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Sunday, February 16, 2014

100th Post!

I just realized today that this will be my 100th post.  I know there have been large gaps between the posts (some over a year!) but I've enjoyed sharing my projects with you and even more important I have loved your comments even more.  When you live in a part of the world where there are so few other mini crafters, it's nice to share online.

This week I have made a big effort to clean my craft room.  It's not complete but at least all the Christmas card making supplies are all put away!  I even started to set up my new table saw.  Still have to read through the instruction manual to put the guide on, and I have to attach a wet vac to it to suck up the saw dust.  But at least it has a place on my work space now.

I started to shape the leaves, wow these things are tiny, I had to use the smallest of stylus to do this.  I can't decide should the dark green face up or the light green, which s darkest the top of a leaf or the underside?



I found this great vinyl pad at DeSerres in Montreal in December.  If was meant to carve in to make stamps, but I thought it would make a great surface to shape petals and leaves.  It's very dense and heavy but it's flexible.  I quickly wear out so many of these inexpensive foam pads from Michaels, that I thought this would work so much better.  So far I am very pleased with it.

 
On a funny note, as I was cleaning up my workroom, I started collecting all the hotel room cards that I toss in here after each business trip.  They make fantastic glue spreaders when making miniatures!  But to give you an idea of how much I travel, here's how many cards I found.  Sad thing about it, I gave away over 50 cards last September at Camp Mini Ha Ha, so this is what I have accumulated since!  I love my job, but the travel does get to me from time to time.

 
Love to hear your feedback.  So until next time......

Wanda

2 comments:

Fabiola said...

Congratulations!
Bye, Faby

Giac said...

Hello Wanda,
Congratulations on your 100th!
The vinyl pad you found at Deserre looks great. I'll have to remember that when I start making plants.
Hope you enjoy some time at home for a while.
Big hug,
Giac