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Hey, I made something!

Fits and starts in creative land lately. For days (maybe cuz I have been slammed with work) I could muster not an ounce of interest in making anything. Then I started thinking I should for once get a head start on Christmas type making instead of waiting till Dec. 18th...I stopped by a new and close bead store, still kinda sparse, but bought these apple coral and mother of pearl.

The bracelet is too big for my wrist and I don't like the way the earings look so this a before picture...I have an idea to re-string, so this rehab on my own creation.

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Arrested Development

Cut off Tobias's and Maybe's head a bit...opps

Very excited to watch the season premier of Arrested Development because I have been in withdraws since like march--ish. And know I can proclaim that I am a member of the official Arrested fan club, you can be too if you follow the link!

It is the SICKEST, most DYSFUNCTIONALLY written show in a long, long time and I'm and stoked that it did NOT get canceled! Watch watch watch, NO MORE REALITY, you will not be disappointed!

But those sly dogs, of course, DID put up an "" website of which I was visitor #42 unless of course there was a "42" joke, that Riley seems to think was in play, but I was too busy doing this not to about trolling for the pure cult audience!

Now I am on to "Kitchen Confidential"...

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I am so intrigued with Japanese craft, and lots of crafty bloggers are as well, but I am more into their overall style not so much the stuffed creature thing.

The one lucky thing is that I have a mother who is a flight attendant with various international trips,. The UN-lucky thing is that no matter how many pictures and visuals and descriptions I give her of these coveted craft books, she just can't quite get it. I get lots of rice paper, colored pencils and lots of Japanese calligraphy type stuff, but bless her heart I can't get through that " I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER SUMI BRUSH" just a book or magazine with embroidery or crochet or purses!

But this is hilarious to me. As a child I was always a little creeped out about Ronald McDonald ! I was cool with the "Hamburgler" and "Grimace" cuz they were just muppet equivalent. And Ragedy Ann and Andy where this generational obsession by my mother had when I was a child. So when I noticed this Japanese interpretation of Raggedy Ann all I could think of was, Oh dear, Ronald/Ann is in crazy Drag! which is kinda weird cuz I always thought Ann to be a bit butch. As a tribute, since Cindy loves softies, this ones for you!

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Japanese Wire Craft tutorial
Hopefully this link works as I fed it through Google translation (if it doesn't I'm putting the non-tranlated link too, then you can go to google, click more, scrool down to the lower right column and click translation tools, then just copy and paste the url in to "translate page" be sure to select from Japanese to English, or i suppose you could copy all the text from the page and paste into the translate text as well!) but here is tutorial on the wire craft that I posted about earlier


here are just a few. Will I attempt this? hmm...

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DIY Home Japanese style
I have beeen fascinated with these Japanese DIYers documenting the redecorating of their homes. They are really beautiful. It is interesting to see what's popular or the trend...lots of pine wood, blues and whites and ocean and wire and shelfs...they detail the whole redecoration of their homes and instructions on how to projects. It is really neat, I haven't much of the same here (as far as websites)

Souffler has lots of soap making recipes as well. Here is sampling of her style...

Something By Hands has all kinds of wire work for the home.

Cotton Cafe has beautilful wire work too. What is up with these people? I know for a fact if I attempted to twist and turn wire to make this i would end up with 20 yards of the most canked up mesh of wire...I don't get it?

and I am fairly certain that these people are making their own furniture too

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Now this I like

Handmade coin purse from Hiro Design Works

Lots of beaties made by Rattle

Really bitchin printed cards and other stuff by Skip with happy ideas

Just darling book covers with a book mark from B21

Just lots of groovy stuff at Now Now , yummy jewelry

And I am such enchanted with everything here a Ele's Palette , beautiful site, with unique tole painting which neat to see.

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Over my snit fit
okay, I'll admit I was being a hugish baby. I'm over my snit of my closet friends called to laugh at me for my blop sign-off. To be honest I am wrapped up in one personal stressful nightmare that erupted once again and sent me over the with the back-tack things it just made me slightly pissed at the world.

Normally I am more passive agressive when I have a bug up my butt. My work associate slash brother, was afraid to call me when he received a tyraid email I sent shortly before I posted berating him on a job we were working on. He simply requested I "call me(him) when cybil is gone".

And then I realized I kinda missed this..and that it good for me, sorta like a journal (I know, duh) to blather about stuff and get it out.

So I am gonna post, take the good advice of other and post for myself and have a good time doing it not worry whether I got shafted on the back tack, thing happen, people get busy and get over it.

So in that vain thanks for dropping by if you do...and as I write this someone has just called with some very better news about a 4 year living hell! Things are indeed finally looking up!

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