Monday, January 28, 2013

A Homemade Valentine

Melt. (we melted ours at 230 degrees for 11 minutes)
I put a wee bit of hot glue on the back of them and squished them to a square piece of thick paper.
And Emily wrote out all of her classmates names.
This was a fun activity. If you do it - make sure you have plenty of time - it took us a couple of hours from start to finish.
I later read a tip to soak your crayons for 5 minutes and then the paper will come right off.
I read that tip a little too late! ha!

Friday, January 25, 2013

No trees were harmed

No trees were harmed in the making of my branches.

While I was painting some branches a few days ago, it dawned on me - I would hate for someone to think the branches in my shop came from me hacking away at some poor tree.

All of my branches come from long-been-dead trees. They come from walks in the woods behind my house, or my parents house. And I still have quite a lot that I brought from Austin. Yes, when we moved across country - I packed some branches along.

The idea for my branches came from when our property in Austin was just a graveyard of trees who had perished from the prolonged drought. I even have some neat, very large ones - that I had painted and are now displayed in my livingroom on the wall.

But when I was painting the other day - I thought.. hmm... there may be people who view my listings and think I am willy nilly hacking away at the forest.

Such is not the case, and now I feel better for saying so.

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year Changes

Happy New Year! 2 weeks in and I am just getting around to saying that..

I wish I could give myself a goal of blogging weekly and blog visiting twice a week. Maybe saying it here will make that happen. I just don't think that goal is very realistic for me.

The above picture is me - taken with my vase. I feel like the look of my shop is boring, and I want to try to mix things up in the New Year.

Changes. I am making them.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!