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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

AIW Magnets

Hi gang how are you? I have had some bad news today but at least I was kind of prepared for it. I had an operation before Christmas  which didn't do the job. Now in July I am going to have to have a hysterectomy. Now this will mean NO crafting for a few days if I can't figure out what I can take with me for a few days so I can still be creative. I need your help! I know lots of you craft on the go. I can't take much I was thinking of journalling as it is not as in depth as the mixed media (I need all my things close by for this ;0) So help me out if you can guys.

What do you think of these? The top ones are Magnets and these are small glass beads, would you buy these for your art work? (with out magnets) to add as embellishments? The beads are £1 for five and the magnets would be £2.50 for three. Click on my folksy shop (left hand side bar) I only have AIW in mind for this, as cup cakes and the eat me drink me is so popular. What are your thoughts? Let me know have a great day. Love Dawn xx


Netty said...

Your little magnets are so cute Dawn.
Am sorry to hear about the 'op, but if it sorts you out its all for the best.
Definitely take your Art Journal with you. Caran D'Ache watercolour crayons are great along with Aqua Flow brushes, both take up little room and are lightweight. Take care, Annette x

Chris Arlington - Canada said...

Hi Dawn, wishing you well in your surgery. If you like crocheting you could make little flowers for your artwork just use white thread and change the colours when you use them with your inks or mists. said...

Wishing you all the best & a fast recovery!
I myself, about 4 years ago, had to have a hysterectomy. I recommend an art journal, watercolor crayons, ink pens, markers, scissors, and a glue stick.
Family & friends usually bring magazines to the hospital for you to read. After I was finished with them, I created collages from my journals & made ATC cards.
Sending loads of *hugs* your way. :]

Anesha said...

Hope your operation goes well and you recover quickly. Your embellishments are sweet. Hugs Anesha

Cheryl said...

hi hun hope the operation goes well sweetie,def,take your journal glue stick,pens,or crayons,then you can journal when you feel like it,maybe write about your experience after the op. note book too that way you get any ideas that pop into your head,you can jot them down,hugs cheryl x
oh love the embellishments too xxxxxxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry to read you must have surgery. Those magnets are really adorable. I'm sure they will sell well and quickly.

To answer your question, first, do not use used coffee grounds. The grounds are no longer strong enough. I suggest either INSTANT coffee or tea. Start by shaking some crystals onto the wet fabric, then allow the crystals to spread on the fabric. Cover the fabric for about a day, then wring out and line dry. Do NOT rinse.

In the event you want to use regular coffee, make sure it is extra strong. Heat in the microwave or coffee pot, then place your wet fabric in the container. After a day, remove fabric from the container, wring out, then line dry. DO NOT RINSE. When you rinse, you are removing all the color you have taken time to add. The problem with tea and coffee is, there is no mordant, or way/product for you to set the fabric. Remember, this fabric can never be washed and coffee/tea should be used only for dyeing fabric or ribbon that will be used in craft projects.

Trece said...

i gree with Netty - Art Journal and Caran d'Ache and a water brush. Simple, lightweight and creative! Best of luck on your surgery.

Zoechaos said...

Sorry to hear about your coming op, if it helps after mine I was so much better I never saw a doctor for over 4 years! Here's hoping it does as much for you. If it helps i took decoupage and cross stitch in with me, the nurses were a bit surprised that I had my own scalpel with me LOL. XOXO Zoe

Elizabethanne said...

Hello Dawn
I love your little pebbles, They are great & would look great in any art work.

Sorry to hear you need another op. I had a hystorectomy many years ago now & was not in hospital for very long. If my memory serves me correctly I was home after only one day. But if you are going to be in there longer then I sugest taking your journal, crayons & water brush. Plus a graphite pencil. Good luck & hope you have a speedy recovery.

Hugs Your Friend Elizabeth xx

Chris said...

Hiya Dawn
Sorry to hear about your op but like me it could be the best thing that ever happened... I had mine 4yrs ago and I'm so glad I did.

I have to say though that I was only in hospital for three days and was doped up for most of the time and didn't feel like doing much of anything for a couple of weeks...the painkillers I was sent home with meant for most of the time all I wanted to do was sleep.

If you do want to take something with you though the journalling IS a good idea as it will be easy to go back to :D

Good luck honey... hope everything goes swimmingly.
Chris xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dawn,
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery...and I think that journaling AND watch t.v. or movies is a good idea too! (I went through it and couldn't function, so my son was awesome and brought movies to the hospital for me to watch!)

Your magnets are beautiful!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm so sorry to hear the surgery didn't work. When are you going back in to the hospital?
Your in my prayers GF. let me know o.k?
hugs Lynn

Gez said...

I would definately buy your magnets they are sooooo sweet :)

I think taking your journal is a good idea..what about's very relaxing.. some paper & a pen & you are away.

Rest & get better soon.XXXXX

Esther said...

hello dawn!! so so so cutes!!

Gerri Herbst said...

love the little magnets. So sorry to hear about your surgery...Hope all goes well. I would take a journal with a black marker and colored pencils...and if they were watercolor pencils, you could add a smeary effect.I would also look at all the art magazines I never get a chance too! take care, gerri


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