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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / NES controller wallet on: February 12, 2012 01:43:53 AM
SO I had this Nintendo controller sitting around forever, I couldn't decide what to do with it, finally thought it might be awesome to line it with brown Felt, give it a Zelda theme and a Yellow zipper and turn it into some sort of zip up wallet for my Husbands Birthday.



12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Thank your tattoo artist with something crafty! on: July 21, 2011 02:13:56 PM
Your favorite Artist is sure to appreciate a nice New sketch Book covered in the adorable material of your choice.






my husband is a tattoo artist and I sometimes get tattooed by his employees but they never accept tips from me so I Have to make them something crafty as a way of saying thanks! In this case I covered a sketch book in 'tattoo' themed material.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / another apron geez on: May 21, 2011 12:15:06 PM
Since I'm still teaching myself the ins and outs of sewing, aprons are my favorite projects to gain experience. and it just so happened I had a friend begging me to make her a Lemon yellow apron with "Layers and fluffy's and Tulle" <--- her words exactly  Cheesy So I came up with this using a Pillowcase and the ruffles off a Bed skirt. She better like it!  Wink





14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Klenex box then and now on: May 21, 2011 12:40:19 AM
This Klenex box was pretty jacked up so I painted it and added some lace and a pin. now I have a fancy box to keep my snot papers in.


 
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / light switch pull chain on: May 21, 2011 12:28:29 AM
today I got sick of the old string pull light switch thing hanging in our food pantry so I made this out of an old watch, some old torn scrapbook paper and a tiny old key, and some scrap chain.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / an apron from a curtain on: May 06, 2011 07:03:58 PM
A Mothers day gift for my mommy. it's ugly as sin but she Loves Nascar so I'm hoping she'll like it anyway. I had some leftover fabric so I'm whipping up some matching potholders oooooh la la!






17  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Blueberry scones on: April 24, 2011 12:59:34 PM
Homemade Blueberry scones from the KitchenAid Best Loved Recipes cook book

2 Cups all-purpose Flour
2 Tbs. Sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 Cup softened butter
2 eggs divided
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 Cup blueberries (or any berries, or plain is good too)
1 teaspoon water

1) Place Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in bowl.
    Mix on low for 30 sec. stop scrape bowl.

2) Add 1 egg and the cream and the berries. Mix on low 30 sec.
    until soft dough forms. Knead dough 3 times on lightly floured surface.
    divide dough in Half. Pat each half into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.
    Cut each circle into 8 wedges.

3) Place wedges 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
     beat remaining egg and water together. Brush egg mixture over each wedge.
     Bake at 425 F for 10 to 12  minutes.

I top mine with a glaze of some sort. Sometimes it's lemon and sometimes it's raspberry glaze. I've also had them plain and like em that way too. up to you

***Note this glaze recipe is not included in the book I found it online and tweaked it till I liked it.***

GLAZE:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (I have also used Lemon extract ) (or the juice from the berries!)
1 Tbsp heavy cream

mix confectioner's sugar, cream and lemon juice with whisk until smooth
(glaze should be thick, yet pourable).
Add more sugar or lemon juice, as necessary, to achieve desired consistency.




18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / an Apron from a bed sheet on: April 21, 2011 07:03:51 PM
I made this birthday present for my husbands cousin who very much loves Ariel and baking.





19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my first Book Purse on: April 15, 2011 11:32:39 AM
I attempted to make a book purse because they are soo darn cute!  here's my practice go at it. my little one has already claimed this one for her own so now that I know what I'm doing my next one will be all mine!!

(click the pictures for the closeup)

20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / some potholders on: April 15, 2011 11:09:30 AM
I  thought a great way to practice my sewing would be to try some simple ideas like rectangle shaped pot holders. here's the outcome. not great. not too bad tho. right ... right?!! Cheesy





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