Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Keeping Busy

What an inexcusable lack of updates, shame on me. I have been keeping myself busy though, as usual.

I went to the local farmer's market over the weekend with my neighbor. In addition to lots of fresh, cheap veggies they have a large pavillion set up for plants. I've been wanting to get something into a raised box that runs along the front of our house, and I found a good selection of herbs at great prices. (All $2 for 4" plants!) I figure it will be nice to have something fragrant by the front door, and I'm looking forward to having fresh herbs for cooking and crafting. Growing in the box, the little roots can only go so far and will be slightly less of a pain in the butt to dig what I want up when we move.

I have rue (which is supposed to be good luck), lavender mint, rosemary, peppermint, cilantro, basil, thyme, oregano, pineapple sage, and lemon balm. I made little markers out of wooden sticks and polymer clay so I can keep everything straight. They all look so cute in their new homes.

I've also gotten sort of addicted to making fabric covered beads, using this tutorial at Moda Bake Shop. They're so cute and all you need is scrap fabric, wooden beads, and a glue stick. Easy peasy!

And finally, today is Bats' birthday, so I can finally post his handmade gift. He gets something handmade at every gift giving occasion, and it is not easy to think up stuff to make him. (Am I the only one who finds it hard to think of handmade gifts for guys? I need to make a list I think...) I can make him plush versions of his favorite characters, but he's running out of space to display big things like that. I've made him pictures and posters, but I was planning on that for out anniversary. But it finally dawned on me laying in bed one night...

A little statue! I had everything I needed on hand and it's small enough to display. This is Harley Quinn, one of his favorite Batman characters and sort of a running joke with us as Harley and I seem to have some personality traits in common.

Also, Friday is the grand opening of Panache. I'm super excited and nervous to have my stuff in an actual store, and I'm really hoping this will be a good opportunity for me. I'll post pictures and all later in the week.

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