I took a class on making lampwork beading yesterday and it was so much fun. I felt very comfortable with the torch and making the beads. I can't say my beads look so great but I can work on that part more. I wanted to learn how to put dots and stringers on the beads so I practiced that and found out it is a lot harder than it looks. I also wanted to make a heart bead so the teacher showed me how simple those are to make. I bought my own kit so I can start practicing some more at home but I also might rent torch time at the studio since their torches are hotter than my kit torch. These are my beads and starting from the left is the bead I made first which is the black one and progressing over to the heart which was the last one I made in class. I am pleased.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted here but life is busy right now with school getting out and the kids having school projects. Summer is around the corner and that means the kids being home and me finding lots of fun things for us to do. They are both signed up for sports camp already at that is at the beginning of the summer. We have a new city pool that opened up so we will be riding our bikes to it often. We have no summer trips planned as of yet but who knows what we will end up doing. Nicholas wants to go see the Alamo and so we may do that and go to Six Flags.
I made lip balm for a swap I was in recently, they are orange dream flavored and remind of an Orange Juilius. An Orange Juilius just opened at the mall and I have been in heaven ever since. Yum!
Lets see, Daph reminded me in a cute way I need to dust more often. She drew smiley faces on the tv speakers the other day. lol
My kitty was helping me do laundry last week, she is a great help as you can see in the picture.
Daph was working on a report of Sacagewea and their school did a wax museum of all the reports. The kids had a blast and there were so many great "famous" people in history. Here is Daph in her costume I made for her and her tri-fold report. I made every part of her costume down to the faux mocassins.
This weekend will be a busy one too. Last night we went to a Round Rock Express game. They lost but we still had a great time and we got to see the Friday fireworks, they were just beautiful. It was super hot but bearable. The kids can't wait to do it again and now that Nicholas plays baseball he was all eyes on the game. I was able to get a pic of the kids but using our phone so the quality isn't the best.
Tomorrow we will eat the inlaws and then on Monday we are cleaning out the other side of the garage. We have lots of house projects in the works. I will try to fit in making some soap and more purses. I need to finish working on my e-pattern that I hope to sell soon. I'm out for now.
Oh ya, giving a shout out to Melis, I hope you are having a great time in Florida. *waving*
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Happy Birthday Nicholas!! I can't believe you are 11 already, I remember when you were born and I held you in my arms for the first time. You made me a mama. I hope you had a great day.
Here is the cookie cake I made for him. I was not going to spend oodles of money on those expensive cookie cakes from the mall so I bought a tub of cookie dough and some disposable pizza pans and made two cookie cakes for him. I took them to school and the kids devoured both of them in record time.