Monthly Archives: February 2013

Saturday Soapmaking: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado

Our friend Carla had been wanting us to have another soapmaking lesson at our house so we got together Saturday with our friend Teresa and a new friend Donna and made two soaps: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado and Peppermint Honey … Continue reading

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Stop Two: Sydney Part 2

We booked a tour of the Blue Mountains on our last day in Sydney. It started with a stop at the Sydney Olympic Park. Then we were off to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Then to Scenic World where we rode the … Continue reading

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Stop Two: Sydney Part 1

This was our second stop on our Bucket List tour of Australia. Pictures and info on our first stop at Melbourne can be found here and here. So we were on to Sydney where we stayed in a Bed and … Continue reading

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Gelli printing with potato mashers/wisk

On my way to the grocery yesterday, I just had to stop by Traderbakers, a permanent flea market. I haven’t been in there for a while, so I was looking forward to seeing if they had anything I might use … Continue reading

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Orchid Escape: Girls Day Out

Yesterday I joined three friends/fellow master gardeners for a girls day out at the Orchid EscapeĀ  in Amazonia at the Evansville Mesker Zoo & Botanical Garden. If you are in the area, the Orchid Escape will be going on through … Continue reading

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Marbling over previously dyed fabric

In the past two marbling posts I showed you how to marble, and then three different looks. In this post I’ll show you how the marbling looks over previously dyed fabric. This is a piece of the commercially-dyed fabric that … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just a brief post to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day and show you the card I made for Dave. The card is made with my recently marbled material. The heart is made from toilet paper. Here is an … Continue reading

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Marbling Fabric: Three Different Looks

When marbling last week I found that I could get different looks by playing with the thickened water bath. To demonstrate this and to equal the playing field, I used three pieces of white muslin. See my original marbling tutorial … Continue reading

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How to Marble Fabric – A New Obsession

Well, I’m back playing with fabric, but this time it’s marbling. Marbling has never been one of my favorite surface designs until I saw Jo Fitsell demo it on Quilting Arts TV. I taped that show and watched it several … Continue reading

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Keeping Notes – Ipad App Noteshelf

One of the other apps I used on vacation was Noteshelf. In the past when we would go on vacation I would make a journal for all of my notes. Here is one I used on one of our trips. … Continue reading

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