Monday, June 25, 2012

Spirit Guide

I have this journal my sister Laurel gifted me and I use it to jot down project ideas or thoughts that occur to me while I bead.   I write in it randomly - just open to a blank page somewhere and write it down. 

Not so unusual, right?

Well, this is where it gets weird.  I picked it up yesterday for really no reason.  I didn't have a burning thought that I wanted to capture or there wasn't any gotta-do-this-someday idea swirling through my brain.  I just reached for it and open it up and found this sheet of paper folded into a page.

It's the Story People story that I have in my bathroom and the one that I want to bead a companion piece for using Jen's face cab.  No idea where I was when I copied it down (it had to be before I bought the print, which was years ago) or when I sketched a (very) rough idea for a beaded picture.  In fact, I don't recall doing it all.  Now what's a little frightening.  But I guess that's why I write things down - I know my limits when it comes to my memory!

So now, I REALLY want to just set everything aside, call in to work, and get started on this piece! 

~ Bead Happy and Often ~

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Belle's (Beautiful) Chair

I went to a local estate sale last week and fell in love with this one chair.  WAY out of my budget for a chair that I really didn't need.

Thanks to the generosity of the son of the woman who had passed, he offered me the chair at a price that I couldn't resist.  (Thanks Bill!!)

He told me the chair belonged to his grandmother, Belle, and it was a chair designed in a way to allow the ladies to sit without crunching their gigantic skirts which were so in fashion back then. 

(Ok, so now I know I should go research in what year those huge hoop skirts were in fashion....but if that's what you need to know, by all means go find out and let me know.....not that I'll remember!)
That's just a card I got notifying me of a gift subscription to Where Women Create magazine I tucked behind the net.

Regardless of its age, I love it and am beyond happy it now graces the corner of my ever-evolving bead studio.

~Bead Happy and Often~

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Toys!

I received my latest face cabs from Jen over at Graphix Outpost.  I la-la-la-la-LOVE Jen's face cabs!

 The sweet rainbow face I want to use to make a beaded picture for my bathroom. 

I think it would make a perfect addition to my favorite Story People print that I have in there.   Just haven't come up with the design yet.

And this adorable sun that my realtor gave me as a housewarming gift (which I also la-la-la-la-LOVE) is so perfect in there too.  I haven't gotten around to hanging it up on the wall, but I may not ever get around to it,  because I really like him where he is.

Hannah made this mosaic in art class this year and I think it would look good in the bathroom too.  Of course, she wants it for her room (imagine that!). 

I don't have any immediate plans for the gray cat face.  Just had to have it!  Hmmm, I wonder why????

~ Bead Happy and Often ~