Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Golden Chameleon Tarot Keeper

Today was a training holiday for the US Army, which translates into all husbands that work on Ft. Huachucha Army Post were home! Tomorrow too!
I did manage to get a little done ..(bg) Seems like when hubby is home all I do is cook...Breakfast ...then lunch....Why does he eat so much?
Oh well, growing boys and all that.

This is what I managed to finish in the studio today, I call this pouch pocket bag, The Golden Chameleon, made of Mink Golden threads, lots of bling with Swarovgski crystals and a big old organza rose with ...what else a bee!
I love those little guys!
This bag is featured a small Chameleon from Red Moon Gardens Embroidery Designs, I use lots of her designs ..humm...they must be good....haven't seen her work? If, you stitch and love to save money on a high end embroidery machine...you got to look her up....shes a fantastic designer and very modest too.
The Thanksgiving season is nearing and I always am saddened around this date. I lost my father on Thanksgiving Night in 1982, all these years and I am just getting to where I can fix and even eat a dinner. I am much better, but it still is a little pain in my heart. If, your lucky enough to still have a family to sit around a table , say a little prayer and hug each member like
you have not seen them in years. Someday will come and you will be like me, Just remembering what it was like with a large gathering.
I always have to get this out of my system each year, so if you have heard this tale before, please forgive me, it helps to speak the words, and move along.

I find myself still behind in the studio, but I have high hopes this week...as always lol
Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you

Back of bag The Pocket for cell phones, I pods....

Front on bag, the Chameleon design in gold and silver metallic threads.

Close up of the braid on the pocket in the back,.

You stay sweet now,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

November in Arizona

Lots of things happening here in Bumblebee Lane Studio. The
cooler weather has inspired me to try and organize this studio..
I did make a little headway, but not it seems like I cannot find anything!
Has this ever happened to you?
This week the U.S. Postal, UPS and Federal Express has been really good to me. Lots of goodies arrived. The first item is .... a X-ACTO paper cutter. No more hurting hands!

Second! I was surfing the net and found a great place for rulers, corner cutters, and well, tools...I ordered this metal ruler
called a Deckle Cutter....Now! I can cheat and cut edges of paper and they look hand torn!
Again, easy on the hands.

This beautiful bloom I picked from my side garden, It it in full bloom in November, Fifteen years ago in Berlin, I broke my elbow and my hubby brought me a flowering plant...a Bulgaria ...so when we arrived in Arizona we planted another, I call this vine "My Broken Arm Vine ".. This year the color is a deeper color....might be due to the plant food? Go figure....

Two new books in the mail .... Art Deco Book bindings The Work of Pierre Legrain, and another bookbinding in a series by Keith A. Smith ... I have been following a blog called My Handmade Books...http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5090862 Her blog is chucked full of great reviews on bookbinding and so far, I have tried to keep up with her. If, interested in bookbinding be sure to visit her shop and it is full of great journals that she has made, and sales.
Also, a really cute item called a Bookmark Notebook, I purchased from another gal on Esty and her shop is just full of clever and cute Paper products...One I love is shown in the picture with the 2 books. Her shop is called Space dog....

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=25190 If, interested in her products jump over and check it out.

Another item that is of interest that came in about 2 weeks ago is from Amazon and it is the Kindle Reader.....a cool item, I will be explaining it in another blog, if interested in the Kindle, Just scoot over to Amazon and read all about it. Cool!
Another missing item is the weekly Trim from Joellen's Husky Embroidery site,
she was out and about having fun and well, I got the trim a day or so ago but, by the time evening arrives....I am pooped out...But, this week I will be up and running...
as I am tidy ed out! No more of this cleaning stuff....back to the studio to play!
I can smell a faint popcorn odor on the wind so it means that the popcorn is ready and a game of chess awaits me....Might I win one this week? Don't think so....lol
As always,
Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you.