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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Muno in disguise on: November 23, 2008 12:49:22 PM
My uncle totally loved my sons Muno so I made him one of his very own. I realized after I made the original pattern (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=226771.0) for my sons Muno that the stuffing shows through the stitching. So to make the new Muno tighter and bigger I used one strand each of Red Heart Super Saver Camouflage and Red Heart Plush Lt. Sage with a slightly bigger hook. It worked out well. I also decided to use felt for the features this time and it was way easier than embroidering.
I gave Muno to my uncle a couple weeks ago right before he went in for surgery. He took Muno with him to the hospital and all the nurses got a kick out of it!






2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Dr. Horrible knitting journal - image heavy on: October 12, 2008 11:16:50 PM
I made this knitting journal for my partner in the Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog swap. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it. http://www.drhorrible.com/


The finished book



I embroidered the paper first then made the front and back covers.



I used my crop-a-dile to set the eyelets.



I made the signatures out of graph paper so my partner could use it for planning knitting projects.



My first time using the coptic binding method to put a book together. I used DMC 666 (satan red - muahahahahaha) and a thread waxer to make it work smoother.



the best coptic binding tutorial i found was here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHAJyzzb4EE&eurl=http://comfortableshoesstudio.typepad.com/blog/2007/11/binding-tutor-1.html

i've used other methods, but this is by far my favorite.

comments/critique/advice welcome

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Dr. Horrible - Wonderflonium knitting bag - image heavy on: October 12, 2008 10:15:34 PM
I made this Wonderflonium knitting bag for my partner in the Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog swap. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it. http://www.drhorrible.com/

I based the Wonderflonium bag on this one... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263724.0


front of the bag. it's a big pocket with the labels made of iron on transfers. the other side has the same pocket but with no labels.



the top of the bag. the handles are 1" nylon strapping. the top is joined with a jacket style split zipper



the inside of the bag. two main sections separated by a zipper pouch in the center.



on both outer walls of the inside are some handy pockets (filled with stuff just for show)




and of course in the true spirit of Dr. Horrible "And sometimes theres a third even deeper level and thats the same as the top surface one. Like with pie."
the inside of the zipper pouch is the same silver satin as the outside



It was so much work but it was so much fun! I also love that feeling you get when you complete a big project that seems like it's never going to end... ahhhh...

comments/critique welcome
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Dr. Horrible freezer paper stenciled t-shirt on: October 12, 2008 09:04:29 PM
I made this shirt for my partner in the Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog swap. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it. http://www.drhorrible.com/

This was my first attempt making a freezer paper stencil. I love the versatility of the freezer paper. it was really easy to work with. I do regret that it's only a one-time-use stencil.

This was also my first time using fabric spray paint. Ultimately i didn't like it. It was difficult to control and in some spots it went on too thick and bled under the stencil. This was probably my lack of experience with it...



anyways, my partner loved it so i'm happy.

comments/suggestions/advice welcome
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / personalized blanket set for my cousin's baby on: August 26, 2008 08:50:19 PM
i made this set for my cousin's baby. i've had three cousins that had babies this year... just makes me want another one for myself... ahhhh, well.

here's the whole set:
blanket with his name cross stitched
taggie
burp cloth
homemade card with a car pattern that i stitched to the front




the blanket: pattern front and solid back about 40"x50"




the cross stitch




the taggie about 8"x8"



i love making these sets. it's so much more personal than a store bought gift.

comments/critiques welcome.
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / blanket set for my cousin's baby on: August 26, 2008 08:49:10 PM
i made this set for my cousin's baby. i've had three cousins that had babies this year... just makes me want another one for myself... ahhhh, well.

here's the whole set:
blanket with his name cross stitched
taggie
burp cloth
homemade card with a car pattern that i stitched to the front




the blanket: pattern front and solid back about 40"x50"




the cross stitch




the taggie about 8"x8"



i love making these sets. it's so much more personal than a store bought gift.

