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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
Right after Thanksgiving I stopped by my PO Box and much to my surprise, found a package waiting for me.
Sweet Stacie the Craft Princess had sent me a thank you gift. And a lovely one, it is... So today I'm enjoying a cuppa vanilla bean tea. YUM-O. Super cute card too!
You see...a while back Stacie had commented on how much she liked the tissue packs I was making. I decided to make one for her. Of course, in my usual hurry I never took a photo. But she did...here's her post.
I never expected anything back from Stacie but I certainly am appreciative! Thanks Stacie!!
Blogland is such a wonderful place... and speaking of a wonderful place....why don't you stop by Kimmies today and she what my Tea Tuesday friends are all up to today.
This was actually the second batch we made but I had forgotten that I had my little pocket camera with me. I was too busy learning.
For this batch, Patty wanted to try out some new pigments she had purchased. We decided on ultramarine blue and titanium white going for a marbled effect. The scent we used was called "rise and shine". It smelled divine!!
Her hubby stepped in to lend an extra hand while filling the mold.
Now I have to wait for a month until I see the finished product!! AHH!! I'm not known for my patience. If it didn't take the better part of an hour to drive to her house, I'd be there on Tuesday when she un-molds it. I'm pretty sure she cuts it at that time as well. Yet another question I'll have to ask.
After working out and running errands this morning, I spent a good chunk of this afternoon putting together all these bottle cap magnets. I think I'm a little loopy from the glue...need more ventilation in the basement!
The other day I came across this cool tea tin. Now I'm not a big fan of Jasmine or any floral tea for that matter but I did like the tin. Who knew it would be full of tea. Not wanting to actually drink it I decided to do a little experiment. I had some scraps of muslin so I heated some water and threw the muslin and tea in with it and let it sit all day while I was out and about.
It didn't get as dark as I believe black tea would have but the fabric strips are a nice aged color.
So what did I do with them you ask...
a little layered fabric hair accessory for my girl.