Crafty Girl's Life
Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
My Kind of Town, Chicago is.....
Mostly everyone knows this, but we are headed back to Chi-town at the end of the month. The boy accepted a job out there...I am very excited and very sad all at the same time. In the (almost)3 years that I have lived out here, I’ve met some really wonderful people…especially the folks at the SnB group. New York is an awesome city, but it can definitely be a grind. My relationship with the city can truly be described as a love/hate relationship, but no matter how crappy I felt when I walked into the Point on Tuesday nights, I always left feeling recharged and ready to face any bullshit that the city could (and would) throw my way. I have to wrap this up now cause I’m sitting here crying at my work desk, but I just want everyone to know that I will REALLY miss you, I was blessed to have met you and that you’re all welcome to stay with me if you find yourself in Chicago...and I hope we do keep in touch. Enough mushy stuff, I’ll leave you with these:
More Flower Petal Bibs! These are the last of the lot. Again I used Rowan Handknit Cotton, except the yellow i-cord is LB cottonease.
Monday, April 09, 2007
How I Spent My Easter/Passover Break
Earrings for me!
Originally uploaded by skillj.
I finally got around to making some of these for myself. I used up all the blue glass beads on Isobel's pair, so I used a seed bead mix for mine and of course, sterling silver findings. If you would like a pair, email me at email@example.com and I will send a paypal invoice for $25.
I also made some more earrings from dyed Mother of pearl sticks:
My friend, Kenyatta, commissioned me to make some pieces for her since she got her first real, grown-up corporate job (she's proffed, tutored and consulted from a home office...kudos to anyone who can make it to their 30's without being a slave to the man...but she did say that it's great to have benefits, and that government benefits are THE BOMB!)
I made this necklace from carnelian, jade and bali sterling.
This necklace I made using the same shell and seed beads as my earrings.
And since I was in the bead store, I picked up another little something for me. These chunky, lovely beads caught my eye and I had to have them. I'm not sure what they are but they are semi-precious stones.