Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This weekend we'll be set up at the Dustbowl Arts Market in Norman on Campus Corner. The weather is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL so I think you should def come out and see us :) AND we'll have the beast there so you should come and give him some luvin! I'm working on LOTS of new switchplates, many of which are made from old patterns! My mom is drooling over them :)
See you soon!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
After dinner, the clan headed to the parking lot where I bestowed his gift to him.
(this gem of a photo was taken about 4 or 5 years ago outside of McNellies in downtown Tulsa. He saw this mechanic's pulley, proceeded to hook it in his belt and lift himself up off the ground! Puts a smile right on your face :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
As I mentioned a bit before, she spent the summer touring and working with Tears for Fears, hence why we traveled to Vegas this summer for the show. The opener for TFF was Michael Wainright for all of the shows and in all of the cities, he held a radio contest with the winner singing a song with him on stage. Well, in Portland, my sistah got to be his dueting partner!
So that's pretty freaking cool, right? Right.
TFF is composed of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. When they aren't working on TFF stuff, they each have their own music works going on and tour here and there. Curt Smith will be doing some shows in the LA area....and he's going to have my sister sing with him!!! Uh-mazing! You can see his words right here on his blog. It's that last little line that shares the news in his oh-so-sly way. I SO wish I could be there for it! So I could throw a tomato at her! KIDDING! Come on, we're still sisters so we've gotta harrass each other in some way ;)
If you'd like to check out other things my sis has been up to and read her words, check out her bloggy blog!
So cheers to her and her amazing accomplishments! She better buy me really nice things when she's a millionaire ;)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Since I'm somewhat on the subject of my wedding, er, I mean our wedding ;) I'll start with the jewelry we used! My awesome and eternally stylish grandma known as Mimi (a woman who has taught me SO much about style, creativity and how to be a strong woman), gave me a bag full of real pearls from a broken strand she had years ago. I had gone over to her house to see if I could find a good set of jewels of hers to wear for the wedding when she encouraged me to use those old pearls and make something new! So I did!
I had some vintage crystals that I used for embellishments and made a hook on the front for a bit of a different clasp. I wanted something that felt classy and vintage but that wasn't just your regular string o pearls. I had enough of the pearls left over that I made my two bridesmaids, my seester and my stinky BFF, necklaces and earrings as well. I coupled the remainder of the pearls with some light green pearls and crystals for their necklaces. And true to my 'one of a kind' motto, I made the two necklaces slightly different and let my ladies choose their own and keep as a gift to them.
They all worked out perfectly! And all thanks to my Mimi's pearls and a little handiwork. :)
Want to see the baubles in action? Well, ok!
Cheestastic! Unfortunately, you can't see the bottom of the necklace in this particular pic, BUT it hung down perfectly between the ladies ;) I'm one of those, 'flaunt it if you got it' girls! ;)
Mind you, we had our wedding in March outside which, in Oklahoma could mean a beautiful day, a snowy day or a rainy day. Well, it wasn't snowy or rainy but it was windy and chilly! Good thing we kept the ceremony short! You can pretty much see chattering teeth in this picture but you can also see their jewelry :) Aren't they pretty ladies??? Shivering and all!
Enough about my nups, how about someone else's??? Remember the party we had a few weeks ago since my friend from college was in town? Well, she got hitched a few years ago and the mister and I made a road trip to Louisville, Kentucky for her wedding! Also, that weekend was when we got the beast! Anywhoodle. I was lucky enough to be asked to be a bridesmaid for the shindig! For my contribution, I made necklaces for myself and the other b-maid to wear. Behold...
That wedding was SO much fun! In fact, it was so much fun, I made faces like this all night! ;) The held the event in a really cool art museum there (the name of it alludes me) which had a jewelry exhibit showing while we were there! Perfect!
That is one beeeeeyoootiful bride!
So here's a few random pieces that I have always thought would be good for a wedding or have been used for a wedding!
I love the green and pink together in this one. Very 50's-ish I think :) I've always thought it would be cool for a bit of an offbeat wedding.
A long and lovely one. Hand wired vintage crystals paired with a vintage 'grape' pin, this one would be beautiful with a long, flowy, simple gown or for the mother of the bride or groom!
This isn't the greatest of photos of this necklace, my apologies. My mom is the one who called this one out as a potential wedding piece, and I must agree that it would be wonderful for a springtime garden type wedding!
I hope you've enjoyed this little (huge) wedding post as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you've got a hankering for more wedding inspired business, check out the Indie Bride forum or Offbeat Bride for some super cool inspiration, pics and discussions! They were passed along to me and I gladly pass them onto you! Enjoy ladies!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday night we played some video games, RockBand being the crowd fave and watched the movie Big. Remember that one?!? They loved it! I remember watching that one in the theater with my great granny :)
Friday, August 7, 2009
This weekend we are entertaining two of my mister's nephews, ages 11 and 7, and my cousin, age 11. Will be taking them to Big Splash tomorrow and Philbrook on Sunday if energy is left! P.S. Philbrook is free to all this weekend!!!
This evening we only have the nephews as I will be picking up the cousin tomorrow morning. The new nephs watched and helped with photographing and as a reward, I strung some little stone cross charms on some leather for them, per their request. They are wearing them with pride :) Now the mister is playing some hard core Rock Band with him while I finish up this and then I will join them to be the showstopping singer...literally ;)
So here's all the new goodies! We are gearing up for the five million fall shows we've got coming up! Yeah! I'll throw in some commentary here and there because I know how much you love it :)
April's bunch is first...
This one would be perfect for someone who lives in the Swan Lake area in Tulsa :)