April 24, 2006
Our Surly Side
Whip up - my favorite daily read - had a whiplash challenge this weekend which I couldn't resist.
I made something a little surly for that surly time of the month. I had been thinking of how silly the little packets are which the schools give our daughters all pretty and pink and how we are always trying to hide our supplies at that time of the month. Well, no more! Here is a set for those in an office (or those who work with others) whose co-workers are insensitive enough not to know better - a handpainted canvas sign with a matching necessity case. The case has the words "Yes, infact it IS that TIME of the MONTH" on the backside as well. Feel free to drape the orange danger flag stylishly at your workspace or pin it to your cubicle. At home mothers and others can use this with just as much panache. Children will learn what those bright orange colors mean even before they learn to read! Those in your personal space will know clearly how you are feeling. Maybe they will even bring you thoughtful gifts of chocolate and evening primrose oil capsules. No need to beg for kindness any longer. All will know with this set of monthly tools. The case has a tie closure, and will fit in most any larger bag, or just tote it to the ladies room as is. Being a woman has never been so obvious! I used Dharma Trading ink jet transfer paper for the typesetting of the text - "PookieFair" is the font. Heavyweight painting canvas and Golden Acrylic paints for the background and Jaquard Lumiere for the golden tones. Stitching canvas is tough for a novice like me, so I went slowly.
On this same note - there is a site for those special times when feeding our comfort food cravings without the hassle of the shopping and messing about. Plan ahead for that needy time and order an amazing baking kit from Baking Fun 4 You! Marvis, the owner and creator of the recipes has *the most* amazing whoopie pies on earth. What is a whoopie pie you ask? It is a PMS food which there is no substitute. It calms the wild beast within us and these kits are so easy to use that you can let your children make them for you while you ease your pain with some tea and a warm blanket on the couch! The photo above should explain all about the Whoopie Pies as a picture is worth a thousand words. This is not art you say? Au contraire. These beauties are high art! Art of desert! Enjoy!
The word for the day is ... indulge ... as in once in awhile, live a little extra, and use all of your senses.