wanted..Carter loves snowmen and the detail and time she put in it means so much. It's very special, I think he likes it too ;)






Proud Papa
Something to remember this Christmas...
I also have to say yes we have had a difficult year..we are struggling no doubt but millions of others struggle forever..its all they know. I look around and recognize "that look" on peoples faces now. I have become so much more concious of everyone around me..its like that saying "until you walk a mile in my shoes" you really don't know.
We at least have the means and skills (if the economy ever comes back)..it will get better for us we know this. The future looks bright and we know this is only temporary.
Chris and I have talked alot about next Christmas not only for us but for what we want to give to others that will still be struggling.
I don't mean to ever complain..we are warm..healthy and have eachother ..I would chose that over anything else.

Thanks to everyone that has supported me through buying my jewelry and friendship!

~Merry Christmas~

ps..Oh I just realized that when I changed my email a few months ago I didn't change it here on blogger..so I haven't gotten any of the comments sent to me!

So I am catching up on reading them..I apologize for not responding to some that had questions in them!

I though it was awful quiet!










Here are my latest earrings~












































































Sunday, December 20, 2009

Carter and his cousin Connor ..dancing!

Click on this link if you want a laugh today!

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/9cmeXMLXbcvRr2VO3qZw

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Day

As I was working today..Chris and Carter had fun in the snow!
Chris came to the salon door and told me to look outside..
oh my gosh my client and I laughed so hard when we saw Carter..Chris dug this snow suit out of his closet and squeezed him in it like little Randy from "The Christmas Story" movie!



Carter loves snowmen because they wear a hat like him..he always points to his head when he sees one! Oh course this is the kind of hat we have around our house ; )

Chris did a good job..notice the arms!? LOL



Love the back view!

He could barely move with the snow suit and the snow boots!






There's that smile!





" I'm going in to get hot chocolate!"
















Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Latest Listings!

I have been making earrings like crazy..I have not linked the individual pictures my site yet but they are listed so just click here to view them!

















































































































































































































Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The weather outside is frightful....

What a weird day..high winds..rain..snowflurries..makes great sleeping weather though and thats what my little guy is doing right now!
So...
I made this!
I have 2 owls left..a white Howlite one and a Unikite Stone which is an Olive Green with Salmon color accents...I need more nap time for those though!

I keep telling him this face he makes is gonna stick someday!

Thee most kissable cheeks in all the land!