Thursday, January 28, 2010
I'm making a quilt for display for work.......... And I'm short by 10cm for the backing!
Back to the drawing board, and it will teach me to actually read instructions.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Yesterday was a really funny and disturbing day. Youngest gremlin had pleasure in dismembering a barbie doll. Before you band me from never touching a barbie again, please be aware the the said mentioned doll was bought from the “Salvos”and we did buy one that was determinately pre loved, haircut real short and had no clothes.
The D/B is to be used in a cake for one of my girlfriends bridal shower. It might be seven weeks after the event, and I have been dared to make one. Putting it out there that I am going to learn how to decorate cakes has people coming out of the woodwork.
Youngest gremlin would like me to mention that it was me who used the garden shears to cut off the arms. The arms where a tad difficult to pull out. I couldn’t let him completely loose with those.
In a very sad and demented way, why did I found it very satisfying. I am not going to analyze that.
Posted by Suzy at 6:02 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Things I have learnt in this Soap month
1.Well nobody told me that I would have to wait 4 weeks for cold proess soap to cure......
2. Its real fun
3. It could become a addiction
4. Its really fun.
5. I could of blown myself up!
6. The info out there is amazing
7. Everyone I know is getting soap this year for pressies
8. The recipes are really easy to follow
9. I have used nearly 4l of olive oil in the past three days
10. Essential oil is really expensive...
11. Castor Oil is not as easy to find as you think....
To start I went to the library and search the net, gotta love the techie world we live in! The books I read back to front, then re-read them again was
Making Candles & Soaps For Dummies by Kelly Ewing
The Everything Soapmaking Book: Recipes and Techniques for Creating Colorful and Fragrant Soaps by Alicia Grosso
The web sites that I found that really helped
and heaps others...
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Times are a changing and I feel I do too.
So I have made a promise to myself too do things that make challenge myself. This could be craft wise, thinking wise or just putting me out of my depth so to speak.....
So January is Soap making
February is Cake decorating
March is reading "Pride and Prejudice" without throwing the book across the room....(good luck I say) and Northanger Abbey both by Jane Austen. I love romance books so I wil try the classics.
April is to learn how to Felt....
May is the 2009 Pulitzer for Fiction: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout and 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature: Herta Müller, The Land of Green Plums. Well if the experts say there good, I say why not.
June is to get enough nerve to enter a quilt into a show... Well if get enough nerve that is...
So that is the first six months and I will still do all my other crafty stuff as well. All I can say is let the year begin, even though it is half way through January.
Posted by Suzy at 3:05 PM