Thursday, May 22, 2008

Back, mostly...

I had a wonderful vacation! Even getting my wisdom teeth out wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. I was able to walk out of the office mostly under my own steam, just a little wobbly. I was even off the couch and out the next day for a little while! Boy was I glad when I finally bit into the pizza and appetizer combo my mom and I ordered on day 3 when I could finally chew again. A girl can only eat mush for so long! So good seeing my friends and family and catching up. I was sad to leave.

One of my best friends even gave me a parting gift at her birthday party: a cold virus! I started feeling a bit off when I got back to Montreal but I figured it was just all the dry air from the airplanes. Silly me. By the next day I was fully sick. I got back Saturday and I am still coughing and having a stuffed up nose. Definitely on the mend finally though! Hopefully I'll be up to getting creative this weekend with all the fun stuff I got, including my Cuttlebug!

So here's a little something I thought I'd share. My mom's best friend loves Elvis. She is also my godmother and has been so great to my mom in the past couple of years especially. So I thought of something to give to her as a little thank you from me. I went to IKEA and got some decent but not overly expensive wine glasses. Then it was time to go to work!

I found a pattern for a stained glass Elvis online (my apologies, but I do not remember where) and then reworked it until it was usable for such a small surface. I used pewter and gold Pebeo vitrea outliners to trace the design, then filled it in with Pebeo vitrea paints. These are awesome and I've shown some other things with them. You bake them after they dry and then they are dishwasher safe! That's right, these glasses can go in the dishwasher! I made a set of 6 glasses for my mom's friend to put in her Elvis museum for parties with her friends, etc. She loved them and had no idea what they were when she got the UPS box.

Hope everyone has a good Friday tomorrow and has a great time!

1 comment:

Janine said...

Glad you had a great vacation... What a neat project idea....