I love this picture. I want to pet this dog and hug him.
I have finished up some new things using the Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze and wanted to show them to you.
The Greenwood Arkansas Holiday Open House is tomorrow afternoon from 1 – 5. I’m volunteering to help in Rags & Roses, 100 North Main, the shop where I am sharing a booth with my good friend, Carla, doing whatever I can to make it go as smoothly as possible. I’m looking forward to meeting people. There will be food, Santa photos, a musician playing the guitar/fiddle/mandolin, door prizes, and lots of wonderful stuff to consider buying for the holidays. FUN!
I am now looking forward to Thanksgiving. I have asked a dear friend to eat with us. My husband will be delighted to hear that she is bringing apple pie! All thoughts of diet are thrown to the winds. We will gleefully chow down, filling our bellies with delicious stuff and enjoying catching up with my good friend I haven’t seen in far too long. :0)
I hope that you are doing something fun today, relaxing, and looking forward to the week ahead.
This is my first try at using the Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze on fabric. The technique is very different on fabric than on wood. It’s a lot of fun, though. As you can see from these two pictures. it is impossible to do the same design on each side of the tote, although I used the same colors. I really like the fact that each blending is different. To seal the stain/glaze, I used a waterproofing spray.
This is the second side of the tote.
If you are interested in more information, I just listed the tote in my Etsy shop.
Fast Friends Hand-Painted HAPPY Friendship Greeting Cards – Your Choice of 3
Thanksgiving Turkey Tote Bag
Thanksgiving Turkey One-of-a-Kind Hand-Painted Denim Tote Bag
This is a hand-painted, one-of-a-kind XLG hand-painted tote bag. It is painted on one side and then sprayed with Scotchgard for protection. It is 18″ wide x 12″ tall (without the straps) x 5″ deep with an open gusset in the bottom.
It would be a bit large to use for trick or treating for a small child, but an older child would enjoy it. It could also be used to tote your holiday supplies to a Halloween dinner party. I’ve even used one similar to this as ‘wrapping’ for another house-warming gift.
It is called “Ghost.”
This one is the same size as the previous tote. It is called, “Jack-O-Lantern.”
Free shipping to anywhere in the United States. Please order right away to be sure you have it in plenty of time for the holiday.
Mountain Pigmy Possum-We Love Earth
I’ve already had a busy day.
It’s beautiful here – 65 degrees F and sunshine-y!
I’ve been online and on the phone straightening out a bunch of little, piddly details that add up to big stuff if not handled, so I feel I’ve accomplished something. :0)
I’m on DAY 35 of my daily yoga practice and DAY 20 of my getting-serious-about-keto eating. I just finished doing 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer and will do my yoga this afternoon.
My scales finally smirked at me this morning, FINALLY telling me I have lost the re-gained weight and am back to my lowest since I started trying to lose the lard. To date I have lost 43 pounds and 45 inches. NOW hopefully I’ll break into new territory. I’m trying to lose another 30 pounds or so. I’m HOPING that by the end of this month, I will get a smirk from my measuring tape, too. Since I got serious about figuring out my macros (5% carbs, 25% protein, and 70% fat) and tracking them with the use of Cronometer.com, I’ve lost 9 pounds, so I feel good about being in more control. I like the fact I can ‘try out’ different foods to eat during the day and see how everything adds up. Then I can tweak until it’s good. :0) Also, thanks to Suzanne Ryan’s book, Simply Keto, I have lots and lots of really good recipes to try. My husband keeps requesting I do some again, so it’s hard to find a night when I can try something new!
My new shop on Etsy is up, and I finally did a banner that looks reasonable. Totably Yours
I’m looking forward to playing in my art room – continuing to experiment with my new crayon melting tools. So far, I’m just making a mess, but it’s so much fun!
I hope the weather is good where you are today and that you’re bursting with fun things to do.
Our weather is perfect today – sun shining and 73 degrees F. Just gorgeous!
We went shopping this morning. Ever since then I’ve been working to get my second Etsy shop opened. It isn’t completely finished yet. I’m back to the drawing board on banners. I don’t like the way any of the ones I made looked. But if you’d like to see it without the banner, the shop is called, Totably Yours.
Last week was a 12-Gold-Star week (7 for yoga practice and 5 for elliptical.) I’m now doing a new exercise regimen I started yesterday, doing 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer every morning and yoga practice for 35 minutes every afternoon. I’m thinking about adding either Annoying Leslie’s Walking Video or a Dance Video in the middle several days, but we’ll see. The cooler weather is making me want to move more, so I’m looking forward to a good week. :0)
I’m heading upstairs to work on a new banner now.
I hope that the weather is such where you are that YOU feel more energetic these days, too!
I’m opening up a second shop on Etsy. This one will be called, “Totably Yours” and will feature large and small hand-painted, one-of-a-kind tote bags in canvas or denim. This one is called, “Flower Basket.”
This one is “Happy Penguins” and is one of my Christmas totes.
“Embrace Your Life” either reminds you or someone you care about to enjoy every moment.
And this one is a Spring bag called, “New Digs.”
I uploaded the images and descriptions yesterday. Today I’m going to try to design a banner to go across the top of the page. Then some details remain before I can open the shop.
A new venture is an exciting thing – sticking my neck out, challenging myself to overcome doubt, technical obstacles, etc. Character-building exercise with fingers crossed.