As promised I am back with a project. It's not the one that you expected to see pictures of, but it was still fun. I used melted crayons to decorate some candles. It was a cheap DIY, actually free. I had the candles already and stole some crayons from my step-daughter.
The first one was created by carving zig-zags into the candle, melting wax into the groove and removing the access with a knife. The second candle was created just dripping a small amount of black, grey, and silver on the candle, the third was the same but I let the colors run.
I really like the way they turned out and surprisingly, so did my honey. The zig-zag is my favorite. The drippy one on the far right is my honey's favorite.
I get so darn bored on weekends when my honey is at work and the kids are outside playing, the roomie is napping on the couch. So, I sat down with my tub of nail polishes and my Konad.
Can you tell there was a sale on Wet N' Wild polish at one point? LOL! I love love love my Barielle clear coat, it makes my polish last more than a week. $6 at TJ Maxx!
And the final product?
Red covered with white hearts. If you take a peek at my massive thumb you can see the pretty new scar. Looks years old, doesn't it? It's huge from all the scar tissue because I dropped out of Physical Therapy earlier than I should have. I finally got to go back to work last week. It was awesome, I missed my clients so much and they missed me. I got big hugs when I arrived.
On another note, I apologize for the lousy pictures. One of these days I will learn to use my camera or I will get a dummy-proof camera. :)
Now that my thumb is all healed, I'm enjoying the small things in life again. I know that sounds plain silly. But I can crochet again!! Yay! So, I basically made up a pattern in my head and went with it. I'm making my step-daughter a skirt for the summer. She loves brown. So without further adieu:
It will have a dark brown liner, two more rows of the variable brown and be worn with brown tights. I lurv the pattern. If anyone has ever read my posts about crocheting you'll know that I am uneducated on reading and interpreting patterns but I know how to do the stitches. So, I usually make things up in my head. They rarely turn out like planned. However, this did!! I'm excited. I will surely post a photo of the finished product with her wearing it!!
Once again, I apologize for my scarcity in blogging and my neglect of my blog. I am back. I have tons to post, so bare with me. I bought a vintage military trunk from Goodwill last week to use as my coffee table. I only paid $25, but the downside was that it was locked. My roommate finally got the lock popped yesterday and there were two bags of wood chips in there and a newspaper from 1949. I took some (rather lousy) photos.
This paper has me thoroughly shocked and interested. I will post a few excerpts for your shock and interest.
"CONGENIAL YOUNG WOMAN would like to take person or persons in my car for pleasure or business, anywhere, anytime; $1.50 per hour."
Help Men (Job ads are segregated for men and for women):
"BUTCHER, white; good hours; good pay; must be experienced and sober."
"CLERK, to take care of garage office, some knowledge of bookkeeping, pay-roll, switchboard, some typing, single with pleasing personality, 35 to 40 yrs."
There are 3 bd apartments for $73/mn. There are 8-bd houses for sale for $12,500. There are brand new cars for $1,200.
This paper is really cool. I will be finding the coolest pieces and framing them.