Friday, February 26, 2010

New at Etsy, Made This Week

I've been very busy using all of my new jewerly supplies to make some new stuff. I love wire wrapping, briolettes, gems, and sterling silver. I'm just loving it. I have some gold to work with but need gold wire/pins to put them all together.

Tropical earrings

It's fun to work with the neon colors of chalcedony.


This is a big hot pink druzy pendant. I'm a sucker for anything pink.

black spinel chandelier hoops

These are one of my faves. Classic, but so pretty they are not boring. Made with spinel, which is a naturally shiny black gem.

Raindrop chandelier earrings

The chandelier pieces look like little umbrellas. Plump raindrops hang from them. But they are not too big so I wouldn't have a problem wearing them.

Sapphire and Starfish

This is my personal favorite. I may just snatch it out of the shop so I can wear it myself this Summer. The genuine sapphire in different shades just get me all dreamy!

Butterfly drop necklace

I love how this necklace is so delicate with the tiny textured chain, the little sterling butterfly charm, and the baby teardrop garnet. I made matching earrings as well.

Branch necklace

This is just awesome, green onyx is hanging from the leaves.

Lotus earrings

These have already sold. May have to order more lotus charms.

I don't put anything in my shop that I wouldn't wear myself. That is the foundation of my designs. Thanks for checking out what I've been working on this week!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Seasons At Camp Blain

Summer at Camp Blain

Summer, bright and green. Pool all clean. This is turning into a 5th grade poem. Jacob and Dad riding the lawn mower.

The puddle lake

The pool left a mudpit but the boys don't mind. That frog sandbox lid makes a great boat!

The boys' fort

The fort Jesse built for the boys in the Fall. Not so green anymore, but still standing! Inside is a mock fire pit with an old skillet and some stumps for sitting.

Winter at Camp Blain

That dark red contraption is "the monster". An old oil tank built into a fire pit, or incinerator. Doors open and close and sometimes the flames spiral right out the top. I'll get photos of it when it's raging!


Jeb, our German Shorthaired Pointer. He's the dog that made me like dogs.

I can't wait for the Spring photos, just a few months away!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shoe Wishes

I'm not a shoe-shopper. I have shoe-shopping issues. In fact, I own so few pairs that when I started dating my hubby he bought me some out of pity. Haha.

The problem is that I have short legs so I don't like flats or running shoes but got out of the habit of wearing heels since I had my kids. Where am I gonna wear 4 inch heels? The grocery store?

This Spring and Summer I want to pair casual dresses with cowboy inspired boots! Xoxo!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Accidental No egg No oil Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Found this recipe on All Recipes/Muffins II but forgot to add the egg. They still turned out very well! I put them in Transformers muffin cups for the boys. :)

New Necklaces Added to Etsy

Can you tell I'm holding the camera myself? I used a full length mirror in front of me to check the camera screen. I'm getting the hang of it.

Teal Crystal Double Chain

Teal Crystal Necklace

Not Yo Grandma's Pearl Necklace
Not Yo Grandma's Pearl Necklace

Summer Light Necklace
New Necklace Blue Summer