And join me at the Auburn Eagles Holiday Bazaar on Sunday!
It’s time to buy those Holiday gifts!
I’ll have lots of jewelry:
wire wrapped, gemstone pendants,
a whole basket of hemp and gemstone bracelets,
and trays of gemstone earrings.
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: 702 M St SE, Auburn WA 98002
Please join me at the Holiday Craft Bazaar this Saturday
October 13th, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. At the Justice Center, 9002 Main Street E, Bonney Lake WA
I’ll have jewelry, scarves, and a few miniature vases, plaques, etc.
Click this link for more information and directions: Holiday Craft Bazaar This Saturday | City of Bonney Lake.
Well, here they are!
The verdict? They are comfortable to wear, fun to make and I love them. I realized during my photography session that I either need a mannequin arm or a friend with daintier wrists than mine. :) You can see from the pictures that some can be worn as both necklaces and bracelets. I am having fun rummaging through my bead bin and scrounging cool buttons for closures.
Creating is fun, photography is hard, but now that I have them all photographed I will get them measured and listed in my Etsy store tomorrow. So far I am making them to fit a 6.5 inch wrist (mine), but I’d be happy to make them in custom colors or lengths, call or email me with your ideas! Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite…
I was pretty shaky after my exercise this morning, I guess green tea alone just doesn’t cut it for me for Nordic Walking. In the past, working out in a fasted state was believed to burn a lot more calories but I just googled it and found that those findings were controversial. I am linking (see related articles below) to 3 articles that reach different conclusions. Anyway, I had to come in after 45 minutes because I was too dizzy to continue, so I’ll probably go with “lightly fed exercise” myself unless I am just doing a 20 minute run or something. But… it is all OK because I made this!
almond or soymilk, 1 cup
flax seeds, 1 tsp
frozen or fresh pineapple, 1 cup
sweetener as desired, I use 3 drops of Stevia
I used the VitaMix. If you don’t have one you should probably use flaxseed meal because my regular blender never ground the seeds up well enough for my taste. Essentially, that is the difference between a VitaMix and a blender. A strawberry smoothie made in a blender will still have strawberry seeds in it, the smoothie made in the VitaMix will not.
You can bet I’ll make one of these before I walk out the door tomorrow.
Mark’s Daily Apple recommends fasting before intense exercise, referring to a study in which the subjects were eating a diet containing 50% fat. He also notes, “Lifting heavy things while picturing the pounds of meat to come is, for lack of a better word, kinda Primal. The hunger fuels my performance.”
BuiltLean recommends a light meal before exercise. He says, “The group that ate before the moderate cardio session continued to burn significantly more calories up to 24 hours after the exercise bout. The authors concluded that “when moderate endurance exercise is done to lose body fat, fasting before exercise does not enhance lipid utilization (fat use); rather, physical activity after a light meal is advisable.”
The New York Times: Phys Ed: The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast which states, “Exercising in the morning, before eating, the study results show, seems to significantly lessen the ill effects of holiday Bacchanalias.”
What is it?
It is not a dog, nor a cat, it’s a Roomba! We bought the pet version at Costco and Scott immediately named it Wall-E. It is partly like having a house-elf and partly like having a not-so-bright horseshoe crab whizzing around the place.
I’ve been working on my photography and got some good pix of a few scarves I made over the winter. I found a tutorial on digital photography and learned some new techniques. Well, not new techniques really, just figuring out what some of the buttons on my camera actually do :) I learned to switch between auto and macro but I can’t seem to get the background blurred sufficiently. There must be another button somewhere…
I have been busy! This is last week’s batch of baking.
Now that the roof, drain, sewer and porch projects are finished I can get back to making messes in my studio! I have avoided most of the serious mess-making arts like painting, pottery and stained glass but I do love clay, polymer clay to be exact. I love how organic the polymer clay looks with my stones and how sturdy it is. The clay settings impart a completely different feel than my wire settings and provide a more massive ancient look. Most of these are available in my Etsy shop and I’ll have the rest listed soon. Hover over the picture for the titles. Click to enlarge.