I have had the most amazing treat for the
past five days. My family left me at home and
went on vacation.
I am ok with that, really. I had five, 5, days
ALL TO MYSELF!
Heaven. *contented sigh*
That being said, I was very careful about planning exactly what
I wanted to do, what I wanted to play with,
what crafts I wanted to try. Now, I have jumped
on the Mason Jar bandwagon, albeit late.
I wanted to try my hand at making a mason jar candle
holder decorated in a Moroccan motif. I have seen
some really beautiful ones on Etsy and thought, hmmm.
Of course, my hmmmms never look quite as good, if
you know what I mean.
My two toys..
Ok, I am lovin' the frosted glass spray. I have sprayed:
an old scotch bottle and made a vase,
some glass dishes I bought at the thrift store.
and a pickle jar that I turned into a "lantern"
Ok, my dots are a bit off (along with those damn squiggle lines) and
you have to agree, it looks better lit in the dark.... :)
Below are more lanterns.
Blurry, but you get the jest. They have to cure for 10 days or so before
I can use them.
Now, the Krylon Looking Glass spray.
So, again slow on the uptake, I saw on Pinterest (addicted)
a DIY mercury glass vase. Yup, had to try.
17 apart had the best directions for me.
I couldn't find the Looking Glass spray anywhere, had to
order it from Amazon.
The potential is huge, and they look reasonable. :) My only
disappointment is that I had to wait for it to arrive and then
the can only did two and a half jars.........
The Kerr jar is only partly done. These were my "test subjects". I
didn't want to ruin any of the fun glass that I have been collecting
(read rummaging through the recycle bin and visiting the thrift
store on Monday for 25% off day)
I do like this one though. :)
Think that I may have to order another can or two.
Oh, I also started homemade vanilla extract
(vanilla beans and vodka)
and made some great lemon hand scrub
(to put in one of my mason jars)
Speaking of the thrift store, I found this great bottle!
How much fun is this!!! Not sure what I will use it
for, but I will love it.
And I bought this ridiculously great kitchen tool.
A Rikon Kuhn vegetable julienner and peeler thingy.
I julienned zuccini, heated it up, and tossed it with some
sauteed shrimp, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice
and a splash of white wine.
Sort of a shrimp scampi dish, only no pasta!
LOVE THIS TOOL
I have been juilenneing everything........ :)
And, I got time to play with my beads.....
I will save that for another post as this has been quite long.
My family returns today, and yes, I have missed
them all much, but have loved being alone
in my house! :)
Here's to hoping you all get some time to play.