Then today, I stopped at WalMart. (I meant to go there yesterday, but spent too much time at the thrift store.) The composition books are destined to become journals covered in paper and trimmings, and the stencil was just darn cute. I think it was the bee skep with the bees that did it, actually- and the cute little ladybugs, and the caterpillar... darn cute! The dominos are something else I've wanted to try out for ages; they are popular for stamping on, decoupaging things on, decorating with polymer clay, all sorts of things... they could be magnets, pins, pendants, keychains... lots of things! Now I just need to figure out how to use Tom's dremel tool to drill holes in them, and I'm set.
In other news, it finally cooled off a bit here- today's high temp was only in the high 80s, which was a nice change from the 105+ temps of the past few days. Our hummingbirds are out in full force, too- they emptied the feeder in only 3 or 4 days! I just filled it up again this evening, so they're set for tomorrow morning. And, our saguaro cactus will be here in a couple weeks, too, so that's exciting! When I talked to the man from the nursery, I said we wanted to be here to direct them as to how to situate them when they're planted, but was told that it wouldn't matter. Cacti have to be planted the same way that they're oriented at the nursery; something about sensitivity to the sun??? So, they mark the south side of the plant before they dig it up, and make sure it's facing the same way when they re-plant it-weird, huh?? who knew?? Thank goodness the bullet holes in the saguaro are facing northwest, so they won't be facing the street directly! (although I still think the bullet holes are sort of romantic, in a "wild west" sort of way.)
And, in Craft Mafia news, we got our first bit of press already. Can you call it "press" if it's in cyberspace? I'm not sure, but I'm gonna! Someone (we don't know who) added a link to our first show on a site listing local events, movies, and music information. See it here... our notice is about halfway down the page. Cool, huh??