Thursday, January 8, 2015

My 2015 New Year's Resolution



A Happy New 2015 Year to you!

How are you?

Wonderfully well, I hope.

I, myself, am well. We had a lovely holiday season. Quiet. Small. While our little family usually galavants about the Canadian country side hither and thither all holidays, this year we stayed put. And I, for one, enjoyed the slower pace.

Which brings me to my New Year's resolution. That's right, there's only one. But it's a biggie for me. And it is this: patience. Having it, getting it, practicing it, growing it, breathing it, eating it for breakfast.


Yes, I am an impatient person. I like things done now, man. And I like them done in a certain way. Don't make me wait. Don't ask me silly questions. Just do it. And do it right, or you will regret it.

You see what I mean? It's a problem. It's a real and abiding problem. It is a tenacious beast that I wrestle with every single day. So this year? This year is the year. This year, I take a deep breath, and I tackle the beast.

Wish me luck.

♥M

P.S. Made more 3-1/2 inch blocks to go with these babies. I've added a couple yellow Hour Glass blocks, a blue Churndash, and a pink 'n yellow Eight-Pointed Star Variation. Busy and impatient little bee.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pretty Junk Mail Gift Bows



My goal for today is to get some of our gifts wrapped. I've gone back in the archives and made some lovely junk mail gift bows. Remember these? HERE's the tutorial, just in case you'd like to give 'em a whirl!


Happy wrapping!

♥M


Friday, December 12, 2014

Cornstarch Packing Peanut Snow Crafts


You know those cornstarch packing peanuts? The ones that are used for protecting fragile things people send in the mail? Well, guess what. I have a giant bag of them... Uh huh. Yet another thing I collect. Sigh... 'Bout time I use the darn things, don't ya think? 

Yeah, me too.

Ok, so here's what you do...

And what you get when you're done is a snowy packing peanut Christmas tree! Seriously, this is so easy and all you need is a tiny bit of water. NO glue, man! Amazing.

Nice, eh? Almost as pretty as the real thing if I do say so myself.

Okay so... what else can you make with these packing-peanutty things? Hmm, well The Boy made this Hill of Snow Lantern with his packing peanuts.

Here it is, all lit up with a Sylvania DOT-it LED light. I love his so much I tried to make one of my own.


My attempt at the Hill of Snow Lantern was less successful than his. Mine kinda looks a giant baby bottle nipple. Not exactly what I was going for... But you know what they say...


No two hills of snow are exactly the same. That's right my friend.

♥M

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