crafting

Emmie’s lion costume

So Emmie needed a costume for the school chorus (she was the lion in The Lion Sleeps Tonight) and I was asked ever so nicely by her to make it (I was the only parent supplying a costume, all of the others were already owned by the school.) Anyway, here is the result! (I actually…

another quick necklace

I make a quick necklace to fill a color gap in my jewelry, it’s out of turquoise and dyed coral. It is 2 strands on jewelry wire with a simple lobster claw clasp held together with crimp beads. I really love how summery and beach-y it is!

My vintage milk-glass necklace

Remember my vintage milk-glass necklace? I finally got around to rethreading it with new spacers. I used milky colored Swarovski crystals in order to keep it pretty neutral. So it’s not a huge change, just better then the awful peeling plastic pearls and a quick 10 minute project!

Vintage Earring Hair Flowers

I bought some vintage, turquoise glass, clip on earrings, at an antique show we went to last weekend and they just screamed flower centers to me. Emmie likes to wear flowers in her hair, but they cost a lot at the store so I figured I could make my own custom ones for a lot…

My Summer Craft Class has Eaten My LIFE!

I am currently in the middle of an accelerated craft class this summer, we are fitting 16 weeks worth of work into a little less then 5 weeks and the pace is killer! So far we have worked on embroidery samples, (I don’t have a picture of my sample because I forgot to take on…

a quick necklace

I love earthy bohemian style jewelry, so this was a quick and easy project that I think had a cute payoff! I used a length of antiqued brass chain, a little bee, and some bone beads that just said honey butter to me. I used antiqued brass wire to make a loop/bead/loop combo, (I would…

Halloween

Well, today was Halloween. While the kids were at school I finished making a doll apron for Emmie’s friend’s birthday party tomorrow. (I made the dress a few days ago) The kids only had a half day today, so they got home before 1:00 p.m. We carved pumpkins, put them on the doorstep, and the…