Friday, October 30, 2009

HaPpY BiRtHdAy AnThOnY

anthonybday (500 x 723)

(Anthony age-3)

22 years ago today, my one and only was born! (he was almost a Halloween baby)

HaPpY BiRtHdAy AnThOnY

Tomorrow we'll be celebrating with dinner at his favorite place and instead of birthday cake, he requested his favorite...Homemade Blackberry Pie


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Crossbones Inn

halloween2009 088 (550 x 367)






Remember the Fairy Witch from last year?



Halloween Costume

And this is my costume this year...a tatted up arm of koi fish.


Are you ready for Halloween?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fairy Dust.·´*·¸.·*¸.·*¸.·♥

Fairy Dust Pendants

Tiny little fairy heads sit on little tiny bottles of Fairy Dust (German glass glitter) About 1 1/4" high...
I put them on my site, but they sold out fast. I'll be making more though...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We Have a WINNER

We have a Winner for the 300 Blog Give-away!
I went to to get our number...
Number 15 was picked!
Which is Susan B.
Congrats Susan! Send me your mailing address and I'll send your Carrot Nose along it's way!
Thanks again everyone

Mother's Cookie Giveaway

Kellogg's contacted me a couple weeks ago, asking if I'd like to host a Mother's Cookie Scavenger Hunt,
I said "Mother's Cookies! You bet!"
If you'd like a chance to win a bag of cookies, all you have to do is leave a comment below and you are entered. I'll draw the lucky winners on Nov.10th...Sweet!
Please only one (1) comment per family.
Please include your name is your posting, in case you are a winner!
Good Luck!
Plus, you can play the Scavenger Hunt (above) for coupons off their yummy cookies!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Full Fall Weekend

mollyflowers (500 x 408)

We stocked up on Fall Flowers...

halloween2009 103 (600 x 400)

We went and got apples and cider...

firewood 005 (600 x 400)

And had 2 cords of firewood delivered...Today I'll be up in the studio working on some new Winter designs so I can have show and tell tomorrow!


Friday, October 23, 2009


website 1513 (650 x 353)

website 1508 (650 x 363)

Today I have a couple new bracelets! Both are copper wire wrapped with my new copper tags...I'm having fun making them. If you'd like to check them out, I have them on my site.
Have a great weekend...

Thursday, October 22, 2009


website 1490 (600 x 400)

This week I've been cleaning up the studio.
Is it just me? How do things get so out of hand, so fast!
I guess I really should be cleaning up (a little) each day, but it seems time gets away from me and before I know it, it's dark out and I'm ready to call it a day...
But now everything is so neat and tidy, ready for me to start thinking about the upcoming season.
I also cleaned out the bead bowl, I broke them up into two sets and listed them on ebay this morning. You can check them out here.
Tomorrow I'll have a couple new things on my website too...

Monday, October 19, 2009


Five Hours = 300 minutes
October 27th = 300th day of the year (301st in leap year)
Trescientos = 300 in Spanish
HBO = Channel 300 (DISH Network)
Perfect bowling score = 300
Chocolate doughnut = 300 calories
Today's Blog Post = 300th

Today is my 300th post!
I think a giveaway is in order, don't you agree?
All you have to do is leave a comment (just one please)
And I'll have pick the winner.

What will the winner receive?
How about a Carrot Nose Necklace...

giveaway 034 (650 x 506)

I'll give everyone a chance to leave a comment, so you have until Monday October 26th to leave a comment and I'll post the winner on Tuesday October 27th (the 300th day of the year)
Good Luck!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Worthy Cause

breastcancer09 007 (500 x 388)

breastcancer09 010 (500 x 369)

breastcancer09 018 (500 x 353)

Every year, I like to donate something for breast cancer awareness month. A few weeks ago while at a bead show, I stopped by Green Girl Studio's table and saw their pewter "Grow Strong" beads. Greg was telling me it was the breast cancer awareness bead (I think he said for 2007? Sorry I don't remember the year) So I wanted to use one in my piece this year. I love the bead so much I bought a few of them for myself. If you'd like to place a bid on the bracelet (thank you if you do) or would just like to view the pictures, please click here. Thanks!

I also added a few more copper tags/charms on my Etsy store.

Plus, only a couple more days to get your photos in of your "furry" friends dressing in their Halloween best over on Molly Blog...

Have a great weekend...

P.S. Come back on Monday for something special, maybe a little giveaway?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Conjoined Twins

Conjoined Twins

Aren't they the cutest!

Pay back?

For years it's been some what of a little joke (between Anthony and I) It seemed all the cards I gave him had dogs on them. I didn't notice this until he pointed it out. But once he did, I now always get cards with dogs...
Now that he has a cat of his own (Ringo) is it pay back time? This is the birthday card he gave me this year! Funny!

Monday, October 12, 2009


website 1444 (625 x 623)

I've been playing with some new techniques with copper, etching being one. It's a lot of fun!
I made 2 Halloween necklaces (both the same) I put one on my website, one on Etsy.
I'd love to know what you think of them, would you like to see more them? All kinds of different ones? Send me a email or leave a comment.

