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Thursday, April 17, 2008

My Gramma's Medicine

After a casual trip to the doctor for a regular check up, I have gotten tonsilitis. I had strep throat every winter when I was a kid and when I woke yesterday with my face swollen, unable to barely swallow and talking just above a whisper, a second trip to the doctor came out with "Well your immune... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I want to show you guys the paper beads so bad

But I cannot figure out how to get them into a blog post. I uploaded them to my pictures. Do you guys know how to do this? I have made several more beads and am playing with home made salt clay and plan to try making beads from it. I want to show you guys so bad but I am sooo stuck. Mike's Goddess Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Paper Beads Revisited

After Tom and I discussed this... believe it or not my husband, though he has no real interest in the asthetics of the final product, is very intrested in how paper beads are made. He suggested that I put a little petrolium jelly on the toothpick so that the bead would slide off easily. Although I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Along the road while rolling newspapers

My husband and I throw paper routes when the people who do it full time need a few days off. Its a nice extra income. It paid for our honeymoon this past February (we saved up several thousand dollars over a year's time). But I am always struck by how much stuff is left by the roadside. And I am not... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Making Beads

When I was a child my grandmother taught me to make paper beads with colorful magazine pages and shiny newspaper ads. It seemed to take all day to make and wait for them to dry so they could be used. It seems nothing changes with time. I tried to make some paper beads today. They look pretty on the... Sign in to see full entry.

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