Sunday, September 28, 2008

A wonderful little contest!

Isn't this a great idea! I love visiting new blogs and seeing what's what. So check out this one for a new book!

Cheers, Denise
Baking Delights

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thank-you Birthday Bead Buddy!!!!

Sorry this is sideways, I thought I had rotated it, but it didn't show up that way now. This is my cat Sherri. She sleeps anywhere! This shelf is our homework shelf, where we keep homework papers and find books and such that are important. I think it's funny that she curls up there, it's plastic and her little paw kept slipping, she'd pull it up and then it would slip again. How can a cat sleep when her paw is moving like that!

I want to say thank-you so much!!! What a great gift! I think the little packages are 15 delica's and hex's! This is amazing!!! She also sent me some gorgeous triangles, which are some of my favourite beads!! The faces are wonderful and I needed some needles, so that was awesome, along with the thread!
There is also an absolutely wonderful, adorable fairy girl. The camera battery ran out so I don't have a picture. She is gorgeous and she is on my mantle right now.
My suprize birthday bead buddy said that she reads my blog so I want her to know, that I couldn't read her signature and don't know who she is.
Here is a great big thank-you for a wonderful beady day!!!!!
As usual, feel free to click on the picture for a bigger version!
cheers, Denise

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I wrote up all the names on slips of paper and my eldest daughter Claire picked the name. I don't have a picture cause she was in her pajamas!
So I'll round up the beads, take a picture and send them on!
Heidi, if you send me your address in the comments section, I'll get it and it won't go to the general public because I moderate my comments.
It was great to see other peoples places! It always seems to connect me to other beaders in somthing that is a lonely endeavor!
Thanks everyone for playing!!
Cheers, Denise

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What does your bead desk look like? - A Give Away!

I've always wanted to do a Give Away!

So what does your bead table look like? It is messy? Has it got too many beads on it? Has it got vellux? Is it fancy or simple like mine - a t.v. tray in the family room with my beads in a chest and also downstairs in my art room.
Post a picture of your bead table, or surface and leave a comment on this page with a link to the picture. At the end of the week, I'll pick a name and send you some seed beads!

Don't forget to click on the picture for a larger size!

On another note, here is an update of my Beaded Journal Project. Most of this has been done in 15's which allows me great detail in the colours of the leaves of the lotus. There is a lot more to go, so it's fun to show the progress pictures!!

Friday, September 05, 2008

What's wrong with the word "Artist"

Hi Everyone,
Here are a few things that have been on my mind.

The other day I was watching Ellen and she had Usher as a guest. I guess they are good friends. Anyway, she asked him to draw a picture of his new baby. He took the pen and paper and then commented that he would try but he wasn't much of an artist!
Usher? Not an artist? The man dances, and sings and writes music and choreographes but for some reason, he doesn't think of himself as an artist!
What is wrong with this word? It amazes me how often I hear or read this from people. Artistic ability isn't just about being able to draw, it's about being creative on all kinds of different levels!
After he drew the picture, Usher got up to dance. That man can sure dance! What an amazing artist!!!!

On another note.

I would like to apologize to another artist and blogger. I recieved some comments under her name and thought that she had made them. They were comments that said that she thought my work wasn't beautiful. This was strange and I jumped to the wrong conclusions. Apparently this was actually SPAM!!!! I had no idea that it came in this form! I would like to sincerely apologize to cramzy for jumping to the wrong conclusion. If you ever recieve comments that seem strange or unusual, then perhaps it's spam. I had no idea.

And, if you were thinking that my pictures seemed a little blue, it turns out that one of the members of my family was fooling around with the camera and changed a lighting setting and everything is a little blue. Things look better now and upcoming pictures won't have the blue look.

Okay, this picture. I try really hard not to use grocery bags and to bring my own. I've done it for years, long before the big push. But one thing that niggled me was that I always use the plastic bags for fruits and veggies. Then I was sent a video about plastic and it's affect on the environment and animals and I finally acted. I made this smaller bags specifically for fruits and veggies. They may indeed weigh more than the plastic ones, but I feel a heck of a lot better for using them! I want to stamp veggies and fruits on them, but I'll do that with the girls.
Cheers, Denise

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Beaded Journal Project and my new project

Here is my new project. A very long time ago I made a similiar picture and was all set to bead it when I found out through the wonderful people at Quilty Pleasures here in Ottawa, that I had used to wrong iron on stuff. It sat in my art room for way too long until I finally took the scissors to it and cut it up.
Then I created a new one with Steam a Seam and now I am beading it. I have mostly just started and I don't like the free motion sewing up on the blue part because it didn't turn out very well. My machine doesn't drop it's feed dogs, so I used the feed dog cover, which really doesn't work very well.
I've started beading the green seaweed and I'm working on the orange/coral beading. It is very relaxing and fun.

Here is the start of my BJP. The Goddess is Sarasvati. It isn't finished and I've got lots to do but the shape is fun and the colours are soft. I am really looking forward to this years BJP!

Cheers, Denise