Monday, October 12, 2009

Felt & Glass Brooches

OMG! These are awesome! I have a new batch of Felt and Glass button brooches heading to Parkleigh later today. So much fun to make but loads of work to these babies. Worth every penny of a bargin price. I'm making more today and will have something up on my website and etsy shop too. Stay tuned :)

I love this fun Halloween one....I need to make one for myself!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Whole New Look

It took some time but we finally decided to reside our 85 year old house and get a whole new look. As the old siding was removed this dark charcoal color & white trim was revealed. Not the greatest but not horrible either. It could have been much worse.

Each day I come home from work I see progress. I just can't wait for everything to be done. After this outer make over we are replacing our old furnace and getting central air! WOW! I never thought I'd see the day we would have central air! I am so happy with our home improvement projects!

I do love older homes and all their character. I have certainly grown to love this house. Hmmmm....I'm wondering if I'll get any studio improvements too?? I have been eyeing the second floor area in our garage :) Also referred to as the "man space".

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Starting the School Year

Its October already but beginning a school year isn't just about the first day or first week of school. The start of the year means meetings, open houses, planning and more meetings! What does this have to do with beads??! Well, these are the things that have kept me away from blogging and some beading too. I will have some new things in my Etsy shop later today if I find the time to photograph things. I'm putting a few of my Halloween items in my shop and taking some to a local store that sells my work.

With the start of the school year there is also sickness. YUCK! No matter how much you hand wash, purell and cross your fingers, the germs can still reach you! Thats the life of a teacher. Thankfully, my immune system is pretty good but the fall and the change of season always seems to get the better of me.

Today I'm teaching a Felted Glass Button Pin class and then heading to my Dad's for dinner. Have a great Sunday and stay tuned. I promise, updates will get better!