Itty Bitty Storage
I have seen these all over the internet so I can't really give credit to the original poster. I finally decided to try them while I was looking at my empty bottle of seltzer this morning & remembering that I had another one in recycling.
If you decide to make one of these, here is what you will need:
- 2 bottles with the same size mouth/lid (1 bottle & 2 lids)
- Sharp utility knife or scissors
Yup, that's it! I bet most people have those things lying around right now.
It's been a while since I posted anything so I thought it was about time I do, even if it's just something quick. I was out shopping the other day for supplies to make thank you cards and came across these in the store.
Check them out and let me know what you think.
Yes, they say "frosting" stickers, but if they are just frosting, why are they all "chocolate"? If I saw this "frosting" on my cupcake, I don't think I would want to eat it!
With Father's Day just around the corner I made these super-simple Father's Day cards. You only need a few materials to make them.
-Blue cardstock (or whatever color you want your card(s) to be)
-Blue & White Paint (or whatever colors you want your bowtie(s) to be)
To make them:
-Print out the phrase "Happy Father's Day" on white cardstock
-Print out mustaches on white cardstock (you can also cut them out of construction paper or maybe sheets of craft foam would be fun)
-Paint your bowties in the color of your choosing. After they dry, add the polka-dots
-Cut a sheet of colored cardstock (I used light blue) in half so you will have 2 smaller sheets of paper that are 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
-Fold the paper in half then glue on your pieces
There it is, now all it needs is a message written inside!
So this about sums up my day at work yesterday.
Can't wait to go back to work!
Anyone else have a day like this?
Today I thought I would highlight something I saw yesterday while shopping. Sometimes I come across things in stores that make me wonder. Last night was one of those times.
As you can see it says "one of a kind". It is even highlighted. I bet some of you can see where this is going.
If you can see (sorry for the horrible photography job), the exact same dress is behind it. I guess one of a kind doesn't mean what I thought it meant.
Here are the results. As you can see from the photo below some of the vinegar has absorbed into the orange peels.
I dumped out the peels into a bowl and the liquid into a cup.
Some of the peels had turned brownish. These were mainly the peels at the top of the jar.
It's difficult to tell from this photo, but I ended up with only about 2 tablespoons of liquid. It smelled faintly of oranges, & the vinegar smell was less pronounced then before the process. Unfortunately, there wasn't much liquid to test it's cleaning effectiveness. I did wipe down a section of my counter, & it seemed to work okay, but it left a slight residue on the countertop.
I think I'll just stick with using plain vinegar.
I love pinterest, it is filled with a lot of great ideas. The problem is that it is sometimes hard to figure out if the pin is something that really works or is just made up. The only ways to find out if they will work is to research it or test it. Today I decided a test was worth a try. I saw this pin bouncing around the pages of pinterest for a while, & I had my doubts so here it goes.
This pin says you can make an all natural cleaner with nothing more then white vinegar & orange peels. Sounds too good to be true, am I right?
I put the lid on the jar & set it on the back if my counter. Now we wait. I'll either have a great all natural cleaner or some pickled orange peels.
I'll post an update once it finishes...brewing? pickling? fermenting? I guess only time will tell what I get.
Until next time.
I was browsing on Amazon the other day (it is one of m favorite online sources to buy things from, they have everything!) and was a little hungry so I started to browse through the candy. I started looking at the Japanese candy because they have some really interesting stuff for instance:
This is a Japanese candy kit, there are many varieties of these. It is a kit where you make candies in different shapes. This one is a burger kit. It comes with everything you need to make the items shown. It even comes with candy ketchup for the candy fries! I heard that some of these aren't the best tasting (not awful, but not great either), but most of the experience in in the creation of the foods. I have never tried any of these, but I would love to. if I ever do, I'll write an entry about my experience with them.
Now on to what this post is about. While I was browsing Amazon for candy I found some flavored Kit-Kats. For those who may not know Kit-Kats in Japan come in many different flavors. I have tried a couple, but I would love to try some more. During my browsing session I saw the following for sale:
Flexible rubber sole AND durable 100% cotton construction?!?! What more could you ask for from a candy?
I would still love to try them, even though they might be shoes.
I thought that in addition to my crafting adventures I would also post and comment on crafty items from the internet. I like to browse other people's crafts because looking at other people's ideas can help inspire me to create new things. Occasionally I find something completely awesome and other times odd or disturbing. This time the item I found is the latter.
Umm, yeah. What? It's art? I don't even know what to say about this. Who would make this? Who would want to own one & that description, really?
What do you think?