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Chores, promises and silliness

December 24th, 2008 No comments

My kitchen looked like a bomb went off in it.  This isn't good.  After work I rolled up my sleeves (literally) and got it back into shape.  It didn't take long but it had to be done.  I'm much happier now.

After watching a 'funniest commercials' show I finally hemmed a pair of pants for the neighbor that have been here far too long.  Again, it didn't take that long but it was one thing on a long list of things to do.  Now it's done and we can return them tomorrow.

World Works Games put out a free Christmas tree download and I finished up the night by getting that prepped.  Hopefully tomorrow I can finish it up and we'll have a pretty little tree to put .. somewhere.  And then we have one for whatever reason in the games we play.

The weather is supposed to be quite unpleasant tomorrow and since it's Christmas Eve we get a short day at work.  I'm not driving in that muck for a half day.  I'll work from home and stay safe.

I was going to start on some drapes for one of the bedrooms but a couple of things halted that effort.  One was an uneven edge on the fabric that I didn't notice until too late (I can salvage two panels) and the other was a lack of matching thread to edge the pieces.  I didn't continue – too late at night to think.

Last night I did do a little busy work and iron up all the remnants I picked up for making doll clothes.  They're all nice and smooth now.  I'm plotting little costumes in my copious spare time.  And I have to grab the latest ad from the fabric store to make my shopping list for the three day sale.  As always there's stuff I need/want and heck, it will be on sale.

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Let’s all go to the lobby…

January 30th, 2008 No comments

That's my way of saying there's an intermission.

I'm completing books now that the scrolls are done but there's nothing to show for it yet.  I've got some mostly completed books and realized that I needed a whole lot more books.  So I cut, sanded and scribed the next batch last night.

Tonight I painted the innards in preparation for putting the paper covers on them.

After all that I can start painting the covers and spines.  I know most of the covers won't be seen but this is a perfect opportunity for me to practice this kind of thing and I'm going to take it.

Side story.  I was tearing apart my craft room looking for a certain very perfect kind of cardstock for the book covers.  Tearing it apart, putting things where they actually belonged, tearing other areas apart.  I never did find it so I used some cardstock I had bought for another project.

Since I no longer do rubber stamping I have a lot of kinds of cardstock packed away (too heavy to ship to make it worth selling on eBay).  Some of my coworkers do stamping and scrapbooking so I dug out the box.  Lo and behold, in the bottom of the box was the cardstock I was looking for in the first place.

So I have the paper I originally wanted and I don't have a box of paper taking up room in the attic storage area.  Win-win.

Hopefully I'll have some pictures up in a day or so of the finished products.  After I finish the books I'll be gluing them and scrolls into shelves I already have made.

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