Michelle Mach http://michellemach.com/blog/ Beads and Books: Reading and Writing in an Arts and Crafts World en RSS2 30 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:38:27 GMT Take These Broken Tools . . . http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/720-Take-These-Broken-Tools-.-.-..html art crafts humor inspiration tools & materials http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/720-Take-These-Broken-Tools-.-.-..html#comments http://michellemach.com/blog/wfwcomment.php?cid=720 0 http://michellemach.com/blog/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=720 (Michelle) <p class="break"><p> <img vspace="10" border="0" align="right" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/tools-break-common.jpg" alt="3 Common Reasons Tools Break" />2016 was a tough year for tools at Chez Michelle.<br /></p> </p><p class="break"><p>Like anything else in life, it's always when I have three overlapping deadlines and a few custom orders to finish that things start to fall apart.<br /><br /><strong>First ...</strong><br />I first broke the pin (hole-drilling side) of my lovely riveting tool.&#160; I've probably had this tool for about three years and I use it almost daily to make holes in metal pieces.&#160; I love that I could replace just the pin (a cost of $25) rather than the entire piece.&#160; When I'm in the excitement of buying a new tool, it's hard for me to remember to look for a feature like replaceable parts so that was definitely a stroke of good luck on my part.<br /><br /><strong>Next ...</strong><br />I broke a simple pair of Fiskars kids scissors that I normally use for cutting FireLine.&#160; (Seriously, those are the best for that and very inexpensive, especially during the back-to-school sales.)&#160; <br /><br /><strong>...and Then</strong><br />I then broke a hole punch after several years of use.&#160; <br /></p> </p><p class="break"><p>Nothing makes you feel more like a chump jewelry maker or crafter than breaking your tools one right after another.&#160; </p> </p><p class="break"><p><strong>Why All The Broken Tools? </strong><br /></p>There are several common reasons for broken jewelry making or crafting tools:<br /> </p><ol> <li><strong>Incorrect Use</strong><br />Lots of tools break because of incorrect use—think using your good wire cutters instead of heavy-duty wire cutters on steel memory wire.&#160; This is probably the case with my scissors.&#160; They didn't break when I was cutting FireLine, but an annoying hard plastic clamshell package from Home Depot.&#160; (The package remained closed, by the way.&#160; What do they make those things out of anyway?&#160; It's beyond childproof!)<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Too Cheap To Last</strong><br />Did you go super cheap?&#160; This could have been part of the problem with my hole punch.&#160; They're not designed to last long.&#160; (Maybe manufacturers figure that most crafters will tire of their hobby long before the part wears out?)&#160; Some tools offer a &quot;regular&quot; version and a &quot;production or business&quot; version for just this reason.&#160; I'm learning that for some tools, it really pays to upgrade.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Worn Out</strong><br />Awhile ago I wrote about the importance of good tools (&quot;<a href="http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/646-Is-The-Problem-You-Or-Your-Tools.html">Is The Problem You or Your Tools?</a>&quot;).&#160; But even the best of tools can break from&#160; constant use.&#160; I have to remind myself that this is a good thing.&#160; It means that I've made so many things that I just wore the tool out.&#160; In a society that favors the use-once-and-discard motto, this is something to be proud of.<br /></li> </ol><p> </p><p class="break"><p><strong>Take Your Broken Part ... And Make It Into Art (With Apologies to Carrie Fisher and Merle Streep)</strong><br /><br />&quot;Take your broken heart and make it into art.&quot;&#160; You might remember actress Merle Streep saying those words at the Golden Globes earlier this year.&#160; She was quoting actress Carrie Fisher who died in 2016.&#160; I put my own twist on this great quote by deciding to make a creature with the broken hole punch instead of throwing it into the trash.&#160; I painted it several shades of green and gold with a red tongue.&#160; The eyes were made with black glass beads and head pins.<br /><br />Crossing my fingers he'll bring me good luck in 2017!</p> </p><p class="break"><p><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" alt="Dragon Hole Punch by Michelle Mach" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/dragon-punch.jpg" /><br /></p></p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:31:00 -0600 http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/720-guid.html In A Creative Rut? Try a Craft Kit http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/846-In-A-Creative-Rut-Try-a-Craft-Kit.html crafts inspiration http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/846-In-A-Creative-Rut-Try-a-Craft-Kit.html#comments http://michellemach.com/blog/wfwcomment.php?cid=846 0 http://michellemach.com/blog/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=846 (Michelle) <p class="break"><p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mwmMQY"><img vspace="10" border="0" align="right" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/felted-owl-heart.jpg" alt="Felted Owl" /></a>I've been feeling itchy lately.