Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

After cooking all day, I finally am able to rest a bit and write. We started the day with Belgian waffles with walnuts. Had some queso dip around 1pm and Dinner was served at 4. This was the first year that I correctly estimated how long the Turkey would take to cook. I always go by the charts, but it usually takes an hour longer than the charts say. Perhaps after three years, I'm finally getting the hang of my quirky 1970's oven. I took the pecan pie out a little while ago, which everybody will enjoy later I'm sure.

This year I made three stuffings. Vegetarian for my In-Laws, inside the turkey for my brother-in-laws and myself, and just from the box for my husband. I made two types of mashed potatoes: regular and a small batch using Lactaid milk for one of my brother-in-laws. Everything else was only one version, thankfully. Other than burning the roasted garlic, everything turned out great.

I still have to run out to the convenience store and grab a paper to see what good deals there are tomorrow. My husband has his eyes set on a HD camcorder. I plan on buying tons of craft stuff I don't really need (but really want) at JoAnn's or Michael's. I hope you all had a wonderful day and good luck if you're shopping tomorrow!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Paper Dolls Anyone?

I made a jointed paper doll tutorial years ago when I was part of an online stamping community. I still get occasional emails about it, so I decided to put it back up.

It's a very easy project, and perfect for children. Especially if you use brads to connect the parts instead of using wire like I mention in the tutorial. These would also make great ornaments for the Christmas tree. You can make color copies of people and glue their faces on the doll's head.

If you are really into paper dolls and want this doll as a set of rubber stamps, visit my friend's store, Time To Stamp. She has a lot of great other stamps as well.

Not much else going on here. Just getting my ClinkIts 101 tutorial up for anyone who wants to know how to rubber stamp and emboss on the ClinkIts glass.

I also have a few more tutorials to put back up. They include a knotted bead necklace, stamped glass christmas ornaments, and a simple strung bracelet. I expect these to be up before the end of the year.

Here is a mosaic of paper doll related listings on eBay: