Sunday, October 25, 2009
This sucker's something to see. It's got over 400 of those expensive sparkly crystals that Ms. Whimsy Beading likes so much, and over 200 glass pearls! I've seen show horses with less bling on that this collar, and boy isn't Ms. Whimsy Beading as proud as a peacock to model it. Ms. Whimsy Beading demands he make her a "steampunk one next!" He didn't argue. He's a smart man, that Mr. Whimsy Beading.
She promised them. Isn't she sweet? It's MY hooves getting the damage from this blasted keyboard, you ambulatory monkey!
Still, one mustn't bite the hand that gives the clover, or at least if you do, look really sheepish (get it?!) and look sorry. Works every time. I've even got the humans all upset about the "Eat Angus" promotion from McDonald's. For the record, I don't want anybody to eat me. I'd probably taste terrible.
Anyway, go check out the fabulous giveaway from RockLove and Haute Macabre and enter to win!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sometimes, though, they manage to go places that don't offend my sophisticated sensibilities. Like the fabulous Greentree Tea Room in Lexington, KY. The Whimsy Beadings have a standing tea date with another couple once a month.
This last time, they took me along, so I could class up the joint with my wonderful presence and savoir faire.
Here I am arriving for our reservation:
I examine the menu with the eye of a true gourmand...
...and Ms. Whimsy Beading says my stinky hide is stinky enough (really! How dare she! I used her favorite soap to wash up!), so she didn't give me any of her soup.
I did get some of her oatmeal scone, some of her frittata (She gave me the mini corn for good table manners. It was yummy.), and the nice gentlemen servers made sure I had my own cup of tea. No lemon, though. Can't abide lemon in a good Earl Grey tea.
After that, the buffet course was called. I decided to mooch some food from Mr. Whimsy Beading, so I moved in on his plate of tea sandwiches. I liked the Harvest Vegetable Pinwheel best, but the humans both liked the Olive Nut sandwich best.
I got some of Ms. Whimsy Beading's Pumpkin Roll, but what I liked best of the buffet desserts was the Bourbon Chocolate Pots de Creme.
Last, but certainly not least, each diner was served their own Hot Apple Spice Cake.
Ms. Whimsy Beading asked for a doggie bag to take hers home. I wrote "Angus Bag" on it when she wasn't looking. I don't think she fell for it, though.
If you're in the Lexington, KY area, make Greentree Tea Room a stop on your itinerary. Who knows? You might just see me there, examining the charming antiques, or having a nice game to pass the time before the next fabulous repast.
Save me a scone!
Friday, October 16, 2009
"So who DID win, Angus?" I hear you say. And I'll tell you. I'll use pictures, since all that winner picking makes my hooves sore.
Congratulations, Linda K! Boo to You!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The bead spiral is connected to two herringbone stitched "cables" with meticulous care (she's making me say this, but if "meticulous" means "human cursing like sailor" then meticulous it is) through two crystal bicones.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
She's a wonderful woman, really she is. Since I am such a good spokesram, I will abide by her wishes and talk about someone else for a while.
Mr. Whimsy Beading.
Mr. Whimsy Beading has been learning to make beaded "lace" collars. Here is his first collar.
These humans, always up to something new, I tell you.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Well, I guess the leaf just wasn't shiny enough for her. So she got a bunch of those little pointy crystal beads and a bunch of other tiny beads, then she dithered with Mr. Whimsy Beading for a while, talking about things like color composition and the "feel of the piece" and a bunch of other artsy stuff that just means she couldn't make up her human mind. Then finally she found what she wanted, and she made this:
Looks like fall to me, how about you folks?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
After they got home and fed all the horrible felines, canines and yours truly, Mrs. Whimsy Beading set about making a pendant of the type she'd been admiring for so long, using the aforementioned spiderweb agate and some red "velvet quartz" beads she had left over from raiding Mr. Whimsy Beading's stash a while back. She added some sterling silver spacers, a sterling eye pin and some sterling silver choker chain and called it good.
What do you think, folks? Is it good?
Check out this fantastic treasury featuring the talented folks on the Bluegrass Etsy Street Team - and me! Don't I look handsome?
Great Pumpkin Treasury
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Boo To You October Team Giveaway.
Tell 'em Angus sent you.
Monday, October 5, 2009
This one's for all you vampires and vampire hopefuls out there. Get your sanguine groove on with the "Vamp" plus size choker from the ruddy, fresh faced, unperforated humans at Whimsy Beading and put some fresh blood in your jewelry wardrobe!
Hah, get it? Get it? Oh, I kill me. And come to think of it, Ms. Whimsy Beading says she's going to kill me if I make one more bad pun, so here's the Etsy listing! C'mon. You know you want to click. It's not like I'm asking for blood here.
Oops, gotta go. Angry human on this side of the screen.
Ms. Whimsy Beading finished this bracelet last night, cursing all the while because she kept stabbing herself in the finger with her beading needle. She and Mr. Whimsy Beading were just as pleased as punch how this turned out and the button they got for the clasp. I have to admit, it's pretty eye catching.
So I ask you other humans, was it worth poking that many holes in your fingers? Was it worth my clover ration being late? Because it was late. Very, very late. How's a growing spokesram supposed to grow if I don't get any clover, I ask you?