January 2012 archive

Jan 22


I am in love with Kumihimo….. I took a Beaded Kumihimo class on a cold Saturday in December.  I had already tried it once with fiber and quite enjoyed the outcome. But the added sparkle of beads on the cord attracted me. I took my little disk, my prepared cords and bobbins complete with beads and spent a couple of hours learning the basics of making a beaded bracelet. Heres a picture of  my finished piece! It’s all dressed up with silver end caps and a little dangle just for fun. I liked it so much I plan on making  a necklace in black!  So what is Kumihimo? Its a type of braiding and uses a marudai though most of us beginners use a simple foam disk.  For more detailed information check out this site www.whatiskumihimo.com



Jan 14

Lucky Taco Car!!

Driving  along the freeway the other day we saw this funny little (and I mean LITTLE) car – the driver was waving and smiling as I took this photo. How could you not laugh? 🙂 Apparently they are located in a town close to where I live. Check out their website!   theluckycookiecompany