Today's post is late and a relatively short, but I wanted to chat about some things that make me really happy:
Thank you for being You!-Thanks for being such supportive & fun friends. Your kind comments make me so happy that I get all happy-weepy. You are fabulous!
Incidentally, that Thank You medallion is a sneak peek at a project for the Caardvarks Coredinations blog hop: next week!!! The medallion is from Martha Stewart & it's a really cool one. It's a blank PDF form & you can type in anything you want! (I'm a bad tease, because I'll have to wait and link it up when we have the blog hop. I've searched & searched for the Martha link and haven't found it yet.)
Did you know this is the first Caardvarks blog hop ever?!? We are SO excited! I've been working on making a new template & a new free digital image to share with you on each day of the 3-day hop. Can't wait!
And this storage thinger makes me happy too. It was jewel box. My cousin Mitchie gave it to me for Christmas when he was little, so it makes me think of him and grin. However, I don't wear jewelery very often (being a bit of a house mouse) so I converted it something I need ALL the time...
and adhereing them to each other inside the jewel box. (I don't like to throw anything out, and I swear, that foam is better than the brads. It makes great pin cushion material or a little piercing pad. or holders for brads...)
1) shaping polymer clay around needles
2) texturizing with these wooden batik blocks
3) baking it in the oven
4) rubbing in metallic turquoise ink to colour
It was surprisingly speedy and so fun to make homemade tools. :o) The fun thing about the polymer clay is that you can shape the tool to fit perfectly in your hand:
1} It's shaped around an embroidery needle (so that it's not too sharp and won't tear the paper during scoring.)
2} It gives a fine score line for really sharp folds.
3} It works great with the Tim Holtz design ruler & with the template placed on top of a piece of fun foam.
for the tip of my lacquer bottles:
Well that's all the chit chat for today,
Hope your day is an amazing one!