Don't forget this is the last week to get your Halloween picture of your furry friend over on Molly's blog...
Deadline is October 18th, voting starts on October 19th.
I'm working on prizes this week!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Man

cambria09 137 (650 x 975)

1. Who is your man? His name is Kurt
2. How long have you been together? 30 years this Sunday
3. How long did you date before you got married? 1 year (exactly)
4. How old is your man? 51
5. Who said "I love you" first? I don't remember...but I'm sure it was me.
6. Who eats more? Probably me
7. Who is taller? He is
8. Who sings better? Me? I think because he won't sing, I'm a shower singer.
9. Who is smarter? He is by far! After all he married me :o)
10. Whose temper is worse? Mine
11. Who does the laundry? I do
12. Who takes out the garbage? He does
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do
14. Who pays the bills? He does
15. Who is better with the computer? I would say he might be
16. Who mows the lawn? We both do
17. Who cooks dinner? We both do, but mostly I do
18. Who drives when you are together? He does, even though I'm the better driver :o)
19. Who pays when you go out? He does
20. Who is most stubborn? About the same
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me! He is never wrong (NEVER!) lol
22. Whose parents do you see most? Mine, his parents are no longer with us.
23. Who kissed who first? I think he did
24. Who asked who out? He did
25. Who proposed? He did
26. Who is more sensitive? ME!!!
27. Who has more friends? He does
28. Who has more siblings? I do
29. Who wears the pants in the family? He thinks he does, but we know the truth :o)
30. Who wanted kids first? Our plan was to wait 3-5 years after we got married. But we ended up waiting 7 years. It was one of the happiest days in our lives when we found out I was finally pregnant.
31. How did you meet? He saw me at the laundromat doing my wash one day and he told his friend "I'm going to marry that girl" (what? Can you believe that? But that's what he says) He followed me home (without me knowing) and for the next few weeks he found out where I worked, where I hung out. ( can we say stalker!) On October 11th 1979, he finally got up the nerve to introduce himself and we've been together ever since...We married exactly one year later on October 11th 1980...29 years ago this Sunday.
Happy Anniversary Honey...Here's to the next 29...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Goodies

website 1421 (500 x 380)

Today I have lots of new goodies!
I have Fairy Doors, a new coffee theme bracelet (which I really like)
Plus, I added some copper goodies in my Etsy store.
I hope you enjoy...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Winning is Sweeeet!

pie 051 (650 x 433)
My mom and I have a long going contest every year, who can grow the largest pumpkin. The winner receives a homemade pumpkin pie (of course) So who was the lucky winner this year? ME! wasn't because I actually grew the largest pumpkin, the truth is I would have won if I only grew one the size of a Jack Be mom never planted her pumpkin seeds (shame, shame) So I guess I only won by default, but it's still sweet to win!...Thanks mom, the pie is delish :o)

Monday, October 5, 2009

B-Day Getaway

coast2 016 (550 x 413)

Somebody "kidnapped" me for a little b-day getaway to the beach (my favorite place) It was a fun filled few days of trying some new things. Like Brown Butter Cookies, which I think are one of the best cookies I've ever had. They are a dense shortbread cookie made with browned butter and topped with sea salt, so rich and tasty (thanks Gwen for telling me about them)
Then when I saw a write-up last month in the Sunset magazine about Ruddell's Smokehouse and their fish tacos and how he drove 2-hours out of his way just to have one, I knew we had to try them. We tried two kinds, the smoked salmon and the smoked pork loin, both were very good! (and I don't even like fish) And yes, I think I'd too drive 2-hours out of my way to have them also!
Last but not least, we tried The Sea Chest Restaurant one night. We both had the lobster, which was wonderful and the sunset view was bad either...
Today it's back to reality...
While we were away, Fall arrived. It is chilly this morning...40 degrees, ok chilly for me. And it will be warming up to a balmy 70 today, but I think it's time for a little Halloween decorating today, did I mention I love Fall?
As far as beads go, it looks like I'll be pretty busy with making Designs of the Month for the rest of this week. Plus couple of you have asked when I'll be adding the Fairy Doors to my site. It will be this week. I just need to take pictures of them.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Design of the Month

website 1326 (500 x 418)

Today I'll start taking orders for the new Design of the Month...
Fall Acorn Pendants
The copper charm is hand-stamped with the word...Fall
I then added a lampwork acorn dangle, perfect for Fall, don't you think?
You can place your order here.

Plus, if you ordered one of my Rosie the Snowgirl tutorials,
you were entered into a drawing for a "Rosie" bead and 2-snowballs.

This morning I mixed the tickets well and picked one...drum roll please

and the winner is...Thais Yost
Congrats Thais Yost
Send me your mailing address Thais and I'll send Rosie along her way.

Thank you if you bought my tutorial, and your nice comments about it.
I've also received emails (from non-bead makers) asking if I will be making more Rosie's...the answer is yes!
Soon, very soon...