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21  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by BrookOwens on: September 15, 2008 04:25:35 AM
Here is what I stitched on ginamonsters towel. she sent me a blank towel and pretty much NO GUIDELINES!!! AAAHH.... which was ok because instead I just stalked her blog and craftster to find something. At first I was going to stitch some roller skates since I saw she was in Derby... but the skates were not like the ones they use in RollerDerby... then I read on her info she liked cowgirl/ cowboy stuff and I thought of the sublime stitching cowgirl... and how I have been dying to stitch her up for A LONG TIME! so here she is... the pic makes her face looks weird but it doesn't in real life... I HOPE!


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22  Re: Vintage Apron Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by BrookOwens on: September 05, 2008 01:42:43 AM
I got my apron from amyracinrose.... actually two aprons she gave me one of her aprons she posted in here earlier... you know the cute aqua gingham one with the poodle! she is too kind! She also made me 2 of the cutest pot holders!!! we must think a like!!! the apron she made me is a smock apron and is REVERSIBLE!!! My mom laughs at me because I have been wearing around the past 3 days and I love the pockets I put all my craft stuff in them and my phone, i pod... you know... I think I am in love, no way will I get any splatters on my clothes while cooking! She also made me the cutest vintage spool ornaments!!! love love love!




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23  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by BrookOwens on: August 29, 2008 03:02:08 PM
here is my towel! I washed it and then ironed the HECK out of it and realized now my stitches are all wonky!!! dang ! I sort of "fluffed" them up a little bit and they look better... but they were perfectly straight before I ironed it... dang dang dang! but I added leopard bias tape on the bottom!!! anyways! here is the photo....




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24  Re: Vintage Apron Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by BrookOwens on: August 28, 2008 11:42:48 PM
So amyracinrose got her package!!! I am so happy she loves everything! She said she can't post photos till monday so I thought I would post some and if she takes better ones we can swap them out!! She loves girly pretty things so I thought these were the perfect items for her!! It reminds me of the 1940's !!! I also made her this pot holder usinf this pattern http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudiamarchan/2654938592/ !!! Isn't it the cutest! Lettuce Girl !! anyways I am ssooo happy she likes everything. This is my second swap and I was a little worried!!!







I also made her one of my strawberry cushion scissor fob things but I never got a photo of it!

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25  40's Vintage Lettuce Girl pot holder for amyracinrose in Needlework: Completed Projects by BrookOwens on: August 28, 2008 10:45:14 PM
I am not sure its 40's vintage but that is what it looks like.... anyways.... So I am sssooo happy when I found out amyracinrose was my swap partner for the Vintage Apron Swap! Super excited because I always LOVE everything she makes !! So when I went looking for stuff to make her I found the PERFECT pattern on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudiamarchan/2654938592/ (Claudia Marchan gave the pattern!) Thank you!! I blew it up to the size I wanted, I used back stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, and a few french knots! I also stitched it with the batting attached and then got this "special" batting that is for potholders and oven mitts that has foil insulation in it. anyways hope you guys like because I am in love with it and amyracinrose said she loves it too!!! YAY!




I finally got a sulky transfer pen and i am IN LOVE!


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26  Christmas Ornaments... too soon? in Needlework: Completed Projects by BrookOwens on: August 05, 2008 12:39:10 AM
Never too soon for CHRISTMAS!!! besides... these little kids are sssooo cute I just couldn't wait! they were calling out to me... I also LOVE stitching on felt... this is just cheap-o felt.... I think I might have to pick up a wool blend felt... mmmm... Okay so anyways here they are...




She has cankles... but thats the way she was made... and for that I love her





This girl is so bundled up she can't MOVE !!!


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27  Vintage inspired Pillowcase in Needlework: Completed Projects by BrookOwens on: July 25, 2008 01:58:08 PM
I made this for my friend for her birthday... 2 weeks late... oops !! I made a pair for her that are both the same. I hope she likes them... The banner is from sublime stitching. I got the patterns from vintage transfer finds http://mytransfers.blogspot.com/ . The flowers are my favorite... the leaves were a pain in the butt to do but it was good practice because I was a lazy daisy hater... anyways here they are...

The whole thing.. my mom holding it up... hahaha











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28  Re: Favorite Recipes Mini Swap Gallery of Goodies in The Swap Gallery by BrookOwens on: July 19, 2008 10:54:49 PM
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Ingredients
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices cooked ham
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Cooking Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 7x11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
3.Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast. Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with bread crumbs.
4.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven, and place 1/2 cheese slice on top of each breast. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove toothpicks, and serve immediately.

Homemade Chicken noodle soup from my great grandma Korr
Ingredients

One whole boiled chicken
   Noodles
1 egg
1/2 egg shell of milk (mix together)
1 cup flour
  Broth
3 cans campbells cream of chicken soup
3 cans swansons chicken broth

cooking directions:
Boil chicken (I do it before and let it cool down so I can shred it easier) Shred into bite sizes add to the soup pot
Noodles
  In a bowl add 1 egg and 1/2 egg shell of milk, mix together, slowly add 1 cup flour. add more flour if too sticky.On a floured serface, Roll out super thin and cut noodles VERY thin (once cooked they triple in size)

Add broth and let cook on medium untill noodles are fully cooked

Spanish Flan
Ingredients
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt sugar until liquefied and golden in color. Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9 inch round glass baking dish, turning the dish to evenly coat the bottom and sides. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour egg mixture into baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil. make sure to cook in a water bath
Bake in preheated oven 60 minutes. Let cool completely.
To serve, carefully invert on serving plate with edges when completely cool.

Here are the "finger-tip mitts" Serendipity_Sarah Sent me!!! I love love love them so much!!! The fabric is PERFECT!! its all famous places in California! I have never seen this fabric and I love it!! These are perfect for pulling out some COOKIES!!! Thank you so much Sarah! Thanks for the letter as well!




Don't mind the messy hair and ZERO make-up !!! Attack of the pot holder!!!

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29  Political Onesies... in Needlework: Completed Projects by BrookOwens on: June 30, 2008 12:06:34 AM
I made these in spirit of the election coming up. My stitching sort of is wonky in these and I really don't know why I was having trouble with the onesie fabric and then the stabilizer... it was making me SO MAD... but with that said... here they are.
 





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30  Chihuahua fever!!! with bling! in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by BrookOwens on: May 29, 2008 01:59:38 AM
This chihuahua is the cutest thing ever!! I got it in the craft pad and wanted to stitch it on nothing other then... A ONESIE... hhahaha but this time I added a little bling.... and what chihuahua do you know that doesn't have a little rhinestone collar? I added a little bone on the back for extra detail!





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