Tuesday, June 28, 2011


"Paradise" or "Life in a Box" was my choice as a title for this post. In two days we are moving to a new apartment complex. Our life is full of boxes waiting for the move. We are hopeful the new location will bring us back to paradise.

This is the last thing I made before packing most of my beads. The Queen of Paradise in teal. I have been going though serious bead withdrawals wanting to bead with things that won't see the light of day until the end of this weekend.

Hopefully I've managed the transfer of lights, cable and Internet so there won't be any down time and the move will go without a hitch.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Because it's Hurricane season and
I survived Katrina.

She was my 50th birthday present and because
We are moving in two weeks.

I have been going through years of magazines.
Not just any Magazines but years of Bead & Button and Beadwork.

Knowing that I can replace those issues with a DVD collection. Makes this task easier and will free up a lot of space in my new beadroom.

Clink on the picture to go to the Interweave website to order a DVD collection. I like the idea of having a years worth of issues at the touch of my iPad.

Pulling out box after box of magazines has me wondering. Am I a pack rat or a hoarder?

Do you save every issue of your favorite magazines?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Buttons and Buttons

My Grandma had a button box. Actually it was a tin can. It was one our favorite things to play with when we went to visit on a Sunday afternoon. Over the last 22 years I have become a collector of things. Those things being pressed glass, seed beads and buttons. I am not an organized collector of these things, until this week. I have been going through every box and container and putting things that belong together in their own boxes or containers.

My buttons are now in their own special tin. I have been inspired to incorporate some of these buttons into new pieces of beadwork. I just have to remember where I put everything when I am done sorting and things are put away.

Are you an organized collector of things?