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Impulse Buy and What to do With Them

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

I was in Michaels looking for a bead needle and ran across ceramic bunny beads. They made me smile. After finding a bead needle, I went back to look at the bunny beads.

What do you do with an impulse buy?

First I made a pair of earrings.

Rabbit Beads

Then another pair of earrings.

Rabbit Beads

Made a necklace with the beads strung on linen.

Rabbit Beads

The thing is, I really don’t wear jewelry, especially cute jewelry.

When I am not working in the studio or garden, I wear a necklace that I made with a pair of pewter magnolia earrings.

Necklace and Earrings

The necklace is waxed linen cord with a bound holey rock from a NY Day visit to Shell Beach. My wedding band. Part of a pair of bunny earrings. One earring lost at a garden supply shop. The earrings were a gift from my husband. And a small locket my niece gave me. It is funny that I actually gave her the locket years earlier for Christmas. The locket has a photo of my husband and Nora, a bunny who lived with us. Everything is sentimental.

Nora

December 21st will be the 4th anniversary of the death of Nora, the sweet little bunny who lived with us.

Back to the impulse buy, finally I made this bobble.
Rabbit Beads

It is closer to my work and my necklace. I like the combination of a spring and black safety pin.

When would I ever wear it? I tried fastening it to a jacket, that didn’t work. I tried fastening it to the laces of shoes. That didn’t work.

Last night I hung the bobble in the kitchen. It is too small to be on its own.

Rabbit Beads

This morning had an idea for the bunny beads. Leaning toward stringing the beads together with Birch twigs, safety pins, and linen fiber. Could hang them from the kitchen spice rack filled with bunnies. Seems like it could be a fitting solution.


Dash

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Dash


Work in Progress–Mom Penny Memorial

Friday, September 14th, 2018

The memorial piece will have a penny dated for each year of my mother’s life.

I have a stash of pennies, but did not have one for each year from 1930 to 2018. Found a coin shop in town that had reasonably priced pennies to complete the piece.

Stacks of pennies

Interesting that 1943 is a steel penny.

1943 Steel Penny

Memorial

Loom Knitting Pleated Pattern with Undyed Wool

Memorial

Today will have completed 35 rows of 89 rows for the pennies. Will need to knit a bit more for overlap.

When the loom knitting is done, the pennies attached, and important years indicated, a box will be made of cedar as a home for the memorial piece.

Previous Penny Project Post

Tim 50th Birthday

Normally I would work all day to complete a project. But I have to limit my (repetitive) working time to five rows per day. I had surgery on my hand in June, with some working too much too soon complications. Developed scar tissue with extreme sensitivity. Still working to gain back finger strength and manual dexterity.

Dash enjoyed helping with my favorite desensitizing therapy.

Desensitizing Therapy


Bob and Nest, Elliot and Burrow in Progress

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Bob Nest

Bob, Nest and Eggs
August 1, 2018

Bob Nest

Bob Building Nest After Egg Removal
August 19, 2018

Elliot Hole

One of Elliot’s Holes in Hill Garden

Elliot Hole

Elliot and Dash. Elliot is the small black bunny. She was rescued running around the neighborhood. Dash is the large ginger bunny. He was a shelter bunny.


Bunny Boy in the Courtyard Garden

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy Dug a Hole Then Collapsed for a Nap in the Sun


In the Garden 20180511

Friday, May 11th, 2018

While removing spent Brug flowers I found this–

Brug Seed Pod

How Did I Miss It?

Brug Seed Pod Length

Tragopogon porrifolius

Tragopogon porrifolius

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy Taking a Break After Running Around in the Garden


Bunny Boy Day 2

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Bunny Boy enjoying the garden this evening.

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy

Still do not have a name for him. Nothing seems to quite fit.


New Addition to Our Family

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy
Bunny Boy

What is his name? Don’t know yet. He hasn’t told me.


Elliot and Random Quote

Friday, March 30th, 2018

My husband set up his website to randomly pair photos with quotes.
Sometimes interesting pairings occur.

Elliot

Elliot loves to shred fabric.
We have a concrete tube on the sofa hoping she will shred it instead of the sofa.


Found yesterday–

Sofa Shred

But notice the shredded paper, right side of the photo. So, sort of works.


After the Rain

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Iron Bunny with New Aloe

Iron Bunny with New Aloe

New Cactus

New Cactus

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive?

Memorial Code

Bunny Memorial Patina 5 February 2018

Memorial Code

Bunny Memorial Patina Today