Saturday, May 30, 2009

The rules are:
1. Mention the name of the person who tagged you.
2. Do the lists of 8.
3. Tag 8 bloggers of your choice.
4. Let them know that they have been tagged!

I was tagged by Recreational Art

Here we go....This tag is the eights:
Eight things I am looking forward to:

1. getting our shower finished (yea, its all torn appart, it was leaking)
2. getting started on our garden pathway
3. going to the beach this week. I havent seen the ocean in months!
4. getting school finished for the year with both boys
5. seeing a couple movies on my "want to see" list!
6. seeing our babys hard work pay off and her crawling for the first time! LOL
7. More time at the torch!
8. The best for last, seeing our grand daughter for the first time. She is due June 5!

.Eight things I did yesterday:
1. housework
2. played with the little ones
3. etched some beads
4. listed new beads in my etsy shop
5. played with baby girl at nap time and enjoyed a bit of quiet time
6. made dinner
7. visited with oldest son who stopped by (with laundry of course LOL)
8. enjoyed quiet time by myself to watch a show.

Eight things I wish I could do:
1. multitask better! LOL
2. spend more time at the torch!
3. Be more organized with my time!!!
4. Take a vacation without kids this year!
5. Move closer to my daughter
6. declutter, I'm such a pack rat!
7. Learn to make Jewelry
8. Travel more.

Eight Shows I watch:
1. CSI
2. CSI Miami
4. Criminal Minds
5. Two and a half men
6. Rules of Engagement
7. Eleventh Hour
8. Fringe

Eight Blogs I'm going to Tag:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Creating, a messy studio and drawing for a free bead!

SO, how do you need to create? Is your studio messy and piled high with supplies or do you need everything in neat and tidy order to get started? Me, I'm messy!! There, I said it. I must have every color I own sitting on my desk. Every tool, there too! I think I need the mess, I think I need that view of all the colors mixed up on my work surface to view different color combos that might catch my creative eye! When I clean up (dust, bead release, or the occasional fried bug) I grab my rods, lift and then sweep the yuck into the trash below. Then I drop my glass, gently back down. There, done, cleaned. I spend more time cleaning the rest of the studio. Mind you I work in a 6' x 9' studio, sure doesn't take much time to clean. Inside our home is where I photograph and store my beads and yes, that work space looks the same. I have loads of beads that I use for photographing there and beads that have not yet been photographed. I also have a dish of beads that I put in a freebee with all my orders and beads awaiting the etching process. Yea, I guess I just need the messy to be creative.......I know where it all is, right here on my desk, atleast it was a moment ago!! LOL

So, what about the free bead you ask? Ok here it is....... Comment on this blog entry = 1 entry, tweet about this drawing and post link here to your tweet = 2 entries, Post on your blog or your facebook about it and post your link here =2 entries.

Drawing will be held June 12th . Which is actually this little guys birthday. Your name/entries will be put on little papers and this little guy will do the drawing, he just loves this kind of stuff!!

And what do you win?

This big hole slider with brass ball chain! Bead is 20mm across and comes on an 18 inch ball chain. If you would like a 20" and you are the winner, no problem, I'll throw in a couple more inches!! LOL
SO, comment, tell me about your messy/clean studio/work area or comment about mine. Tweet, blog or facebook about it and dont' forget to post the link so I can find it and on june 12th I'll tally up all the entries and find us a winner!!
Thanks for reading!
Sue aka glassymom

Friday, May 8, 2009

Gardening and a brown thumb

Ok thats got you curious has it? Yes, I admit it, I have a brown thumb.....but only when it comes to inside stuff. Well except for that one plant that sits in my bathroom. The more I neglect it the more it grows. Outside its a different story. I can plant and forget.....LOL Dh does the grass cutting and the watering so basically I plant, and oh yea, pull weeds.....what fun!

I've inclueded a few flower pictures from my yard. Now I have no clue what this is, it was in the section for butterflys almost 5 years ago. When we moved in I wanted to put in a butterfly garden so I picked purple, yellow and red plants and after 5 years the purple and red are still here.....the yellow died last winter. Never came back, cant blame that on me!!! SO I just got some impatients and planted those. I know the name of them because my nana has always had impatients around the house and I just love all the colors. And again, if I plant and then let dh take care of them they grow wonderfully!! LOL
Now since I just happened to mention in brownies..........Here is a sneek pic of my latest desert. It isnt' listed anywhere yet, I'm still drooling over it! I just love brownies, well, pretty much anything that fits into the desert catagory. Although I'm not too into those little debbie type snacks.........well, except for the boston creme and the strawberry those are good with a nice cup of coffee for breakfast! LOL ok, here is the brownie picture, no licking your screen ok!! LOL

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Beads, what do you think?

Ok, so I'm really liking this style of bead. So much so that this is what I wear. I have a 7 month old and she loves it too. I even made a few black and white ones for mine and she grabs them when ever I have it on. I am nursing so she can reach up and grab it and since it is on such a bulky ball chain she can yank as hard as she wants. The ball chain is actually recycled. When my daughter bought her house it had lots of vertical blinds. As I was helping her take down the living room blinds to replace with curtains I noticed the way you open was with this huge ball chain.....SO, I grabbed those and each time I help her put up curtains in replacement fo the blinds I scoff up the ball chains! Awesome! Just wish I could find more, they are so cool.

SO any hoo, these new beads........a customer convo'd me to ask if I'd make them with big holes for her hair, gladly since I am always up to something new. I sent her hers and since then I've been making them with the large holes too! SO, what do you think? Mine are small, only about 10mm-11mm wide. The new ones I have now on etsy (with brass ball chain) are about 17mm in length give or take a mm or two.

and this one. I still have a cobalt one to list but after a couple hours at the torch tonight working on orders I'm not quite up to listing! sorry, you'll have to wait and see.

So, do you love them? Hate them?? I do have a small set in my Etsy shop if you feel you can't live without them right at this moment. LOL They are a pea green I think.......and like the size I have. Oh, did I tell you that I make the murrini for these? I learned how to make them on Corrinas site. They are WAY cool to make.
Till later,
Sue aka glassymom

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm thinking desert!

So, lately I've been thinking deserts! So as not to put on too much weight I've instead been making them out of glass. No, it doesn't quite satisfy my desire for desert but it certainly satisfies my creative side. I love pudding, ice cream, cupcakes, you name it.

Ice cream is my favorite and as a family we seem to eat an aweful lot of it. I try to buy the fat free kind but sometimes they just dont make that flavor in fat free. I have been known to be so mesmerized by the ice cream isle that my husband has had to pull me out of the way of someone wanting to get in the freezer I'm in front of. Sure hope there wasn't too much drool on the door.........good thing it isn't ice might find me with my tongue frozen to the door if it was!!

Na, just kidding LOL

mmm, so what next, I'm thinking brownies!!

Till then,

Sue aka glassymom