Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Colman mine

We did a lot of rock gazing when we visited Hot Springs AR. We visited the Ron Colman mine

I love this black crystal I plan on some jewlery out of this

I never looked at Slag like I did today. I saw parts for jewelery and cos-play costumes.

I'm hoping to add some pictures to my web sites wallpapers.

A million marbles.

Sorting through beautiful stones.

This piece of Amethest is over 1000$

I want to think of something to use these in. They really caught my eye.

Glass slag

What we picked up at one of our stops.

Brought home some Amethest for Deb and Justin to make jewelery out of.

I want to mount these on staff's for selling at one of Deb's Anime Con visits.

I'd like to wrap these in metal sorta like stainglass.

This piece is so much prettier in person. I want Hubby to mount it on a shelf and light it from behind. Spots in it glow with light behind them. We will probably use a mirror behind because both sides are so nice.

Day out

I woke up feeling a bit sickly yesterday so we didn't go out driving for our anniversary. We made up for it today and ran up to Hot Springs, AR.
We found a bit of Hot Springs we had only driven through once before it's a Gorge. I just love the bridge. I want to come back after it greens out and take some more pictures.

The water looks perfect for slipping off the shoes and wading a bit. I'm going to visit here in the summer and try it out.

I feel a story coming from this bunch of pictures.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Dr. Who Christmas Order at the last minute

My first emergency order was for an Adipose baby.
This cute little Fat Baby is an Adipose Baby from Dr. Who

He's really a cute little plush toy.

My second order was for a TARDIS Lunchbox


It made my son in law very happy! So I'm happy and so is my daughter.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011


At the end of last year we ran out of fire starter and no one had them in the stores so I remembered the fire starter I saw on Martha's site and improved on them.

First I gather all my stuff. I used Raffia to tie the bundles I bought it at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% coupon so I don't feel bad about burning it up.

I save my dryer lint to add a little bit more burnablity LOL I don't think that's a real word.

Hubby used a little axe and some donated wood (Thanks Browns)

I find rolling it up this way I don't have the problem of the paper splitting at the mid fold. If you look close I put a bit of dryer lint on the newspaper.

I just start working it up in a loose fan motion I don't roll it.

It's just a back and forth sort of motion.

Then I twist and twist when it's tight fold it into a U keep the ends close.

Now twist the two sides together it will hold after all the twisting.

I build on Martha's inspiration and lay the newspaper link bundle on a piece of raffia, I add 3 sticks of wood and tie a knot.

I wrap it well, sometimes even one or two individual wraps around each stick. I toss them in the basket and I'm done.

I don't watch the starting as well as hubby so I stuck two in the fireplace put in two logs started it and walked away.

I had a nice warm fire before long with no trouble.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Prettier pictures of the Bazaar Crafts

Went out and took some better pictures.

Yes these are those no bake cookies I make.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Bazaar Saturday Dec 3.

Please Come vist Grace Church in Nash Saturday Dec 3. I need people to buy up all my crafts. :) 7am till 2pm

Here's a basket I put together.

I've been crocheting cute girly washcloths and even making some soap.

I enjoy embroidering on polar fleece for these tissue holders.

Here's the operating side.
Ok! so all of you I expect to see you there. They are serving food for breakfast and lunch.

Oh I made no bake cookies and Peanut butter cookies too. Yummy!!!

Description Pancake breakfast- 7;00 am - 10:00 am $5.00 per plate

Bar-b-que lunch- 11:00 am- 2:00 pm $7.50 per plate

Advance tickets for both meals- $10.00

Children 4-11 $3.00(either meal)

Children 3 or

Bazaar- 7:00 am- 2:00 pm

Crafts Bake sale Door prizes Lots of item!!

VENDORS WELCOME! $25 each space

Call 903-792-3106 or

903-278-2574 and leave a message for more information.

Space is limited-so call now to reserve your space!


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