Sunday, June 1, 2008

Busy Weekend


Scraps Pants
Originally uploaded by catscluttercrafts
Wow I can't believe it's Sunday. I got a lot done crafting wise, even though I worked everyday since Friday. Here's the latest quilt scrap pants I made. Finished them 1 hour before work on Saturday. Whew it was close. I just love the colors and the prints. Of course my youngest doesn't want another pair of pants she wants skirts. Too bad I'm making her summer shirts. She's so long in the torso, it looks like she's running around wearing clothes that don't fit her.
Tonight we did the coolest craft! Or at least it should be the coolest craft. I won't know until it dries tomorrow.  
We go through watercolor paint like crazy.  So I did a search to make my own and found this site.  When I added the baking soda and vinegar it bubbled like expected.  Then I added the rest.  Well it didn't seem to be mixing well.  If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed how cool this is.  The liquid/solid stuff you make, morphs.  Seriously, if you leave it, it conforms to the shape it's in.  Go to mix it up, it gives you some resistance.  Spoon it out, it moves like the blob!  Except you don't have to worry about it eating you!  
I spooned it into a couple of our old watercolor trays and then added food coloring.  I stirred it with a pin because I overfilled them and wanted to minimize color contamination.  This could probably do 3-4 watercolor sets.  We only had 2 and I still had enough to fill up 4 egg slots a quarter full from a plastic egg container.  I'm excited to see if it works.  I should wait 24 hours but my 3 year old won't understand that.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
I love this song from a new artist called Katy Perry.  She's probably kind of controversial but her music doesn't bother me, I find it funny.  For those of you who want to listen, this is the song that has put me in a good mood for the last week. I'm going to put a disclaimer on this song there is doll nudity and adult content.  It does say gay a lot.  Hence the title Ur So Gay but I don't play it when my youngest is around and recommend young children not be in listening range.  Listen if you are interested and if you want a little background it's supposedly based on a past relationship with a guy.   

6 comments:

Bree said...

It's neat that you can sew and do crafts. I'm no good at any of that. I sew buttons back on, fix the occasional hem and repair small rips or tears (but the work is ugly). My grandmother would not be proud and my parents wonder why they spent all that money on NEEDLEPOINT lessons on me. I swear, my parents paid for me to have needlepoint lessons when I was 13. Weird? Very.

Dawn Elizableth said...

Well thank you. It's more of a neurotic habit I sometimes think. We moved a lot so I didn't have many friends. So I taught myself to do many things. Kept me out of trouble. When you say needlepoint is that cross stitch or embroidery you are talking about? I'm hoping in embroidery because that's kind of hard.

Bree said...

It was embroidery. I never actually learned how to do cross stitch - go figure. The embroidery was very intricate and if I remember correctly, it took four different needles with thread. The stitches were about an inch wide... it's hard to explain. My mom may still have my practice fabrics. I'll have to find one, take a pic and post it.

Dawn Elizableth said...

Well even if you can't do it now, it's awesome that your parents paid for lessons. I would love to take lessons some day. Would love to see some pictures, if you can find it!

shan said...

wow.. that video is a total slam to Pete Wentz... I wonder if thats who she dated. I heard her song "I kissed a girl" this week..and although Im straight.. its really good. I think I recognize her as the "girlfriend" in the Gym Class Heroes video... I believe she was the real GF of the lead singer, Travis... funny.. hmm.. I think they were signed to Pete Wentz label! ha!! I usually could care less about all this celeb stuff.. but.. its pretty funny.

Dawn Elizableth said...

I originally heard I kissed a girl and had to know who it was by. I then listened to her other songs on youtube and really like her sound. This song just gets me in a good mood when I'm tired. I have no clue who she dated but it's possible. Glad she made a crappy relationship into something funny.