Thank you Twig and Toadstool for your Beach Mobile project. It made me want to forget that I hate working with polymer clay. I know HATE is a strong word but I'm pretty sure I feel that way because everything I have tried to make with it looks like a preschool project but maybe it is because it makes me tired thinking about how hard it is before you condition it. I think using the shells and driftwood makes me feel calm... also, it makes polymer clay seem relaxing.
I always got all up on my Mom for buying imitation vanilla extract and when she retired last year and baking became her new hobby, I immediately went to the cupboard to banish it forever. What I found was the most beautiful bottle of imported pure vanilla extract and was immediately silenced. I cannot wait to present her with this! Thank you Cheyanne from Off the List for showing us how to make our own vanilla extract and then using the same beans to make vanilla sugar. I feel like giving you a big, virtual bloggy hug with tears of gratitude and everything.
Thank you Susan at Living with Punks for your floor cushion tutorial. Anyone who can pull off an awesome Land of Nod knock-off like this deserves a medal! The handles are my favourite part! I can just imagine Lily and Liam dragging their own little stools around the house! I'm sure they will thank you when their birthday come around for their awesome new prezzies!
If you think these projects are awesome, you should visit their blogs! Seriously!
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