Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

thanksgiving bliss

What my nephew does for thanksgiving entertainment

thanksgiving entertainment

What the boys do for thanksgiving entertainment

trend spotting for beads and jewelry

I went to the Keystone Fashion mall recently on a gathering trip and noticed a jewelry trend in most of the high end shops there. 
Lots of multiple strand necklaces with CHAINS like you wouldn't believe. 
Many darker patinas on the metals and beads. Pearls are back with abundance. I especially like the treand of using large chunky semi precious stones. Neat trip for design ideas. I recommend you go to a few shops that you normally don't frequent and see what's out there for trend watching!

Friday, November 6, 2009

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As you can see. Jacob worked hard on his Rocket for about the last month. We had 2 very successful launches, and one good landing.... One of the hazards of living in the country is... well, the country. The trees were our downfall for the second landing. As of right now, the rocket is still there. More on how to retrieve rockets from trees on a different post.

awkward family photos


An interesting look at those favorite family photos.
http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

window dressing in Crawfordsville

Best window display in town - every time

beading Madness





Well, During the last week... I've had a few days off for a mini-vacation, Personal sick days and child sick days... Not very productive on the newspaper front. But VERY productive at home at the work table. I've opened my own ETSY store front to try to sell some of my more distinctive jewelry designs! visit my store at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/madmodiste to see all the details and more items. Thanks for your support! We'll see how it goes from here. Word of mouth is everything. So Tell your friends!