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Thursday, January 12, 2012



Hello, everyone!  I hope everyone is doing well!!!  I am happy, well, and 2012 has started out beautifully!!!  I'm loving every day!!!  HOWEVER, can anyone tell me what the heck is going on with Blogger?!!!  I've been trying to visit and leave comments, and I've been having trouble reaching some of you -- I can't even post a comment on my own blog here!!!!  Google/Blogger can be a bugger sometime!!!!  If you didn't hear from me, than you're probably one of the ones I've had trouble posting a comment to!

Anyway, welcome to some new followers too!  I'm so very happy to have you here, and I hope to become better acquainted with you all.  I think I've visited you already (if I've found you and if Blogger has let me...lol!), however, if I haven't I'll get to you soon!  In the meantime, you've made it home and I hope you enjoy your stay!

We've finally had a turn in the weather here.  Gone are the sunny days, warm weather, and no snow days...lol!!!  It's cold and snowy, but I'm enjoying every moment of just being alive!  Of course the last several days have been busy but satisfying; I've done some errands for the auntie, did some volunteer charity work, -- and some fun crafting!

It's so funny -- and ironic -- that my friend Becky over at http://bloglessinutah.blogspot.com left a comment on my blog about a lady named Cynthialoowhoo who does a lot of work with the bling mesh because while searching to buy the diamond mesh at a reasonable cost, I ran across a YouTube video by this lady... WOW, was I ever inspired!!!!  After watching the video I ran out to purchase a comb, brush, mirror, came back home, grabbed my glue and went to work!!!  And, you ask, what inspired me so that I frantically had to do this project?  Well, you tell me after seeing it, here's the project I worked on:

Here is more of a close-up of the vanity set:

Thank you, Cynthialoowho!!!  It took me several tries before I got this, and it took some time and patience, but I hope I made Cynthialoowho proud!   I've started one of these in gold too, I'll post it when I'm done!

I did check out Etsy for the diamond mesh and was disappointed that the prices are pretty steep there too.  So far, the best deal I've come across is the site I posted for you earlier, but I'm still looking!  Oh, by the way, I did see some at Joanne's but it's only one single strand wrapped around a spool (not even a yard) and it was reallllly expensive!!!  Surprisingly I also saw a small square of it packaged, maybe a little larger than a 1" square, at Walmart -- it was ridiculously priced at $3.99!!!

I'm now working on another project I came up with it as a gift for my son's godmother who also was my mother's closest friend.  I decided to use the purple I was so excited about as she is someone very special to me and my family.  I'll share that one too when I'm finished.

I hope you're enjoying these bling projects and that they're inspiring you to try some of this stuff -- it's soooooo fun!

Love you all, and hugs!


Patti J said...

Wow, Audrey! This is fabulous!! You SO rock! Thanks for sharing :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

WoW! This is beautiful! I also have been having issues with blogger! :(

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, this is absoulutely beautiful.

You are such an inspiration to so many people.

We had a snow dusting here in AL today. My daughter got excited even though I told her it wasn't going to stick and explained why...she came to me and said "I guess I am going to watch the snow melt"...how sad is that?

Maybe we will get a couple of inches soon. :-)

Glad to see you posting!


Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Crossing my fingers my comment works...boy I have been frustrated with blogger myself.

I AM SO IN LOVE with that bling-I did bookmark the page you gave as a link- really good prices from what I have seen. I also have been following those beautiful brush, mirror, comb sets and so want to make one.
YOURS IS BEAUTIFUL- now what woman wouldn't love to receive one of these sets?
Thanks for always sharing
Hugs sweetie

Myrna said...

Wow Audrey is all I can say. Yep, I am speechless. Gorgeous.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am having a hard time posting too.. I tried to leave a comment on your mesh giveaway and it won't let me... Hoping this will go through. I am so happy 2012 is bringing good things your way my friend, no one deserves it more than u.. And of course your vanity set us simply gorgeous... Love and hugs

Cricut Couple said...

Audrey, this vanity set is INCREDIBLE! Oh Wow! Talk about a glamour set! You know, you don't see anyone decorate in their bathrooms that much anymore. We just love a decorated bathroom. All of the cotton balls, q-tips, etc are all kept in different crystal pieces that we have been collecting for a long time. They make such a pretty and sparkly display. This is great! It just looks like it would be an amazing decorated and clean bathroom. Hee! Hee! Love it!

Besthobbyeva said...

I heard you guys got snow. I hope you are safe!! Still no snow in Boston, and I am loving it!!

I love this!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe my friend!!


Rhonda Emery said...

very pretty love the bling bling

Treva said...

Wow Audrey, I could never do anything like that. You are awesome, I just can't step out of my comfort zone; I've got to keep it simple! TFS.

Lori Apgar said...

This looks so sparkly and fun!! Love it!

Lisa said...

Oh my, Audrey, this set is so stunning!! It looks like something you would find in an antique shop!! Elegant and GORGEOUS!! :)


paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Audrey!! Hi hi!! :)

This is beautiful, Audrey! And very cool indeed.. talk about super blingage! Just what girls need and love!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! God bless you!

Mary said...

Ok, pick me up off the floor! I LOVE this vanity set.You did an outstanding job on this. I can't wait to see it in gold. Thanks for sending the cold weather to us in MA, lol. Hugs my friend~Mary

Jean said...

Wow, this is so pretty!

Angi said...

Fabulous & amazing! You rocked this. Have a happy weekend.

Charlotte said...

Oh Audre, I cannot even imagine how you did this. This is just fabulous.

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

Beautiful Audrey!!! I'm so glad you tried it :)