Each year, my dental office works with a local charity to collect and donate items to children in need. Whether it be “Toys for Tots” or “Hats and Mittens”, our doctors, staff and patient families actively participate. This year, I decided to combine my love for crafts with this donation opportunity. Having knit and crocheted several scarves earlier in the year, I decided to make some hats to go with the scarves. I have tried making mittens and gloves but without much success. So, I purchased a pair of waterproof gloves to go with each set. Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf, … Continue reading Hat and Scarf Sets
A year ago, with Thanksgiving approaching, I decided to make a decorative fused glass plate for my kitchen. Grapes: Transparent Glass full fused to make 1/2 inch pebbles. Corn: Varied pieces and colors of glass full fused to make small pebbles. Cornucopia (streaky tan) and Pumpkin (streaky orange) opaque pieces heat polished (1300º F) to smooth the edges, transparent amber fine frit between each piece prior to fusing the plate. Words: Photo Transfer Paper, Delphi Glass Light Contour Fused (1325º F) to create plate. All went well until I placed the glass in a ceramic mold to slump it … Continue reading Give Thanks!