Had an awesome day today. Waited around for the mail man. My Bella Merce Twilight inspired jewelry came today. I love it so much here is the picture I took on my new Canon camera I won last week.

Here is the Bella Merce Package before I opened it. I love the packaging.
here is the package after I opened it.

Tells me about my necklace and how to take care of it.
















and here is a close up of my necklace:
















I love my necklace so much. Thank you to Womb at the Innsane and Bella Merce for the wonderful necklace. You should go check out both of these web pages they are both good. Bella Merce makes all kinds of hand made engraved jewelry.

Here is Vincent at the park today. He had a good time:





















Is this a sunflower? It popped up out of nowhere last week after big rain. I thought at first it was a funky weed




















My giveaway will be coming up soon.Once I reach my 200th post. Oh yeah and looking forward to phat fiber box at my house this month:-) If you don't know about phat fiber you should go here Phat Fiber and read all about it.

Another year almost done. It went so quick. There is a lot going on this month as well. Little man's birthday was December 14, My anniversary is December 22(5 years and there better not be an earthquake. The earthquake in Paso Robles which killed two people happened right as my husband started saying his vows to me. We have the earthquake at our wedding ceremony on tape. ),Christmas is December 25 friday which means we will be at my MIL and FIL for Christmas.

This week has been both good and bad. I am still getting over my cold. I sound like a frog croaking when I talk. Little man is coming down with it as well.Just a little cough. I. received my camera in the mail which I won I will blog more about that whole experience later on today.
here are some pictures from my new camera:



















Here is Vincent wearing my felicity hat. Up until the crown its made of noro and the crown is nature wool. He loves red.

I am going to be having a contest coming up when I have reach my 200th post. You will like it I think.Phat fiber box drop was yesterday. Can't wait to get the box this month. It is going to be awesome. Aurora Borealis is the theme this month. I have to get to work on my samples for next months box. I should be able to get all of them done this weekend.

I saw Avatar yesterday. It is so epic. I want to see it again in 3D. My husband and I and Dennis and some of his friends went to see it. My mom and dad were supposed to go but because did not want to deal with the drama. Well that is all for now. I will have another post tomorrow of some finished projects hopefully.

its already been an iffy week

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my husband left the lights on all weekend to my car and totally killed the battery. he had to have the car jumped twice in this horrible weather today. i feel so bad for him. what a crappy day to have happen. so after that I was going to leave and go to my cousins house. i locked myself out because I grabbed the wrong set of keys. yeah me. so kenny took his dads truck and came back to let me in. he left the car keys with his dad so he could drive my car if he needed to. so no keys to get in the house lol. I took off to my cousins house and was like oh crap.no bank card no gas.*slaps forehead* bank card is in house. so went to cousins house and than went home made it thank goodness. got gas en route and than was like oh no locking gas cap in which the key is on the keyring I left in the house. I lucked out and my gas cap wasnt locked all the way down thank goodness. something went right today. so got home and relaxed with the bean.

it rained alot today. I was in my car seeing if I could get it to start. started right up no problems:-) I was very happy. ran it up and down the freeway a couple times to make sure the battery was charged a little bit.


so tonight I played copy cat with my crafts. I made my own skein yarn stitch markers like the ones that Yarn Demon (go here and by hers) made. The only difference is hers are handmade and mine are made with an extruder.(I was lazy)I also will not be selling mine unless she says I can because it is her design. I just loved them so much I had to make my own. here are some pictures of them. I still have to add the head pins and split rings as well as bake them.













so I just signed up for whrrl it is an awesome way to put together a picture slide show with text and share it. here is my first whrrl my family went to this holiday festival at the kern county museum. was alot of fun and vincent got to see horses and trains.

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well as holidays approach Im thinking of my grandma who passed on on october 2, 2009. she was such an awesome grandma. whenever I was out of town or she was out of town we would sometimes call each other and talk about the weather or I would write her about the weather. If she was here today I would be telling her about the rain and how windy it was today. I miss her and her chocolate gravy and her deep fried chocolate pies.

This week has been so nice. Thanksgiving was a little hairy. Little man usually has the run of his grandparents house as far as having no other kids around. My husbands cousin was there with her little ones. At one time or another one of them was screaming because they kept on taking toys from each other. Vincent is almost 2. Her girl I think is almost 5. Made for a long headache filled evening. I was so happy for bedtime.

So now it is Sunday and im up late as usual. The only time I can get anything crafty done sometimes. I made these polymer clay buttons last night:
Some of these are going to be sent in as samples to phat fiber this month. I need to make some more tomorrow.:-)Let me know what you think.





So this week I won some really awesome prizes. The first one that I absolutely adore and cannot wait to receive is this:
photo courtesy of Bella Merce
This wonderful artisan makes jewelry inspired by The Twilight Saga. Isn't it shiny:-)
Womb at the Innsane had a contest for whoever did the best promoting of Bella Merce web page won this wonderful prize. I posted on forums, facebook, and did lots of blogging and tweeting about it.





