11/18/2016

Today Rich and I visited a local farm market that is right in the farmer’s backyard.  They sell the best popping corn straight from the field, and we always like to make sure we stock up because they won’t open again until mid July.  On our way home, we stopped at a cute antique/crafty furniture store that a mother/daughter duo own and operate.  The women are so interesting and sweet, you can’t help but buy things (even though I definitely don’t need anything.)  They did have some old postcards that I have been looking for.  I saw a video with a woman who bought a journal made from a vintage postcard and it looked so cute, I thought, I have to make one.  So I bought two from Hershey, Pennsyvlania, that featured the chocolate factory and of course, the chocolates.  I think they will make adorable mini journals and are so cute by themselves, I could frame them instead.  I’m contemplating what to do with both and might make one a journal and frame one.

The other thing that they sold that was so interesting was a scented decorated wax piece.  I can only describe it as looking like a small cake with a ribbon in the middle and spices pressed into the sides.  When I looked closer, I realized that the center is a roll of toilet paper.  Not the cardboard roll, the entire roll, toilet paper and all.  Somehow she melted the wax around the toilet paper and eventually it became this cute cake shaped scented masterpiece.  She says it’s messy and takes forever, but hers were so cute, I definitely have to give this a try.  The best part is that I could not find one video on YouTube showing anything related to this craft.  How often does that happen?  I can’t remember the last craft I made that wasn’t in some way already showcased on YouTube.  This is the most exciting thing to happen in a long time.  Now for the big news..  The reason it’s not on YouTube is because it’s probably the most impossible craft and I’m putting myself into the front lines of something that no one else could master.  Yikes, I might have to rethink this one.  No, I’m going to try it, even if I end up with wax all over my kitchen and, let’s face it, most of the rest of the house as well.  Maybe I should forget about showing the craft and show the mess it made.  That’ll definitely tell the tale of the scented wax much more effectively than me showing the finished project.  I guess you’ll have to wait and see.

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