Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Felix Is Away- Oscar Can Play!

Oh the "Oscar" in me has been having a field day this morning! I like to work in a whirlwind style that is a bit off putting to Cliff when he is home. Let's just say it's a bit of creative chaos.

This morning I made my own cleaners out of vinegar and baking soda to clean his bathroom. They work great, smell a little bit and the foaming action is very pleasing. I also cooked up a pound of bacon for future recipes. Raw bacon skeeves me so I was happy to get that done.

Oh, and I finished this project. All these things basically at the same time. Random huh?

Necklace Frame

Cliff has our camera in Scotland, so I am using his apple computer camera with less than stellar success.

This was a thrifted cork board and the frame was a shiny "goldish" color. Two coats of Kilz and some craft paint and now it is shabby chic. The little charm says "treasures." My cousin Matlida is thirteen and I really wanted to give her something sweetly sophisticated for Christmas. The teen years are kind of tricky. I think this fits the bill.

Since I am going to Florida next week, I am trying to get a few Christmas presents done to take with me. Postage ends up costing us more than the gifts themselves most years.

In other news, I am anxiously awaiting Cliff's call to say he made it to Scotland OK and at the same time, I am getting things set up for Kate's visit!


Handi Dandi Mandi said...

You know, I'm not a fan of raw bacon either. But it does keep me from eating a lot of it. The present for your cousin is very cute, er sophisticated. What a neat idea! It's like jewelry art. I always hate waiting for that call when hubby travels. and worse yet, he always forgets to call...i'm sure your call will come soon if it hasn't already :-)

jodi said...

Like the jewelry holder. Your cousin should love it. Enjoy your Florida trip.

Oh, and have you seen the tutorials on Sew Mama Sew (the blog)? There is one for a felted ice cream cone. Perfect for small hands.

Jenn Maruska said...

That's a great gift - fun, useful and sophisticated, I bet she'll LOVE it!

Amy Jo said...

I made something similar to the jewlery frame for my closet. Great minds think alike...mine's not fancy, but it keeps my necklaces from being tangled. I think you could find it under the label "before and after" in my blog.