Saturday, December 7, 2013

I cant see it

 Have you seen these? Eye Art by  Tal Peleg.
Such a tiny canvas and I cant imagine where a girl would wear this but still-- Kinda pretty.  Wouldnt be able to see it and admire it on yourself unless you carried around a mirror-- But still --Kinda pretty!
Not for me-- Maybe for you? -- Kinda Pretty!
Eye Art.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Night Skies

I finished a New pattern and cuff! This one is done in muted grays, with a blue and a metallic green. I think it would be a great pattern for either a guy or a girl! You can find it in the usual places.
My Website,  Etsy,  Bead Patterns Boutique,  The Bead Coop.
If you are interested in the cuff I'll be listing that to Etsy this evening.
 Are You all staying warm?-- It is Really Really Cold Here... We are at a balmy 8 degrees right now but it was in the Negative numbers this morning. Too cold for my Bones!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mojave Sunrise

I am Caught up on orders!~ Whoop!
New pattern listed today- Mojave Sunrise-- I like the pastel sunrise colors in this piece.
The pattern is available on Etsy, Bead Patterns Boutique, And The Bead Coop!
Make one for yourself- or gift someone with a lovely hand made gift.
If you are interested in the cuff I will have it listed to Etsy some time later this evening.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Busy Busy!

Yesterday I worked on some new bead patterns. I think I came up with a few nice ones and I'll work on beading those up next-- also working on a new medallion in between everything else-- oh-- and trying to get a few family xmas gifts made in there somewhere too. Oh- and filling a few custom orders-Oh-- and keeping the house and yard up and the cooking, and the old man healthy!  Busy Busy! What are you working on?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

First Snow

Yep-- The first snow of the season here in Spokane.. Well not the FIRST snow-- but the first snow that stuck and made the ground white. The trees are still hanging on to their glorious colors!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Soft Caramels

One of my very favorite treats. Soft chewy caramels.
These are so easy to make and your family will love them. So much tastier then store bought. This recipe is best done in this size batch- Doubling the recipe is not advised- just make a 2nd batch instead!

  • 1/4 cup butter - cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  1. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish. ( I lightly butter mine) You could also line the dish with foil.
  2. In a 2 quart (or larger) microwave-safe bowl combine all ingredients and stir. ( you can also do this on the stove if you prefer-Use a heavy pot)
  3. Place bowl in microwave and cook on high power for 2 minutes; stir.
  4. Microwave caramels for an additional 2 minutes and stir thoroughly once again.
  5. Finally, microwave for an additional 1-3 minutes,(time will depend on wattage of your microwave) and stir very well until smooth. The longer you cook the more firm your caramels will be.
  6. Pour caramel into the prepared baking dish and place in fridge until firm enough to cut (about an hour).
  7. Remove caramels from refrigerator. If caramels are too firm to cut, allow them to soften a bit at room temperature. 
  8. Cut into desired size pieces 
  9. Wrap caramels in wax paper or parchment paper, if soft, store in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Otherwise store in an airtight container on your countertop. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Break Time

Today I finished up and shipped out an order that I have been working on for a few weeks. Yay-- Finally.
We decided this morning we would take a break from our normal "routine" and head out to the parks for a hike.
This is on a path at Finch Arboretum. It was pretty foggy and misty when we first got there but a little later in the day the sun was shining bright.
It was a good day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Horse Gear

Almost done! Just got to get the leather backing on and they will be ready to go! I have about half of it left to do. The smaller pieces will be for the horse halters and the larger for breast collars.. Gonna be some mighty pretty horses somewhere in Colorado! I looked all over--Okay- Not all over -- but for about 10 minutes-- for some pics I have on a Disc of some past headstall, halter, and breast collars completely done..Couldnt find it so will have to show those later. Hmmm wonder where I put that disc..

Sunday, October 13, 2013


How does almost a month slip by before I get on here?  I know I'm busy but I need to make the time.
I started a 2nd blog.. so if you are interested in that--You can check it out here.. Stranger in our house. Its just a little blog so people can follow our journey with Dementia. Family and friends may be able to "understand" a little of what our battle is like.
I am in the middle of an order for a saddlery company so I'll have beadwork pics in a week or so.. Promise!
Is it freezing where you are? It has been for a little while here now.  I have a few flowers left that are close to the house but everything else is gone now.. Snow will be flying soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beaded Dog Collars

Thats what I am working on now. Dog Collars. I have several designs done and will be listing the completed collars to Etsy. Might even Publish a few of the patterns. First pic is the latest One done and it is for sale here.  The others are past collars and Leashes. It is rapidly cooling down here. Not quite as pleasant on the deck in the AM drinking that first cup of coffee. Time to dig the fall sweaters out I suppose. This morning I could smell someone Burning there fireplace. Yep-- Fall is in the air!