Tuesday, June 28, 2011


a reminder to keep going
we all have to start somewhere
if we want to end up anywhere

Sunday, June 26, 2011

be that kind of friend

"keep away from people

who try

to belittle your


small people always do that,

but the really great

make you feel that you too,

can become


when you are seeking

to bring big plans

to fruition,

it is important

with whom you regularly


hang out with friends

who are like-minded

and who are




similarly be

that kind of friend

for your friends."

-mark twain

Saturday, June 25, 2011

jewelry making introduction...

my second project
for intro to jewelry making
was an attempted mobius
out of silver
which was way out of my price range

so i decided to try
12 gauge aluminum instead
after hammering away for many hours
i decided to switch things up
and due to the limited time span
i did a simple twist
hammered texture on the outside
wire mesh texture on the inside

not perfect
but a good beginning

my first project
was a pair of 22 gauge copper earrings
special chunghi choo patina
gives them the beautiful
blue and black
they are my "virgin piece"

these are a few extra bits and pieces
that i made in the mean time
i loved to play with
heat coloring copper

there will definitely be more pieces
to come...

ReStyled Leg Warmers

the first knitting project
i ever completed for myself
was a double moss stitch
super long scarf
with noro silk garden
i found at the knitting shoppe

over the years as my scarf patterns have evolved
this lovely scarf was lost in the back
of the closet
and rarely worn

to give this yarn new life
i purchased the
12" addi turbo circular needles
and whipped up these simple
and gorgeous
leg warmers!

i can't wait to wear them tucked under my boots

or folded over to shorten them up