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Finally .....A Tute......

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I finally finished my tutorial I promised.


It is a tutorial on how to build an insulated "box" inside your toaster oven. Why would I need an insulated box inside my toaster oven, you ask? Why, to bake polymer clay, of course.I love the one I built for myself, and I have NEVER burnt anything I have baked inside the "box". If you are having any problems with that new oven you got for Christmas, check this out.

Since I am a little 'challenged' when it comes to posting pictures on the blog here, (still pretty new to this) and since the tute has quite a few pictures, and since I am very comfortable with my sitebuilder program, I decided to create a tutorials page on my website. That way it's just 1 or 2 pics here and a link to the tute.It didn't really take that long to build the page, finish taking the pictures and writing the tutorial, but as I was finishing it up, I realized that I hadn't updated my site in about 6 months and linking to it would be …

Gift Swap

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Just thought I would share a couple of pics of what I made for our gift swap at work. I filled it with bath salts. She loved it. I think:)





I finally took some time and tried some of the creatures from Christi Friesen's book "Under the Sea". I think it came out pretty well:)

Semi-Homemade and A Little Something for You.

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I had a small group of people to give a gift to this year. They all needed to be the same (equal) and they needed to be gender and age neutral. So I copped out and got gift cards to a store that I know they all shop at. The gift cards alone seemed very impersonal so I tried to come up with a more Christmas-y delivery system.

Thank Goodness for the "Gift Basket"

I found myself with the same problem as before. What to put in the basket with the gift card.Well this is what I finally came up with.The Anatomy of a (my) Gift Basket.I started with a plain bushel basket from Michael's and hot glued some ribbon around the sides and added a bow.To accompany the gift card I added:A small bag of mini candy bars.2 sample bags of flavored coffee.A small bag of my homemade Snickerdoodle cookies.A music CD that my husband put together of Mannheim Steamroller Cristmas songs.And last but not least....drum roll please..................................My Grandma Deen's FABULOUS Applesauce…

How Precious!!!

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Now, that is one sincere, intense face.
We actually received this photo as an email attachment from a very nice gentleman
who likes to send us "A Joke of the Day".
I couldn't resist sharing.

With a four day weekend coming up, I hope to be able to finish the rest of the pictures for my very first tutorial! I can't say anymore, 'cause it's a surprise.

Puffin -N- Stuff

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FROM THIS
TO THISAND THISThis little fellow is a Puffin. He is a gift for a good friend of mine.Now that he is finally finished I can continue dressing my naked herd of penguins.