<br /><br />Now, before you rush to email me and let me know that I really should see a doctor about that, let me clarify that I'm talking about a creative itch.<br /><br />I've being feeling like making something creative using a different medium or technique than the ones I normally use, but no particular project came to mind.<br /><br />When I looked around my studio, I realized I'd never made the felted owl project that I purchased as a kit a couple of years ago.&#160; <br /><br />I've taken a couple of needle felting classes over the years and wanted to try something on my own.&#160; Needle felting is rather meditative as there's lots of repetitive action using a needle to join the wool fibers together.<br /><br /><strong>My Felted Owl</strong><br /><br />The great thing about kits is that they are self-contained craft experiences.&#160; Everything you need is contained inside most kits. The only thing that this kit did not contain was an optional piece of cardboard to protect your work surface beyond the material&#160; provided. I liked that <a href="http://amzn.to/2mwmMQY">this owl kit</a> had both clear written instructions and step photos.&#160; <em>(Yes, that's an Amazon affiliate link.&#160; If enough readers make a purchase, I can afford a cup of coffee.&#160; Woo-hoo!)</em><br /><br />This kit used a mold to make the body of the owl.&#160; I've used wire armatures in the other animals that I've made.&#160; I don't know why I never thought about using a mold to construct parts, but now that I've done it once I feel I could do it again with another creature of my own.&#160; That is definitely one of the benefits of kits and classes:&#160; you learn someone else's techniques that you might never have thought of by yourself.<br /><br />Here's a look at the owl in the middle of its construction:<br /><br /><a href="http://amzn.to/2mwmMQY"><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/owl-parts2.jpg" alt="Parts of the Felted Owl" /></a><br /><br />(This photo looks a little gruesome to me, the aftermath of some felted owl tragedy.&#160; Don't worry.&#160; As you can see from the photo at the top of this blog post, everything turns out okay.)<br /><br />The instructions say that this kit takes 6-8 hours. That might seem like a long time, but you don't have to do it all at once.&#160; What I did was to sit down with a podcast every day and worked on my project for a half hour to an hour.&#160; When the time was up, I put it away.&#160; The instructions and photos made it easy to pick up at the next step.<br /><br /><strong>Why Buy a Craft Kit?</strong><br /><br />Would you enjoy a craft kit?&#160; I don't make that many projects from kits, but I do find them fun occasionally.&#160; Here's what I li<a href="http://amzn.to/2mwmMQY"><img width="345" vspace="10" border="0" align="right" hspace="10" height="355" alt="Felted Owl In Progress" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/owl-stage3.jpg" /></a>ke about them:<br /></p> </p><ul> <li>It's a great way to <strong>test out a completely new art form</strong>.&#160; Since everything is (usually) included, you don't have to worry about buying a lot of supplies you'll never use again in case you don't enjoy the process.<br /></li> </ul><p> </p><ul> <li>Sometimes it's nice to have<strong> a starting point</strong> for a project.&#160; Once you begin, you might find that your muse wakes up and has some ideas on how to put your own special stamp on a project.&#160; (The felted heart in the photo above was not included in the kit. I also skipped a couple of steps.&#160; You can see <a href="http://amzn.to/2mwmMQY">the photo of what the finished owl was supposed to look like</a> if you want to compare.)<br /></li> </ul><p> </p><ul> <li>The limited number of materials means that you don't have to stay stuck in the idea phase forever.&#160; It also means that you won't second-guess yourself about design decisions or have the project grow out of control.&#160; There is <strong>a finite ending</strong> in sight!</li> </ul><p> </p><ul> <li>Since you don't have to worry about making (or photographing step-by-step pieces if you're an instructor), you're free to <strong>let your mind wander</strong> or use the time to listen to books on tape, music, or podcasts.&#160; It's nice to occasionally let another designer take the driver's seat. <br /><br /></li> <li>Kits are widely available in major craft stores, small independent shops, and online. Most smaller shops seem to carry a completely different set of kits, many made by individuals or very small businesses.&#160; This is a great way to support a small craft business.<br /></li> </ul><p> </p><p class="break"><p>While in-person or video classes have certain advantages (asking the teacher questions or being able to view the steps endlessly), I find that a kit is the perfect halfway point between a class and a completely original project.&#160; You have the guidance of the written instructions and limited materials, but you still can make a few decisions, particularly in making optional parts or deviating from the written plan.