I woke up early on Saturday morning all set to enjoy some coffee, the sun streaming in the windows, and get to making! I was trying to focus on my June goals, so there were a few different plans, but I ended up really working on summertime pieces. I haven't taken the time to photograph them all yet, but wanted to share a few shots of the working environment.
Here's what my bead table looked like when I started. Uh, how many pliers do you need to have right there at hand? I apparently refuse to put the orange beads away even though I know I haven't used them in weeks--they're just so pretty! There are ribbons and leather scraps all over the place, too, because I keep wanting to put them in a design and then they end up unused. I apparently won't put them away either--they're pretty, too!Since one of my goals this month is to actually sell some things, I spent some time working on more descriptive tags for each piece that can help explain the magic of handmade and give credit to the various bead artists that I love. It was a bit painful making the labels and cutting and such, but it was a great excuse to finally download Word for my Mac--thankfully I work for the government so I was able to get Microsoft Office for only $10. :) Sorry to rub it in, but it's a happy thing! Here's a tray full of sets of summertime--most of them are leather/suede-based because I found some luscious soft cord on a recent Hobby Lobby stop. I'm proud to say that all feature beads by blog friends/artisans from around the country! There's Sue, Genea, Barbara, Heather, Anne & Cherie on this tray.
You can also see a little bit of another June goal peeking out from under the tray...the instructions for my Weight Watcher points counter! haaaaaaaaa So far, so good! I actually ran last night and am getting set for more PT with my unit this morning. Actually, now that I'm checking the time I should probably get ready to go. Sad...I'd rather sit here and play blog-girl all day; alas, I will go sweat in the most unflattering PT gear ever with all of my co-workers and then go try to solve the AF's biggest problems from my little office at the end of all the cubicles. Whoo hoo!
Oh, one more thing I have to share: Frankie. He is my skittish boy and I got to take him to the kitty dermatologist the other day for allergy testing. Uh, if you're looking for a nice expensive adventure, I highly recommend it. I was lucky enough to never have to go through the skin-pricking of allergy testing but now my little one has...look at this poor thing!
He has that "bitch if you try to pick me up I will cut you" look that matches well with his little shaved side. What a prince! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Off to PT.