Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Up, Up, and Away!

For my youngest son's 10th birthday this month, his grandparents gifted him with the experience of flying in a little 4 seater Cessna.  I got the privilege of going with him.  My husband went with our oldest son when he turned 10, so it was my turn this time.  :-)

My son with our trusty pilot

It's like nothing else to go up in the sky in a little tiny plane like that.  At times, my son and I would look at each other and not know whether to smile or to freak out!  It was the kind of fun that has an edge of fear to it.

But the sights we saw were totally worth any fear or reluctance we might have had.

Happy Hollow - a favorite place where we gather with friends

"With the farmland like a tapestry passed down through generations..."  ~ Indigo Girls

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Bazaar

To my local customers...I will be selling Artful Accents designs at the Holiday Shopping Bazaar at John C. Myers Elementary School this weekend on Saturday, Nov 19 from 10 am to 2 pm.  

"Festive and Merry" earrings

"Joy to the World" necklace
This event is a fundraiser for the PTA, so please come out and support JCMES!  Here is a list of the other vendors who will be there.

Gold Canyon Candles
Beauti Control
Creative Touch
Broadway Custom Engraving
Lia Sophia Jewelry
In All Sassiness Designs
Close to My Heart 
Forgotten Creek Candles
Blessings Unlimited
Touchstone Crystal
Thirty One

Artful Accents
Cloth Craft
Mary Kay
Pampered Chef
Miche Bag
Crafter Pauline Wells
Scott Showalter's 4th Graders
Crafter Helen Arbogast
Premier Jewelry
Evergreen Florist (Poinsettias)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Peppermint Patty

Black Red White Medalli...

Elegant red white and b...

Clutch bags, handbags, ...

Embossed White Snowflak...

Wool mittens/Red and wh...

Decorative Pillow Cover...

Fantastic Black and Whi...

Amor Vintage Inspired- ...

Red and White Flower Ri...

4 Pcs 16mm White Beaded...

Floral art giclee print...

Red and White Hand Knit...

Hostess Gift Soap - Van...

Cinnamon Vanilla Soap -...

Beautiful Custom Black ...

Handmade Polymer Clay R...

Awake at 2 AM with creative juices flowing, but too tired to create with my hands.  I played around on Etsy and made this treasury tonight.  These are not usually colors you see on my blog, right?  A little bit of change is good!

The colors in this treasury were inspired by Alison's red and black tapestry beads made from polymer clay.  Plus I was making mini brownie bites tonight, and I stuck peppermint patty candies into each of them.  That's how I came up with the name for the treasury!

Enjoy browsing these handmade delights that hint at the coming of the festivities of winter!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I Love Lima Beads!

I entered a little contest this week at one of my most favorite online bead stores, Lima Beads.  I browsed through the beads, picked several, arranged them just so...and by jiggedy, I won for best composition!  

Best Composition: Artful Accents’ “October Skyline
Matt of Lima Beads writes:
We had a hard time picking just one for this category because there were so many picks with great composition. The more I look at this pick, the more I like it. You can tell just how much care went into picking each and every product. Just look at how that Lillypilly Verde Patina Copper Sheet works so well with the Red Creek Jasper!

Thanks for choosing me and for the great gift certificate, Lima Beads!