The challenges of getting back to a regular blogging schedule are a bit overwhelming.
And that's only if I count things I have to do. Have to as in things for work and daily living. Grading, prepping, going to meetings, showing up... Eating, sleeping, having clean clothes to wear.
Then there are things I like to do. Walking BC. Hanging out with my kids and friends.
Well. I have a new one. Helping daughter with her new thing.
I have bags and bags of shells I have found during the summers when I go snorkeling on the North Shore. We have shells surrounding our candles, bottles of shells in the bathrooms...
Daughter and I went to the craft store and bought stuff to make shell barrettes and refrigerator magnets. So far, I have been so busy with grading and what not, the girl has made all of our inventory.
Most of the barrettes and magnets are wrapped in beautiful little boxes and ready to give to her friends as Christmas gifts.
These are the ones she made today.
The shells are all from our own stash. But we went to the bead store and bought some beach glass and seed pearls.
We are thinking about selling them down the road. What do you think?
This one I'm keeping. I was actually saving that big shell to make a necklace with someday (someday as in the shell has been sitting in my bag for two or three years). But I remember vividly when I found it. I threw a small fit when I saw it glued to a barrette so Daughter kind of had to tell me I could keep it.
Each of these pretties gave me a thrill when I claimed it out of the ocean. The beach we go to has a strong current and to dive down and grab the shell while it is tumbling with the undertow requires both timing and tenacity.
The clam shell came from a bag of shells I moved with me from California. All those other shells are from Hawaii. The two on the outside are made into magnets.
This is a magnet. I might keep it too. Daughter says I cannot keep them all, but I think this one looks like it has a face. The profile is facing you in this shot.
Daughter has also been hand making these gift cards to go with her hand made Christmas gifts.
Can you imagine how behind I will get on the blog when I actually sit down and join her?