We finally went on the camping trip this weekend. Took forever to get ready to go since we had not opened the camper up for a couple of years and there were a few surprises when we did. Anyway, we went over to Hot Springs, NC where there are natural mineral springs at a constant 102 degrees. We sat in those, went for a hike, rested, cooked and did all of the things you do on a camping trip. The campground sits on the French Broad river- looks a little muddy right now- we also had a good bit of rain while we were there!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I am so honored today. My "Modern Eco Bag" is being featured on DeanDymentStudios Blog today. Hop on over to her blog and check out the feature. While you are there, please don't forget to browse her exquisite items from her etsy shop.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
A deer from our last outing into the woods.
The deck is FINALLY done- well except for the staining! Now for the painting, fireplace repairs, landscaping, concrete staining, etc, etc, etc. and then after that's all done- we will be moving again!!! Oh the joys of having a hubby that likes to rehab houses!
The next fabric pendant necklace.
The Cosmo Necklace is 18 inches (46 cm) long, including the handmade sterling silver clasp. Pendant hangs 2 inches (5 cm) from beaded portion.
Pendant is made from recycled interior design fabric samples and has green, blue, and cream colored detail on a dark brown background fabric. Pendant is 7/8 inch wide and 2 inches long. It hangs from the beaded necklace by a sterling silver split ring.
The necklace itself features sage/olive glass druk beads strung alternately with smaller metallic bronze beads. The green beads look like a light olive in some lights and more of a grayish green like sage in other lights. They also have an irridescent finish.
The Cosmo Necklace is one of my favorites. It is chic and simple, yet complex in the combination of textures and sheens. And the olive & brown color mixture is always a first choice.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Finally-- had some time to show off some new items. More to come tomorrow and Wednesday.
The By the Sea Necklace is 16 inches (41 cm) long, including the handmade sterling silver clasp. Pendant hangs 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) from chaing.
Pendant is made from recycled interior design fabric samples and has cream colored embroidery detail on beige/khaki background fabric. Pendant is 1 inch wide and 2 1/4 inches long. It hangs from the beaded necklace by 3 sterling silver split rings.
The necklace itself features glass druk beads and seed beads strung on beading wire. The druk beads are a sapphire color or medium true blue. Each bead has a mottled section of champagne/gold/silver metallic colors. These look fabulous with the khaki toned pendant. The seed beads are off white/cream with a pearlescent finish.
The combination of the khaki fabric and blue glass gives me instant memories of relaxing times at the beach.
So happy to say we are going camping later in the week. Have not been in 2 whole years!!! Hard to believe since it is one of our favorite things to do. However, we opened up the camper on Friday to clean it up and load and whatever and discovered that a critter or two had made themselves at home and so did the wonderful mildew that is so common around here! So, all day Friday, all day Saturday and all day Sunday were devoted to the cleanup and fix up........... Whew- we did it and the camper is cleaner and probably newer than when we bought it!
Planning to take some photos of recent work later today and will post them here tomorrow and Wednesday. Finally, a few necklaces with fabric pendants and the cutest little pink wool purse ever. Hope you all enjoy them as much as I do. Got another load of fabric last weekend and also spent part of yesterday folding and stacking it. Great for the creativity! now i just have to find a little time to bring the daydreams to life!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
The release of Michael Vick has me sick to my stomach. It is a sad day for dogs. He has shown no remorse for what he has done- and what on earth will keep him from doing it again?