Monday, July 20, 2009

Helpful info when working with Seed Beads...

Here are some websites that I found with helpful seed bead and beading information:
(bracelet above was made by me using a twisted tubular herringbone stitch and 8/0 seed beads)

The Scoop on Seed Beads : info on what seed beads are, finishes, types...etc
Beadopedia: great resource for all types of beading
Seed bead info from has a great size chart
Beading instructions for use with seed beads: has great beading thread size info
The Bead Shop: has great free beading tips and techniques beading needle info
Shala's Beadwork and great sources for graph paper
Beads East: has my favorite beading tutorials
Rojagato designs blog: info on tubular herringbone
Happy Beading:)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Flower Garden Romance

Is a good name for the new necklace that I just added to my shop...because I am in LOVE with it! It is so feminine, romantic and pretty.

Flower Garden Romance Polymer Clay Rose Necklace

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Doodle Stitching Away...

So...I received my Doodle Stitching book, and I really like it! It gives really good pictures and explanations of the different stitches and their uses. The projects inside were all very inspiring as well. I give it a thumbs up:)

Here is what I have been stitching up:

The pictures show the back of a denim jacket (I plan on giving away as a gift). I got the idea to embroider the back of a denim jacket a while back after reading a post on casserole blog. Also, the design on my jacket was inspired by a free embroidery pattern that I found on Andrea Zuill's blog. There are so many inspiring blogs out there! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My little artist

This is a picture that my 5 year old son Charles drew. He got to ride in a fire truck with my husband in our town's 4th of July parade yesterday.

He is becoming quite the little artist!
Here he is at the parade:

Hope that everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hair Bows

Here are some cute bows that I made for my girls to wear in their hair tomorrow for the Fourth of July.

They are really simple. The striped one was just tied in a bow, then attached to a hair band. The other two were almost as easy...