Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Easy Earrings!

I sat down last night while Grayson was sleeping and made the current Bead Along Project. I couldn't believe how quick the earrings were to make! All I need to do is add my ear hooks and I'll be ready to wear them. I used Matte Metallic Gold and Met Gold Iris Tila Beads, Opaque Cream AB 11/0 Delicas, and Green Patina Bronze Size 15/0. I know the pattern calls to use a 10/0 Delica but I didn't have any at home and the 11/0's worked fine. So if you don't have any 10/0's, no worries.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bead Along Submissions

Debbie Hinklin from Texas
(Project 1) marvelous mosaics earrings. Tilas- metallic malachite green iris. 11/0 delicas- opaque luster olive green. And my own silver 20g wire for ear hooks. (Project 2) St. Pete meets tila. Tilas- met. Malachite grn. Iris. 15/0 seeds-met. opaque. eggplant iris. 4mm bicones- amethyst AB. with a gold plated lobster claw clasp. (Project 3) Ring-a-ling 11/0 delicas- opaq luster rainbow midnight, 1.5 cubes- # 926 ? color name, 15/0 seeds- met. opaq eggplant iris. 3mm purple iris drops. What fun!!!

Caron Bailey
Tila Beads: Transparent Aqua AB & Met Varagated Blue Iris
10/0 Delica: Transparent Light Sea Foam
15/0 Seed Bead: Transparent Frosted Cobalt

Sunday, September 22, 2013

My how quickly life changes!

So as many of you know, I gave birth to Grayson on August 22nd. Sammy and I waited 10 years before we decided that we were ready to have a baby. After having 13 total years to ourselves our lives totally changed overnight!  I'm not going to lie...the first 3 weeks were HORRIBLE!  Grayson hardly slept at night and I couldn't get much sleep during the day because we had so many people coming in and out of the house. I felt like a zombie for those first 2 or 3 weeks. Thankfully though the last week or so he has slept a little better and I feel like I can at least function a little bit. We are starting to get out and about a little bit and we are finally feeling like "real" parents. It amazes me how you can love someone so fiercely so quickly! He came into our lives and BAM! love.

I am still trying to figure out how to function on a daily basis. It seems like it is so hard to get ourselves up and ready to be on time to go somewhere. I got up 2 hours early this morning and was still 25 minutes late for church lol. I'm sure it will get easier over time but right now it's a challenge just to get out the door. I know many of you who are parents have been there and know what I'm talking about. You wouldn't think adding a 10 lb person would add so much time and car space.

All in all though we are happy and I look forward to getting back to work. Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.