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Storage Jars

During my many nights of insomnias, I would go on Pinterest for ideas for upcoming projects, crochet and knitting patterns, recipes, and storage ideas.

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I found these jars on there which I thought it was awesome.  The ones on Pinterest were pastel colors and these are obviously not.  I just basically used the colors I had in my stash.

But I am going to give you an important tip that you must keep in mind when making these jars.

MEASURE THE JARS BEFORE YOU PAINT THEM!!

As you can guess,  I didn’t.  So the jars I originally planned were to hold my brushes and knitting needles.  Well they do not fit.

Fortunately, my niece decorated a plastic jar at her school and gave it to me a few Christmas ago.  That was one of the best Christmas gifts I ever received that year.  That little jar hold my paint brushes perfectly.  As for my knitting needles, I am just going to keep them in a base, a purple one by the way.

I am not too disappointment at the results, in fact, I really liked them.

They were quite easy to do.

  1. Pick out a jar.
  2. **Make sure you measure it**.
  3. Wash it thoroughly.  You do not want your pens to smell like pickles.
  4. Add 2 coats of acrylic paint on the outside.  I used cheap acrylic paint and it took me 2 coats.
  5. Add the face.
  6. Spray with varnish

And boom, you are done.  The only hard part was the drying time.  As you know of what my patience is like when it comes to drying time.

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

 

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Feeling Zen Lately

It is weird for the first sale, I am stressing out to the point where I don’t sleep and I ended up having anixety.  But the second sale, I felt totally.  Now granted, the zen could from the muscle relaxers and cold medication.

You know of what happened in the first sale, didn’t make much of a sale and hurted my back and hips.  Which is why I took the muscle relaxers.  Then I caught a cold which came with the cold medication.  So yes, the zen feeling probably being stoned.

Last week was my last sale of 2017 and it went really well.  That is my mother in the picture enjoying her bagel and coffee.

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I sold out all of the mini stockings, some hats, and scarves.  Then we gave most of our stuff to Koda’s Kountry for them to sell.  They are toying with the idea of doing an Easter sale which I am told them that I am all for it.

And this time, I was smart by taking advil during the sale so my back wasn’t killing me.  Although I was sure stiff as a bone when I left.  Our friend J stopped by at the end and she helped us packed us.  We were also smart of waiting until everyone was gone so we were able to move our car closer instead of walking a distance back and forth.  I know exercise is good for you, but not in the snow and ice.

So what are my plans now, you ask.  So beside enjoy Christmas with my family.  I am going to start looking for ideas for Easter and clean out my studio.  I have another idea in the works, but I rather not say anything yet.  I am still looking into it and trying to figure it out.

I hope everyone is ok and stay warm if you are cold.