Archive for 2010

Survey Time?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Do you like to take surveys? I thought it would be useful to create a survey for this week’s Wednesday weblog post so I went out and researched possible survey software candidates. It took a lot longer than I anticipated to find one I liked and when I did, I installed the software and opened […]

Have It Made to Fit Your Style

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I looked out the window this morning and saw a few leaves on a neighbor’s maple tree are already Autumn red. My first thought was, “what, already?” But my next thought was that everything passes and cycles keep revolving. This brought me to consider (not for the first time) how heirlooms are passed down through […]

Candlewax and Glass

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Candles, now that they aren’t merely a light source necessity, have become imbued with romance, luxury, and, perhaps more than a bit, self-indulgence. This week’s treasury theme is candles and some unusual holders they might find themselves in. Two Tier Candle Shelter by WindwoodGlass is a lovely green geometric stained glass […]

What to Do When the Computer Is in the Shop

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

If you have been following me at Facebook, you probably know that I have been having some computer woes. I’m in the process of getting everything fixed, worked out, or straightened out but the whole experience led me to wonder what one can do when one’s computer finally has to go in for disgnostics (if […]

Style Movements that Swim Against the Mainstream

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Please note that this is most definitely and opinion piece! In most of the west, jeans, plain tops, and sandals (or athletic shoes) are the most common form of dress. Sometimes skirts and blouses and occasionally a real dress makes an appearance, but for the most part the clothing is conservative even when it tries […]

What to Wear to Tea?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks I’m in the mood for a garden party even if it’s only in my imagination. I decided to go look for Summer dresses and accessories to wear to a Summer Tea. Crochet White Cotton Top Halter Tank with Shiny Sequins by Sebsurer on Etsy is handmade of course. I think this […]

Summer’s End? Not Yet!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Have you started seeing ads for “Back to School” specials yet? Well, it’s August so you know, if you live in the USA, those ads are coming soon! Where you live, do you get bombarded with these? I wonder if “Back to School” is as much a marketing tool in other countries as it is […]

Style: What You Don’t Know May Inspire You

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Western fashion for women in the 1900s emphasized tight waists and exaggerated hips. Dresses and skirts were long and often ruffled. Skirts were often paneled to have great flares at the bottom, often with trailing trains. Except for evening wear most articles of clothing had long sleeves with puffed, exaggerated shoulders. Fifteen yeas later, the […]

Bright, Bright Orange

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Originally, I wasn’t going to use color as a theme, but this color reminds me of sunsets, flowers, one of my favorite eye shadow colors, and a sort of rich spontaneity that shouts, “Look at me!” Autumn Leaves in seed beads by greendragon9 is a pointillist painting using tiny glass seed […]


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

It rained today. The sky was blue and sunny and then completely overcast in the afternoon. It rained tiny droplets. A quiet rain that moistened the ground then disappeared and now the sun is out, dropping towards the horizon. Google asks, “Are you feeling lucky?” I typed in “raindrops” and hit enter. The first site […]