May 10, 2011

Do you see what I see?

If it is working for everyone…. You may see something nifty-neato on my blog here that I figured out how to do tonight. You’ll need to be seeing my blog in a browser to see the spiffyness, so if you’re peeking at this via a reader or FB or something, please click through and have a closer look! Besides… I need for people to let me know if it worked! I know *I* can see it, but can you? 

May 07, 2011

Smoosher’s Challenge - Buds and Blossoms

I was a slacker again, and didn’t come up with anything for this month’s Polymer Clay Smoosher’s theme, which was Buds and Blossoms.  Not until after the fact, anyway… that will be in a forthcoming post tomorrow. Anyway, if you’d like to check out some of the work of those guild members who DID participate, please go check out our guild’s blog at Polymer Clay Smooshers. Also, if you visit soon you can vote on what we will be doing for our next challenge…

Apr 22, 2011

Contemplating site redesign

Because one post today just wasn’t enough. LOL Ok, anyway.  I’m finding myself contemplating redesigning my blog again.  Getting bored with it already I guess. The tough part?  My blog software doesn’t really come with any templates.  This one, and any new ones, will have to be hand made by me. There are *some* places that make templates for this platform, but very few free ones; and if I felt up to it, I could probably find one for another platform and port…

Apr 22, 2011

Perfect (almost) Steamed Veggies

My husband and I started a diet, four weeks ago this Sunday.  We’re on NutriSystem, which so far, has been one of the better diet’s we’ve tried.  We’ve tried Atkins (lost pretty decently, gained it back and then some), and MediFast (lost ok, also gained back plus).  Atkins just seemed awfully strange, and MediFast was… lacking in palatability.  But so far there are only a small handful of NutriSystem items that I’m not fond of, and what is…

Mar 22, 2011

Saga of the ruined painting

I have an old painting that I started in my senior year of high school, which my then-teacher effectively ruined by painting upon it with her firm idea of what she thought I should be doing with it. Here is a picture:     I used a photograph from some book for the fuschia flowers in the background; the butterfly in the foreground was something I added to fill in the picture.  My intent was for the butterfly to be sort of transparent.  My teacher was not fond of this idea and…

Mar 13, 2011

Winners Abound

Since there were only two people who commented on my bow giveaway post, I thought it would feel odd picking a number or flipping a coin or whatever to choose one winner, so I have decided to give away a bow (or set of the smaller bows) to both commenters!  Yay, congrats to you both! I will contact the both of you via email to get your choice of bows and your mailing information.

Mar 09, 2011

Promoting my guild peeps

I missed participating in the last theme challenge that the Polymer Clay Smooshers, which was “Nature”, because 1) I usually procrastinate on those anyway, and 2) as a result of that and my sudden decision to participate in the craft fair last weekend, my time was spent making bows and stuff instead of clay smooshin’. So, while I am a little bit late with this, I feel obligated to share a few of my fellow members’ entries into the Nature theme challenge.  Here you…

Mar 09, 2011

How about a Bow give away?

So my last give away had a few takers, so let’s see how many will jump in for this one!  Leave a comment on this post to enter to win your choice of any of the bows in the photos in my last post except the ones with spikes & loops (those would be the 4th of July bows, and the two Easter bows that are in the middle, horizontally, in the first photo of just the bows). We’ll set the end date this Saturday night, March 12, and I’ll draw a winner on Sunday, March 13. …

Jan 22, 2011

Drawing for winner, later tonight

Only four entries.  We’ll have to do better next time. I’m currently waiting for my husband and my daughter to come back from a quick gift card spend & dinner pick up, then later tonight I’ll draw the name for the winner of the knit or crochet stitch marker set. Stay tuned.

Jan 21, 2011

Last chance to win a stitch marker set

Today is the last day to comment at this post if you’re interested in winning a stitch marker set for either knitting or crochet.  In your comment, if you have ideas for the type of stitch marker you’re interested in, make sure to note it there.  Sometime on Saturday, January 22, I will do a drawing, and the winner will get a set of stitch markers based on the suggestion that person left.  Even if you don’t knit or crochet yourself, if you know someone who does…

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