Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WOYWW 196 and Gertrude's Devil Bowl

Front and center, an actual VHS tape (Handspinning Advanced Techniques by Mabel Ross). Two out of three DVD players bit the dust, fortunately I have a stash of crafty VHS to watch. Just behind it are my two Papertrey Ink ink pads (Ocean Tides and Kraft). They are sort of yin or yang shaped, so the larger side can be used for inking large areas and the pointy bit for getting in the small places. On the other side is part of my freshwater pearls stash. Seriously, I'm addicted to them. The zip bags in the front contain some of my larger PTI dies. I've decided if I keep them there, I'm more motivated to find a better storage solution for them. On the other hand, when they are out, I use them more.

I'm sometimes accused of hoarding because I save odd junk mail and all my PTI packaging, but it's really a useful craft source. And if you don't believe me, you can see it for yourself in this blog post about 25 Creative and Frugal Supplies for Mixed Media from Cloth, Paper, Scissors lol. They didn't specifically include one of my favorites though, which is those subscription cards in magazines which look so different when they are cut.

 This card was made a while ago with second-hand materials and a sharpie.

And a PSA for anyone whose dog is a food gulper. Instead of the fancy $30 dollar specialty bowls designed to slow their eating, I found a $2.79 double bowl turned upside down works really well. This one has a ridge in the middle to really put the brakes on by rocking and turning as she eats. My dog thinks this is the devil's doing, but she is no longer in danger of getting bloat from eating too quickly.

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