Friday, January 30, 2009
The book I'm currently reading is Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. I was going to go to the bookstore to buy the next book in the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire series, but I wanted to give (force!) myself to take a break from the vampires. When I was at CVS picking up a prescription I saw the book and thought it looked interesting. Plus the movie has Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in it, so I'll see the movie when I'm finished. Geez, it seems like I'm a shallow reader, reading books that have been turned into movies. Really, I'm not! That just seems to be my current trend. I read about 100 pages of Revolutionary Road last night, and it's really good. I loved Twilight and the whole saga, don't get me wrong, but it's obvious after reading a few pages of Revolutionary Road that Twilight isn't exactly the most well-written of novels. Twilight is good in its own right because of the premise of the story and the characters, but Revolutionary Road is a good departure from it, at least for me. Twlight is delicious to read because of Edward Cullen. Revolutionary Road is delicious to read because of its literary know-how, use, and placement of words. There's not one word out of place in RR or used just for the sake of using it.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Number 11 is the winner! And who is number 11? Diana, aka The Craftaholic! Congrats!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Do you have a list of favorite Etsy items? Share them with me! You can be a guest Etsy Favorites Wedensday curator! Just send your list to my email: wendyplanicka(at)yahoo(dot)com. Include the Etsy link of the item and a description why you like it. Join in on the fun!
Monday, January 19, 2009
- The scent sachet measures 3.75 inches, square. It's filled with lavendar and flax seed and has a ribbon for hanging. The scent is lovely and light. You can hang it in your closet, put it in your drawer, or hang it in your car. For a renewed scent you can put the sachet in the microwave for 45 seconds. The flax seed will reactivate the lavender.
- The resin pendant features little flowers falling from a tree, encased under a layer of clear resin. The pendant measures 20mm. The pendant base is base-metal, and engraved with "Two Stars" on the back. The resin is slightly domed. An 18" sterling silver snake chain is included!
- The bobby pin set is made of resin - I poured resin over mauvish/red seed beads into delicately scalloped bezels, then glued the bezels onto the bobby pins. The beads are completely encased in the resin and the top is smooth. The bobby pins are 2 inches long and made out of base metal. The resin circles measure 15mm, slightly smaller than a penny.
- The flower hair clip is made from an oval bezel. It measures 1 inch wide and 1.5 inches long. An alligator clip is securely glued to the back. The hairclip is made by gluing down a layer of decorative paper, sealing it with clear glue, then pouring resin overtop.
This is how the give-a-way will work: Simply click on the "comments" link below this posting, and put your name in the comment box. You can use your real name or your blogger/online name. And it's okay if I don't know you! However, if I don't know you, please leave me your email address so that I can get in touch with you if you win!
I'll pick a winner on Thursday, January 22 at 7 p.m. I'll add up the total comments, and have one of my girls pick a number. That's about as random as it gets. (you can see how the last winner was picked here.) I'll post the results on Thursday evening, and then I'll post directions on how the winner can receive the goodies. Good luck!
And I also whipped up what I call "Scent Sachets!" They're little squares of cute fabric stuffed with lavendar and flax seed. I had made a few for Christmas presents; they were fun and quick to make.
Four skinny trees:
This one WAS my favorite, until it decided to get all lop-sided and spill over. Ruined! DRAT! But I really like how the stitches look under the resin. I think the key to these is to do simple designs. And I need to be careful to make my stitches really super neat so that the back doesn't show through (as noticed in the tree trunks above).
I'm anxious for my other bezels to come in. I've been sketching up some ideas on what to stitch! Stay tuned!
Friday, January 16, 2009
The molds are so cheap too! And the meltable candies and chocolates are too. I purchased pink, purple and red chocolates and pink and green meltable hard candy, with apple flavoring! I spent $18 and will be able to make a bunch of lovely little button chocolates and candies!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Then I found some cool base metal (not sterling, but silver plated brass) oval bezels from a seller on Etsy, and made many a pendant and hair clip with them. I loved those bezels, because they were, and currently are, unique to Etsy - no one else is using them with resin. I love how the sides are lacey so you can see "into" the pendant. And, another bonus of them is that they basically cost 13 cents each, which meant that if one of them screwed up, it was okay, I was only out my time and my 13 cents. On the other hand, the sterling bezels ran $8 each ... which was a bit more difficult to just eat the cost of a mistake.
Some of the oval pendants:
Silver pin and pendant backings (99 cents each!) It's a two in one!
Barrette clips (75 cents each!) To attach resin-filled bezels to!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My keychain is like this one: