February 18, 2009

Oh how I envy my little dog when its cold and snowing outside!! I just want to curl up and stay in bed too!

Ribbon Heart Pendants

I made the large Ribbon heart for fun in the spirit of St. Valentine's Day and then started thinking how cute they would be smaller as a pendant! What do you think?

Here are my first two attempts at jewelry making.. a necklace and bracelet. The necklace is a wire and bead technique I learned which I hope I can get a little more creative than just putting crystals together with a chain... even though this necklace does look really sweet with a t-shirt.. it's simple. I love the bracelet... it took a couple hours to make but love the finished product!

Orchids Blooming in February!

We thought our Orchid plant was dead when all the blooms fell off last fall. With continuous attention and watering it has exploded with 28 buds and so far 4 blooms! yeah!

February 3, 2009

Orange Peel Boxes!

This is really cool - making boxes out of orange peels.... the peels dry after a few days and resemble cardboard in weight and texture. In order to give them shape, place them over a glass
or plastic container in order for them to dry and take shape. It takes a couple day for them to get completely hard... then you just decorate them! Now i just need to figure out what to put in them!