Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The End Of The School Year Is Fast Approaching!

I've been a slacker on the listing thing but have been busy helping out at the elementary school. I was doing the Art Docent thing for both my boys there and ended up helping make plaques in my Duncan's class. They are going to auction them off at the school carnival. It was an honor to be asked to help with this project. When I started doing Art Docent at the beginning of the year it was a little awkward for me but as the end of the year has approached I have started to "find" my inner teacher. I was teaching art in both Connor's 1st grade class and Duncan's 6th grade class. I found that the 1st graders were a much tougher audience. Lots of squirming and short attention spans as compared to the 6th grade preteens. But teaching both classes was fun!

On another note, I have begun to sell off a bit of my glass supply. Jimmy has been out of work for a year now and I won't be getting my oxygen generator fixed any time soon so the glass has got to go!! If you're interested, check my Ebay Dolphina33 . All auctions starting at .99. I just listed a 3lb 11oz lot of Bullseye this morning and there is some great glass in it. I also listed some original Double Helix Terra, that is no longer produced, and some ASK Lavender Fields. I will continue to list more over the next couple of weeks. Along with more books and magazines in my Etsy.

I suspect that the coming weeks will become even more busy as Summer approaches. Jim is frantically looking for work and there are signs of life beginning to show in the construction trades. I'm sure something will come up over the next few weeks.

I'll be heading down to Seattle on Friday with my Mom to visit my Daughter. I'm really looking forward to it and miss her since she moved out in September. She's very busy with 2 jobs and just turning 21. It's always a treat to spend time with her I'll try to get some pictures while I'm down that way.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


So I listed 5 books yesterday. Better than nothing. Today I'm hoping to list more but haven't had a chance to even start yet.

Made another trip to GoodWill last night. Found a bunch of knitting books. Some will go and some will stay, I just haven't decided which ones yet.

Have I mentioned that along with weaving I've also had a certain fascination with macrame. I'll save that post for another time.

My goals today.....list, sort magazines and laundry.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Finding Treasure.....

This, of course, is subject to opinion. GoodWill just opened up near us and can't tell you how exciting that is. Sounds weird doesn't it. Yesterday my "find" of the day was this.....

"Adjustable Crochet Fork" which translates into a pin lace loom. It cost .99 (what a steal) along with some crochet hooks, bamboo knitting needles and a couple books on knitting. I truly DO NOT need any more books, or hooks, or knitting needles, but who can resist a deal like that ; )

On the subject of books (and magazines) I've finally reached the point where I HAVE to start thinning what I've acquired. My goal is to list 10 magazines and/or books on my Destash Etsy every day. Don't know if I'll be able to meet this, but I'm gonna give it a shot.

Creatively I have been making wire wrapped rings and learning weaving. Nothing like adding another creative outlet, right? Well at least I can say that it's stays within the realm of fiber : D I'll just group it in with the crochet, knitting, spinning, sewing category(s) and I should be On that note here is an excellent site I found for learning weaving and playing with pot holder looms and spool knitting, Tottie Talks Crafts and her Etsy with lots of cool patterns and other stuff Noreen Crone-Findlay.

I'm also learning how to use a new camera. I'm hoping this will improve my photographing skills. You should start seeing more pictures (yeah!).

And a cake for Jimmy's Birthday last weekend. Can you say chocolate...

Hand made all of the roses and leaves out of white and milk chocolate modeling clay.

That's it for now. Time to get dinner started.