I meant to post this a couple months ago and never got around to it. When the Short One moved to a big boy bed this fall, we let him pick out the bed linens himself. I can't tell you how secretly pleased I was when he chose the solar system design over the cars and trucks (and we really didn't influence his decision in any way). While there are times when I feel that mixing my DNA with my husband's has resulted in a mad experiment gone awry, there are also those moments when I feel completely satisfied to pass on my geeky tendencies to the next generation. Hopefully, said Next Generation will not hold it against me as he grows up.
But, seriously, isn't this a cute set? It even has a Pluto - Retired pillow. We bought it from The Land of Nod, one of our favorite local stores for all things Short One related. (I should point out for any interested parties that this is actually a summer quilt. We can use it in the middle of winter because the SO still sleeps in a fleecy sleeper suit - due to his continuing tendency to snooze on top of the covers rather than under them.)
Once again, I've dropped the ball and missed posting my bead and jewelry links yesterday. My apologies. There's lots of good stuff here, so I hope you will check them out:
A Bead A Day If you are looking for some unique findings to use in your valentine jewelry (or Twilight jewelry), Lisa uses some interesting domed filligree pieces to house a bright red mysterious bead.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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