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Crafts and Herbs February 12, 2009

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I’ve been working every night on the afghan.  I don’t know who I thought I was making the thing for.  It must have been the Jolly Green Giant.  It is so so long, it takes about an hour to stitch one row.  But with working on it every night it is getting wider.  I hope to finish before to long, not only because I’m looking forward to moving on to the next unfinished project, but because when it warms up it will be to hot to work with it.

The Chia herbs are doing great.  I’m still not sure what the sponage like peat mix is, but the baggies on top are making a difference.  Basically all they are doing is making a small green house for each plant.  It’s a great idea for starting any seeds and I may try it on some more in the next week or two.

Craft Project Gone Bad December 18, 2008

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Ever run across a project and think it would be so cool to try it?  The project sounds really simple and is just the thing you’re looking for.  Easy instructions and supplies you already have around the house.  Piece of cake right? 

Wrong.  For a week now I’ve been trying to make magnet bulletin boards for my daughter and co-workers.  The problem seems to be the cookie sheets I’m using.  They are the non stick kind.  Great for baking but lousy for this project.  Because nothing is sticking.

You’re supposed to cover the cookie sheet with material, paper or wall paper to jazz it up it and make it personal.  But no glue that I have tried stuck.

Finally about an hour ago I think I figured it out.  I dug out some old stencils and paint and so far it’s sticking.  If this doesn’t work I’ll call the project a failure and go a present.