&#160; <br /><br />In short, it may be just what you need to ease yourself back on a creative path.<br /></p></p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:05:00 -0600 http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/846-guid.html March Genre Challenge: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/842-March-Genre-Challenge-Biography,-Autobiography,-and-Memoir.html book reviews http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/842-March-Genre-Challenge-Biography,-Autobiography,-and-Memoir.html#comments http://michellemach.com/blog/wfwcomment.php?cid=842 0 http://michellemach.com/blog/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=842 (Michelle) <p class="break"><p> <strong><a href="http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/832-Genre-Reading-Challenge-for-2017-12-Genres-in-12-Months.html"><img vspace="10" border="0" align="right" hspace="10" alt="12 Genres in 12 Months Reading Challenge" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/12genre-small.jpg" /></a>March Genre Challenge:&#160; Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir</strong><br /><br />March's theme in the <a href="http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/832-Genre-Reading-Challenge-for-2017-12-Genres-in-12-Months.html">12 genres in 12 months</a> reading challenge is one of my favorites: biography, autobiography, and memoir. I love learning about how other people live, about their challenges and passions.&#160; (I'm also a sucker for movies &quot;based on a true story.&quot;)<br /></p><strong>Recommended Reads</strong><br /> </p><p class="break"><p>I've read a ton in this category, so it's a little challenging to make only a few recommendations.&#160; Here are a few that I enjoyed in the last couple of years:<br /></p> </p><ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2mfS2p4">Lab Girl</a> by Hope Jahren<br />If you've ever wondered what a geobiologist does all day, you'll enjoy this book.&#160; I do find myself studying the trees in my town much more closely since reading this book.<br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2m04QQf">Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter</a> by Nina MacLaughlin<a href="http://amzn.to/2mfS2p4"><img vspace="10" border="0" align="right" hspace="10" alt="Lab Girl book cover" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/lab-girl-book-cover.jpg" /></a><br />What happens when a newspaper reporter decides she wants a job that's more physical?<br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2m0s9cz">Season to Taste</a> by Molly Birnbaum<br />Think it wouldn't matter if lost your sense of smell?&#160; This book may convince you otherwise.<br /><br /></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2ljWUuf">MWF Seeks BFF</a> by Rachel Bertsche<br />A newly transplanted Chicagoan is determined to find a new best friend.</li> </ul><p> </p><p class="break"><p>Plus, here are a few more that I've enjoyed and reviewed in previous blog posts.&#160; (Links will take you to my reviews.)<br /></p> </p><ul> <li><a href="http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/555-Book-Review-Confections-of-a-Closet-Master-Baker.html">Confections of a Closet Master Baker</a> by Gesine Bullock-Prado</li> <li><a href="http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/583-Book-Review-The-Tao-of-Martha.html">The Tao of Martha</a> by Jen Lancaster</li> <li><a href="http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/305-Review-Garlic-and-Sapphires.html">Garlic and Sapphires</a> by Ruth Reichl<br /></li> </ul><p> </p><p class="break"><p><strong>What I Might Read</strong><br /> </p> </p><p class="break"><p>Here are the few books that made my short list:</p> </p><p class="break"><p><a href="http://amzn.to/2m0gcDP"><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/trevor-noah-cover.jpg" alt="Born a Crime" /></a><br /></p> </p><p class="break"><p><strong>Possibility #1: </strong><a href="http://amzn.to/2m0gcDP">Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood</a> by Trevor Noah<a href="http://www.catwinters.com/"><br /></a><br /><strong>Why this interests me: </strong>I read a fair number of celebrity books. (I just finished reading Mara Wilson's <a href="http://amzn.to/2m9ry8i">Where Am I Now?</a> Listening to her recall <a href="http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/mara-wilson/">memories of the tooth fairy</a> got me hooked.)&#160; What's unusual about <em>Born a Crime</em> is that I'm actually not that familiar with Trevor Noah as a celebrity; I don't watch the late night talk shows.&#160; For me, the draw of this book is the South African location.<br /><br /><strong>Recommended by: </strong>I heard <a href="http://www.npr.org/2016/11/22/503009220/trevor-noah-looks-back-on-childhood-in-the-shadow-of-a-giant-his-mom">an interview with the author</a> on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.&#160; I'm find that more of my book recommendations come from podcasts these days.