the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

you old rattler you


The rattle is composed of a series of nested, hollow beads which are actually modified scales from the tail tip. Each time the snake sheds its skin, a new rattle segment is added. They may shed their skins several times a year depending on food supply and growth rates. Newborn rattlesnakes do not have functional rattles; it isn’t until after they have shed their skin for the first time that they gain an additional bead, which beats against the first bead, known as the button, to create the rattling sound. Adult snakes may lose their rattles on occasion, but more appear at each molting. If the rattle absorbs enough water in wet weather, it will not make noise.

*  photo: bebe le strange found it first
some things last a long time
sweetwater rattlesnake round-up
*  sweet, sweet rattlesnake music


handmade kick


another awesome DIY project from this old dress.

(it’s kid-friendly too)

a mother’s craft

…this almost beats crocheted baby blankets.


                          (especially the purse)

(photo by way of the moldy doily)