Can't show ya'all what I've been working on, cuz it's a secret. But here's a gift bag that I made last year using a fab rollercoaster fabric.
My hubby gets intimidated using it with this gift tag. "But this isn't a thrilling present..." That's not the point. It's the rollercoasters that are thrilling... I was just having fun. Too bad you can't see the bugle beads sparkle.
And here's the bracelet (along with the earrings) I mentioned in yesterday's post. All the beads came from the states - you could never get lampworked beads like this here. Gold and silver we got lots and lots of. Semi-precious rocks - some prices better than the states. But bead beads? Eeeh not so much. I made this with my friend Siobhan, who had been playing around with jewelry so she knew what she was doing.
I haven't bought any jewelry here. Gold, silver, precious stones, whatever, don't excite me. I like funky stuff like dichroic glass and these lampworked beads. Better for my wallet that way.
Did I tell ya'all that my sweetie and I watched "While You Were Sleeping" this last weekend? It's one of my favorite movies ever. Sweet, funny, and full of holiday spirit. We watched "Notting Hill" not too long ago as well, another one of my favorite romantic comedies. I love Hugh Grant with the floppy hair and the stumbling speech patterns (tho I liked him as the cad Cleaver in "Bridget Jone's Diary" too). But mostly that one is fun for his friends in it. I just want to have dinner with them (only not with burned food).
Oh, and no, I'm not smiling in my self-portrait cuz it was actually harder to take than I thought it would be. I couldn't tell if I had it framed properly and had I pushed the button down enough to focus but not enough to take the photo and okay now I wanted to take the photo, but had it taken? I didn't like the pics with that horrible "I've been smiling too long" grimace, so that's why I have the serious looking photo...