We finally reached the twenty followers mark. So I will do the drawing for "flying through hoops" earrings later today. So, stay tuned...one of you will be a winner!! thanks for supporting me to be creative 365 and I hope you keep checking back through the holiday season for inspiration!
I said I would take some pictures at my class today, but I got so caught up in the process that I totally forgot. The class was super, I made two fine silver rings. They are a little rustic, but once I get them shined up I will post a picture.
By the way only TWO more spots left in my giveaway. I hope I can give my earrings away this week!!
Happy Sunday! Many of you have time off this week, so get creative, whether you cook something new or start making Christmas gifts. I would love to show off your creativity. Send me a picture and tell me what you are working on!!
Only four spots left for my giveaway!! I want to give those earrings away this week!!! "Flying through Hoops"
During this past week I have been working hard...jewelry making and knitting. I have always loved vintage looking jewelry and was inspired by all the long necklace I have been seeing. Take a peek at this necklace. It is made of vintaj brass chain, champagne colored fresh water pearls and clear crystals. It is really fun to wear.
Today I going to a PMC (precious metal clay) class and I am going to learn to make rings. I am going to take my camera, so I hope to take some picture of creativity in action!! Hopefully, I will have a couple rings to post this week.
Get inspired and do something creativity today...let it feed your soul!
I have been work on several different things this week. I made this really cool bracelet from buttons that I got from a crafter over the past weekend. Knitting during downtime. I have also been working on a long triple strand vintage necklace. Hopefully I can post it later this week. I have been using more and more vintaj supplies in my designs. I love the warm brass. Check out their website and blog at http://vintaj.com.
There are so many creative people out there...I hope you consider buying handmade when you do your christmas shopping. Get a cup of tea and cuddle up on your couch with your computer and SHOP. No need to fight the crowds. Of course check out my jewelry at http://bwillydesigns.etsy.com and search other treats such as: hand knitted scarves instead of buy the mass produced ones at the mall from other sellers on etsy.
Be creative your self and make some of you x-mas gifts this year. Really...people always need potholders. hee hee
If you are making you x-mas gift...tell me what your making. Let's share it with the world and inspire creativity!!
I started the weekend gathering inspiration at the Bay Area Extravaganza. Now, I promised to take pictures, but I forgot because I was totally engrossed in all the fabulous artist!! I found so many treasures and new techniques. I could have spent the whole day!
Peter and I went to our friends Theresa and Eric for dinner. It was a special treat created by Theresa and another friend Lida that was inspired by Julie-Julia. They made Bouef Boriunginon. It was a labor of love...a whole afternoon of cooking
Today, I got early and was excited to try this new kit. It uses Wire Mesh that can be manipulated in many ways. I has handmade glass bead and colored wire mesh...it is very cool I can't wait to wear it. I will also have two post on http://bwillydesigns.etsy.com in different colors.
I also made "flying free" necklace. it is one of my favorites
...it was a special order. I won't be posting it, but if you would like one let me know and I will work on getting all the supplies.
It was a creative weekend me and my friends. I hope yours was creative too!
Today I want to direct you to my very favorite blog. I follow it everyday, sometime I check in more then once a day. She updates often. http://lillyella.blogspot.com Today she has a tutorial that she got from another blog for making ruffled head bands. I love it, it is infectious...passing on creativity. The headbands a super cute and look like they would be easy to make and would make a great christmas gift!. Please let me know if you make anything cool that you would like to share with everyone. I would love to post tutorials of great DIY project.
Don't forget about my give away--flying through hoops earring for one of the first 20 who become followers of me blog!! Come on sign up...I want to give these babies away.
I got my computers back today, so I am back in business. I have 9 people entered in my give away only 11 more and I can randomly pick a winner. Remind your friends to become a follower. Yesterday I worked on some silver pieces. These are imperfect circles which I have hammered for to shape them and sanded to make them satin. I made both earrings and a necklace. They will be available on http://bwillydesigns.etsy.com later today.
Today I went for my first lesson on my Mac and spent most of the hour waiting for them to figure out where all my music from itunes went. It didn't make the transfer. They had to go get a "special cord" and then magically all the music was on my new computer.
Today I also made guacamole...avocados were 10 for 10 dollars. I only bought two, so I could make a reasonable portion of dip. The picture is close up and personal...
I hope everyone had a great weekend and spent some time being creative!!
Here are a couple pictures of a knit scarf I am making for myself. I am determined to get it done so I can wear it when I visit winter over the holidays. I treated myself to cashmere yarn. it is super soft and lush.
How many knitters do I have out there? I love knitting and I especially like to do cable knitting. I think people see cable knitting and think it is really hard, but it is one of those things that looks harder then is. There are time when I like to do a simple knit-purl stitch and not have to count or follow a pattern....you just knit. The repetition is calming. Other times I like to be deliberate and percise and follow a pattern. But really cable knitting is easy and I challenge all my friend who knit to kick it up a notch and try a new stitch!!
No pictures today. I worked on my cable knit cashmere scarf that I am 3/4 done with and now feel inspired to finish. I will try to post a picture in the next couple days. I want to share some of responses I have got from my friends out there. I love the stories of what inspire people to be creative. My sister-in-law makes cards...they are beautiful, as I have been a recipient of one. She has been making a card once a week for her friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer--a labor of love is what she calls it.
Today, my friend Susan Parsons has been inspired to try a new recipe for grilled vegetable quesadilla's---sounds yummy and healthy too. Susan has an esty shop where she displays and sells vernacular photography. The photos are so great...check them out. http://primelias.etsy.com
Thanks to Tracy and Susan for becoming a follower of my blog. They are the first two to be entered into my "flying through hoops" earring giveaway.
The first 20 people to become "official" followers of my blog by logging into the gadget under my profile will win the "Flying through Hoops" earrings. You can see them from yesterdays creations. Once you have become a follower...leave a comment on my blog with your name and email address so I can contact you if you are the winner the drawing. The first 20 followers will be entered into the drawing.
I was so excited to get home and create. I have pictures of the necklace I was making over the weekend and I make a pair of earring that will go with everything. I am really into birds! I have been adding them to many of my designs
I am thinking of entering this necklace into the Vintaj "Autumn Nights" The November design contest. I need to try to get some better pictures. The little flowers are golden and remind me of how the sun competes with the night at this time of the year and the sky is golden in the late afternoon.
I will be posting both of these items on my etsy site later tonight if you are interested in buying them for your fall jewelry http://bwillydesigns.etsy.com
I hope I inspired you to create something. Tell me what you created and I will share it.
They turned out perfect. I decided to use half of the batter for muffins and half for a loaf. So, I had enough batter for 12 muffins and one 8 X 4 loaf. The baking time is alittle off. I baked the muffins for 35 minutes and the loaf for only about 50 minutes. The original recipe says to bake for 1 hour and 15min. I suggest setting you timer for 35minutes...take the muffins out and then add another 15 min and see how the loaf is...you can always add time. Our oven always runs hot, so just keep an eye on it. The recipe came from cooking light, so the calories for the loaf..one 1/2 inch slice is 150 cal. The muffins are a much smaller portion so I would estimate 100-125 cal. Either one is pretty good for a treat.
Hopefully, I will get to post my finished necklace today
Be creative today and tell me what you did.
I would love pictures too..I will post your creations too.
Challenge myself to do something creative everyday and to share it with the world.
Creativity(adv):Having the power or the ability to create. Productive. Marked by originality.
I want to do something creative everyday and I want to encourage other people to take on this challenge.