Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Undies!

New Sunday Undies:  The first one is buttoned onto a 100% cotton backing with cotton batting inside.  It is crocheted with 50% cotton and 50% polyester.  

The second Sunday Undie is made with homespun yarn.  The yarn is brown wool with tiny nips of yellow and green wool and it is plied with a pink bamboo thread.  The backing is made with cotton fabric and wool batting is inside of the backing.

New gift bucket/basket for bathing.  Contains a rose scrubby, scrubbing gloves, bar of home made soap with black cherry almond fragrance, and a knitted washcloth made with cotton yarn.  The washcloth has a heart knitted in the design.  (The yarn is breast cancer awareness yarn.)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Just for circular stickers.......

See the texture difference in the bottom paper.  This is the difference from making a copy from fabric printed onto paper and then printed, or fabric.  The picture above this one shows sticker samples.
I needed circular stickers approximately 1.5 inches wide. I wanted the stickers for lightly sealing a plastic bag. Twist ties just did not appeal to me for this project. I didn't want a white sticker since white always finds dirt. I found pretty stickers, but the cost was prohibitive, so I had to come up with an alternative method. I located pink circular labels which were able to go through the printer. I bought stamps and considered stamping each label. They were OK, but they just didn't float my boat. I downloaded a program to print the labels and make each with little flowers centered. That didn't quite work since the template was for 6 stickers across and I had 5 across. I tried to print backgrounds from a scrapbook program and that turned out OK. The background I thought would work best did not look well at all once the stickers were removed from the paper.  Still, these did not appeal to me.  Today, I used fabric to copy onto the paper.  Bingo!!!  I tried making a copy of the fabric and printing it onto labels, but the texture was not on the paper the way the texture was when fabric was copied directly onto the label paper.  I also found that a wrinkle or two added to the interest and texture of the labels.  I don't expect each circle to have a flower in the center.  Each circle looks as though I cut it directly from fabric, which is pleasing to me.  I have pictures to show you and I hope you like the results the way I do.  Thank you in advance for any comments you wish to share.  Blessings!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

When dining out the other evening, I used the facilities and I found something interesting in the sink.  There I found river stones.  These stones were placed in the bottom of the sink over the drain.  The stones portray a spa feeling.........................or it could just be that the management was trying to cover up a rusty drain.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Little Boy Blue, Tangerine Tango, and Gingerbread Cookies

I made a very large batch of soap today.  I divided it 3 ways so I would have 3 kinds of soap.  They are Little Boy Blue, Tangerine Tango, and Gingerbread Cookies.  The house smells wonderful, but what an unusual combination.

The outside temperatures have cooled down a bit making the cost of utilities more reasonable.  With that being said, the kitchen faucet is now running a steady stream of water.   I may save in utilities, but now I need to pay the plumber.  lol

 I was told that I was a little bitter in my last post and I needed a little Jack Daniels in my teapot.  Maybe.  I wonder if there is any kind of tea that would be good with liquor added???  I have heard about teapots hiding the egg money, I wonder if they hid alcohol in the Victorian Era?

My son was very vengeful for many years.  Yesterday, when someone wronged him, he said that karma will take care of them.  He is sure growing up!