Thursday, February 28, 2008

Clyde Kadiddlehopper

Check out my new bunny! He's just 6 inches tall and looks like he's strolling into town huh? I painted that wall 32 years ago. Can you believe it? I said if I ever move I'm taking the wall with me. Its a complete western town backed by pine trees if you could see all of it. Took me a year to do it but it was fun. Had a little help from a friend and my sister. Lots of memories in that wall.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Do you believe in fortune cookies?

My good friend Sandra went out for Chinese food last night and came home with a fortune from her fortune cookie that read " A new venture you are involved in will be successful". I had gone out for Chinese food 2 days ago and my fortune cookie said " Start a new venture it will be successful".

Candace Navarette and I have an announcement to make.

We have a New Venture opening April 1, 2008

A magazine type website filled with crafters of every medium not just primitives. Please mark your calenders and if you are interested in joining us in our venture please contact one of us.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Scented Stain for Tags and Material

Is anyone tired of the coffee smell you get when staining your tags or material? This is a great way to change that. Walnut Crystals! You only need a glass jar with a screw top lid and you can keep this for a very long time. Add about 1/2 tsp of walnut crystals to warm water and stir them until they are totally dissolved. If you want a darker stain use more crystals and if you want it lighter use more water. Then add your favorite fragrance oil until you have the degree of scent that you like. A nice outdoorsy scent or peppermint or cinnamon is great. I have found it also doesn't stain your hands as much. When using them on tags I like to apply it with a sponge brush. Make sure to get all the excess out of the brush first and then apply to your paper. With material I do the same thing. It's a great way to stain your muslin before you lay your pattern on and draw around it. That way you can get it as dark as you want. Staining with walnut crystals works especially good if you are going to paint your item and then sand it down. I think if you aren't going to paint your doll you should just use a coffee stain for that really primitive look. Hope some of you try this great recipe for Scented Fabric and Tag Stain.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bird watching

Tonite I left the TV on and walked out of the room for about 10 minutes. When I came back in my cat was right up against it intently watching it. There were Sand Cranes Landing in Lodi, CA. What a hoot...who says cats don't see right?
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

Erma Bombeck

In memory of Sheryl

In memory of Sheryl
and those who died on 9/11

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