June 27th, 2009

Crafting Cute Cookies...Again

Thanks to everyone for all the kind comments on my last cookie post! ^__^

That sugar cookie recipe made about 36 cookies, sooo I'll probably be decorating them for the next 50 years. But here's the next installment of cookies, as well as the recipe and how I did it. ^_^


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The turtles and the octopus are my favs from this batch. ^_^

And I have since eatten the hippo...Mmmmmm.
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question about rugs

So I have this cream colored circular rug from IKEA, but it's gotten a big dingy and I have been thinking about painting it, but I'm wondering if anyone has done anything like this, and what the best way to do it would be. Do I use fabric dye, or fabric paint or something else?

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vibration reduction gloves and goggles for dust

For the gals who work with power tools or carving tools- do you wear vibration reduction gloves? I am in serious need of a pair and I am looking for recommendations. Where did you buy yours? Are they comfortable for wearing in warm weather? Did they come in smaller sizes for lady hands?

Googling brings up so many businesses so I thought I'd ask around instead of spending hours or days trying to find the perfect glove. I need mine for carving very hard materials (rocks and bones) with a flex shaft. After 15-20 minutes my hands have HAD IT and needless to say, this really slows me down. I want to work until I'm hungry, not until my hands hurt.

Also- eye shields for DUST. Does anyone wear goggles? Face it, even the closest face-hugging eye shields are no match for dust particles, IMO. Does anyone wear goggles? Again- comfortable for warm weather? Did they come in smaller sizes? And where did you buy them?

I do have a "gold dust collector" that I got a GREAT deal on from craigslist, and while I think that probably suffices for my breathing, I am still worried about my eyes... just the tiniest particle and *scratch* you know?