Catchng up - October 2011

In October the focus was Halloween.... which even in Hawaii means a visit to the pumkin patch! This particular pumpkin patch in Waimanalo is on its second or third year going. They normally produce corn and other vegetables. You can see the beautiful mountain range in the background.

Walking past on the way to the entrance. 

A family of choices that we scraped together to choose from.

Took the tractor tour. Glad to have sat in front, that tiny little bullhorn speaker was barely doing its job over the roar of the motor.

The corn maze. Ahem.

After all that trekking through the dirt, we desperately needed a car wash!

And the witch jack'o'lantern that we made with the winning pumpkin!

Ending with a trip to the airport.... on All Hallow's Eve. Crazy? It was all worth it, you'll see in the next flashback post!


Catching Up - September 2011

Whoa! Moving took over, and with the holidays coming, I dropped my class, too much going on. Here's a little snippet of what happened (beyond moving) in September:

Bead swap sendout #1:

Bead swap sendout crafted item. I love this paisley! inspired by my swap partner's wist.

Bead swap package received!!! tons and tons of goodies.... (please excuse my coffee cup!)

And the piece de resistance (I know, I should spell check that phrase): and certified original by Craftster master charm bracelet maker TheSapphireMoon!!! I so love this, and the earrings are awesome too!

And a backyard burger BBQ for dear Daughter #2's birthday. No, she did not eat the tomato slice, lol!
Stay tuned for October!


Catching up - August 2011

Wow! Haven't blogged since August? Well, let me catch you all up on what's been going on. Now that school is out for the summer, here is what happened while I was studying and living life. 

Starting with that commissioned set in the last post....

Necklace and earrings, commissioned work
And then having to move household one town over, and confronting the giant empty sandlot that is my back yard....

And taking every break I could that first month. This included our last camping weekend for the summer, 

strolls and swims at the beach, 

and coffee breaks at the park while the kids ran around and burned off their boundless energy.

Then Fall took over.