Sunday, September 23, 2007

I need to get out more

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

create your own visited countries map
or vertaling Duits Nederlands

Red shows where I have been. Doesn't look like much, put that way.

ETA Huh...wonder why Australia apparently no longer exists, and there are no states past Illinois??

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I want.

I need a whole hit of this in my house. Read the Pottery Process in the sidebar. How come MY ceramics teacher never taught ME how to do that, huh??

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Random crafting....

Over the last couple of days, I've finished a couple of long overdue crafts, and made one new one.

I was given these beads for Christmas 2 years ago, but couldn't quite figure out the perfect thing to make with them, since there were just thismuch too few to make a necklace on their own, and I couldn't find the right beads to mix them with. Then I saw something, I can't even remember what, that made this flash into my head. I was going to the Stitches and Craft Show that day, and happened to find the perfect red coral beads, and I already had the other parts, so I was SET! I love it so much. I have no idea what the green stones are, and google isn't being much help, either.

I owe a set of the orange and green hairpins I made ages ago, but I am SO late in sending them, I made another little set to add to the box.

This was for a 1920's swap that I was supposed to finish months ago. :( I moved in the middle of the swap unexpectedly, and never quite got back to it. I haven't joined any swaps anywhere, until I finally make good on this one.

It's a little hardcover notebook....I couldn't quite figure out how I wanted to bind it, and all the options that I saw didn't quite work with how I wanted to do it, so I ended up just drilling holes and threading ribbon through. When I had the ribbon in, I had it hanging on a loop, and it just seemed better to leave it that's odd, but I like it. :p It's a print of an Erte poster, on a piece cut from a printed red paper bag, backed with Japanese washi paper. The inside of the covers are covered with a thick cream silk paper. The paper itself is half white, and the other half red.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Have you noticed.... very much I like green??

I've always liked it. When I was younger, I liked a deep, clear emerald green.

As I got older, it morphed to a deeper, forest green.

Then I discovered how much I loved celery, and celadon, and moss.

Now, I love all greens.

Except maybe this.

Edit: Finally tracked down most of the credits for the pics I used....they deserve to be recognized.

Heart of Grass
Green Room

Friday, September 07, 2007

Makes me so happy to handsew....

I saw this tut by Heather Bailey last year, by way of Craftster, and had to try it...It's one of those things that, once tried, you wonder how the hell you ever got along without it, and wth has it BEEN all your life!!!??? It's THAT good. Everytime I have to make a knot to start another thread, I just get a thrill to be rolling it out. Yes, folks, it's been known for some time, I am a nerd.

Hennyways, flipping through old bookmarks, I found the link to it again, and geez, it's almost as thrilling to read it this much later as it was to read the first time!!!! :hahaha:

Monday, September 03, 2007

Simple pleasures...

I haven't been able to craft in ages, both from a time crunch, and sheer un-inspiration. It's been sad. But in the course of homeschooling the bubbies, I pulled out some of my old, burnt out pillar candles, and some wick, and we made new candles from old. Just like I did when I was a kid with MY mom. Made me SO nostalgic for that time...the year I first made them with my mom was a special year in many, many ways, and anything that brings it back is always going to be close to my heart. And now I got to pass it on to my own kids, and they loved it almost as much as I did. The little things that make you happy.....
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