Sunday, January 16, 2011

A great surprise and a move.

I just wanted to post a picture from my computer. It has nothing to do with the post, but who doesn't love pictures?

Sorry it's been a whole month. But it's a great story.

My husband decided about a month into his deployment that he was going to lie to me and tell me they were keeping him two weeks longer and that he wasn't going to be home for Christmas or New Year's. And I had 5 months to get used to this, so it wasn't a huge deal until about the last two weeks. I decided that I really wanted my husband home for Christmas and I was getting bitter. But on December 23rd (the day after my baby's first birthday-darn) I woke up to a great surprise. It was absolutely wonderful having him home.

But since he came home early, we also left four days later, and there was NO WAY I was going to spend a single minute away from him blogging. Sorry readers. So, now we are staying with some friends until our house on base is ready (not until Feb 7th-ish). And unfortunately I don't have much space to do anything, not even sewing. So that will just have to wait until we move. I'm pretty much dying. I might have to bring some stuff in out of the car anyway.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


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And she is...scrappin'soccermama
Thanks for entering and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A really cool project

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a pair of blue wire wrapped earrings HERE!

The other night I got out my torch, a sterling silver disc that I previously cut, and some scrap sterling silver wire. I cut a bunch of pieces all the same length and balled them (tutorial coming soon on balling wire). Then I soldered the balls onto my disc. I'm not really sure what I would do with this or how I would finish it. Make a pendant, add it to a bracelet, make another one for a pair of earrings, cut out the middle, dome it (although it would have been a good idea to do that first), hammer it, add a patina? The ideas are endless. What do you think I should do? What would you do with it?

(Oh, and I think I got a little too comfortable with my torch and stuck my arm right in the flame. And then left a bad smell because it decided to singe my arm hair. Yeah...DON'T DO THAT! I'm just glad I wasn't wearing long sleeves.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

I LOVE hoops, don't you? Wanna win some? They'll even arrive in time for Christmas. Made with Sterling silver and seed beads.I must admit that even though this picture makes me drool over the beads, they are actually more of a Christmas-y blue.

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Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 10, 2010

More stitch markers

My dad is doing a craft show with his amazing wood products, and he is taking some of my stitch markers with him. So, here's another set I made. I wasn't going to make them, but I just couldn't resist.Um....perfect soldered connection! Yay.

And...who wants a giveaway? I'm thinking a pair of earrings!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stitch Markers

This was so fun. With my new tools and products that came in the mail, I learned a new technique. I've actually been researching soldering jump rings for a long time, and it's really simple if you have the right solder, the right wire, and the right products.

So, these are the stitch markers I made for my sister. And I used wire I balled up for a tutorial coming soon (I've already made the video for it!).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Do you need coal in your stocking?

Have you been naughty this year?
Do you or someone you know need coal in their stocking?

I say if you are gonna put coal in someone's stocking, forget the candy, and put real coal in! Too much of a mess you say? That's just mean? Okay, okay. Here's a gift that says "You've been naughty; I love you anyway!"

Some coal earrings!

Made with sterling silver, and crystal beads.
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