Archive | February 2009

Deanna gets crafty…

It’s been a while since I’ve written about what I’ve really been up to, besides glass of course.  About a month ago my friend Rebekah decided we were going to learn to sew.  I am usually up for trying most things, so I said sure.   Rebekah commandeered her grandmother’s sewing machine and we were off to Hobby Lobby.  After annoying the crap out of everyone in the fabric section and spending a lot more than we should have, we were armed and ready to make our first pillows.

Here is mine:



And here is Rebekah’s…otherwise known as the one my dog tried to steal.


We had a blast making them (even if it did turn out to be the most expensive pillow on the planet).  You see, this led to me wanting a sewing machine, which hubby got me for valentines day.  He’s so romantic.  No, seriously.  I really wanted it.  Which led to me needing a sewing table of some sort.

So we went to the used furniture store and found this:


Real pretty right?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  So I decided to paint it and Greg (Mr. Crafty), suggested I cover the drawers with fabric.  This led to another trip to Hobby Lobby.  You don’t even want to know how much I have spent at this point.  Then Greg says he’ll line the drawers with cedar incense slats.  So far I have resisted ordering the cedar.  I think I’ll actually make something with my new sewing machine before I go that far.  Anyway, the desk is all dolled up and ready for for public viewing.  Whad’ya think?



It needs a matching chair doesn’t it?  Look out used furniture store, here I come.  🙂

Heliotrope-Ornament Thursday.

Did someone say violet?  To me that is what heliotrope is and my all time favorite color to use in Bullseye glass is violet striker.  In fact, it may be the very reason I embraced Bullseye over my old flame Moretti.  Bullseye is 90 coe and Moretti is 104, thus  sadly they cannot be used together.  It’s one or the other.

So without further ado, let me ensnare you with pictures of glass using violet striker:





And just so my old Moretti doesn’t feel too left out, how about some beads made in ink blue violet:


Check out the other posts for this weeks Ornament Thursday:

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Check out Linda’s necklace and don’t miss the giveaway!

Heliotrope: Purple by any other name…
Lisa waffles on what shade of purple is really “Heliotrope”

Ornament Thursday is here!
Michelle Zimmerman gets funky with these home made mica shift bead earrings and Helen Bradley secretly raids someone else’s bead box for a fun silver bracelet.

I’m done! Done I say!

Well done with story anyway.  There is a lot of clean up to do and some minor revision work, but it’s done.  DEAD SEXY ON BOURBON STREET comes in just over 87,000 words.  OMG!  I can’t belive I did it.  WOOT!