April 17, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain~ Crafting Secret

For today's display chain Misi asked us to share a crafting secret with everyone.  I thought to myself,
"I don't have and etsy shop, or a selling blog, or a website, or and ebay account. I don't make crafts for shows or for selling.  I make them for myself and for others, I make them to release all this creative energy that I have, and I make them for self satisfaction, and that makes me happy.  Most of my secrets revolve around hot glue and trying not to cuss:o"  Seriously, I am no professional, but I have it running through my blood and I find great joy in learning how to create beautiful things for my home and for others to enjoy.  I have 3 little girls under foot who love to get into my things when I have a creation under way. They have to touch, and look, and "help", and get into it all.  So, things have to get done quickly and can't be left out for little hands to disassemble or break.  I do have at least one secret that helps with the speediness of things and it covers them up.

This is my Nesco Food Dyhydrator.  Except I don't use it for food....much.  The trays are plastered with acrylic paint, dried flower pieces, glue, clay, coffee, cinnamon, and dough.  Maybe I should clean it:)  Whenever I have things that need to dry in the sun, on the counter, for days, etc. I throw them in here instead.  They get done quickly (on the lowest temp.) and the little hands can't touch. And if I have cinnamon and coffee in there, oh the house smells sooooo good.  So, there you have it.....my secret.
~Have a great Tuesday~


Shannon DeMasi said...

That's such a great idea! I never even thought about that for the apple cinnamon ornies I like to make...Thanks for sharing! :)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

WOW!! That is a fabulous tip, Steph!! Genious--what is it they say!?--necessity is the mother of invention! :)--Jan

BumbleBeeLane said...

I've always used the oven,never thought about the dehydrator.Will give it a try next time.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Traci said...

Great tip Steph...TFS


alltheseboys said...

LMBO..Ok...nice one Steph. I HATE birds...lol. Especially since I was attacked by one last year! So I'm sitting here...all relaxed like. Coffee by my side...puter on my lap..and a FREAKING bird chirps RIGHT behind me. I jumped a mile...then frantically searched for where it was. Did it get in the house...or was it just sitting behind me outside. NICE STEPH....LOL....REAL NICE!!!!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Steph, I can smell the aroma~ Great secret &i hiding place~

Robyn ♥ said...

What a great idea! It's like a potporri and drier in one! ;) I must look into investing in one! TFS!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

This is a great idea!!!! a Must try!!!! OLM

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love it Steph!! Now - gee, if I could only find counter space for a dehydrator! I "hide" things all over the place - but, as I age, I sometimes forget where I hide them. Still looking for one of hubby's Christmas gifts.... ;o) Glad you're part of the chain. It's not looking like I'm going to get there this week (family issues....), but I'm enjoying everyone else's posts....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Mary said...

Hi Stephani..I've been thinking of buying one...Thank you for the tip. It's always good to hear from somebody that
already has one. Mary

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Steph:
Those gadgets are remarkable. They are a really great thing to have. I used to have a dehydrator many years ago, remember when dried apple wreaths were "in"?

Christine said...

Hi Steph! Now that you told me about this, I might just have to invest in one! I'd only ever heard of them as a 'chefy' kinda gadget! Great tip as I'm all for speeding things up!
Best wishes

Beckyjean said...

Love this!! My MIL has one sitting in her basement. I may have to go "borrow" it!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Misi said...

I hear ya "everything but food" sister * I can't live without my dehydrator. Great idea to pass along
Thanks for another great link to our chain!

A Primitive Homestead said...

The dryer is a great idea. I am always in a hurry. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!