Recent craftiness

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This weekend I pulled some stuff out of the craft bin (formerly the yarn bin, but that's all in storage now)

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and decided to work on the coasters I'd meant to make back in October.

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Here's what I ended up with (further comments, descriptions, and how I did it are on the Flickr pages, so please go there if you're interested).

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I also attempted to make some jewelry to match the new dress I got (that I can't show you a picture of because it doesn't exist online, but it's bright Kelly green, white, and black, and I just don't own anything in those colors!).

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Instead, this is what I ended up with.

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Don’t you just love them? I have one more pair of butterflies (slightly different – they’re filled in instead of filigree), and I might just make a pair up to put on Etsy.

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My previous attempt at earring making,

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while also successful, was much less interesting.

I talked more about both pairs on the Flickr pages, so again, if you’re interested, check them out.

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Also over the weekend, and I think I mentioned this before,

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we bought some potting soil for my amaryllis and some rosemary and dill.

And then, in a move only I could pull off (characteristic of my black thumb), I think I’ve managed to kill the dill already. In its first night, actually. See, I accidentally left them outside on Sunday night and it got cold, and I checked them on Monday when I got home from work and the rosemary seemed fine, but the dill, which is much more fragile, was droopy. Only time will tell, and I have no way of knowing if the freeze killed the amaryllis or not, at least until several weeks pass and it either sprouts or doesn’t.