The second item I won was from The Cats Paw. A yard of Christmas Material. I love it. I think im going to make a stocking out of it maybe . Barbara has lots of wonderful material. If you sew you should definitely go check out her online storefront. Here's a picture of the beautiful material:











This item is so cute and functional as well. Vincent is still a little young for it but it will come in handy when he is ready It is called a Shandle. It clips onto the toilet seat and from the looks of it boys can use it to left up the seat so they do not have to touch the seat. It also has a hand washing reminder on the side when the toilet seat is up. Too cute!!! I won this from Work out mommy reviews. Thank you so much:-)

I was working on knitting my husband a Bokaclava mask. Just type in demon at ravelry.com and you will find it. I got so mad at the wrap and turn rows just threw it down. I hate wrap and turn. I am thinking it is going to get frogged. I will give it one more go tomorrow when the bean is at the grandparents. If it is a no go its out of here.

Here are all my samples spun up from Novembers phat fiber box:
I will post a picture of it on the niddy noddy tomorrow. So you can see all the colors.:-)









This is my hat which is going to be going into my etsy store soon for 9.00 plus shipping:
The yarn is Cascade220 for both colours. I hand dyed the cherry color.

well that is all for now and im out.

Jollymom is giving away an hp touchsmart computer this computer is so awesome check it out here at HP and also go to Jollymom to enter.

Bella Merce video by me

Posted by vickie | 6:11 PM | 1 comments »

hello everyone here is my video telling you about Bella Merce twilight series inspired jewelery. She has such wonderful jewelry. If I do not win I am definitely going to buy me some or request some for Christmas. without further ado the video


Bella Merce has some very amazing twilight series jewelry you should check it out here because it is awesome and beautiful and its SHINY.

here comes santa clause contest

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here comes santa claus contest starting nov 23 2009 on go graham go and jolly mom check it outu

extreme close up







super excited im running at you vincent







































the fun thing today was Frisbee.
little man like playing with the and hitting me on my eye with them. ouch. he lost them after that
















vincent playing with my glasses i love these





November has been quite busy. A little bit of travel. Learning lots of polymer clay techniques.

I received my phat fiber box today. Everything is just gorgeous. Here are the pics

here we have
Giffordables Through the Woods

Natchwoolie

and Boho Knitter Chic's Turkey Stuffing






Knit it Up

Extreme Spinning



















i love this ruddawg bag so cute.










such a cute box for this month.

here are some buttons im currently working on made out of polymer clay:
let me know what you think






















this is the center piece of my necklace that I am making to wear to tomorrow's new moon premiere there are matching beads as well











this is my brother and his oldest son Matthew











This is my son Vincent(closest to the camera) and his younger cousin and my brother youngest son Tristan



















This is my dad with his flip mino. I have one and so does my husband. We got them from the 12 days of Christmas show that Ellen does every year.Awesome little video camera












these are a couple of old nuclear cooling towers close to my brother house. It is kind of weird to see these. My dad said a park is built on the same land because these are not used anymore. Who want's to go play at that park??? Not me. I'll pass.














well thats all folks ttyl

I have been not blogging because I have been doing other things crafty and kid related which did not give me much time to blog.

I was one of the lucky winners of Darcy's and Local Gringos lotion giveaway. This lotion is so terrific. I have only used the one sample called Hippie Chic because it is my favorite. I have not tried the others yet. I put the lotion on in the morning and washes a lot of dishes and gave little man a bath. I could still smell the lotion and my hands were still really soft. Very nice. I love it. Can't wait to get a full size bottle. I am really looking forward to trying the Cinnamon Cider next. Cinnamon is my next favorite smell. I also have a grapefruit blossom and tall cotton to try out.


















here are my chocolate chip cookies stitch marker one of the ones i sent in for phat fiber november home for the holiday box these will be available for sale in my etsy store tomorrow











this is little man's christmas ornament this year I made him a gingerbread man













I should have my sock a little bit closer to being completed tomorrow. Ill take a picture and post it up.

Jollymom is giving away an HP touch smart computer I would love to have one of these someday they are so awesome!!!!!!! I just checked out the spec on this and they look awesome. so go check out Jollymom.com to get your early entries. Early entries are not accepted after Nov. 22 2009

Today was an excellent day! Had a good time at the meet up at California Pizza Chicken. I did not eat but it all smelled so good. Sabrina; owner of Anzula Fibers came down from Fresno so we could look at all her pretty fibers and buy some. I walked away with 3.5 ounces of llama fiber so soft and pretty:

















This is the yarn I got today also:












Knit sock samples of Anzula's Yarn:














Sabrina talking about her roving while Suzanne admires some BFL:























Thank you Sabrina from coming from Fresno. I had a wonderful time as did everyone else:-)
Darcy knitting on fingerless gloves the name of the pattern is toast I believe















this is for darcy she wanted to see my stitch markers:

here are chocolate ship cookies and sheep balls lol they are not fired or wired wrapped yet but here they are. If I feel motivated I might do some tonight.

truffles at my brothers house

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truffles at my brothers house and a pretty leaf