September 28, 2011
I can honestly say that I used to wonder where he gets some of his crazy ideas, but over the years, I just learned not to question it. If he wants to make it happen, he will make it happen.
So here it is. After making a large one for us, (which I must say, gets used regularly), he picked up these scraps, lined them up, and thought a mini piel would be cute. So he asked me, and of course I agreed. He asked with that look in his eye. So I knew sooner or later, I would see this masterpiece.
And you know what? It is cute. And it's so smooth. And yes, it works well with english muffins. And wait, it's a heavy duty fly swatter, or my personal favorite, the butt patter. :) Then, it mysteriously becomes a conversation piece, because you can't resist picking it up.
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Posted by Karen at 7:03 PM
September 11, 2011
So, I was sitting in my office/workroom doing
something completely different, when I looked up and saw my Land O Lakes light butter tubs. I use them constantly, (and have many) for my scrapbooking treasures like cut-outs, silk and paper flowers, little odds and ends that I don't want to throw away, but will use in some fashion....and on and on. I'm sure that if you like to scrapbook, you'll love these little gems. I thought, "what can I do with these, and how else can they be used"? In my first attempt to jazz these up a little bit, I found myself lost in my sticker box. What fun! A little bit of spray paint (for plastic, Fushion by Krylon works great), some embellishments and voila! A little place to store q-tips, cotton balls, coins, keys, or anything else you can think of! They measure roughly 5.5" long, 3" wide and 2" deep. The covers snap on securely, and if you don't put anything "raised" on the top, they stack and nest quite nicely. My grandmother, who grew up in the great depression, was a whiz at re-purposing things, from crocheting baskets with strips of bread bags to making rugs with scraps of wool. She was truly "green" before being green became a choice. I'll be sharing more of her talents in later postings.
Posted by Karen at 9:42 AM
September 10, 2011
Calla Lily Greeting Card
Gloriosa Daisy Greeting Card
Tiger Lily Greeting Card
Posted by Karen at 4:10 PM