<br /></p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mfUkVx"><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/hidden-figures.jpg" alt="Hidden Figures" /></a><br /> </p><p class="break"><p><strong>Possibility #2: </strong><a href="http://amzn.to/2mfUkVx">Hidden Figures</a> by Margot Lee Shetterly<br /><br /><strong>Why it interests me: </strong>I've enjoyed other biographies on groups of women such as <a href="http://amzn.to/2mmvofh">The Astronaut Wives Club</a> and <a href="http://amzn.to/2m3q7bs">The Girls of Atomic City</a>.&#160; (No, I haven't seen the movie <em>Hidden Figures</em> yet, but I'm planning on it.)&#160; I'm currently number 41 out of 90 holds on the library wait list for this book, so it's unlikely I'll read it this month.&#160; I'm planning on reading it whenever it becomes available. <br /></p> </p><p class="break"><p><strong>Recommended by:</strong> I'm not sure how this book popped up on my radar since it's been on my &quot;to read&quot; list before the movie came out.&#160; It has now appeared on many recommendation lists including <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-history-biography-books-2016">Best History and Biography of 2016 at Goodreads</a>.<br /></p> </p><p class="break"><p><a href="http://amzn.to/2mfM2Nd"><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/alexander-hamilton.jpg" alt="Alexander Hamilton" /></a> </p> </p><p class="break"><p> <strong>Possibility #3: </strong><a href="http://amzn.to/2mfM2Nd">Alexander Hamilton</a> by Ron Chernow<br /><br /><strong>Why it interests me: </strong>I've been thinking about reading this ever since the Broadway musical &quot;Hamilton&quot; started playing.&#160; <br /><strong><br />Recommended by:</strong> This is the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda's now famous musical, so that's why it's on my to-read list.<br /></p> </p><p class="break"><p>I'll be reading one (or possibly more) of these books this month.<br /><br />For other book ideas, check out my <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/beadsandbooks/book-recommendations/">Book Recommendations</a> board on Pinterest.&#160; I'll be adding book lists throughout the year as I come across intriguing ones.<br /><br /><strong>Next Month (April): </strong>Thrillers and Suspense. This is a tricky category for me.&#160; I read some books in this genre, but I find many too scary to read. <br /></p></p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:17:00 -0700 http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/842-guid.html Twitter Art Exhibit: UK Charity Fundraiser for Children http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/835-Twitter-Art-Exhibit-UK-Charity-Fundraiser-for-Children.html art charities http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/835-Twitter-Art-Exhibit-UK-Charity-Fundraiser-for-Children.html#comments http://michellemach.com/blog/wfwcomment.php?cid=835 0 http://michellemach.com/blog/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=835 (Michelle) <p class="break"><p><strong> Postcard Fundraiser</strong><br /><br />I'm excited to have an original art postcard in the upcoming <a href="http://twitterartexhibit.org/">Twitter Art Exhibit</a> which is being held this year at Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom from April 1-19, 2017.&#160; They are hoping to break a record this year, aiming for 1,000 postcards on display. Each original postcard will be sold for <span style="font-kerning: none;">£30.</span></p> </p><p class="break"><p>If you're not familiar with this project, it's an international annual event designed to raise money for a specific charity.&#160; This year's charity is <a href="http://www.mollyolly.co.uk/">Molly Olly's Wishes</a>, an organization that helps children with life threatening or terminal illnesses. <br /><br /><strong>Can You Spot My Postcard?<br /></strong></p> </p><p class="break"><p> <img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" alt="Twitter Art 2017" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/twitter-art-2017.jpg" /></p> </p><p class="break"><p>This image shows some of the postcards that were submitted at the same time as mine.&#160; Can you spot my watercolor-and-ink postcard?&#160; Hint:&#160; I like to read!&#160; (You can see <a href="http://www.michellemach.com/new-gallery/">a larger version</a> on my website.) Since this event was raising money for children, I wanted to paint something bright and cheerful.&#160;</p>If you'd like to see more of these amazing postcards, follow <a href="https://twitter.com/twitrartexhibit">@twitrartexhibit</a> on Twitter or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/twitterartexhibit/">@twitterartexhibit</a> on Instagram.&#160; I've really enjoyed getting a daily dose of handmade art for the past few months.<br /></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:37:00 -0700 http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/835-guid.html 4 Metal Products for Jewelry Makers and Crafters: A Quick Review http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/841-4-Metal-Products-for-Jewelry-Makers-and-Crafters-A-Quick-Review.html crafts jewelry product reviews tools & materials http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/841-4-Metal-Products-for-Jewelry-Makers-and-Crafters-A-Quick-Review.html#comments http://michellemach.com/blog/wfwcomment.php?cid=841 0 http://michellemach.com/blog/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=841 (Michelle) <p class="break"><p class="break">I love trying new (or new-to-me) jewelry and craft products.