Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring ... Winter Wonderland?

This morning we woke up to 8 inches of snow here in Eugene!! I flew in from Texas just in time (any later and I wouldn't have been able to get home). Below was our view down the street.

It was a good excuse to stay home all day, not that we could help it. We lounged in the hot tub, took a walk around the neighborhood in our Muk boots (fabulous!), saw lots of downed trees and branches, but generally took it easy and laid off of work. What a fabulous day!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Creative Endeavors

After we released ArtBytes on Wednesday I decided to take a little break and do some things I've been dying to do but couldn't justify before. This stuff is just for me. Or rather, will serve as gifts at some point, probably, but for now I am simply having fun and enjoying a nice break.

A couple of nice folks sent me a whole slew of beading stuff after the fire - to help replace all that I lost. There's some great stuff in here - thanks you guys!! To start I made two simple pairs of earrings for myself. Can you see a pattern? Is someone obsessed with green and polka-dots?

Next I made some little monsters from FIMO clay, which can be baked. My son is my primary motivation here. I can see him having a whole collection eventually. I have included a view of the backs, where you can again see my obsession with polka-dots coming out.

I've also made some necklace charms that I'm very happy with, but I am waiting to string them on chord before I photograph them. Thanks for letting me share!