Monday, August 31, 2009

Daisy Chain

I am making a necklace, and needed to refresh my memory on how to make a daisy here are a couple of websites that I found helpful:

picture from
This stitch is very easy and versatile. Hope to share my project soon...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This is's easy enough for the kids to do too.

(p.s. click your mouse to change colors)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sienna and her Hello Kitty birthday cake

This is the Hello Kitty cake that I made Sienna for her 3rd birthday. I just carved it out, frosted it and added jelly beans and licorice for the details. I think it turned out cute...and my kids loved it:)

We made these cupcakes for playgroup the following day. They are vanilla with chocolate fudge frosting. I let the kids add the m & m's on top. They were yummy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Color Me House

Thanks to Lil Blue Boo...we discovered the Color Me House. My kids are so excited about it! We are not going to put it together until Sienna's 3rd birthday in a few days. I will post some pictures of the "colored" house after her birthday. The picture below is from

P.S. We got it at Costco for $19.99...they are selling it for $39.95 on their website.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Upcycled Boys Denim Shorts...

I am going to try and sell these upcycled shorts that I hand embroidered and painted on eBay.
Please take a look if you get a chance:)

I used a freezer paper stencil for the skull, then hand embroidered around it in red. They turned out really cute:)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Adding New Thread: How to Video

Ever wonder how to add new thread when working on your beading project?
Here is a how to video from Beading Daily:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School Sale in my Ebay Store...

I just marked 250 items in my Ebay store 20% off!!!!
Please stop by and take a look...
Your one stop shop for Toho seed beads, beading supplies and more!
Check out our great flat shipping fees too:)

TOHO 6/0 E Japanese Seed Beads Yellow Lined Black Diamond

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Felt Doll is on Cuteable!

I was so happy to find out that my felt doll was featured on Cuteable today! Yippee!

Thanks Lynsey!

Friday, August 7, 2009

What to do with all that Zucchini!

I seem to have a -never ending- abundance of zucchini growing in my garden. So, I have been trying many zucchini recipes. Here are some recipes that I have tried, and some that I would like to try.

Brown Sugar-Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Quiche (I use this crust recipe and make it in my food processor)

Zucchini Cakes

Pickled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini II

Zucchini 'Pasta'

Zucchini Lasagna

Hope that these recipes can help you use up some of your zucchini. Hmmm...what should I make tonight???

Saturday, August 1, 2009

What a fun wedding!

This has nothing to do with beading or polymer clay...but it sure is creative! You have to see this video of the JK Wedding Entrance Dance:

They also have a website.