I love bows. I decided to try to make clay ones, and I’m pleased with the results. Lots of colors – some with polka dots, some with a metallic look, rhinestones and pearls and various sizes. No two are alike, each made by hand and each made in the U.S.A.
I have a loop on some so they can be worn on a chain. But I decided to leave them without a hole so when they’re purchased, the buyer can select how they want them. I can put a hole on each side, or through to have a loop at the top, or they can be purchased with no hole to be determined by the purchaser.
They can be used for all sorts of hobbies – even as pins or barrettes.
Summer’s here – time to bring out the flip flops. Our flip flops are each individually made, no two are alike and all are made in the U.S. They come in hot colors and are available by themselves to use in charm bracelets or craft projects. Or, they can be purchased with a 30″ silver ballchain (which can be cut to your own size) or some come with an Organza 5 ribbon necklace with clasp. Check out our flip flop charms.
Finally – a use for clothespins that doesn’t include work. I took the wire off of the clothespin to use with my polymer clay cupcake charms. I drilled a hole, then attached the wire to a 30″ silver ballchain. The ballchain can be cut to a shorter length if desired. I also made Minnie Mouse cupcake charms. Love our Minnie. The clothespin wire charms, as well as charms without chains, ballchain necklaces and organza ribbon cupcake charm necklaces are available on our website.
I love to take photos. They usually end up on my computer with a backup that I save. One Christmas I went through all of my photos and picked some favorites to create a book as a gift for friends. I used Apple’s iPhoto book and the quality of the books was fantastic. There are many sites which make it easy to create your own books of kids, grandkids, vacations, events – you name it. And, the cost is very reasonable.
Having these books is so much nicer than trying to go through a box of loose pictures. And they make a wonderful gift.
Just a book I made using the favorite photos (besides the grandkids) I’ve taken.
Got my new Cafepress cell phone case. It’s a charger too. Very cool. I got it with one of my designs on it. It’s very convenient not to have to worry all the time about my phone not being charged. Plus, the case is really sturdy. I’m such a klutz, sturdy suits me.
This is the description that comes with it – “Stay in charge of your iPhone 4/4s battery life with our custom iPhone Battery Case. A full charge gives you up to 7 hours of talk time, 45 hours of playback, 9 hours of video playback, 350 hours of internet, and 350 hours of standby. On/off switch allows you to charge when you’re ready.”
Thankfully, I have a dvr so I can skip most commercials. But even with that, I’ve ended up watching some that I have to wonder who in the world is coming up with these things? My least favorite was the JCP commercial introducing their new way of doing business. I call it the ‘screaming commercial’ and think it’s one of the most annoying yet.
Then there’s the Jack in the Box “I love bacon” commercial. OMGosh, is this the tops in stupid? Normally I get a kick out of Jack and his adventures, but this almost turns me off bacon forever. Excuse me, “you may now eat the bride?” Thumbs down on this one, for sure.
Then last night, I thought I was watching a movie with the new Cartier ad, L’Odyssee de Cartier. I kept thinking it was going to end, but it kept going and going. I’ve heard it’s over three minutes long. All I could wonder what how much they had to raise their prices to be able to produce this ad and pay for the time slot. It’s a beautiful ad. But, it’s not something I’ll rush out to buy . . . ever.
Often I fall asleep while watching t.v. With the dvr, I can go back the next night and finish watching. I thought falling asleep was just something one does when one gets old, but I now realize that there are sometimes 8 minutes of commercials. Those are the times I fall asleep. And what am I doing reviewing commercials?
I received this pair of crocheted Mary Jane slippers for Christmas from my friend Snook Evans. How cute are these? Had to post them on my site to show them off. I’ve seen the version for babies and dolls, but never in an adult size. They’re too cute to wear and what a fantastic gift idea!
The pattern book can be found at Annie’s Attic!
My neighbors have a Bulldog, Chubs, whom I fell in love with the first time I met him. Sometimes I think I get along better with dogs than I do people, but Chubs is one of the most charming dogs I’ve ever met. I’d love to have a Bulldog, but I’ve learned from Chubs that they’re very strong, and I don’t think I could handle one. Chubs’ parents called me over the other night to introduce me to the newest addition to their family – a little sister for Chubs. Her name is Bella, she’s 8 weeks old, and she’s adorable. There is nothing more special than a puppy. Welcome Bella and congratulations to AJ, Kim, Alex, Jonathan and Chubs!
Often when someone gives me cookies, candy, fudge, etc., I would love to have the recipe to make some myself. So this year I sent along a little recipe brochure with each Christmas goody box I gave. I’ve included it in case you’d like to try any of the recipes. I really like each one – favorites! You can download the printable .pdf file Sandi’s Recipe Brochure!