Saturday, March 27, 2010

She's Off and A New To Me Project Completed! *Ü*

Not the greatest picture in the world, but this is how Amy looked when it was finally time for me to drive her over to the drop off location for her to go on her first ever sleep away Girl Scout Camp. One cannot discount that huge grin! Jess and I dropped her off yesterday afternoon and we go to pick her up tomorrow afternoon. We've not gotten any phone calls, so we are assuming she is having a fabulous time! She was a teensy weensy bit nervous when the moment came for me to leave her, but she bounced back quickly. It feels strange not having her around, but Jess and I are having fun playing games and watching movies together. The little scamp keeps beating me. LOL

I did go out thrift store shopping first thing this morning, though, minus Jessica because, quite honestly after a week of constant togetherness, Mommy needed just a bit of a break from her kidlet. I went to a thrift store I haven't been to before and got some neato things. Not the least of which are some more crochet/knit tops! Whooohooo! I also got a board game, one of the ones that Jess soundly beat me at. It's all good though.

Now for the new to me project. When Erin G. was here recently, she picked up a booklet on how to do jump ring jewelry, called Chain Maille. I really liked the book, but there was only one copy at the store. I found a copy at another store later and bought some jump rings. But, for the project I wanted to try, you do need to have specific sizes in the rings and I didn't have them. So, I haven't made anything from that book...yet. However, on another trip to Hobby Lobby, I saw they had a kit to make a necklace in the same style, so I bought it. And yesterday I started the project....

I probably don't have the exact right tools, but I have some that worked for me. Here you can see the pattern I'm creating.

Just a few minutes ago I finished the piece.
And I got a super cute girl to model it for me.

Oh heck, I'll show you her cute face, dirt and all...

She pulled out her second tooth a week ago, and the adult tooth had already broken through. No losing that tooth, she was so excited.
And the top she's wearing? She went out with Daddy to a thrift store and found it herself. I love it on her!

And for the record, the necklace that I thought I was making for me actually is a little too short, so guess who owns it now? Yeah, now you know why she's grinning so hugely!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
I've got other projects I'm working on, so I'd best get to them if I want to be able to share them with you.



Erica said...

awww...i am sure amy is having fun @ her sleepover!! and the jewelry is COOL!

Sharli said...

Hi Jeanne! I remember the first time my DD did a GS Camp night - she absolutely LOVED it! The necklace is beautiful! It has so dimension - way "kewl"!


Barbara said...

Jeanne your girls are both so cute! Sounds like they both had a terrific time this week. I like your necklace too! You are very talented.

Kathi C. said...

Hi Jeanne! Sending kids off to camp for the first time isn't easy. Once you hear how much fun she had though, you will feel 100 percent better about it.

LOVE the necklace you made. Lucky Jessica, who, by the way, is so darned cute with her toothless grin.

I was out and about today, too. Bought some components for a crafty project. Now to see if I get it done. LOL.

Glad you're enjoying the weekend! Keep it up.

Heather said...

Yet another ability to add to your list! You are definitely jack of all trades, Jeanne. I'm definitely impressed.

Your sweet girls are adorable, BTW. Lucky girls to have you as their momma.

Carol said...

I hope Amy had a fabulous time at her camp.
I love the "showing the gap grin" smile on Jess.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very sweet... your girls are adorable!

Laurel said...

What a cute necklace and and adorable model!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, I bet Amy had a blast!

Jeanne, you are such a talented crafter. I love to see ALL the creativity you have and ALL the new projects you create. Great job!

Alanna said...

I'm sure Amy is having a blast. Reynna's 3 day trip to a girl scout camp was one of the best times she's had in her life.

Jessica looks fabulous with her big cheesy toothless grin and the necklace you made. Woman, is there anything that you won't try? I certainly don't think so. You are so incredibly talented.

mE said...


That necklace is FABULOUS and soooo gorrrrrrrgeous!!! What are you going to wear it with? I think yours is the Byzantine style and the bracelet I made is the Tryzantine. I have mine finished and iwll post it tonight after our dinner guests leave!

I love that you did this!! It was so fun shopping with you at Hobby Lobby and you convincing me to buy that booK! LOL! I gave the ISBN to Stacey F and I think she's going to buy the book, too!

LOL Look at you making us all try new things :)



We HEART you!


Anke said...

Oh how cool, both the necklace and her sleepover. I hope it went well and she had a great time. I guess if they didn't call you to come and pick her up, things must be all right!
It's always so fun to see what crafty stuff you come up with next :)

Carolyn Christie said...

Cool necklace. love the smile on their faces! Your daughters are... A DOR A BLE!

stampmonkey said...

I remember the feeling when I sent my kids off to Scout campouts...even after going through this MANY times, it still is a little unnerving to me. Glad you all survived. ;)

Your necklace is beautiful, and is looks wonderful on Jessica! BTW, she did a nice job in choosing that top for herself...the colors look great on her! Glad your necklace has found a happy home, even if it isn't its original destination. tfs

Jackie said...

cute are too talented!!