&#160; I'm always hopeful that there will be something new that will solve a problem or just delight me with its beauty.&#160; Here are four items related to metals that I recently purchased on my own: <br /><br /><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/271248309/wax-polish-for-metals-micro-crystalline"><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/patina-wax.jpg" alt="Organic Wax by Patina Queen" /></a></p> </p><p class="break"><p>1. <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/271248309/wax-polish-for-metals-micro-crystalline">Wax Polish for Metals by The Patina Queen</a><br /><br />If you've ever bought something made with copper from me (<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/494570838/bookmark-for-bookworm-so-many-books-so">a bookmark</a>, <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/505469753/encouragement-gift-inspiring-do-small">keychain</a>, <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/117155724/read-write-earrings-writer-jewelry-gift">pair of earrings</a>), chances are that before I sent it to you I put a light coat of wax polish on the metal.&#160; Copper naturally darkens over time and having a light coat of polish helps slow down (but not stop) this process.&#160; It also gives the metal a very subtle sheen.&#160; I've been using Renaissance Wax, but once I used up my last container, I looked around for other options.&#160; I was intrigued by this odor-free option from Patina Queen since Renaissance Wax smells like gasoline to me.&#160; So far it works great!&#160; There is no scent at all and it seems to work in a similar way.&#160; <br /></p> <img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/brass-discs-hl.jpg" alt="Gold Discs from Hobby Lobby" /><br />2. <a href="http://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/the-Paper-Studio/Round-Gold-Charms/p/80667135">Metal Charms from Spare Parts by The Paper Studio</a><br /><br />I bought these small gold-colored charm from Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking section.&#160; The placement in the store suggests that they're not intended for jewelry, but I can never resist experimenting.&#160; On the plus side, these discs were inexpensive.&#160; (I bought them at $3.99 for 8, but the new package has 6.&#160; This is something I've noticed in this line of items; they are being repackaged with fewer items for the same price.)&#160; On the negative side, I used one as a zipper pull for a few months and you can see that the shiny gold color wears off from repeated use.&#160; I won't be using them for anything in my shop, but they might still be a good choice for you if you're making something that won't be touched constantly or if you like the weathered look.&#160; (I didn't try sealing the original metal with an acrylic sealant or paint, but that might be another option for some projects.)<br /><br /><a href="http://www.bsueboutiques.com/B-sue-by-1928-s/1926.htm"><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/bsue-1828-line.jpg" alt="New 1828 Line from B'Sue Boutiques" /></a><br /><br /> </p><p class="break">3. <a href="http://www.bsueboutiques.com/B-sue-by-1928-s/1926.htm">1928 Line from B'Sue Boutiques</a><br /><br />These new pieces from the 1928 line at B'Sue Boutiques have a lot of amazing detail.&#160; The bezels look just as beautiful from the back as the front, which is definitely a great selling point for jewelry.&#160; They also have a nice heavy feel to them, not cheap or flimsy like other ornate pieces I've seen elsewhere.&#160; The look of the pieces is very romantic with lots of hearts, flowers, locks, keys, birds, and butterflies.&#160; Pictured here are my two of favorite metal finishes, raw pewter and rusted iron pewter. Old silver pewter and gingerbread pewter are also available.<br /><br /><img vspace="10" border="0" hspace="10" src="http://michellemach.com/blog/htmlarea/images/content/embroidery-floss-silver.jpg" alt="Embroidery Floss in Silver" /><br /><br /> 4. Silver Embroidery Floss<br /><br />I had a customer request a silver tassel for one of my <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/157375139/custom-bookmark-with-quotation-unique">custom bookmarks</a> late last year.&#160; I bought a couple different silver threads to see what would work best.&#160; The metallic one in the front definitely photographs as more silvery, but it has a very rough, stiff texture that makes it stick out at odd angles when knotted. I'm using the remainder of the thread for my wholesale packaging since the stiffness seems to be a plus rather than a minus in that situation.&#160; The one in the back has a nice shine to it and feels silky soft, but it does not have the same silver look.&#160; It seems to be a common dilemma for me to find two similar products that only partially meet my needs.&#160; If you design metallic threads, there's room in the market for something that's both soft and sparkly!<br /> </p><ol> </ol><p>What new products have you tried lately?&#160; <br /><br /></p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:03:00 -0700 http://michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/841-guid.html