So long.. farewell...

I've decided to shut her down. I don't have the time to blog anymore. Too many things going on. I will be on twitter and flickr daily though. Come hang out with me over there. It's been real. Peace out blogosphere.


I do love

Illinois too. I have lots of Chicago love. Lots of midwest love in fact.

Added to Truche Etsy this evening.

I am really enjoying this rainy weather today. Makes me want to be productive. Happy Sunday all.


Up Up and Away

This photo makes me so happy. I wish I was in one of those little balloons flying off to someplace lovely.

Photo by yyellowbird


The love of my life

Yesterday I had to put the love of my life to rest. He was somewhere around 15 years old.

My Dearest Elmo Bear,

Thank you for bringing me so much joy for so many years of my life. You were my world. I miss you so very much. I will miss your loud purr every time I walked in the door. I will miss you screaming at me every morning to wake up and feed you. I will miss lifting up the covers for you to crawl under and curl up next to me. I will miss your head butts on my forehead. Your bad breath, your stinky farts, your adorable scrappy ear. I will miss you being at the door every single time I came home. You were one of a kind. You made people who hated cats, love cats. You changed so many peoples minds.

You will forever be in my heart. I love you so much my Moe.


Do It Your Own Damn Self!

If you live in the Chicago area and are a crafty beaver, stop by the Do It Your Own Damn Self Craft Supply Show this Saturday! Its at Pulaski Park off of Division St. I will be selling sea glass, fabric, beads, findings, glass scraps and more. More info here.

I added some flower power to my etsy shop tonight. I really love how this turned out.

In other news I sent this custom I heart Kentucky necklace to The Makery in Louisville.


This new medium is so much fun. I have so many ideas and not enough time in the day.

Doesn't he remind you of the tootsie pop guy a little? How many licks does it take...

These were added to etsy tonight. Happy St. Patty's Day. G'nite.


Crafty Beaver Time!

Need supplies for crafty time? TONS of fun stuff, buttons, fabric, beads, etc etc.

I'm selling at this event, so come out to say hello!

Thank you Kendall for featuring my Tree Necklace! Go check out her blog!


It's log, it's log, it's big, it's heavy, it's wood!

It's log, it's log, it's better than bad, it's good! Remember that song from Ren & Stimpy?

New fine silver pieces in the shop!

ALSO! Today is Missy's (my sister-in-law's) Birthday! Happy Birthday Missy. I hope you have a wonderful day.


Hooray for new stuff!

Truche has been updated with fun new heart acrylic necklaces! These are all designed by me and laser cut. Click on the images to check them out!


I heart Michigan, do you?

SO excited about these. My first attempts at precious metal clay. My shop is updated with 3 adorable new pmc necklaces.

Click on the images or here to view!


Destash! SoulTreeBead Update!

View more here.

Will be updating throughout tonight and tomorrow. Now to go watch The Amazing Race and relax. I have been dealing with a sinus infection all weekend. Still don't feel well. It snowed a lot today and it makes me want to puke. I am SO over winter and ready for spring.


Photo Dreams

I've been thinking alot about photos that take you places. Places you feel like you have been. Give you a certain feeling or emotion. That you are just drawn to. Here are a few that have done this for me.

1. Laurelhurst Park, Portland, OR, 2. After the rain, 3. film.261, 4. can't define what i'm after, 5. Dachka Series 1, 6. Ohio Turnpike , 7. cargo glass, 8. Untitled, 9. 081219_02

When I was young my brother and I had a place called the "Dream Gully". It was a little dip/bowl in the grass in our backyard that we would sit in. Look up at the sky and day dream. I want to be there right now.


Clay fun

Playing with some clay, made some heart lovelies.

Opened a shop on cosa verde today. A new ecofriendly website for handmade goods. Check my shop out here.

I'm off to relax and watch Obama speak to Congress.



I've been taking a metal class on Sundays. It's a lot of fun, and am learning a ton. Here are the first couple of pieces I did.

I love how they turned out. I'm super excited to make more!


Ohhh Bacon...

How I love you. You are the reason I cannot be a vegetarian.

1. What's Shakin'.

2. Bacon and Eggs Framed

3. Bacon is like a Hug from God. (seen on DesignSponge)

4. I love you more than bacon.

5. I love bacon.

Happy Friday Peeps.