Thursday, May 11, 2017

I Like Thursday: Fun and Games


I like my new kitchen scale.  My previous scale got dunked - I wasn't thinking.  Water is never a good thing with electronics.  The old scale eventually turned on, after I jab the button a dozen times.  I told Rob how bummed I was, and to please keep his eye out for a new one.  This arrived on our doorstep two days later (the guinea pig was an add-on).  Love that.  I may have to wish for things more often....




I like hand crafted cards.  At some point I noticed these are cheaper than Hallmark cards; a heck of a lot more interesting, too.  So I've been steadily replacing my stash of greeting cards with what I find at craft fairs.  Aren't these neat?





I like my latest creations.  I was asked to make a shoe bag.  I ended up lining the black and white one because the fabric was a bit more sheer than I realized.  (Another vintage fabric - I really like this pattern, too.)  Then I got crazy with the hot pink and green floral combination - a shoe bag and another knot bag.  Just because.

The pink fabric came with the Singer 15-91.  I've had it set aside from my quilt stash because I wasn't sure of the fiber content.  I spent some time yesterday reading about fabric burn tests.  I plan to test it this weekend to see if it's all cotton.  Should be a fun experiment.

I like Game Day.  Friends of mine host an afternoon of good company, food, and games.  I played Chronology Junior, Qwirkle and Codenames.  I'm glad Chronology was the kiddie version - I lost terribly, but I learned some history!

If you enjoyed my likes, there's more I Like posts over at Not Afraid of Color.

8 comments :

  1. I use our scale all the time! Although mine didn't come with a cute piggie!

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  2. I love those knot bags! I'm going to have to try making one. Handcrafted cards are nice, too. I have a bunch from a friend who is a painter. They always come in handy when you need to write someone a special note.

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  3. Love those bags!! I've taken to making some of my own cards, the ones in the store are too expensive!!! Have a great week!

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  4. wow does that pig weigh 919 lbs lol! I like hand made cards too.

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  5. I have no feelings about kitchen scales, but your guinea pig made me swoon. SO ADORABLE. How many do you have? What is his name?

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  6. Hi,
    Cute piggy! Love your colors for the shoe bags, so pretty.
    Have a great day!

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  7. Piggy in a bowl :)
    I've made several cards as part of my drawing/painting adventure. Each is one-of-a-kind - and either not very good at all or else Hey! That worked well! - so I only send the better ones and then only as Very Special Occasion cards. I do buy art cards quite often, and then can't bear to part with them. When I worked in offices, my bulletin boards were little galleries of inspiration :)

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  8. Love your post! I too gravitate to the handmade cards. It's not a craft I enjoy myself but so love the ones others make. Your pet is so cute! mary in Az.

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