Sunday, November 18, 2018

A flop

I attempted to do another paper project yesterday. It's supposed to be a silverware/napkin holder. I thought it would like nice on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Clearly I need a new blade for my cricut or I could try sharpening it. I hear that punching it in and out of a aluminum foil ball is supposed to sharpen the blade.

You can see that it ripped some of the petals off the two lighter colored flowers and it ripped the word thankful as it was cutting it. Also, not shown, it totally failed at cutting out the second red flower.

After this failed attempt I gave up. Maybe I'll try again later today or tomorrow.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Mission accomplished

I got home from work yesterday and my intentions were to get going on those table runners. But first, I had to chill on the couch with the tablet. Then there were a few little things to do around the house. By the time I finished that it was time to make some dinner. Once I finished eating I decided it was a good time to get the dishes done and clean up the kitchen.

STOP! ENOUGH! No more procrastinating.

I pushed up my sleeves and dug in and got those runners done. She wanted these for a narrow table so they aren't very wide. Sorry about the crappy picture but I took a quick one with my cell phone and it was after 6:00 so there was no natural light from outside.

Now I need to catch up on the blog reading and emails.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Looking back

I haven't done anything of a crafty nature since Monday so I'm out of posts. I was thinking about doing another one about the lanterns showing how I make them but haven't had the ambition yet. That leaves me with nothing other than talking about how I go to work and come home and curl up on the couch until it's time to go to bed. Since that's a pretty short story I thought I would look back to last year and see what was going on then.

Even though it's been cold I don't think it's gotten as cold as it did on November 11 of last year. We have been in the 20's though. Yesterday when I left work it cold, half rain half snow but I think the temperature was 32.

It seems last year in November I was on my paper bead making kick. Apparently the novelty wore off on that because I haven't made any in quite some time.

Maybe today when I get home from work I'll try and work on something in the craft room. I do have some table runners that I'm supposed to be making for someone. She brought me the material a while ago and I still haven't done them. My excuse is that she brought Christmas fabric and since I don't do Christmas till after Thanksgiving I wasn't able to start them.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The green lantern part 2

I didn't do much to finish these lanterns off. Just painted them with some glitter paint which still keeps their color just adds a bit of shimmer. And then I glued on some bits and pieces that I had in my stash.

Here's a closer look and you can see some of the glittery paint. I painted one with a white glitter paint and this one with a green.

Now I need another crafty streak so I have something to post tomorrow.
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