A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 302,071
Currently Running With Scissors:
535 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 41
1  Low Carb Peanut Butter Fluff in Dessert by MissingWillow on: February 14, 2015 07:25:35 AM
Here's a low carb treat that's sure to please.

I whipped a cup of heavy cream until it formed soft peaks.  In a separate bowl, I mixed together 8 ounces of cream cheese, 4 tsp. vanilla and 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.  I then mixed the whipped cream a little at a time into the peanut butter mixture and set that aside.

I melted a Tbsp. of butter in the microwave then stirred in about a half cup of almond flour.  To that I added a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and just a pinch of stevia.  After that was stirred together, I sprinkled it onto a baking dish and put that in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes to dry it out a bit into a chocolate almond 'dust'.

A spoonful of that went into a parfait dish, then a big dollop of the peanut butter mixture.  I grated dark chocolate and sprinkled that on top. 

I think if you're not watching carbs, you could substitute sugar for the stevia and also add a bit of sugar or honey to the peanut butter mixture.  And stick a Hershey's Kiss right on top! 

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Re: Curiosity Cabinet Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: February 13, 2015 09:37:36 AM
My turn!  I received these awesome curiosities from lindyv321.  Don't you just love these creepy baby curiosities?  They look like they want to live in spot #24...

A sea themed tin featuring a really cool skeletal mermaid.  Whatever could be inside???

A 3-D skeletal mermaid!  Very creepy cool.

And finally, the most amazing and creeptastic torso shrine.  The sewn together lips... *shudder*

Lindy, you're awesome, thank you again so much!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Down the Rabbit Hole Shrine in Completed Projects by MissingWillow on: February 12, 2015 11:02:33 AM
I made this Alice in Wonderland shrine for lindyv321.  She listed a few themes for me to work from and I was just completely enchanted with her 'down the rabbit hole' theme and the fact she said she'd love to receive a shrine.  Since I'm a complete sieve-brain, many thanks to her for the use of her photos as I totally forgot to take any!

Wall details include a mirror, birdcage, clock and paintings of all the creatures she'll eventually meet in Wonderland.  Bits and bobs include a tea cup and teapot, a pastry, chess pieces, a drink me potion and key.  There are red roses everywhere and Disney's Alice is falling.

I found an actual Alice in Wonderland font to use for the directional signs I placed down one side.  

To represent the area where the rabbit hole was found, I made the roof of the shrine into a garden of sorts, including a chipmunk.  
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
4  2H2014 Featured Projects for Miscellaneous in MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS by MissingWillow on: January 09, 2015 09:26:55 AM
Congratulations to the latest round of category featured projects from our Miscellaneous Board! Thanks for contributing such inspiring work!

Teensy-Weensy Greenhouse by pottermouth

Wizards Cupboard by phizzychick

Meet my Little Rejects! by petskin

Teeny Tiny Stone Cottage (Grandma's house) by rackycoo

Baby Birdy in a Tree by ludi

Bog Roll Ent Stump Pencil Holder by suereal
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
5  Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: December 14, 2014 08:10:20 AM
I love those patronus ornaments and the wand(!)  Here's my wonderful package from our lovely organizer Mistress Jennie.

My very own silver doe shrine ornament.  I am so happy one of these came to my house!  She also included some holiday teas, a sparkly bookmark and the most amazing rosewood and calendula goats milk soap.  Thanks so much for organizing the swap and being my partner, Jennie!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
6  Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: December 12, 2014 12:20:42 PM
Man, I was super duper careful about who I sent what to and still almost made a mistake.  This is an easy one to mess up on. That shrine is adorable, Jennie!  Here's my lovely gift from Abbeeroad:

A HP holiday mug rug!  She selected a thestral theme and holiday'd it up a bit.  Her skill with embroidery is stunning!   Shocked  She sent an extra holiday pin. Yay!

The back is as great as the front.  Check out this fabric.

I love love love it, Abbie, thank you so much!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
7  Harry Potter Character Ornaments in Winter Holidays by MissingWillow on: December 02, 2014 10:24:46 AM
For the Harry Potter Holidays swap, all of my partners had listed their favorite character in their sign-up sheet.  What I came up with was an altered tin ornament featuring a photo of everyone's fave.  My daughter helped me with the name banners, I am just terrible with that sort of thing.  I was enchanted and inspired by Knickertwist's Hogwarts House Cards - http://blog.pixiehill.com/2014/09/hogwarts-house-cards.html

These were super fun to make!  Close-ups below of each one.  

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
8  Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by MissingWillow on: November 25, 2014 06:55:23 AM
My turn!  I received two of the cutest ornaments from jillybeans!  Check Ron out in his santa hat.  The stitching is sooo tiny, this is a mason jar lid.   Shocked

She also sent along a little owl with the most soulful eyes. 

Thank you so much, jillybeans!   Kiss  Happy Harry Holidays to you! 
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
9  2H2014 Featured Machine Embroidery Projects in SEWING IN GENERAL by MissingWillow on: November 22, 2014 01:36:41 PM
Featured Machine Embroidery Projects

Walking Dead Felt Coasters by Bobbysgirl   

Snarky free motion pillow by thisbirdsabsurd   

Cthulu Wall Hanging by suereal   

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
10  Super Easy Peppermint Bark in Dessert by MissingWillow on: November 18, 2014 08:41:50 AM
I make peppermint bark this time of year, it's great to have on hand when company comes to visit and my family always asks for it.  If you buy it already made, it's crazy expensive.  Why not make some yourself?  It only has four ingredients:

Bag of chocolate chips (milk, dark, whatever you like)
Bat of white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint flavoring
6 candy canes, crushed

I start by melting the chocolate in the microwave.  You can also do this over a double boiler but I find the microwave works just fine if you do it in 15 second intervals and keep it stirred.  This gets poured into an 8 by 8 inch pan that's lined with parchment paper.

I only let this set up for about 5 minutes before melting the white chocolate chips the same way.  Once the white chocolate is melted, I stir in the peppermint flavoring and then drop it by spoonfuls on top of the melted chocolate then swirl it all together.  The reason I do it this way is I've found in the past if I wait until the first layer has set up, the bark has a tendency to separate between the two chocolate layers.

The last step is to sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top and push them in gently with your fingers to make sure they set.  Here's a secret... I buy candy canes after Christmas at super sale prices and just keep them in a cabinet until the following year.  They keep really well.  *shhhhh*   Wink

Once the entire pan has solidified, lift the parchment paper out, cut the bark and package for gifts.  Or just eat it.   Cheesy

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 41

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Cover Your Pimples Like a Supermodel
How to Fix Dry Brittle Nails
Megan Fox Admits to Loving Drugstore Beauty Products
Women Over 60 Model Marc Jacobs and NARS Beauty Ads
Are Gel Nails Safe?
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Lamp Transformation
Book Review: Handmade for Baby
Tute Tuesday: Warm Those Piggies!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.