Thursday, December 9, 2010

Etsy Beadweavers - Time to Vote Again!

I absolutely love the Etsy Beadweavers! This team is always pushing me to be a better beader, and I love the monthly challenges we do! I wasn't able to enter this one for two reasons. For one, I'm just not that familiar with Simon and Garfunkel (this month's theme!) and for two, I'm just getting back into the swing of things! I absolutely love everyone's entries and I haven't decided who I'm voting for. I don't think I've seen all of them... I know just from looking at the mosaic 9, 19, and 28 stick out at me! After I post this I'm going to go double check out all the entries again and decide once and for all!

Speaking of which - we need your votes! Each month's winner gets to pick one of the following themes, which I think is a great prize! So go VOTE!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Learning Kumihimo - and Starting up Handmade Saturday

It's been a long week - and the above banner is a large part of it! I've one of the brains behind the new site, Handmade Saturday, and it's been a lot of week! We've had a lot of fun though :) I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Susan of MyFathersGifts for all the hard work she did on the website! In case anyone hasn't heard me say it yet - Susan is the web genius and I'm really proud of her for all the hard work she's done!

I can hardly believe I haven't really blogged about it, but with all the hard work I've been putting in, I've just been   swamped! I rather burned out  :P

For those of you who haven't heard about the website yet - it's all about YOU. The Artisans. We're open to artisan's from any venue (including your own websites!) We did a big sales push this weekend and we are going to continue to promote each week! So come sign up and join in on the fun! Handmade Saturday.

Ok - that probably looks bizarre! And it is. I'm learning to do beaded Kumihimo braiding. Kumihimo is Japanese (in case you hadn't guessed that LOL) and it's a LOT of fun! since I don't actually have the proper equipment, I made some! Thank you Chex cereal :) It's working out great and I love it! That's the start to a necklace that I'm going to wear at my brother's wedding :) I'll make sure and show you the final results!