Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Little Break

 Gecko Eggs!
Beazus' New Pad

I have been working on a new custom order this week and everything got away from me!  So I spent my Friday, Saturday, and Sunday being lazy and working on stuff that just needed to get done.  I got to do some new clothes shopping for the kiddos on Friday so they aren't always wandering around in clothes that are too small for them.  They have all new underwear, socks, and t-shirts!  That was fun.  I got a pair of jeans that actually fit and a frothy coffee drink for myself.  

Saturday was the laziest day.  Just spent the morning trying to wake up and planning out how to re-plant Beazus' vivarium so the plants wouldn't just droop away and die.  So, I did that and enjoyed the afternoon with Mark and the kids downtown.

Today, I replanted the vivarium!  I ended up dropping it once but it survived!  I used the plants that had already been established and added one more!  I will be adding some moss and getting a different hidey cave for Beazus now that the old one doesn't fit very well.  

So there,  not much work was done but it sure was nice to work around the the house a bit.  Now I can get back to my custom orders:)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What I Did This Week

 I made this for a dear friend.  It was fun to play with the colors and I sure love my bright turquoise leather!  I have a big piece waiting to be made into another bag for myself:)
After a nice visit in the morning with a good friend of mine, we headed downtown for a few things and to play on the plaza.  I wasn't feeling that great so we cut our trip short and headed home.  Where we found this lovely sight.  A stack of tortoises.  Poor Imogene!  

So now on to the weekend where I must research rivets and rivet setters, leather cord, wool dying, and a customizable pattern for a few "pretty dresses" for Ms. Edolie.  Oooh!  Then I can get to work on a new set of custom orders and some more flower neck pieces!  Fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Experimenting With New Ideas

My newest neck piece, now available at OH Nicaeli!

I wanted to take a bit of a break from wallet-y things and make some neck pieces.  I have been seeing the most beautiful flower necklaces here and there, and decided to try my own take on the idea.  I think I like it!  This one is the first with a few more to come in different colors and designs.  It's always inspiring to do something a little bit different.  It helps keep my brain working!  Something I desperately need right now. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stuck Inside

That's us!  We are stuck inside and have been for a few days now.  We thought we made it out safely from the nasty stomach bug but that would be a big ol' NO!  Now Ed is complaining of a grumbly tummy and has a fever and I feel like I ate glass for dinner last night.  At least Ciaran is on the mend, he only has a slight cold.  We finally got him registered for Kindergarten though, it was our one outing this week.  Mark has been the only one to get out lately, and lucky for him he has escaped all of the sicknesses we seem to have.  I hope it stays that way!

I have been trying my hardest to get two of my new pieces done and listed but with two sick kiddos that has been hard.  So, hopefully today, I will get to finish at least one of them.  I hate when I get all excited about getting a few new pieces made and then POOF!  there goes my day!  At least it's with cuddly cute kids and not anything super icky.  So today it is.  Maybe after some coffee and a snack, I will be awake enough to get some stuff done.