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12:34 PM - 08/22/2014

The topic: I am SO excited!

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I still have a foot high stack of business paperwork to catch up on, but to hell with that! Here's something WAY more exciting and fun! (And if it's not fun, well, you know...)

You know how much I love working with the SVGCuts files. Well, Mary and Leo have outdone themselves this time and made the cutest little carousel in their latest kit. It's a cupcake holder, complete with horses.

Well, I'm not a fan of heat right now and that old admonishment "if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen" is something I'll gladly adhere to right now.  So, no cupcakes for me, but I'm sure it will be easy enough to make the bottom of the carousel a flat surface. This is going to be so cool, I found a small wrapped stirring straw earlier this week when looking for a black Sharpie. And I'm thinking "okay, this would be the perfect size for the poles, instead of what you'd use if you had cupcakes. I printed out the picture of the carousel and Brian (who's a genius at this type of thing) helped me figure out if a seven inch straw would work (the carousel itself is eleven inches both diameter and height). And it will! Then I started to seriously look for stirrer straws and found some on clearance at Amazon.com. Less than five dollars for a thousand of them (talk about going stir crazy....).

I asked Brian how hard it would be to paint these gold and he said it wouldn't be too hard. Then, I'd gone into the garage for something and found some 3/16" gold holographic curling ribbon that I'd meant to put into my ribbon box. I'd had this for years and I've slowly been moving things from the extra room to my crafting supplies in the garage. I'd never put it away and it was just sitting on top of some other stuff. I picked it up, brought it into the house and found my stirrer straw (the one I don't know how or when it came to live in my office), got a little piece of tape and started wrapping. Awesomeness! A gold pole for the horses on the carousel! 

There's not much of this ribbon here, though, not enough for eight poles so I checked out Amazon, then eBay. I went with ribbon on eBay (taking those surveys for three bucks adds up when you just let it sit in your paypal account). Since it takes me so long to make up my mind on paper, this should be here by the time I'm ready to start assembly.

Now, besides this awesome carousel, SVGCuts also has a file for a ferris wheel. And a hot air balloon. And a little train...can you see where I'm going with this? 

Color me excited!!


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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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