Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
On the left is my sweet pendant from Laya~ Dollface Designs http://www.dollfacedesign.blogspot.com/ . Her work is absolutely enchanting! She sent a candy watch (yum!), also! Sweet!
The smaller pendant in the middle is from Teresa~T's Altered Art http://www.flickr.com/people/teresa-stanton/ . It is so pretty and I love the size. She included an adorable leaf pendant, also along with some great altered art supplies!!
To the right is Britt's offering. Sparkled Vintage Charm. http://sparkledvintagecharm.blogspot.com/ Britt claims that she has never soldered before... hmmm... Well, she did very well! I LOVE my letter D and the sparkles!! And it was so sweetly packaged!
In the lower center is my fabulous pendant from Mendy ~ Mendy Texas http://mendytexas.blogspot.com/. Mendy was the hostess of this great swap (your hostess gift is in the mail!!). Her pendant is so perfect for a Texas gal like me! Love the beautiful beveled glass and those sassy cowgirls! Thanks for hosting, Mendy!
In this photo, on the left is my pretty pendant from DeDe ~ Dream,Create, Share http://dreamcreateshare.blogspot.com/ . It s a wonderful letter D with the sweet words "feather your nest". I love that! It was also package so sweetly!
On the right is my pendant all the way from Germany and made by Carol ~ Carol's Garden http://www.carolsgarden.blogspot.com/. Her unique and delightful pendant is so pretty and I love the dimensional quality of it! She also packaged her charm very prettily.
In the lower center is my pendant from Tina ~ Paper Mojo http://papermojo.blogspot.com/ .
Tina takes the prize for the fasted response to a swap! I think her lovely charm came a minute after we all joined!! LOL! She wrapped my charm with wire... very unique and quite beautiful. I adore it! She packaged her charm with a sweet lace doily.
Now here is the cool thing... the reverse of these pendants are lovely, too! How cool is that??
My what a charming swap! Thanks girls!!
So, as tough as it is to pick... here's my 10...
Sarah ~ Gypsy Mermaid Life~ http://gypsymermaidlife.blogspot.com/
Heather ~ Pretty Petals~ http://www.prettypetalsboutique.blogspot.com/
Jessi ~ Scappy Jessi~ http://scrappyjessi.blogspot.com/
JoAnna~ An Altered Fairytale~ http://analteredfairytale.blogspot.com/
Mendy~ Mendy Texas~ http://mendytexas.blogspot.com/
Svenja~ Art Creations~ http://art-creations.blogspot.com/
Deena ~ Can I Be Pretty in Pink? ~ http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/
Britt~ Sparkles Vintage Charm ~ http://sparkledvintagecharm.blogspot.com/
Viv~Viv's Whimsey~ http://vivs-whimsy.blogspot.com/
Cindi~ Aspiring to Inspire~ http://cindi-aspiretoinspire.blogspot.com/
All of these gals have sparkle and a zest for life! They brighten my day! Check them out!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Our lovely spring temps have fled via a fierce north wind. Still, my neighbor's trees are blooming (peaches, I think) and the willows down the street are getting that sweet, green fuzzy look. All of our trees are late bloomers, selected on purpose to thwart north Texas' notorious late freezes. Our yard is still winter-bland, but not for long. Spring is just off stage fluffing up her tutu and practicing her lines.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I worked on some more springtime things today. The weather was very inspiring... warm and definately spring-like!
I worked on Will's room a bit today, too. I'll have to take some photos and post them. His room has a castle theme.
Well, I'm off to read a bit and head to dreamland. Goodnight, friends!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I HAD to make something today or I was afraid I would combust! So, I took a break in my reorganization and made this. You can find it in my shop...http://seadreamstudio.net/
It is a gorgeous day here in north Texas and tomorrow it should be near 80!!! I'll have to get back to work on my studio/house/life revamp. The studio is almost done. Next I tackle my 11 yr. old son's room. I can't start until he is in school as he seems to think he need every toy he has ever gotten in his entire life. After the bus leaves in the morning I am going to be ruthless!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Now I am down to organizing stuff like this... completed and nearly completed pieces...
I can not express how empowering it is to have my work space so orderly and clean!! JOY!
My sweet sis is on the way over and we are going to do a bit more organizing and then off to hunt for cheap jewelry!! I do love el-cheapo bling!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gypsymermaidlife/ is one of my best Flickr pals.
She's a Texan, too, but as you know Texas is BIG and we haven't met... yet!!
I am trying to drag her up my way so we can go to Canton ("The World's Largest Flea Market").
Sarah is so fun and she is super talented!! Check out her Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5281249 to see her creations! Here is a precious nest she made! I love it!
Her blog is delightful! http://www.gypsymermaidlife.blogspot.com/ You won't have to read much to appreciate her beautiful spirit, great sense of humor and generous heart!!
She is a true mermaid sister. In fact, it is almost uncanny how we, unknown to each other, have created very similar pieces. I think we may have hatched from the same seashell!
Like I said, I love Flickr. It has brought wonderful people like Sarah into my life!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
There... that's what I've been looking for... All I had to do was listen, pay attention to the universe. Silly me, taking half a lifetime to understand the simplest thing. But now, this day, I am ready.
Friday, February 15, 2008
So, I am not able to create right now (aaarrgg!), but in a way this is creative. I am creating a living, woking space that is free from clutter and the weight of too much crap.
Soon I will be posting "after" photos of my new, beautiful studio.
I'm off to fill trash sacks!!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
work in progress...
This is a commissioned piece for a paper artist. EEEK!
I am making a matching soldered pendant also. I love making crowns, but don't do many of them. If I put them in the brick and mortar storefront they get shopworn.
Off to my bubble bath...
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Will is well. HOORAY! Ian is sick now, but not as bad as Will. Hopefully in the next few days this nasty bug will go away from our house!!!
Hope your weekend was fun and creative!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tricia sent me the most amazing and delightful box of mermaid treasures!! There was even a baby mermaid tiara!!! I am thrilled with every single thing... all of it so thoughtful and beautiful!!!!
Will is better... still not well, but definately on the mend. It has been a long week. No one likes for their kids to be sick. It is sad.
Cool and very windy here. I have to make a Kinko's run later. I think I might need to put some bricks in my pockets!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
These paper baskets are fun to make, though I doubt I'll be making much of anything today. Seems the tummy bug that has been making the rounds at Casa McLain has, alas, reached me! I am fighting it, but it is not good... Off to my blanket and pillow.