1.21.2009

Let there be Light!

Today was a wonderful, fabulous day! My headache left town and my early birthday present arrived. My parents gave me lighting for my new studio. I have a chandelier and new track lights. Oh, I just keep staring at my lovely chandelier.



While Dennis was doing his magic with the electricity, I made a few Perler crafts for Valentine's Day. The cream colored tree was purchased at Ikea. I have had it for awhile and didn't know what I was going to do with it. The kids had been in the Perler beads the night before, and I was drawn to them. Elsie Flannigan http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/10/its-saturday-an.html has been using Perler beads in her work lately. Even the little Hoot was created with them. So easy and fun. There is a cool technique where you put glitter on the fuse beads before you iron them.http://www.5min.com/Video/Creative-Crafts-Perler-Beads-211305 They really sparkle! Perler beads are very inexpensive. I bought the kit to make the owl at Hobby Lobby for only $1.27. They would be sweet gifts for those extra special little valentines!!!!


Okay, for my 27Th Day of Giving-

I want to give to you...
I purchased Artful Blogging two times. I have an extra copy and a beautiful heart tassel to go with it. Make a comment and I will pick a winner on Friday!
Thanks for taking the time to read the crazy things I write and supporting my craft. Blogging has been a wonderful experience for me! Kara




11 comments:

Sandy Michelle said...

Oh I'm glad you're feeling better! Your chandelier is gorgeous! My kids play with the perler beads but I never thought in a million years to make something cool out of it like what you displayed!!! I don't have that issue so please enter me in your draw!!!! :0) I love your banner, and your music on here ROCKS!

Sand

Nicki said...

Hi Kara~ I attended the K&Company Class at ScrapFest and have been inspired by your work and K&Company's line of papercrafts/scrapping items ever since. I'm also new to the blogging world so trying to pick up any new tips. I love the owl and hearts on this post! So cute!! I will have to try this out with my girls. Thanks for sharing and you truly are an inspiration!!

Leah C said...

I love, love your new chandelier! It's so beautiful...and tres magnefique:)

Sheila R said...

What a gorgeous chandelier! Can't wait to see more pics of your studio...

Lilli said...

Whoa, Kara. I can't stop staring at your gorgeous chandelier either! So Beautiful :)

Karen Miller said...

Kara! I'm so glad to see you back in the blogging world again! I've missed you! I absolutely love the new chandelier! Who would have thought that those "kid beads" could turn into something so cool...Truly making silk purses out of sow's ears...;-)

Wanda said...

That is beautiful...you need to take pictures of your whoel studio, so we can see where the magic happens. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful chandelier!
Hope you are enjoying your new studio now with your new beautiful lights!Shirley

Christina said...

What a gorgeous chandelier. Looks totally you! Love the tree too and all the beaded creations you made to go on it. Glad to hear you headache is a thing of the past now. I hate those headaches that wear out their welcome for that long.

TxScrapAddict said...

Glad you're feeling better! LOVE that chandlier! I've got one in my scrappy space too!!

Amy said...

That chandalier is FABU!!!!