First of all, I have had a large container of silica gel in the back of the cupboard for about ten years and never even opened it. Why? I just keep forgetting it's there and never have anything that I want to dry anymore. It doesn't spoil, as far as I know.
This morning I saw some interesting weeds in the back yard. They are small enough that they should make good vines if the great silica gel experiment works....Should. It will take a couple of days or so. I will let you know if it works.
Backtracking to yesterday. While in the workroom, I spotted some patterned scissors that were a small scallop....Not only backtracking....Sidetracked too. I decided to try them out for making dandelions. I put a reverse scallop in the edge of a piece of green paper in a wavy pattern and then turned the paper over and cut again, creating kind of dandelion shaped leaves. I used a small piece of wire and arranged five of the leaves in a circle, in a puddle of glue on a piece of card stock. I stuck the wire in the center and then put a tiny piece of cotton batting on the end of the stem.
I think I need to put some gloss on the leaves. Although, they must look pretty good. They fooled the frog.... I will make a pattern and put it up tomorrow. No time just now.
Today is Wednesday and I have a bunch of witches coming here for a mini meeting at 1:00PM.
Of course, as soon as I planted the dandelion the frog tried to eat it and that attracted the mad pickle fork wielder to come running. I had to forcibly take the pickle fork away from her. I can't have Tessie digging up my dandelions! The frog was smart enough to hop behind her and out of the way. I think that he would be safer if he went away altogether. He is still under foot and liable to be stepped upon.
The last thing that I want to show you today is my very first finished piece of Kumihimo. I used macrame to make a loop at the back on one end and a plain not to slip through it on the other end. The pendant is one that I made with Fimo. I don't think that it is bad for a first attempt. Now to finish the four others that I have in the works.
Gotta run now. I have cooking and cleaning still to do before the witches arrive.
See you tomorrow.
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