comments/critiques welcome.
7  COOKING / Dessert / Yo Gabba Gabba Plex Birthday Cake on: July 25, 2008 01:32:32 AM
So my son's birthday was tuesday and here is the cake I made him. it was tons of fun. and he LOVED it! almost as much as his new Lego Indiana Jones Wii game Wink









Recipe:
one box each of the Pilsbury 50% less sugar cake mix of vanilla and devil's food made into 9" round pans
to make them lower fat I substituted apple sauce instead of oil in the mix

one tub of the Pilsbury 50% less sugar chocolate fudge frosting in between the cake layers

two tubs of the Pilsbury 50% less sugar vanilla frosting - one with yellow food coloring for the outer frosting and one for the eyes.
(i ended up with a ton of white frosting left. i had intended to use more of it but had another idea instead)

one tube of Black cake decorating frosting for the face and writing on top and to paint the antennas

For the accents:

antennas - cocoa crispies cereal straws painted with black frosting

antenna ball - red tootsie pop sucker - it fit perfectly inside the cereal straw (i had been stumped for a while about what to use...i had this epiphany when i was at the store in the middle of the night while i was waiting for layers to cool and realized i needed frosting  for between the cake layers)

side antenna fittings and top cap - powdered doughnuts attached with toothpicks


well, what do you think? it was so much fun i want to make cakes more often!





8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I made this for my cousin's baby on: March 30, 2008 01:59:20 AM
they already had the baby, but the shower is tomorrow and i've been working on this set all month. it's kind of a family tradition for me to make new babies a blanket with the name cross stitch. they usually go over pretty well. Lately i've been thinking about trying to cross stitch or embroider the name on the blanket itself. I was a little unhappy with contrast of the aida this time. my blankets are usually lighter colors. This blanket is about 42x52 with hot pink thermal fabric for the backing and border. also the backing of the burp cloth and taggie blankie.





comments/critique welcome.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / made this for my cousin's baby on: March 30, 2008 01:55:47 AM
they already had the baby, but the shower is tomorrow and i've been working on this set all month. it's kind of a family tradition for me to make new babies a blanket with the name cross stitch. they usually go over pretty well. This blanket is about 42x52 with hot pink thermal fabric for the backing and border. also the backing of the burp cloth and taggie blankie.






comments/critique welcome.
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Birdie in a pancake basket w/ tutorial - IMAGE HEAVY - *warning: runny yolk on: March 05, 2008 10:00:32 PM
So this is the culmination of a couple different ideas I have come by the past couple of months. We first saw the Batter Blaster pancake batter on a website in January and found out that our local Costco carried it. So we picked some up. The batter basically dispenses out of a whipped cream can. It is fairly decent as far as pre-made pancake batter goes, nothing fancy, just the basics, but saves time when you have a pack of (3) hungry kids and a mommy and daddy to feed in a hurry.

Then last month I saw an episode of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" show where Guy Fieri interviewed this Diner owner who made his "Birdie in a Basket" (and egg fried in the center of a piece of bread) in pancake batter instead! It looked awesome!

Here is my attempt to recreate that!

Birdie a la Batter Blaster!


Step 1: Heat skillet and set to medium.



Step 2: Make a ring in the skillet with the batter.



Step 3: Butter flavored cooking spray in center of the batter ring.



Step 4: Gently crack egg into center of batter ring. If you leave the yolk intact you end up with it over medium. Or you can break the yolk for a fried egg, but where's the fun in that?



Step 5: Salt and pepper the egg if you like, but try not to get any in the batter.
Wait till the bottom side of the pancake is done, as usual, look for the bubbles.
Use the biggest spatula you have and flip it!



Step 6: Continue cooking till the other side is all done. Transfer to a plate.



Step 7: This is crucial here. Bust the yolk and spread the LOVE!


Well, I hope you get a chance to enjoy your own. My only regret was that I didn't have any bacon to go with it. But I will next time...

Comments/critique welcome.
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