Monday, April 27

Weekend Wrap Up

Another weekend under the belt. Now it's time to get down to business.

This past weekend was a very productive one. I am now 99% moved into my new studio. Yay! I only have a few more things to accomplish and I'll be completely moved in. I'm so excited. I'm loving the new space. It makes me so very happy. And I can't wait for it to warm up here so I can plant some flowers outside the window. Yay flowers.


J and I also got some work done on the house. J's graduation party is at the end of May so we need to get our butt in gear. We took a trip to Menards and stocked up on new carpet, trim, paint, etc, etc. Good news, we used all our saved up rebates, so it cost us very little. I love when that happens.

I am also getting ready to teach my last class. I can't believe the month has gone by so quickly. Tomorrow is the last open lab and Wednesday is the last class until our reunion class in June. I am so proud of my students, they have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. I know they're going to do great.

Wednesday is not only my last class, it's also my birthday. Woot, woot. J and I are going out with my class helpers (that sounds funny calling them that) after class to celebrate.  And I'm patiently waiting for my birthday present. J got me a new DSLR. I've had my current one for about 10 years now, I think it's time to replace it. I'm super excited because it is a step up from my old one. I'm getting the Canon 70D. I am practically peeing my pants waiting for it. I've already started looking at new bags and lens and accessories. All things that I don't need, but want badly. I have not been this excited for something like this in a long time.


Flat_cake clip art


And because it is my birthday, I'm having a sale. If you use coupon code BIRTHDAY in my Etsy shop, you'll get 20% off your entire order. That includes clearance items and patterns. The coupon code is good all week (ends May 3, 2015). Help me celebrate my birthday! 


That's all I have. I hope you all had a great and creative weekend and I hope your week is filled with joy.

Friday, April 24

Friday Freebie

Well it's Friday once again. What a week it's been. I have been busier then ever in the lab. This always happens this time of year. Always trying to get our undergrads finished up before they leave for the summer. And I'm not even done, I need to come in on Saturday because my undergrad works the spring football game. Not my idea of fun, but oh well. It's part of the job.

I'm also gearing up for my last class. My students are doing a great job and I'm so proud of them (proud mama moment). I can't believe this month went by so quickly. I'll be happy to see all they have accomplished when we get back together in June.

We're also getting ready for J's graduation. He finished up classes in December, but he walks the stage in May. Graduation is a full weekend thing. There are multiple dinners and parties and then the ceremony at Camp Randell (the UW Madison football stadium). And of course the all important graduation party. We have some remodeling things we want to finish up before then, so I guess we better get a move on it.

But let's get to that freebie before I go on any further.


This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains one page element.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative.

Monday, April 20

Weekend Wrap Up

Why hello Monday. I guess this means it's time for me to start my week. Blah. Well, not really. I really do enjoy Monday's. I know it's weird, but I enjoy getting back to a normal routine and getting things done. Not that I didn't get things done over the weekend, I was a hard working girl this past weekend.


I've made pretty good progress in the studio. I am so close to having the new studio finished and ready to go. I got my small storage containers up, now they just need to be alphabetized. I got shelves up in the closet and things put away. Now I just need to build my bead storage, find a counter top for my torch area, and put up a shelf or two. And I'll be all set. Super creativeness can once again happen. :-)


I also got a little bit of work done on my beaded tin. The sides of the tin are now painted a nice glass black. The only thing left to do is decide what I want to do with the inside of the tin. I might add some leather or I might just paint it. I'm not sure. But I am pretty happy with it so far. I'm hoping to get some better photos of it soon. Photos that really show off it's beauty.


I also got a little bit of work done on a custom order. This is the beginning of a bead and stud leather gauntlet. I'm really excited to see this one finished, but it's a lot of beadwork. So I'll just keep working at it and I hope to reach my deadline of the end of May. I really hope I can accomplish that.


And finally we did get to have a little bit of fun. It was a good friends birthday, so we went out for dinner and drinks and a show. Here they are with the musician while J tries to take a photo. It was a lot of fun and a nice break from all the work.

So that was the weekend here at Casa de Three Fates. What did everyone else do? Did you do something craft/artsy or did you enjoy the nice weather outside?

Friday, April 17

Friday Freebie!

Happy Friday Everyone! It's been quite a week. I have been so very busy in the lab. I only have 4 weeks left to get my under-grad's project finished. Nerve wracking. She'll do it, I know she will, she's a smart cookie.

I also have been busy with my class. I now have one open lab and three classes under my belt. They are progressing well and we are much quicker to recognize and fix problems. So I'm happy about that. There are only two more classes to go and I will be sending my students out into the world. I'm proud of them, they'll do fine. I guess I'll see, since I'll check in on them in June.

I've also been busy with my custom orders. I'm working on another leather gauntlet with pyramid studs and beadwork. I'm really excited to see this one done, but it's a lot more complicated than the last few, so it's gonna take a while to finish.

Other than that, same old, same old. I'm still working on getting the new studio in order. I'm getting all my little plants ready to be transplanted to the garden soon. Yay! That's about it this week.

So before I think of anything else, let's get to that freebie.



This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains two page elements.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative.

Wednesday, April 15

Wordless Wednesday


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