Sneak Peek at Next Week

Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout the new stone of the month,new stone of the month – that’s what they saaa-ay.I, myself don’t talk about the new stone of the month – A new stone of the month has come my way. And I can feel a new design coming on.And I don’t know why it takes so looo-ong.Everybody talks about a new stone of the month – new stone of the month with colours strong. With apologies to Roger Whittaker. 😉

Happy Friday

Farewell for a week. I’m off to take my kidlets on their very first camping trip. We’re heading up to Sandbanks Provincial Park. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a camping wimp – or too much of a city girl to really enjoy it. But, what kid shouldn’t experience the joy (horrors) of camping? Sandbanks was my choice of course, as it’s the only camp ground that I know of where there are no bears. Other creatures I can handle – snakes, spiders, raccoons, skunks – no problem. Just no bears! Today also marks the last day of school for …

A birds eye view

Into the bead and button show…. Marg sent an email this morning to our internal email list letting us know that Sara (aka softflexgirl) had just posted a bunch of videos on her Youtube page. Sara will be posting videos regularly on the use of softflex products. If you want inspiration, here’s another place to look! As I’m sure you know it’s easy to get sucked into Youtube – as I was watching the softflex videos, I discovered a couple of bead and button video’s. I’ve embedded two of them here – then head on over to youtube – there …

Summer Plans and projects

I like summer projects – every summer I seem to get a little overly ambitious and plan these huge grand schemes. Unfortunately, I then find that somehow life gets in the way, and I don’t have time to complete them. The first project was of course my garden a few years back. We had just moved into a new house, and the previous owners had only planted a few bushes. This needed fixing – immediately. So, instead of working around the bushes, and making the garden just a wee bit bigger – I dig out the whole front yard, and …

Oh my goodness – Handmade Spaces

I just took a quick peek again at the Modishblog – There is an occasional/weekly feature called Handmade Spaces. Inspired to set up your own private crafting sanctuary? You’ve got to check this out. If you’re at work – I suggest you wait until you get home. Lot’s of reading and eye candy – a few hours worth in fact! http://www.modishblog.com/modish/handmade_spaces/

This Week at Beadfx….

I am a bit behind today, so this is going up a bit late. As many of you may know we have quite a few different instructors here at Beadfx. And I know that we always mention the instructor by name, but we do not always talk about who they really are. So, I will be including a brief bio on a different instructor each week in my blog in the coming weeks. This week we will be featuring Stephanie Dixon. Stephanie has been a “hooker” since the age of 9. Originally from Montreal, she learned to crochet in grade …

Blogging tips

Twitter is useful sometimes. I just got a tweet about an indie biz chat on Etsy in the virtual Labs. Jena from modish will be speaking about how to get your blog noticed in the blogosphere. Tips from a pro! The chat starts at 3pm EST on the Etsy Labs

Yeesh

You know someone is having a bad day when you walk up them and they are on the cell phone saying: … the police are on their way honey, so just lock yourself in the house and let the firemen deal with it. All of these snippets are taken from the last 3 days in my life. It’s been a lively weekend. 😛 Hence the late post. … what is our protocol for raccoons? … omigawd – how long has her leg been like that? … Listen – you don’t have it so bad. The guy who is threatening to …

Misheard Lyrics

In case you have been living under an internet rock, and haven’t heard of this site you should check out the official repository of misheard song lyrics – kissthisguy.com. It’s named for a classic misheard lyric – from Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze:” Misheard Lyric: Excuse me while I kiss this guyReal Lyric: Excuse me while I kiss the sky From rock to national anthems – as in Oh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze… which strikes me as frightening close to the truth – this site is hilarious. Probably a good call to look up a couple of those …

Wow, Brain freeze

Dwyn and I have officially lost it 😉 Well, I guess I really should speak for myself. Thursday, and Friday are my days to post the blog. Saturday is Dwyn’s. Dwyn called me this morning from out and about somewhere to ask me to post something on the blog, as she had forgotten to queue something up today. As soon as she said ‘blog’, I froze, and realized that I had missed two days of posts! So I blubbered my apologies, and am now sitting down at the computer. Do I have anything beady to talk about? Not really 😉 …