Saturday, April 14, 2007


A sign that we need to spend less time at the store and more time in the woods: When we were walking in the park, Jack picked up a leaf and said, "Oh, Mommy, this is beautiful! Can I buy it for Daddy?"

Thursday, April 12, 2007

pasta machine

pasta machine

I'm finally using my pasta machine to condition my polymer clay.

I gotta tell ya, when I first got this pasta machine, I tried it and decided that it was more work to use it, than it was to just condition the clay with my hands. And way more work to clean all the black stuff off of it. [What is that black stuff anyway? The metal oxidizing? Ick.] So I put it back in the box and put it up in my office and felt mild regret for wasting $15 on another piece of junk to clutter up my house.

But then this week I decided to go into a frenzy of pendant-making. Today is the second day and my hands hurt. So I thought I'd try the pasta machine again. Well, it isn't really faster...but my hands don't hurt while I'm using it. And apparently it just comes covered in that black stuff and you only have to work that hard to clean it once.

So my advice is...get one. They have them at Michael's and you can use your 40% off coupon.

If this is the first post you've ever read on my blog, I'm sorry. I'm not always quite this boring. I swear.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

happy easter!

happy easter!
Originally uploaded by suchprettycolors.

Jack on the phone to his gramma this morning: happy easter gram! the easter bunny brought me trucks! i got lofty and trix and bob! and a car carrier train with a car on it! and there were eggs in this room and in this room and they had smarties and candy in 'em! and i don't want the sheep to be with mommy i want the sheep to be with me! and the trucks were in a terrible accident! and crash! crash!