Where does the time go? In the blink of an eye another week has passed by. I got a lot of work done during the week and had planned to work through the weekend, but my back had different ideas, so I worked on other things and rested it in between.
Soaps......I have SO enjoyed getting back to soaping.
These lovelies are a pineapple/lime blend (the greenyellow ones) and a soft lavender/rosewood blend. I had a lot of fun with the purple soap, embedding little rolls of curled soap within the soap base. The girls though it was just about the coolest thing ever.
I also worked on what I have promised myself will just be a hobby (creepy dolls as my daughters always say). I shared the red haired doll with you a few weeks ago. The girl with the white hair will be the one that I will customize. It is amazing to see the transformation from a base Takara Blythe doll to a doll that has a lot of life painted into it's face, especially through the eyes.
I purchased a faceplate a few weeks ago to practice on before opening up Simply Vanilla's head (still a bit nervous about doing that). Carving these plastic faces is more work than you would think it would be, but I can sit and do it while my dye pots are boiling, which gives my back a break in between batches. I still have some more carving to do then I will start the painting with pastels.
I do however has some ideas of a clothing line floating around in my head...but it's just floating right now. I love how all of the crafts that I enjoy seem to all come back around in a different way. I used to sew all the time when my children were young, then stopped for years until I became interested in quilting and here I am again full circle back to making clothing again. :-)
A friend of mine this weekend made a very kind comment about my energy that sparkles and I had to smile. There's no doubt about it, I am ADD to the nth, but from now on I will forever refer to it as Sparkling energy. It sounds so much kinder and definitely more positive. :-)
....and lastly, a brisk walk...
Last week when I visited the doctor for a physical and to discuss my next round of action for my back, he told me that my blood pressure is too high and he wants me to go on a low dose diuretic. Uggh...I HATE taking meds, so I have made a commitment to myself to get out and walk 2.5 miles a day and to lose 30 more pounds, so that I can stop taking them sooner rather than later. When I lost the first 40 pounds my cholestrol responded favorably, so I am hoping the same will happen when I lose the remaining 30.
....and that was my weekend....what did you do?