Here is another little project I did a week or so ago. I used the same Tim Holtz products as in the previous charms I made, but this time I tried one of the little plastic windows.
They are fun to use, but there are a few tricks. Since they are much thinner than glass, you will need to add some additional bulk to get the correct thickness to fit in the frame. I used a few pieces of old cardboard cut the the right shape and it worked great. If you are using the metal corners as a roof, the bubble part will prevent the corner from going down as a far as it would without the frame. It will still fit (although some shapes work better than others), but just not as well as it would with a glass front. If you plan to fill it with glass glitter, regular grade works much much better than superfine. The superfine glitter wants to stick to the plastic (as you can see from the photo).
I made a few more of these, so I'll share them soon.
The weekend went by in a flash, although we had no big plans. Spent most of the time straightening up the house and running errands. Unfortunately the miata decided to break again, so I had to have it towed home on Saturday, then into the mechanic this morning. Thankfully it broke in a parking lot during the day, in a safe area. The weather was ok with no rain and because it was overcast, it was not too hot. Since I always keep magazines in the car, I even had reading material to keep me from being bored. Especially since I had to wait for a 2nd tow truck driver because the first one didn't know how to deal with the car. It seems there is never a dull moment with an almost 20 year old car!
Just wanted to share a few tid-bits about our trip to NY last weekend. The main focus of the trip was for Miss B to check out Hofstra University. We had a beautiful day for the tour and we really liked the school and the campus. Unfortunately, being a private school, the cost is a bit steep, and Miss B knows that in order to attend, she will have to get a really good scholarship. In addition to our tour, we celebrated Miss B's birthday that Friday with a stop at the Today show (we got on TV during the Hoda and Kathie Lee part), visited MOMA and saw the super cool Tim Burton exhibit, Hit the store H & M, a quick look-see at The Plaza hotel, dinner at Sarabeth's, a carriage ride through Central Park, and a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. On Sunday, we hit Greenwich Village and saw some of NYU, and then did a bit more shopping. Sunday evening we saw the show Rock of Ages, which was a love story set to 80's music. It was terrific and lots of fun. Of course the traveling was a big fat pain. I got hassled about my roll-on bag (that I've used for years and never had an issue with). On the way out, the TSA lady made me go back to the counter to check it in. GRRRR. Then, coming home Mr. Mark went past the gate agent with his rolling duffel, then Miss B went thru with the EXACT SAME rolling duffel, except the gate agent told her the bag would have to be checked. I complained (since Mark had already gone thru) and told her Miss B could remove the coat she had put inside if that made a difference. She finally relented and let us go, telling us it would be up to the flight attendants. GRRRR. Makes me never want to get on a plane. At least now I know, I need to purchase a bigger suitcase for checking, because if I have to pay $20-25 to check it, I want as much space as I can get! Oh well, I guess it could have been worse.