A really nice lady I met online recently sent me some gems & jewels & sequin fabric. She makes amazing equine show clothing… No lie… Here’s one of her jackets! And a link to some more…
I’ve been racking my brain about what I could do with all these goodies. They are all so pretty! I knew there’s no way I could make anything even close to as awesome as the above, but I wanted to use them somehow…
So first I decided to decorate a picture frame that holds a photo of me and my brother. He passed away last June. I think this sparkly, shiny, colorful frame fits his personality a whole lot better than the plain black… The only kind of glue I had was a spray version of E6000. I’d bought it a really long time ago, for who knows what, and never used it! It was really watery and took a while to dry, but when it finally did, it dried completely clear. I think it turned out nicely!
Next, I came across a top online that said “white wine in the daytime” that I fell in love with! (You know those Facebook ads that pop up, that just seem to KNOW you… Yeah, one of those.) So I decided to make one myself… This was a little more difficult but I’ve washed the shirt once so far (hung it to dry) and all the gems stayed on! I DID go ahead and get the squeeze tube of E6000 glue. I don’t think the liquid would’ve done so well on fabric. It might’ve leaked through.
I wore my new shirt to go golfing Tuesday! Allen had a wind day so we went over to Chimney Rock Golf Course. For some reason, I guess because Bayard, Nebraska is a small town, and it’s a 9 hole course, I assumed it was going to be a par 3. NO WAY! It was pretty tough! And I haven’t played in about a year. (I’m still sore!) We played terrible but had a lot of fun. Then headed to the American Legion and made some more friends!
P.S. It’s in the upper 90’s today, with a thick layer of mosquitos and gnats, so instead of grilling, I’m hibernating and making Gumbo! (I currently have 42 bug bites…)
If your area of the world isn’t covered in mosquitos and you dare to fire up the grill, check out this page for some yummy recipes and ideas!