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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Well hello there, old chap! Continue reading

Aaaaahhhhhhh. *yawn* Summer’s finally really over. Now comes the time of year when you while away the cold and stormy afternoons sitting by the window reading a book, all snuggled up in a blanket and sipping hot cocoa. Or tea. Or coffee. Or a carajillo. Continue reading

Remember the bracelet I showed you last week? I loved the design so much that I designed a necklace to go with it. Continue reading

Up until last year, I had never really appreciated fudge. It found it to be tooth-achingly sweet, obnoxiously sugary, and kind of grainy.

But then, for some reason, it totally hit me – fudge! It has chocolate! Continue reading

People who design patterns for beaded jewelery or figurines and make them available for free download online have a special place in my heart! Alexis, for example, from Alexis’ Beads has a plethora of patterns on her website, and I have gotten the greatest results recreating her designs! I don’t even know the girl, but I love her so much! Continue reading

Everybody loves quiche. And it’s a very good, easy weeknight dinner whenever you’re completely uninspired and your pantry is devoid of anything coherent. Continue reading

Looking at the beautiful things other people create inspires me to get moving and create something pretty myself. Whenever I see a sparkly, intricate design for a piece of jewelry or a creative figurine, my fingers start to itch, and I want to know how it is done, and to feel what the finished piece feels like in my hands. Continue reading

Well, I decided that the dachshund-ring was a little too infantile for my grown-up friend, and so I made another little doggie guy using more appropriate colors and actually giving him a body.

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Today, I would like to share my very basic beading equipment organizing system. Continue reading

My favorite colleague at work has a birthday coming up, and she’s been especially nice to me recently (she made me cocoa the other day, for crying out loud!). Hence, I thought I should give her something good for her birthday and asked her what she wanted.

She wanted a voucher for a drugstore. Continue reading