The beads are starting to pile up. The beads pictured below are ready to be glazed. I have beads waiting for a full tray to bake. There’s a container that’s almost full and ready to go into the tumbler. Then there’s always a pile of beads that need to be … Continue reading

cootie catcher

I’m a great mom! My son told me that I was a great mom because I helped him make a cootie catcher. If only everyone was that easy to please. Want to make your own cootie catcher? You can find directions here. Why not make yourself an inspiration cootie catcher? … Continue reading


Several online groups/forums I belong to usually have some kind of monthly inspiration photo or idea posted. I don’t always have time to do them, but they are a lot of fun. I really enjoy seeing all the different things that come from the same photo. Some of them really … Continue reading

labor day weekend sale!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE in my etsy store!! Good now through 12pm (EST) Monday, September 3 20% off everything!!! Just put LaborDay in the notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New earrings on etsy.

feeling brown

I have to say that I’m very happy that brown seems to be a hot color again this fall. I haven’t always felt that way, but have gained a new appreciation for neutrals in recent years. I hope this isn’t one of those signs that I’m getting older. LOL! I … Continue reading

build an ark?

Here’s our forecast: Flash flood watch in effect through Friday afternoon. Rest Of Tonight: thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Low in the lower 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent. Friday: thunderstorms likely in the morning, … Continue reading

basic geometry

What better way to celebrate back to school time, than with a little geometry. Ok, if the thought of geometry makes you break out in a cold sweat, never fear, I’m just talking about some colorful beads with geometric shapes. Inspired by gemstone intarsia beads and the colors of Cancun. … Continue reading