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Sunday, November 24, 2013

More Great Ideas from Fellow Bloggers

Hi and happy Sunday evening.  Is everyone getting ready for turkey day?  I know I am!  My in-laws are coming to my house for the first time in twenty-four years and I am oddly a little nervous!  It will be fun though and I am anxious for all those turkey sandwiches! 

I want to start off sharing a wonderful project that was both fun to create and unique. 

This peacock bracelet has a velvet ribbon band with twill tape added for stability.  I got the idea from Bev at Flamingo Toes .  She has awesome tutorial with great ideas.  I thought this would be a great gift.  I am going to make myself one after Christmas and I am toying with the idea of using an old pin that was my grandmother's as the centerpiece.  I love that pin and hold it so dear because I remember my mom giving it to me and telling me how much it meant to her mother.  I guess I am afraid of something happening to it.  It isn't really serving any purpose shut away in a jewelry box so I may just go ahead and use it.  It would make the piece I am planning that much more special.  I will include a picture when I complete it.

I also wanted to share a beverage that is so good and crazy simple to make.  It is a hot pumpkin spice steamer  that I saw on Crafty Chelsea.  I had to whip one up when I read about it and I was hooked!  I happened to have the little individual pumpkin spice creamers so I can tell you(if you are interested) that it takes six of these little devils to make one cup of this stuff.  After I used all my little creamers, I went ahead and purchased the full-size creamer.  I am sure I will manage to use it all! 

   Lastly, I wanted to show you a project that went in a different direction than it began.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I was excited to be learning a new jewelry technique in my bead of the month club.  Well, I became very frustrated using the silk thread to bead, especially knotting the beads in place.  I ended up using silver chain I had and making up my own pattern.  I was happy with the result but a little disappointed that I gave up.  I have another kit that involves that same silk thread technique, so I think  I will give it another go.  This time I will try to be more patient. 

I have been doing a lot of knitting lately and will share a project I made for my son's girlfriend next time.  As it gets colder here, I am really enjoying working with yarn as I watch television in the evening.  I also have been a pinning fool with my new love of Pinterest.  Nobody warned me how addictive it is!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Take care.  Nancy