I made some magnets before the whole house got the crud and I once again marveled at what I already have stashed in my craft room. You know how some people have bottled water in case of a disaster/apocalypse? I think I have 5 years worth of craft supplies. I just found a rhinestone setter. (What the?)
These wood disks are nice and thick—they feel very good in my hand. I got them at Michael's. I used glue stick on the wood and pressed them face down onto this cute paper (from Martha's craft line) and then cut around the circle with a x-acto knife. Then I added a coat of diamond glaze on top to make it all shiny. Diamond glaze is sort of a cheater's resin. When that dried (overnight) I glued a magnet on the back using the mighty E6000, and waited 24 hours. The diamond glaze got a few bubbles in it, but they are still stinking cute, huh? I'm not sure how many magnets one needs, but I feel a strong urge to make an excessive amount. I got my diamond glaze at Collage on Alberta here in Portland, which is a craft supply/shop I feel much love for.
Randomly, I am so happy I am making our yogurt again. I am trying homemade sour cream (and homemade buttermilk) this weekend. More on this soon. Ketchup has not been made yet, but I am enjoying talking about making it, and that's 70% of the fun. Pete is a stellar listener. Also, I am baking crackers this weekend, I mean it for reals. In a sick/feverish/over-tired stupor I sewed a sleeve on a wrap dress onto the neck. I'm not joking. Twice. It was a knit, that's my excuse. It was like working with pancake batter. I should have left it on and made a one sleeved/funnel neck wrap dress all insane-style like straight out of The Fifth Element except I'm no Jean-Paul Gaultier, who designed those goofy awesome costumes. Who else would put a blond Bruce Willis in a orange muscle shirt? I have always been pretty obsessed with this movie. The wrap dress has now been fixed (and has no sleeves) but I am so bummed I didn't take photos of it before. Sheer comedy.