Sunday, August 24, 2008

married 45 years ago---today!

It was a rainy day in PA--got married, had a tiny wedding--small meal at a hometown restaurant and left for CA in the same day! I can't believe it's been that long--well, some days, I can! ;>)

I was reading the etsy forums today and on cccoe, oceanavesilks has started a flickr discussion groups, concerning blogs---which reminded me---It's been a while since I posted!

I posted in the flickr about 'Artful Blogging'--a relatively new magazine put out by Stampington/Somerset Studio---if you are able to see it or purchase it--do---beautiful pictures and bits of blog posts---something to strive for!

I do have a new item that I haven't listed yet---maybe tonight---I've been working on it for a while, waiting for the mod-podge to dry - recoating it, etc,etc,etc!

So here it is---haven't come up with a name for it yet--it's an old cigarbox covered with bits of pages from a vintage boy's model making catalogue and instructions sheets, the removable lid is topped with a vintage toy railroad handcar, as the handle, lined with scrapbook paper and painted red wooden 'feet'.

see you after our anniversary dinner---ClaimJumpers, with the whole famdamily!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Here's my ebw challenge--

the theme is Complementary Contradictions--I 'think' this is my version of that theme-ebw teamsters, please let me know what you think---

I'm calling it 'Pinstripes and Rhinestones'---and probably will be listing it tomorrow or wed.

my mother in law directed/choreographed/dressed, sewed/blah, blah-- musicals in her hometown back in the day and she gave me---a big surprise!!!---a box of vintage rhinestone buttons, buckles, etc. The buckle is from that 'collection'

any suggestions or comments?


marilyn g


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dang Internet 'Tubes'!

I've been trying to get on/stay on the internet ALL day. I get so frustrated. But I did get some beading done, packages wrapped, off to the PO -tile floor cleaned ( 4 rooms of it!) and it was SO humid here today---a 3 shower day!

I've been working on my creation for the next ebw challenge---I didn't get anything accomplished for the last two----and weren't all the entries gorgeous?

I took a picture-peek of my materials---more later.

And--thanks for the suggestions on the 'steampunk'* * bracelet ( steampunk, in my opinion, is basically a collection of junque! ;>) I'm digging around for some other goodies on the same theme as the bells, keys and old rubber men!

Take a peek at my beginnings of the next ebwc!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to beadin' !

I've been going through beading ufos---I seem to have a lot of those ;>) and I found one that I really enjoyed working on and wondered what I didn't finish it. hmmmm. Well, I finished it and I think it turned out so pretty---I listed it last night and I'm posting it here. As I worked on finishing it, I remembered why I began it in the first place.

Our younger daughter came up with the idea and the colors, and I think I must have put it aside because I didn't want to dig around in my stash and find more beads for it----but, when looking at it again, I decided it was worth it to go through the stash and finish it. I like the way it turned out, and I hope someone else does---and buys it!

Speaking of buying..........last Saturday, one of my friends from cccoe, OAS, ( ) took my goodies to a Home Show she was attending and she sold over $300 of my beadwoven treasures~ I'm still exciting for me, because I sat on those on etsy for almost a year now....which makes me think that they really do need to be seen in person and tried on, etc.

AnywayS---on Sunday, I took some of my well-gotten gains and went to the Bead and Gem Show at the Orange Cty Fairgrounds~ I was a good girl, and didn't buy too much-although it was difficult~ I bought findings and chains and clasps and such--and still managed to spend all I took with me~

It's almost noon here and I haven't gotten anything done that I've got to do today, before going to twin-sit--so I gotta get on the move.

Please check out the picture of my last listing AND a bracelet--steampunk style---that I finished yesterday and will be listing this week--please tell me what you think---does it need more goodies on it?

talk later~