Friday, November 30, 2012

World's greatest BFF!

the world's greatest bff made me this! Looks liike a cherry blossom tree, and to compare....heres a picture of one.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Eparty at Mel's place! Come on out to and help a friend in need. Keyword MABRY

 Mel's Eparty 

Pretty in pink bow

This amazing bow requires no work. It comes flat in a pull the two inner strings and wrap it around your package. Or you can do what i did....assemble the bow.....then tie a knot to hold it in place...instant hair gear!

CraftsnCandles on Etsy this is my BFF...she's new on etsy and her work is beautiful. Please check out her shop! You gotta see the bonsai trees!

 CraftsnCandles on Etsy 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Allergy List

My allegy list:  Cinnamon, black pepper, bell pepper, banana, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, all nuts except brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts and cashew, all berrys except blueberry, pears, lemons, onions, the bulb of green onion (white part) I can eat the grehepen part, cloves, clove oil (eugenol), iodine...iodized salt, red dyes, salmon, fish, shellfish, any food that has it. Broccoli, cabbage, rubber, latex, rayon, SLS, ASA, penicillin, darvocet, sudafed, shea, nickle, pollen, honey, bee, wasps, flowers, fresh cut grass, cats, and long haired dogs,
Heparin analogues.

and if I remember anything else...I'll add it here.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How to repair your Cause items.

Let's face give to a aren't expecting perks. You may not even expect the "thank you" its just what you do cuz you care.

That being said, sometimes, the Cause has incentive items that aren't well made but folks buy them anyway becuz it supports the cause....and if it falls what. A lot of these items....folks buy and treat as a novelty....let's put it right there and not actually use it.  I am the type...if I buy a purse...I'm gonna use it. If I buy a bracelet....I expect it to perform as one. Let's take the purse for example....this beautiful purse has a logo..."in it to end it" that alone is worth the 6.00 it cost and the money helps BCA. The purse portion is very well made, the straps....not so much. Straps made with nylon braid are to be singe melted on the ends to prevent unraveling...and double stitched to secure it in place.

This purse started unraveling on day 3....I didn't have anything heavy in it, and the avon rep I bought it from insist I return it. Anything else...yes I would, but this is a cause item. That means the product was not put thru rigorous testing as most folks aren't gonna use it the way I would...most will buy it to support and not use it at all. So what to do if you do want to use it. Don't want to return it...since that will take money away from the cause...well you can singe the ends and double stitch it on the same seam line thereby restoring it to a hip pouch....or you can pull the main unraveling thread and clip the end. Now simply rub the seam back and forth until the frayed ends pop out of the stitching. There will be no evidence that there was ever a strap since it was not properly singed and secured by a double row of stitching. The right side unraveled on its own. The left side I unraveled using the method discribed. Now I have a clutch bag. Repair and restore and reuse your cause items instead of tossing them. You get a fun project and the cause doesn't lose money. Have fun with it.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fluffy to flat-ironed

Every now and again I flat iron, trim, leave it that way...for about a day. May keep it this way for the week.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jumper braid-out

Took the jumper braids down and simply combed to one sidecheck out the curl definition! ...since this is the weekend of the protective hair challenge....i can leave it down and put it back up Sunday night. The moisturizer i used was 14 in holding properties at all....but look at my hair...dont need a holding, stiff, gelatinous goop to get, enjoy and maintain this effect.

Jumper Braids

Ya...the same tyle commonly used for little girls...this grown up version allows you to protective style and still look presentable.

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Smells Like A Man"

A decidely masculine scent. Clean, fresh, reminescent of a snow fall in a citrus orchard. I created this scent in an attempt to make a unisex or "non-girly" scent. What i came up with....this amazing scent that was a total accident. A happy accident. I have since wrote down exactly what I did and the formulation values so i can recreate it at will.

The current soap is cocoa butter based and lightly scented with "Smells Like A Man" and I have 9 bars available. The next batch will more than likely be with a clear or translucent base with a stronger scent. Available now on ebay.