First I'd like to thank all those who commented, and those who contacted me directly, for all the support in my 2011 challenge! These days I am surely feeling caught up in the excitement and all the possibilities for a new year.
On New Year's Day, I started out with a wicked cold, but after a bit of sleep, the weekend turned out okay and was able to organize some of my seed beads with this fun little jewelry organizer:
I also worked on this bracelet for a swap:
Also, I've been meaning to share but haven't yet, some new packaging I made. It was a few days before Christmas. I went to box up some jewelry for my mom and stepdaughters when I discovered I'd run out of boxes! I had already made a personal declaration to myself that I was NOT going to go into any more stores until after Christmas. I had some very large boxes, but I wasn't happy with that....so I reached for some card stock, rubber stamps, embossing powder and glitter....and made these fun little folders (and have made several more since!):
The glittered ones were fairly labor intensive, but the simpler, embossed dragonfly, could be new signature packaging for me!
And finally I will leave you with this picture that makes me smile every time I see it (proudly hailing from Massachusetts). The caption on this picture was "You know you're in Mass when you see a sign like this":