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All dressed in their Sunday best.

One of our assignments for FYV was to make a bead from an illustration in a child’s book. I got so much inspiration while at the library I came home with four books. Ellie can be found in… Read More

Growing up with Henry

Collage of Henry from 8 weeks to his completion of  basic training class when he was a year old.

Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Ingredients ½ cup of softened butter 1 ½ cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups of plain all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ salt 1 cup chopped walnuts 1… Read More

Somewhere over the Rainbow

  Assignment #5 of FYV was to create a bead from a song. Well, this was very easy for me. My all time favorite song is ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ and my favorite version is by IZ who… Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Winner of One World One Heart

I’ve got a winner     SuseBee – Susezine   I want to thank all 232 of you for taking the time and leaving a comment on my blog. It was a lot of fun reading other people’s blogs,… Read More

Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker #4

Assignment 4  was to take a picture and create a bead. This set of beads are available at Islandtop Glass Art.

Gorgeous day on the island

Can’t believe we had a 40 degree weather change in 24 hours. I torched today with the doors open, played outside with Henry in a t-shirt and Ruby took a walk. While I was at the torch I… Read More

Loveable Bud

  It’s funny, I know I did not like they way they were but I kept doing the same thing over and over. I’ve been working on my dogs snoot and eyes and I think I had a… Read More

Finding Your voice as a Glass Beadmaker #2

Assignment 2 called for us to pick a piece of art from several that were posted and make a bead inspired by that art. We were asked to step out of our comfort zone, I had no idea… Read More

Shrimp & Chicken Gumbo

What could be better then a pot of Gumbo on a cold winter day?   The most important part of Gumbo is making the roux take your time and let the roux get a dark chocolate brown color…. Read More

Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker

Assignment 1 for Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker a workshop by our mentor Sylvie Lansdowne. My first challenge was to take the assigned black and white picture and color palette of three colors create a bead with no do… Read More