Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

I have been awarded the 'Kreativ Blogger Award' by Jamie of Creations by JAE. Thank you for thinking of me Jamie, and thank you for your upbeat personality that always brightens the day even when it is dark and overcast.

These are the rules:

1. The winner may put this award on their blog.
2. Please put a link to the person that presented you for this award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to all their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I pass the Kreativ Blogger Award crown to:

Shiran at Miss Lilith Jewelry

Kimberly at Creative Eye Studio

Theresa from Studio 618

Maricris of Zen For You

Joella the AlwaysWiredBeadLady

I noticed it took me quite awhile to do this blog so if any of you feel overburdened by the responsibility of this crown, I totally understand and will only cry for one hour (per person.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Tale of the Blue Icicle Lights

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, known as Los Angeles, there lived two roommates, in a village called The Valley. One holiday season Lord Tom, the taller of the two, gave Lady Elayne, the...shorter, a box of blue icicle lights as a gift. Ah, thought Lady Elayne, blue because it is my favourite colour, and because it matches my eyes, and because I celebrate Hanukkah. But alas, Lady Elayne, being unhandy and lazy, found the task of hanging the lights rather daunting. And icicle lights in a condo? She found that idea rather questionable.

And so the fair lady put the lights away for another year. And another year. And another year.

And so it came to pass that Lady Elayne moved to a land 4 1/2 hours away if you don't drive during peak traffic. A land of dry air, cactus, heat and slot machines. Las Vegas. And in this land Lady Elayne purchased a house. As the first holiday season in her new home approachethed, Lady Elayne decided that this was the year of the blue icicle lights. But alas it was not meant to be. She searched high (upstairs) and low (downstairs) but the lights would not be found. (Did we mention Lady Elayne was a slob as well as being unhandy and lazy?)

Sometime later, on a warm summer's eve as the lady rooted around her storage area (aka garage) she stumbled upon them! The blue icicle lights had returned! Lady Elayne waited anxiously for the days to shorten and the temperature to drop. She vowed she would have her blue icicle lights hung by the chimney with care this year.

Lady Elayne penciled the day in to her planner, and on that morning, in the month of December, she awoke, bushy eyed and bright tailed. As the scent of the fresh brewing coffee awakened her senses she sat with the box, carefully opened it up and found...

Maple syrup and pancake mix.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Weird White Stuff Falling From the Sky!

We interrupt our irregularly unscheduled blog to bring you...SNOW! What's the big deal you say? Well this is Las Vegas, home of 110 degree summers and cactus and wind. Not snow! The last time I saw snow here was when I first came to town and camped out in my mom's guest room. I slept through it actually falling from the sky but I did see on the ground and cars. Snapped a quick picture from the window of my guest room. It's still coming down and no sign of slowing down. I'm so excited.

I actually miss snow...who'd have thunk it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Like A Necklace...Only Warmer

Roz is a crafter from way back. She's always had some project going, be it knitting or crochet. So why not put some of those cozy, delicious scarves on our Etsy site and let others enjoy the fruits of her labour. This Chenille scarf is soft and scrumptious and washable too! And what an eyecatching colour, scarlet, ruby red, blood red, call it what you will, it's gorgeous!

Check it out at ChezChani, and you can be snuggling up to this baby in a week. At only $19 with $1. shipping, treat yourself!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Craft Show Dec. 7 & New Listing

Pictured is one my latest works, now available in our Etsy Shop. It's a bracelet inspired by the Leather Pride Flag. I'd never heard of this flag, but someone looking at my gay rainbow bracelet suggested it. We found pictures of it online and I had to give it a go. I think it came out very true to the actual flag. I'm not going to go into details about what the flag represents (partly because I'm not sure I'm clear on it.) I will say that while it's not for everybody, it sure is for somebody.

We are only doing one show this holiday season. It's this Sunday, Dec. 7 9AM-3PM at Temple Beth Sholom in Summerlin...Las Vegas NV (Town Center, 1 block north of Desert Inn. 10700 Havenwood Lane.) Given that our only show is at a Synagogue it's just as well I never got to my Christmas specific designs. Next year I'll have to plan earlier for that. I have no excuses for my lack of preparation, I'm pretty sure this season comes around the same time every year.

Hope all you Americans had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was fortunate in that it fell on my day off and nobody cooks a turkey like my mommy!!