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Homemade everything is the best!
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:07:33 PM »
I am just really excited and wanted to share... my husband and I officially don't exchange gifts at Christmas (though we kind of super-sneaky do, and then we get annoyed with each other for breaking our pact), but I do paint (watercolour) a card for him for various special occasions throughout the year (his birthday and/or our anniversary which are five days apart, Christmas, the day before Valentine's Day--which I think is called Potato Day...?, etc.).  I have just finished this year's Christmas/New Year's card and I'm wanting to share it someplace where he won't see it (so Facebook is out!).

I know it's not technically brilliant, but it conveys what I want to convey, so it's successful. Yay!

(Domo only says "domo", but it means "Merry Christmas! ... and a HAPPY new year!")
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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 08:15:58 PM »
the day before Valentine's Day--which I think is called Potato Day...?, etc.).

My birthday!  ;D

That card is brilliant!  :D
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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 08:36:08 PM »
LOOOOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!

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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 08:38:23 PM »
My birthday!  ;D

That card is brilliant!  :D

Your birthday is on Potato Day*?!  You're so lucky!  Do you eat lots of potatoes to celebrate?


* Potato Day may or may not be an actual thing... my husband and I love potatoes, and the first time we bought a 25kg sack of potatoes, we celebrated Potato Day, which also fell right around Valentine's Day.  My cards usually reflect whatever is going on around the time that I make them, because I don't really have original ideas.
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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 09:15:23 PM »
I love this!!!


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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 09:16:00 PM »
Your birthday is on Potato Day*?!  You're so lucky!  Do you eat lots of potatoes to celebrate?


* Potato Day may or may not be an actual thing... my husband and I love potatoes, and the first time we bought a 25kg sack of potatoes, we celebrated Potato Day, which also fell right around Valentine's Day.  My cards usually reflect whatever is going on around the time that I make them, because I don't really have original ideas.

Apparently!  ;D 
..I celebrate most days by eating lots of potatoes!  ;D
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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 09:43:10 PM »
Apparently!  ;D 
..I celebrate most days by eating lots of potatoes!  ;D

You are living well!

My local Tesco has (had?) 2.5kg bags of Welsh "white potatoes" on offer for 29p each.  Last week I bought 10 (25kg of potatoes for £2.90!).  This week I bought 5 more.  My husband brought home some burlap sacks to transfer them into, so now I have three burlap sacks of potatoes to get us through the next couple of months.  Hopefully, the burlap will prevent sprouting.

I love this!!!
LOOOOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!

Aww, thanks!  Of course, I love it, but I'm biased.  Domo and the Zombies are family to us.  :)
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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 09:53:12 AM »
Burlap and somewhere cool and dark should keep your potatoes going.  Check them regularly and toss out any that are becoming soft/rotten. (With an allotment, you get a lot of potatoes)

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 11:45:09 AM »
Burlap and somewhere cool and dark should keep your potatoes going.  Check them regularly and toss out any that are becoming soft/rotten. (With an allotment, you get a lot of potatoes)

Love your artwork ,it's cute and personal!

Ah, thanks, PB!  We will move the potatoes out to the shed, then, and just keep a few at a time in the house ready to be used.

Thanks!  I'm really looking forward to my husband seeing it.  :)

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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
I showed the card to my card-crafting neighbor/friend, and she said exactly what I hoped she'd say: "This is really nice, but a little glitter..."  Eeee!  She's bringing a glue pen and some iridescent glitter over tomorrow afternoon so I can make the tree sparkle.

Sorry about the microplastics, animals.  I promise I won't use glitter again after this one.  :(
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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 06:32:38 PM »
I showed the card to my card-crafting neighbor/friend, and she said exactly what I hoped she'd say: "This is really nice, but a little glitter..."  Eeee!  She's bringing a glue pen and some iridescent glitter over tomorrow afternoon so I can make the tree sparkle.

Sorry about the microplastics, animals.  I promise I won't use glitter again after this one.  :(

I bought a Santa's footprint kit today that has glitter.  75p of magic!!

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Re: Homemade everything is the best!
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2017, 06:36:34 PM »
OOoooh... obviously, the mobilizing animated sack of potatoes won't care, but I can imagine how sweet that will be for your daughter!  I love this age when they still believe in magic.  Plus, SPARKLIES!
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