Friday, January 30, 2009

Cakes R us

I began cake decorating about 15 years ago. I ran a Bakery/Deli and my cake decorator walked out. I had several cake orders due that day hence I became a cake decorator. Man was that first cake Bad! Here is a couple of cakes I did for my youngest granddaughter's 1st birthday.
The smaller one is the one you give the baby to make a big mess.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What a cold and icy day

What a cold and icy day. Well this week has been awfully cold, with the icy storm I have been stuck in the house after work. I have made a few pieces of jewelry.

I love making jewelry. So satisfing and calming.

There are so many options when you bead. I usually go to Walmart and Michaels for my beading pleasure. This set(on the right) I call Aqua Calm. The one on the left I call "Pink Passion"

You can find everything you need to make these sets at Walmart. The beads come in a kit with many colors and size beads. The ear wires come in a package of 50 for as little as 1.99. You will also need a package of headpins. Needlenose Plyers and a few spacer beads. Spacer beads can be purchased in many colors and sizes and usually are about 3.99 for as many as 50 beads on a string. It cost me about 3.00 to make this set. You can find some great beading tutorials on the web. Simply do a search "How to make a beaded necklace". It's amazing what's available.

I also like to check out "as seen on tvweekly .com". This site has many different videos to teach you how to bead, make a card and many more crafts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crafting With Mawmaw Becky

This being my first Blog and my first post, I think I'll tell you a bit about myself.
First and foremost I love to craft. I have done many different kinds of crafts over the years and will be sharing as I do more. Some old, some new but I'll be crafting away sharing it all with you.
That is if I can figure out how to post pictures to share.

I live in West Virginia and am married to a wonderful man. We have been married for 34 years now. We have a son who is 33 and a daughter who is 28 years old. Between the two of them and their spouses, I have 4 super wonderful granchildren. Ages 11, 8, 5 and 15 months.
This is a picture I computer painted a few months ago.
With all the freezing , snowy and icy weather we are having right now I wish I could step into my picture.