Friday, May 2, 2008

May Stuff

Wow it is May already! My birthday is this month, going to be 45, another Wow!

I was unsuccessful with the quitting smoking, I did really good for 3 weeks on the Chantix then went back to the Dr. and had gained 10 pounds, not good, I sure did not need the extra weight! I tried so hard too, to not eat extra stuff, I wanted to be one person that could say "I quit smoking and didn't gain any weight" but that didn't happen. It has been 2 weeks now and I still haven't lost the additional weight, but am working on it.

Latest and greatest projects have been using my decorated bottlecaps and attaching them to doodads from Oriental Trading to be worn in croc shoes. I have never owned a pair until I did these, I always want to try out my stuff to make sure it will work and be comfortable to the wearer. So off to Wal-Mart to buy a pair to test before I went into major production of these.

The other thing I am doing with them is attaching them to Tie Tack Pins, that way you can decorate whatever you can get a pin through. This was Deb's idea from the store, Country Lane General Store where I have my stuff on display and for sale.

Also playing around with my button machine I purchased. It makes 2.25" buttons, I purchased all kinds of stuff with it to make keyrings, magnets and mirrors too. Still trying to figure out which program that I already have, works the best for making my own personalized buttons.

I have been bitten by the polymer clay bug! Ugh! I have purchased several molds and clays and have been playing around with these. Not sure if it is something I will continue to do or not? Why? Because I am starting to feel like I am spreading myself to thin. I have several projects that I want to get done, things I love to do but because of all the other "new" stuff I have been doing my long time loves are getting left in the dust. Thankfully all of my machines have dust covers.


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