Beading-A Little Detour from Cards

I’ve always found beading to be therapeutic–something about planning a pattern and mindlessly string beads along leaves me feeling peaceful. Post-Holiday beading is especially relaxing.

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This bracelet was made from glass beads and stretch cord. For someone like me with tiny wrists, handmade bracelets are the only kind I can wear without having to push them up constantly.

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In D.C. It’s been particularly bone-chilling cold recently–perfect time to sit inside and work on a beading project! Stay warm dear readers!

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Merry Christmas!

The Holidays are usually stressful for me because no matter how early I start to think about presents for everyone on my list, I always wait to shop till Christmas Eve. Now that the gifts are wrapped, here are the best of my Holiday card creations.

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These cards are all made with card stock, acrylic paint and my Holiday favorite- glitter glue!

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Thank

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Thanks for looking–maybe I should start shopping now for next Christmas!

Here’s me enjoying a handmade card I received as a sweet gift today!

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Let the Holiday Card-Making Frenzy Begin!

Last week I purchased some high-shine and glittery paint to experiment with my Holiday card creation.

This is the first of many more cards I’ll be making for my family and friends.

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I outlined the petals and center of the poinsettia flower with glitter and created a gentle mint green border.

Here’s to many more Holiday cards to come!

Slippery Fish

Last night we celebrated my nephew’s second birthday! My other nephew (birthday baby’s cousin) helped me make a card but we didn’t capture a good picture.

I also tried my hand at making a felt board like I had when I was a child. I

spent hours arranging animals on the board and thought he might enjoy one, too.

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The fish I cut out of felt and glued the background piece to a larger cardboard frame. The accompanying song is called Slippery Fish and can be found here: http://bussongs.com/songs/slippery-fish.php

Happy 2nd birthday, A!