Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pay it forward~ Join the fun

Pay It Forward - Leave A Comment, Get A Goodie!
I'm taking part in a great idea in blog world called Pay It Forward 2011. I read about it on Bobbie's blog, http://www.beadsong.blogspot.com/, and now I'm lucky enough to get to continue the fun here.

So here's the idea: be one of the first five people to leave a comment on this post, and I'll send you something made by my own busy hands. Fun!

Then you share the idea of Pay It Forward on your blog, and promise to send the first five people who make a comment on your post a handmade goodie that you've created. More fun!

You don't have to send something the very next day, but to play fair, you do need to send something as soon as you can. It's not the size of the item that's important -- it's that it comes from you and carries a bit of your creative spirit on to five people somewhere across the world.

It's the spirit of sharing a good thing by paying it forward. And seriously, who couldn't use a little extra joy and beauty brightening their world?

One act of random creativity can have a great ripple effect.
Think of it as a pebble in the ocean. The more you reach out and touch the more you in turn are touched.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

~News and Updates~

First and foremost, I am still checking out blogs from the Bead soup blog party.
I wanted to take my time and read them and with working full time and being pretty involved with my church and having 2 teens (who hog the computer) I have not had alot of free time. I have made some new friends. I also have discovered that I want to study more about color. I used to think "I know what goes together" But there is so much more to it than that. I want to kick it up a notch and know more about color. For instance- Sue at Stony Creek Beads and Gallery in Ypsilanti, MI- (the owner's Mother, and worker) told me that you can add the following colors to just about anything: Blue,green,yellow. Ok I said to myself Blue I get- we all wear blue jeans with anything, Green- well that is my favorite color so of course I have chosen it for lots of things, but yellow??? Really??? Are you sure??
Yellow scares me! Yikes- I like bright but yellow is like....really BRIGHT- How can I mix it with anything?? Well Sue says "think of the Sun- it is out every day and goes with everything" Well ok, we live in Michigan so it really is NOT out every day, but you get the drift. She says you can add little bits to just about any project to perk it up and the same goes for blue- again she says- "think of the sky".
So my next challenge to myself is make something yellow> I promise. Keep posted so that you can see what I make and hold me to it- and encourage me.

Also I wanted to share with you a passion of mine: SEED BEADS.
I love them in all colors. You can use them to do bead embroidery, off-loom bead weaving, and use them in stringing as spacers. They are very reasonable in price. They come in hundreds if not thousands of sizes and colors. When you do not have alot of money or money is tight, but you want to keep beading and have not tried beadweaving, I encourage you to give it a try. Start with one stitch- My kids started with square stitch. If my son could do it at about 6 or 7, I know you can do it too!



HAVE FUN and again thanks to Lori Anderson for a chance to win some neat bead soup!