Friday, June 26, 2009

Bad Things Happen in Three's...

or so I've heard. In just a couple of days, the world lost 3 legends; Ed McMahon an icon of late nite TV and Publisher's Clearinghouse,
Farrah Fawcet who I grew up watching faithfully on Charlie's Angels and merely a few hours later the shocking news of Michael Jackson's death was broadcast. On the Today show, someone said that the saying goes it's "the elderly, the sick and the sudden". That about sums it up, for these 3 anyway. I can only hope the families of all them are able to take comfort from the scriptures explanation of where they are, "The living are conscious that they will die, but the dead are conscious of nothing at all." - Ecclesiastes 9:5,10

...and back to daily life....
I've been busy crocheting a few items; my little friend Chatelaine who is 9 is into scarves but didn't have one. She is learning to crochet but is a ways away from making herself a scarf so she asked if I would make one for her. A scarf in the summer? I'm thinking. That's NOT going to be comfortable in the warm weather of So. Cal. So I had the idea to make something, well, skinny - for lack of a better word. Here's the result:
She liked it. I got carried away with the length, sort of forgetting she's just a wee little thing and the scarf was long enough to wrap around a neck and spin her off like one of those old toys, the top with a string. Even though it's more like a leash than a scarf, she didn't want me to shorten it. I think I'll make a couple and put them on the Etsy site.
The other thing I busied myself with is these moc Crocs. Aren't they just the CUTEST things? There will be many more in a variety of colors and embellishments soon. They're fun to make and oh so cute to look at.
Well, I guess it's time to hit the hay. Hubby's already asleep and the cat's farting some noxious gas that may well render me unconscious if I don't get out from under the cloud. Until next time.....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I was perusing some of the other blogs out there and found the following post on this site I decided it was necessary to steal it. You'll soon see why....

We Are All Priceless
A popular speaker started off his lecture by holding up a $20 bill. In the room teeming with people, he asked. "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this."He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Now who wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air."Well," he continued, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the floor and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by...Who We Are.

Friday, June 19, 2009

It's Not My Fault....Really

Ok, so I haven't posted in awhile. You can blame Facebook for that. I have two pages on Facebook, a personal page as well as a page for my shop....which by the way you can become a fan of by clicking the link to the right.

Uh...back on track here. They have this game on Facebook called Farm Town which is like a Sim City game. You plant seeds, they grow, you harvest and sell them and along the way different kinds of seeds become available. As you get money you can buy things for your farm; scarecrows, barns, flowers, well you get the idea. The crops come due to be harvested at different times, some in 4 hours, some in a day or two and if you don't get to them, they die and you've wasted your coins. I find that when I'm out enjoying the weekend with my hubby and dreamily looking into his eyes, what I'm really thinking about is that my cabbage is gonna die if I don't beat it back home and harvest them. So you see, I have a severe form of addiction and should seek professional help.

That being said, I have actually found time to make a few things. One of them is this darling baby bonnet with roses. Such a cute frame for a baby's face, don't you think? I used really wide ribbon for between the roses instead of narrower because I love the way it fills out.
As for my polymer clay - I've been able to tear myself away from Farm Town long enough to get some stuff done. The "Wisteria Lane" pendant was inspired by just that. We went to Universal Studios a few weeks ago and the tram took us down Wisteria Lane. It was really very pretty. For a bunch of facades. Dot 'n Curl was inspired simply by my love of pink, black and white put together. I set them on the table and this is how they assembled themselves. ;-). My husband says it looks like a cookie.

Queen For a Day is for the little one in your life. Wooden beads and strung on elasticized thread and knotted to keep the beads in place. It has a lobster claw clasp but it's stretch enough to slip on over the head. It's enough to make any little girl feel like Queen for the Day.

Well, off to play in my Farm Town. (Just kidding)...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Inconsiderate Cat Behavior - New Arrivals

As I mentioned previously, I have a new furry addition to my family, my cat Buster. Cats have very little if any, consideration for their humans

For example, they have no compunction about jumping up on you in the middle of the night while you're dead asleep and after turning in circles a few times and "kneading" on sensitive areas, finally find the perfect spot to curl up and sleep - generally in the most uncomfortable position for you. Nor do they care about your privacy in the bathroom.

Currently I'm sitting in my recliner with my laptop. Buster is also in my lap, sleeping soundly draped over my right arm, leaving me to hunt and peck on the keyboard with only my left, non-dominant hand. Since my legs are curled up and tucked beside me, my laptop is teetering on my knee.

I can see my coffee cup with steaming coffee and vanilla creamer, but I can't reach it.

I can see the remote control but can't reach it to change the channel. No, I'm stuck watching the skinny, somewhat pretentious weather girl drone on about drizzle and the 7-day forecast.

I can see my right arm but can no longer feel it. Buster is not a lightweight.

Why, you ask, don't you remove the cat so you can function as a normal person?? Well, because he's just so darn CUTE! And when he looks at me with those big eyes over his little white mark on his nose, he melts my heart. Plus it's kind of like having a baby. Wake him up and he gives me that pathetic look while sitting next to his toy, silently commanding me to devote hours to playing with him..until he's tired and wants to sleep on my lap again.

Also previously mentioned is my increasing delight with polymer clay. Oh the things you can do! Here are some of the things I've done:

Ocean Princess, Victorian Lace and Savannah can be found in this Etsy shop. Chocolate Truffle can be ordered in your color choice .

I've also decided to put my crochet skills to good use. I love making baby items and all kinds of afghans. Here is the first item in my new Etsy shop, Destiny Lee's Crochet


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Crafting has always been a passion for me. I have yet to stick with any particular medium, as I love to switch it out and try new things. This blog is sort of a testament to that fact. Hope you enjoy...

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