Friday, March 26, 2010

Bacon Team

Well, the lovely people of etc have decided to create a team based around the fact that we all love bacon. What a great idea! Hmm....I belong to a team of boomers, and a team of people who create despite disabilities (or caretakers of people with disabilities). To round me out I need to be on a team that celebrates bacon!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bead Star Charity Auction to Benefit AHA

has now started! :) Here's the link to auction for my piece (first place in stones category)

And here's the link to the rest of them...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Bead Star Winning Entry will be auctioned March 23

on ebay. The auction will benefit the American Heart Association. My entry won first place in the stones category!

Second, and maybe even third thoughts

Well, I've been thinking about my allergic reaction yesterday some more. They do use gelatin in the yogurt, and if it's fish based (which it is usually fish or beef based in yogurt) that could of been my problem. I am deathly allergic to fish, and that would definitely explain my reaction. Anyway, gonna stay away from gelatin and inulin. I think that might be my safest! :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Activia and inulin

So, I just found out the hard way today that I'm allergic to activia yogurt. At first I burped a little, then I was burning up and then my neck swelled up and my heart started racing and I had trouble breathing/swallowing. I used my epi-pen and called 911, but by the time they got here (10 minutes, I live in the sticks) my oxygen was back up to 90%. Thank goodness for that epi-pen! I still don't feel too great, but hey, now I know I can't have that yougurt. The only thing I can figure out is that I must be allergic to inulin, the only ingredient in there that I haven't had before. After having the reaction, I read this site, which I found interesting...

Wire Wrapped Chrysoprase Bracelet

This gorgeous Bracelet was wire wrapped by me using 5mm Chrysoprase rounds, and lots of sterling wire! I wrapped the centerpiece, and then added some links with some more of these stunning green Chrysoprase beads, and finished it off with some sterling chain, and a handmade clasp. This bracelet would best fit a wrist no more than 7.5 inches.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Garnet Wire Wrapped Bracelet

I just adore wire wrapping. And the luscious red of this garnet was calling out to me to make somethig with it! :) Ask any jewelry artist, your beads do talk to you! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Senior Discount

So, last week I went thrifting while waiting for my daughter. She was taking a sewing class. I went to check out at the CHKD thrift store, and the young girl at the counter asked me if I qualified for a senior discount. I almost cried! I think senior discount there is 55, and I'm not quite 48.
I'm wondering if I shoulda just taken the discount.../giggle! (I wouldn't really, I don't want anything I'm not entitled to, but 10% mighta helped my hurt-ed feelings).

Monday, March 15, 2010

I ♥ you allurebyjen!

I used to never leave the house without lipstick. Then, my allergies became rather severe, including an allergy to red dye. I haven't been able to wear lipstick in 4 years....
Recently, I found allurebyjen, and I ordered a sample of chocolate berries lipstick from her. I am in love! The lipstick feels and looks great. Many ♥'s to her! :)
I have posted a picture of me wearing my new lipstick! Yeah! :)
Ah yes, and here is the shop link

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Made something for me!

Yep, I decided to be greedy and make something for me! Y'all can't have it...neenar neenar! :)