Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Great tip to find your lost cell phone

I have two tips to help you when you have lost your phone. I canceled home phone service long ago. My kids wouldn't answer it because their friends would only call their cell phones. It seemed the only people calling me on the land line were solicitors. So out it went & now it's only cell phones. The problem is when I put it down in the house and am home alone I can't find it sometimes. I just found out if you have a gmail account, there is the option to place a phone call from your gmail. It is a simple download, and you test your microphone to make sure you can be heard and you are in business. Currently, this is a free service, but may change in 2011. Please read the fine print before you do this.

The second tip is when you have your phone on silent and can't find it. My son downloaded an app called "fetch it". If you send your phone the text, "fetch it" it will set off your text alert even when set on silent. I have not tried it, but it could save a lot of frustartion.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Soldered Boxes

I have been busy making soldered little boxes. They are a lot of fun to make. They are a bit labor intensive, but I love how they turn out!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Felted Soap

I wanted to try felting soap after I saw some beautiful soap at Anthropology. It allows you to shower without using a wash cloth or puffy thing. So I started with a plain bar of glycerin soap. Then I wrapped 3 different colors of wool roving tightly around the bar. Once I got it looking the way I wanted, I slipped it into a cut off foot of panty hose ( I knew these were still good for something). I then put a little bit of dish soap and hot water on it then rubbed it vigorously between my hands. You are trying to work and lock the wool fibers together at this point. I rinsed the suds off in the hot water and worked it for just under ten minutes. Once I felt I hand felted it well I slid it out of the hose and put it on my deck rail to dry. It turned out great! I think this would be fun for the kids to do, just make shure they don't rub the soap into their eyes. They will be asking to take a bath! You can find a much better explaination on how to do this on You Tube. Just search for felted soap. Let me know if you try it.
I apologize the photos are out of order, not sure how to rearrange them in blogger. I always forget to do things in reverse order.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Introducing my new model!

What do you do when your dog is being a real pain in the ....? She put her paw in the photo, tried repeatedly to grab the necklace sooo. I put it on her and took her picture, she sat still and almost seemed to smile for her photoshoot. She just wanted to be the star of the show, hey she works for milkbones which is fine with me.

Vanna can I buy a vowel...?

Okay I admit it I am loving these letters. After making my Sassy booth sign, I made a letter M for our photo collage wall. Then I decided to make even more for my booth. I used all of the papers I loved to cover them aren't they sweet?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Confessions of a Craft supply hoarder

I have gotten to the point that I can not work in my craft room. I am way over my limit in stamps, papers, books, magazines, etc, etc, etc. So I have started to upload some of my stamps and books to my Artfire account. Email me if there is something you are interested in!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sassy at the Queen of Hearts Alpharetta

I have a small booth in an antiques and interiors mall. It is the Queen of Hearts. I sell all kinds of things there anything from antiques to jewelry. It is really fun to have a place for all of my creative pursuits. My booth name is Sassy. I have really been wanting to redo the booth and give it a whole new feel. I am going to be painting it and also I made these new letters to hang on the wall. I had seen zinc letters at Anthropology for $18 each I really wanted them but felt it was too much of a splurge. So I got these paper mache letters and did multi layers of paint to try to mimic the zinc letters. I am actually pretty happy with the way they turned out. Not bad for a tenth of the price.