Pictures for you, pictures for me

An overview of the last few days, in no particular order… [Editor’s note: in an attempt to be less verbose, if you want to know more, click on the pictures to go to the Flickr pages where I’ve already made comments.]

Wednesday night, in addition to making meatballs, I also attempted to make chicken stock. It turned out well.

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Now… what should I make with it?

I must praise Plaid’s website [link removed], makers of Mod Podge [link removed], for their excellent advice. I was worried because it wasn’t very detailed, but I thought it was worth a shot. Thursday after work I stopped and picked up some Hard Coat Mod Podge [link removed] and followed their instructions [link removed] and the candle holders I’m working on didn’t bubble up and wrinkle like before! Amazing, especially in that it took me 5 tries of continually worse attempts before I checked their website.

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Here are the bad ones (before I tried their instructions):
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Work in progress

No pictures yet of the good ones – I’ll hopefully finish them this weekend and then will have pictures to share. The only bummer about the Hard Coat Mod Podge is that it has to cure for 4 weeks. So either they sit around the house for 4 weeks curing, or I put them on Etsy and tell people I can’t ship for 4 weeks (or can, but they’ll have to keep curing at the purchaser’s house). Not sure which one is preferable at this point.

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Korben expressed his love for tablecloths, by doing his “sexypose” on the dining table.
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On Wednesday, two of my textbooks arrived in the mail! So fast!

Also, the samples I ordered from J Caroline Creative arrived.

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Tuesday’s crowning achievement summed up.

And lastly, an obligatory photo. His parents gave him a buzz cut on Monday and sent me some pics. He’s so cute!

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Can’t wait until he lives nearby (more so than now, at least)!