Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

February 10, 2014

Housebound and Makin' Stuff

Since it's snowing like, every other day almost, I've been making lots of stuff.  Been wanting to make necklaces for those pendants for awhile.  The Chinese Horoscope characters are Dragon and Tiger.  And also a bracelet from some of those awesome Czech beads that Joe brought back from Prague.

Bigger pic of the necklaces.  The blue morpho wing pendant (far left) just didn't look good with anything other than liquid silver.  And I also didn't want any beads distracting from the pendant cause it's soooo pretty.

Couple bracelets for Kris; the one on the right has the Notre Dame colours.

This ice crystal was really shining on some snow outside so I boosted the contrast on the pic on the computer and that brought out a bunch of rainbows in the snow.

A fresh coating of snow is always really pretty as long as it's just a couple inches.  I put this on the hood of my car and then got the brain storm to spray coloured water all over it.  

This was just before the Superbowl so I did the Hawks' colours and 12th man on the back of the car.  

Mary was in from Idaho so I made this for her.

Hanging thing...I guess for a window or whatever.

Window crystals.  

Craft kit of the month project: painting techniques.  I had to use my own paint cause the stuff that came in the kit was dry, and a really yucky shade of midnight blue.  Dots are time consuming and can be really hard to make the right size.

Melted some of those plastic three sided beads.  I used to call them tri-beads when I was a kid.  It took a long to time arrange them around the bottom of the pie pan and I must've bumped the pan when I put it in the oven because that one side came out all wonky.

Suncatcher with green, light blue, dark blue and purple Makit Bakit crystals.

This was shot looking through the above, at my light.

The day of the Superbowl, I had potato skins with cheese, turkey bacon & scallions and a Jones cream soda.  When I got the potato, the bin sign said, 'Idaho'.  Jones Soda is bottled in Seattle but is a product of BC, so I had a Pacific Northwest themed snack.  

And then I had to do this to the bottle afterwards with Hawks' colour glitter & rhinestones.

Finally, I started this cross stitch during the game and took about a week, off and on, to finish. 

28 comments:

  1. Oooh, LOVE that Seahawks cross stitch JoJo! Great job! And those potatoes look yummy!

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    1. Thanks Maureen! First time I've ever worked off a picture on the internet instead of a pattern. Then I added the text myself. Lucky for me I have almost every colour floss under the sun.

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  2. WOW, you have been busy!! Those potato skins look amazing! YUM. Your jewelry is exquisite. I especially like the bracelet with the Notre Dame colors. So pretty! ♥

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    1. They were soooo good!!!! I bought another potato to make more this week! That's right, I forgot you are an ND fan!

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  3. ha ha ha! I love the bottle after the Seahawks win. Very creative. I'm going to a slumped bottle party this weekend. I suck at crafting, but, hey, it's fun to get out of the house during this crappy weather.

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    1. What's a slump bottle party?? I think everyone has some craftiness in them, you just have to find what you like and practice. :)

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    2. The host has a kiln that she melts the bottles in. She lays them on their side so they kind of slump into themselves. It's really unique. If I don't screw it up too badly, I'll post a picture when I'm done. Maybe. =)

      I just saw you're a minion in the A-Z - we're twinsies!!

      Elsie
      AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge
      ^^^^see =P

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    3. Oh cool! That sounds like fun!!! I can't wait to see the pics of what you made!

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  4. That's quite the assortment! With the exception of the Seahawks stuff...(not really, they're well done just not my humiliated team's logo...) I love it all. Your patience amazes me!
    You probably know this, but I still can't find the steampunk keys...I'm just so not me right now and you know all about why. Also, question here but pm me the answer...how much are the keys? Just need to know how many piggy banks to save...really excited to have something made by you, and something that's so unique. I mean, I only learned that steampunk existed last year...blogging is good for your intelligence!!!!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge
    http://www.facebook.com/TinaLifeIsGood

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    1. You crack me up! I'll email you the pic again. Thanks!!! I started hearing about steampunk right before I left Washington, so about 3 years ago. I thought it would have run it's popularity course by now but people really love it. Something about the gears and keys resonates with people.

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  5. Wow you are so productive. I start things then may or may not complete them. Great job.

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    1. Thanks! It's gotten to be kind of an obsession...lol

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  6. Wow. Your crafts are stunning. It is amazing what you can do with a little time off.

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    1. Thank you so much! And just think how much more I could get done if I could pry myself off the internet. lol

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  7. You are very talented JoJo !!! And Jone's cream soda is GREAT!!! I like Faygo as well, though being Detroit based you've probably never had it.

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    1. I really prefer their Green Apple flavour but I couldn't find any. That I can get any flavour at all out here is a miracle. The Cream Soda was good. Never had Faygo though!

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  8. Your handmade necklace looks good. Your painting looks marvelous...

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    1. Thank you!!! And thanks so much for visiting my blog! :)

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  9. Fab projects - I especially love the suncatchers as I make them too :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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    1. When I was making that one, my fiance' sniffs the air, furrows his brow and says, 'WHAT are you cooking?' I said, 'Oh I'm melting plastic beads to make a sun catcher'. He goes, 'Babe.....you're just not right.....' lmao Note to self: Make them when he's NOT home.

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  10. I love how 'hawked out' you've been! Your dreamcatchers always catch my eye too. All of your work is beautiful, JoJo. Thanks for entering my anti-Vday contest too. Stay tuned.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  11. Hi JoJo,

    Continuing snow and yet, the good thing is we get to see your most excellent artwork. Over here, it's canoes at the ready. Excellent stuff and white stuff, here.

    Gary :)

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    1. I'll happily take your rain...any day!

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  12. I've been thinking of yall up there in the show! ... and now *we* are fixin to get pelted with solid ice, yuck... this isn't natural, the ice and snow needs to stay up north!

    Your jewelry is beautiful, and I intend to purchase some more from you one of these days! I still wear it all the time. :) You are truly gifted.

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    1. Thanks Daisy! I heard you guys are getting ice....we're getting snow. I'm so over this winter!

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  13. Wow JoJo, you have been really busy! I love your sun catchers and your necklaces turned out great. You always amaze me with with all your creative ideas.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I do enjoy it.....

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