Wednesday, May 28, 2014


You would think that putting a magnet on a marble would be pretty straightforward. I had no idea how complicated it could get.

My first goal was to make a quality product. I like strong magnets so I made sure to get Neodynium, also called Rare Earth magnets. These are the strongest magnets. What I didn't realize, and I don't know why it's common sense, is that the tiny magnets would have a tiny pull.

The tiny magnets looked very cute on my marbles. However, they don't have the strength that I prefer. I put them on my refrigerator and they can hold up one paper. When I took it to work I felt it didn't hold up the things I needed them to. I was very disappointed with the quality and have now taken these particular magnet I had to take out of my store.

I am now using magnets with a 6lb pull strength. Yes, now I'm learning all about the different magnets and how they measure strength.

I have also learned more about glues. I found Gorilla and Loctite glues don't work for what I need. I am happy with e-6000 glue, although I will continue to experiment.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

What Sesame Street Character would you be?

After long and careful thought I decided that I would be Oscar the Grouch, or perhaps being a girl I would be Grundgetta.
I’m not really a ‘grouchy’ person, but I do love being alone. I’m not really that social. I like upcycling, recycling, reusing and reducing, as do a lot of Grouches on Sesame Street. Big Bird really gets me irritated, just like he does with Oscar. 
Having said that, I will not give up my dream of being the Disney Princess Belle to live on Sesame Street. Belle has loads of books, inanimate objects do the cooking and cleaning. Not a lot of visitors come by, a huge plus in my book. And her husband dotes on her. There isn’t much better than that.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Lemon Daisy Etsy Shop

Here are some marble magnets that I am offering in my Lemon Daisy Etsy shop. They are made with Rare Earth magnets.They may be small but they are quite powerful little magnets. I really like using marbles. They look cool on my refrigerator with my bees. Like a whole bunch of little toys scattered on my fridge.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Lemon Daisy Etsy Shop!

I finally got my Etsy Shop running! It's called The Lemon Daisy! I will be selling fun and functional things I make there. I love making bookmarks and magnets mostly. The magnets are made from games that are incomplete and are heading for the trash. Some of these games have some cute pieces though, and it'd be a shame to dump them in the trash.

Bee Magnets in my Etsy shop The Lemon Daisy!

This game I bought for work. I work in a pediatric setting and thought this would be a fun game to play. I got it at a flea market and was assured all the pieces were there. When I got it home I saw the major piece, the bee hive, was missing. The game was useless. A co-worker used the sticks in the game as kebab sticks for fruit and I turned the bees into magnets.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Small Vase

I bought this small vase a few weeks ago. There are markings on the bottom. I've tried to find out more information on this but can't seem to find anything like it. I'm not sure what the first letter is which makes it even harder to do a google search of it. 

I bought it because I really like the colors. If it's worth something to someone else, then it's SOLD!

I would appreciate any help in finding out it's mark. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pottery Barn Plates

These are 5 Pottery Barn plates. They are 12 inch and stack 3.5 inches high. Together they weigh 13 pounds. They cost $1.99 for each plate. There are many problems with these plates. 

  • They are much too big. At 12 inches, they don't fit well in most of my cupboards. Besides which, I don't need this big of plates. I make/eat nothing that would fill up these plates.
  • They don't fit in the dishwasher. I already have one set of cups that are not dishwasher safe. They are a hassle enough to wash. 
  • To ship these plates I need a pretty big box with enough stuffing to keep them safe. I could go the USPS. Priority Mail Flat rate box. The 12"x12"x 5-1/2" might be tight enough to keep it safe. The big question is, an additional $18.00 to have it shipped? I'd break even at $30.  I doubt anyone is willing to pay more. And that is if this box actually fits. The plates are 12". It might not fit well enough in the 12" box. 
Too much to think about. I'll just keep the plates and try to figure out a use for them.

This is a vintage (I assume since it looks like the other ones on Ebay) 4 piece Federal Glass Atomic Flower (milk glass) Snack set or Luncheon plate. I did not realize that it should have come with cups, or I would have looked for them as well. I paid $1.99 per plate. A full set, which includes the cups, on Ebay is starting at $19.99. Luckily, these plates are more useful. They don't take up as much space so we'll be using them. They are 7" x 10". They fit the cupboard.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

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