Friday, November 2, 2012

Suburban Girl Design Team ~ Autumn Reveal!!

Suburban Girl Design Team ~ Autumn Reveal

The good news is our power is back,
We have heat, hot water and a toasty snack.
My prayers are with those still in need
I will help who I can and do a good deed.

So I owed you this blog as I promised and vowed,
The others are done and I have been wowed!
I feel my piece is simple, not very frilly,
I'm mostly down to earth yet pretty darn silly.

I received the goods from Diana P.
A pendant that reminded me of a beautiful tree.
Also along was Shel's wonderful clasp
I quickly held on with a very tight grasp.

 My wheels started turning and I began to ponder,
I kept hearing "autumn, trees and nature's wonder."
I headed upstairs for a bit of escape,
But I couldn't even find my work space!

There were packages and beads and "stuff" all around,
My dreams of sitting and working were drowned.
As you can see if you look very close,
My chair is covered with wire, my tumbler, a package and looks gross!

I looked at my table and what did I see,
Not barely a square inch to create just a wee!
I started to clean and put things away,
And before I knew it I started to play.

The tree and all that it represents,
It's leaves, bark, and woodsy scents.
I thought about nature and all that abound,
The tree is a home standing firmly in ground.

I poked and I prodded through my stash,
Pulled out some wood beads that I bought for some cash.
I had a variety of this kind of bead
Used as many as I could with a quick rate of speed.


I found round beads, square beads and oval ones too,
How they make them, I haven't a clue.
I used black beads and brown beads, many shades of each,
All made from trees within human reach.

There's more than the wood that comes from a tree,
There are flowers and fruits and even some tea.
Lots of critters make their home in a branch,
Birds and squirrels are given carte blanche.

 I started to pull beads from here and there,
While trying not to pull out my hair.
I found flowers and birds and waxed Irish thread,
This piece will be finished before heading to bed!

The pendant I knew was the main focal piece,
Adding bits here and there, used some major elbow grease.
It started to grow just as a tree will do,
An acorn and bird just to name a few.


 All critters need a safe place to live,
A tree has such place to offer and give.
I added a cute little blue house,
For a squirrel, chipmunk or even a mouse.

Very near to the house as you can see,
Is the copper clasp that Shel gave me.
It's swirls and curves and natural flow,
Reminded me of how a tree's bark may grow.

 The components I used have something they share,
They are all made from nature with nothing to spare.
That was my goal when making this piece,
Didn't want to be reported to the "Plastic Police."

Here are some close ups for you to peruse
Whether you are happy or got the blues.
I hope you enjoyed my blog for today,
I'm glad it is done and the storm moved away.

I'm sorry if some of you don't like my rhyme,
I debated whether to do it like last time.
But when I awoke to a warm cozy house,
I said, "I feel like rhyming!" and got a nod from my spouse!

In case you are looking for something to do,
Hop on over to these others who knew,
That using these pieces could not have been done
Without Diana's and Shel's pieces of fun!

Jan Onipenco  (currently out of power from the storm)
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
Sandra Basara Miller   <---  You are here!

Many many thanks to Diana for letting me be a part of your design team!!!


  1. Fantastic earthy piece and a delightful rhyme! So glad you have your power back!!!

  2. ROFL!!! I love your poems! That necklace is stunning! I am so glad you have power now!

  3. Plastic Police - you crack me up. The necklace is great. I love the fact that you not only designed visually with the theme, but used all organic components. So cool.

  4. This is so cute! Love all the little components, looks like a path from the house to the forest where the big leaf lives

  5. So sorry it's taken me foreber to comment - for about a week or so I've been trying,...blogger doesn't like me too much this month I'm afraid! ;-) I love your necklace and your rhyme! The colors are so fall and the textures sublime and the art beads and to die for!! Your words are funny,'re crackin' me up w/the plastic police thing! You should do an ebook w/poems that go with jewelry designs! :-)


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