Monday, July 28, 2008

Craft for the Road

So remember how I said I wanted to learn how to embroider? Well my sweet and talented mother, from whom I have learned pretty much everything, said she would teach me. I embroidered some little baby shirts for my sister who's expecting her third boy. I just found images on the Internet that I liked, printed them in the size I wanted, and traced the image onto the shirt using a washable marker. Then I just followed the lines using the stitches my mom taught me. I learned in the car on the way to Waterton, and actually did two of the three in the car on the way home. I'm definitly a beginer, but it was fun to learn, and I think they turned out pretty good.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm Back, Baby!

But I'm being lazy when it comes to posting, so here's some things I found blog surfing today. First, these cool photographs found here, taken by Catherine Ledner.

I really love that one of the ibis. It makes me wonder, how does one secure an ibis for a photo shoot?

And I'm trying to come up with a good reason to make this delicious sounding ice cream. I'll let you know if I think of one.

Friday, July 11, 2008


It's been a while since I posted, but that's because I've been getting ready to leave town for a week...and I probably won't be doing any posting then either...but to tide over all you dedicated readers, here's some pictures of what I've been up to recently. The first two are of a little get-together I had with the girls from BYU Info. Yes, people, I am wearing flat shoes. I fully embrace my shortness.

The last three are of the infamous ("in-famous?") Patio of Fire. This was the first year I actually participated in the festivities. I was the official t-shirt launcher. I think I did a pretty good job considering I only learned how to operate said launcher a few minutes before the show. Unfortunately, I have no photographic evidence of my mad skills, so you'll have to come next year and see them in person. Also, I'm proud to announce my very own husband was the winner of the "Andrew Scott Ringer Lifetime Achievement Award For Freedom Promotion and Recognition". Notice my rock star's shirt, it's the one Austin and I made him for Christmas. Also notice his totally rock-n-roll white tennis shoes with ankle socks. Remind me to help him dress for this next year. Thanks to all my friends and family who came!

Well, like I said, I'm going out of town for about a week, but I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to post when I get back.

P.S. Three of the 5 pictures in this post were completely stolen from friends blogs. Basically if it's a decent picture, I probably didn't take it. I'm only capable of taking pictures of things that remain completely motionless. Hope you guys don't mind!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Well, since you all like the green and gold necklace, here's a detail shot. You can see all the different colors of aquamarine better in this shot. I'll have to take better pictures before I post them on etsy.

Busy Bee

My rock star husband is living it up golfing this weekend, so I kept myself busy creating some new pieces. Let me know what you think.

The necklaces will both go on etsy (eventually, I tend to take a while at getting around to posting). Notice the one with green stones is made with gold wire. This was my first try at using the gold wire, and I like it. It's a lot more malleable than the silver wire. The smaller stones on this necklace are aquamarine, and I'm not sure what the green stone is. The dangle blue earrings are for a friend at work. They are made of kyanite (the blue drop stone) and moonstone. The pink necklace is rose quartz, moonstone, and clear seed beads. The last pair of earrings are made with mookaite (the yellow stones) and I'm not sure what the blue stones are.