The Short One and I have been making paper mats. The SO doesn't quite yet have the coordination to weave the paper all by himself, but he still loves to try. At least it keeps him occupied from other things - like brooding over how he's not allowed to drive the family car (which has been a big complaint on his part this past week).
On other fronts, I spent some quality procrastination time updating my "What I'm Reading Now" list. You'll note that it's starting to feel a bit like Halloween here. Has anyone else read Mommy? by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks and Matthew Reinhart? My friend Ingrid bought it for either me or the SO (I can't remember whose gift it was) a couple years ago. It's a wonderful pop-up book about a little boy in search of his mother. Along the way, he encounters and bests any number of monsters - a mummy, werewolf, vampire, etc. It's a great book. If you come across a copy, I highly recommend it.
I'm late, but here are your - still intriguing - bead and jewelry links for the week:
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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