I made this cool (or at least I think so) Paris plate today. I think I'll put it on ETSY, as my shop is empty right now, unless someone comments that they want it before I can list it.
I wasted most of the afternoon searching and searching and searching and searching and searching blogs because I know I saw a tutorial somewhere on how to rubber stamp a plate. No, I'm not a fool! I know that you put the stamp in ink and press it on the plate. But....then...how do you seal it up? That is the part I want to be sure I get right? I plan to go out on Friday and investigate sealers for ceramic and porcelain. I'm an instant gratification kind of girl, though; so the waiting will drive me mad! It's terrible how I get stuck on things and can't let them go!! I once bought a necklace and before I could even wear it, it became tangled in a terrible knot. I put it by my bed and would work on it at night before going to sleep. A year later (maybe more!!), I got that knot out. Josh's mother now thinks I'm crazy for not giving up or returning it, but I don't mind. Persistence is a good trait to have, right...most of the time anyway. Except, of course, when you spend 3 hours looking for something you "think" you saw on who knows who's blog!! That's why I need your help. If any of you have a suggestion for me or know where I may have seen this, please send me the link or info. It will eat me up until I figure it out!
I also made these two necklaces. They are for the Pay It Forward that I entered. One is for Lindsay and the other is for Lindsey! (Don't worry Nancy, I didn't forget you!) Ladies, I know you may have preferred a surprise, but I want to be sure you'll wear these so I thought I would give you a choice of which one you'd prefer. One has a ribbon chain and the other a silver chain. Don't worry...I have more of both and they can easily be changed out to your preference. If you don't think you'll wear the necklace at all...still not a problem...I'll put it in the ETSY shop and send you one of these instead! (I definitely borrowed this idea, but mine are different than all that I've seen - for many reasons.)They were just too cute not to make a few of. I've seen the idea several times before in different variations. We even made them one year with our kindergarteners for Mother's Day!
They are filled with soil, grass seeds and a variety of spring flower seeds. I don't really intend to put any of these in the shop because someone else already sells them on ETSY. But, as I said before, these are a bit different and if you are interested in getting your hands on one, do let me know.
I put together a couple of memory frames for my Aunt. The pieces to these have been lying in my work room for months just waiting to be tended to and finally...
It was a gorgeous day, so not only did I have lots of energy to get things done, but I also was able to take most of these pictures in decent lighting. Thank God!!
Since it was so nice, we met Nicky and Lucy (Danny's girlfriend) at the park after dinner for some Chuck-It. They had a ball playing. Well, Lucy had a ball...both balls really. Don't you just love her new collar?? Danny just rolled in the mud and came up looking like a wet duck. Gotta love him!