Monday, April 13, 2015

Grandma Come Home

My grandmother will be released from the hospital tomorrow! As a family, we are excited for her return. We are all mentally and emotionally drained, and just want to see her smiling face again.

Her visiting hours were short, and she was relocated to a facility that was suitable for her care. I was able to talk to her on the phone, and while she sounded great and strong willed, my heart has been broken all week.

I had told myself that 2015 was going to be an amazing year. It didn't start off that way, and the year keeps getting more and more overwhelming. It's hard for me to watch my family and friends break down, and I'm struggling to stand tall.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy Birthday!

No, it's not my birthday. Sometimes saying "Happy Birthday" is hard. I always look for the humorous cards. Usually my humor doesn't match my friends or family's humor. That's when you throw up your hands and say "who cares, this card is perfect!"

This card is perfect!



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tubular Crochet

For the last two weeks I've been obsessing about tubular crochet. The process leaves you with gorgeous beaded rope that can be turned into any piece of jewelry. I've attempted tubular crochet approximately 20 times, and every time I fail. I feel like I have the right supplies, and even a book so I have instructions to follow. There are even some pretty good youtube videos on the process as well.

All of this crochet practice inspired me to make a new applique tonight. I'm keeping what is a secret until I know that it will come out of the steam and press process looking like a peach! Right now it's drying. I also need to finish up typing out the pattern and converting it into a PDF.

Until then shop at one of my other shops!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/176039734/magnetic-hematite-copper-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_2


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Giveaway

For the holiday season I've decided to giveaway one of my magnetic bracelets from my etsy shop.



The bracelet pictured above will go to one lucky winner. One entry only please.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Focus is the Key

Anybody who suffers from allergies knows how difficult things can be when your body isn't cooperating. It's an up-down battle thru many seasons. Especially when you suffer from indoor allergies.

Two years ago, construction on 2 new buildings started fifty yards from where I live.  I've recently noticed everything I own is covered in white dust. This irritates me because that is the number one thing I'm allergic to, dust. How do I keep it out? What dust comes from something that is white?

I've had to change allergy medications which I easily become addicted to. It makes me groggy, and then when it starts to wear off in 24 hours I become irritable.  Sometimes, I feel like it takes me hours to accomplish anything.
Running three etsy shops, having a full time job, and attempting to stay in shape can be challenging.  Especially when my focus is off.

So for the holiday season, I've decided to work on some new bracelets and here are a few of my favorites:


You can purchase this African Turquoise Bracelet here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165077842/magnetic-hematite-bracelet-african?ref=shop_home_feat_2


Or how abut a little Jungle Jasper and Blue Aventurine? You can purchase this bracelet here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210379876/gemstone-stretch-bracelet-blue

There is more gemstone bracelets to come before the holidays arrive so check back often on all of my etsy sites.  
http://www.etsy.com/shop/slappytheseal
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebrokendipper
http://www.etsy.com/shop/gemstonesonbracelets



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fourth of July

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. It truly is one of my favorite holidays.