Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blue Moon

So Kerry said "you haven't made any more of those blue ones".  So here you go, a whole bunch of blue ones.  Actually Turquoise, since blue is not my favorite color, but turquoise is my favorite stone.  I spent a few hours in the mines, then came home and tumbled, drilled and shaped these......, okay, I'm lying, I made them out of clay.  But I think they look almost like the real thing. 

 Sometimes I have an idea for a specific type of bead that just doesn't work out the way I thought it should, but then the ones I make from the "leftover's" turn out really well.  I especially like the swirly green shapes. 
 LOVE these.  Experimenting with my new embossing stamps, inks and powders.  These are great for leaves and wings.  I listed a couple of these on my Etsy site today, will try to get the rest on this week.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Are you lookin' at me?

These beads are great for eyes, flower centers, or just a spot of color.  Two sizes, about 1/4 inch and about 1/2 inch.  Available in more colors and designs.

Push Pin Garden

This is my first pin cushion garden.  I was inspired by the cute flower pin cushion that my sister Kerry gave me.  So much cuter than the plain old flat head pins, and easier to grab when you have fumble fingers too.  1 3/4 inch long, so useful as well as decorative.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oh, Sunday

Good Morning, and welcome to my first post.  I've been waiting to feel authorish, but that's not happening, so I'll just gab.

 I've always loved to work with my hands, and learned to embroider in my early teens.  I also  garden, cook, bake, tat, crochet, quilt, and sew. Pretty much anything with a needle and thread gets me excited. Same with food.  And dirt, can't get enough of that either.  When my daughter was young I made most of her clothes and many of mine.  Until one day, while finishing a suit I had been working on for days, ( set in waistband, fully lined, tailored to fit on my dressmaker dummy) I realized I was done.  Not with the suit, but with sewing in general.  Really, really finished.  I threw the suit in the trash, donated the dressmaker dummy, and haven't sewn a stitch of clothing since.

One day a couple of months ago I was at my sister Kerry's house and she was showing me a few of her newest projects (you can follow her blog at  She had a few beads that she had used to embellish her City Bucket, and said she would like to find them in some specific colors and sizes.  I stopped at the craft store on my way home, picked up a few blocks of Fimo clay, and have been hooked from the first minute I opened the package.

I've started selling my beads and buttons at craft and quilt groups.  They seem to really like them, so I've decided to expand and offer hand crafted beads, buttons, flat head dressmaker pins and many other items to crafters, quilters, beaders, and yes, even dressmakers.

I'll have my logo and all of the fancy blog stuff up by the end of this week if everything goes according to schedule (does that ever really happen?), including pic's of my items and how to purchase

In the meantime, I'd love to hear from you.  You can email me at

Going to go throw my sewing machine out the window.   Have a great day.  Lynda Rose