Monday, July 25, 2011

Project ideas--beads and more

The other day I showed some fabric I have set aside for a specific project.  I also have lots of things hanging around with no specific project in mind yet.  Some things have been allocated to a general idea, however.  It's just a matter of making the time to have fun with them.

Then, today I got a call from my midwife's office.  I have a severe UTI.  NO FUN!!  The weird thing is that I have no typical symptoms.  I'm feeling overall drained and blah, but I figured that was from our crazy week last week with Vacation Bible School.  I guess there's more to it than that.  So that means that I should probably relax and take it easy the next couple of days, right?  Don't you think that's a good excuse?  =)

So I've been eyeing my hair clip stuff today...

A couple of weeks ago, someone was giving away a bunch of beads on Freecycle!  You know I jumped on that one, and amazingly enough, I got them!  There are a lot of them, and they're gorgeous!  I'm planning some jewelry and such, but some of them will go to hair clips.  Here's what I got:

These will be for necklaces, but aren't they to die for?

This baggy has a bunch of random glass beads.

Some of these beads will make their way into hair clips for sure! 

 I also love making hair clips out of other random things.  They turn out so cute!  

Can't you picture these little fish nestled into the center of bows?

Or these flowers (which were originally cupcake toppers) glued down across a headband?

I also have out my felt...

my ribbons...

my hair clips...

my headband blanks...

and, of course, my trusty glue gun.

Looks like it's going to be a great night (minus the UTI, of course).  Tomorrow I'll try to get some pictures posted of fun things that get made today.  Anybody wanna come play?

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  1. hope you are feeling better. looks like fun, how do you keep the kids out of it all? I try and get my crafts done in the evening after jimmie goes to bed.
    Love, Rachael

  2. Thanks! I took my first antibiotic tonight. I'll hopefully be feeling better in 24 hours or so.

    I keep my stuff in my bedroom. I only bring out what I'm working on, or I just work on it in my room when they're sleeping. Naptimes and after bed are my prime crafting times. =)