Sunday, December 7, 2014

partridges throwback to the 1970s

Felt and sequins. Bookmarks to be sent with Christmas cards.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

leaf impressions

Polymer clay, acrylic and brushed metallic



ed metallic

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

necklaces


experimenting with metallic gold...


first attempt at flowers which my coworker took and turned into a necklace for herself - will be making some bright solid colored flowers this weekend for her 


Monday, June 9, 2014

working with thinner slices of clay

made for my co-worker... her favorite colors 



necklace with polymer clay and copper wire


Monday, June 2, 2014

starfish serenity

what I was working up to - a shadow box theme...


Monday, May 19, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

more baby hats made to donate to the hospital...









little ribbon tags added for extra cuteness

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

made easter chicks for gifts...


made adult chickens then boyfriend suggested making babies - which were a pain in the ass but turned out cute their feathery-mohawks...

all done!

Monday, March 24, 2014

down 6 pounds in a month

I have had tummy problems for YEARS.  and back problems.  and lack of energy problems.  After being sick again beginning of this month I finally said fuck it and quit soda.  Lots of water every day.  No more bad fast food and started walking just this weekend (really helped to loosen up my back).  And my god did I sleep good each night. 

I got to the point where I was scared to eat.  I can't live in fear anymore, of my own body.  And when I do feel good, and start eating crap again it's like I forget how shitty I felt just days before.  I have been through this cycle so many times.  I've probably posted that I quit soda and fast food before. 

NO MORE.

Have I really been this dumb for 45 years???!  Guess so...

So yeah, down 6 pounds already.  Not starving myself.  Not really changing what I eat at home.  I keep one can of 7up out to remind me not to drink it. That if I have one soda, I'll want another and another.  There is always something that can replace that taste or at least distract me.  And then I'm good to go

I just don't want to feel like crap.  I don't want to be so excited over having ONE good day where nothing hurts when I should consistently have good days.


head wrap

Took forever, but turned out cute.  Will be donating these to cancer centers. 



Monday, March 17, 2014

more fishing and crafting this weekend

Co-worker had a cocktails and crafting party Saturday.  I decided on etching glass for my craft   Turned out too cute!


More fishing this weekend...






Afterwards drove around Lyons/Boulder area and saw the some of the devastation from the flooding we had last year...watching it on the news and then actually going to see the "results" of the flood is completely different.  Part of the area is where my boyfriend grew up.  Made me a little sick to my stomach.



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

a taste of warm weather

which meant getting out the poles and doing a little fishing - no one around the lake caught anything, but that was okay - felt great just to be out in the sun!

 Al and his brother Chris...
 My favorite lure...

Monday, March 3, 2014

st patrick's day hats

I belong to a site called wish upon a hero - you can wish for anything, and of course you can grant wishes... I just granted a wish for a family that wanted some st patrick's day hats.  I used my bear from 6th grade as my hat model ;)



Monday, February 24, 2014

space

Since moving into the townhome we've really had to downsize furniture wise, STUFF wise... in fact, I still need to get rid of more.  I haven't had a space to do any crafts - it's either at the coffee table which is too low or bringing in a tiny metal typing table from work that I was keeping on the balcony.  Never enough space.  The boyfriend has his office / gaming room but it would definitely be too cramped to be in there and I don't want to crowd the bedroom.  He rearranged his office so I know how have the closet to keep my crafts in (fabric, paints, canvas, etc).  Went to Ikea over the weekend - spent at least an hour there trying to figure out what we could do to give me a desk/work area.  The living room/dining area was the best idea but didn't want a regular table since we just eat at the coffee table, even when people are over.  Finally, decided on another red glossy bookshelf, left out the middle part and voila!   I have a space!  When I'm done working on a project it all goes back in the closet but even if it's left out for a few days it still looks pretty nice...





Funny, I love how at Ikea everyone is discussing which pieces to put together to fit in their homes... I definitely listen in on other people's conversations.

This is my lovely boyfriend being my hat model:

never a straight face with him!