Love the glowing patch, Ludi. Does it glow that well in real life? What kind of floss did you use?
Prompt: zaps Team: randomizer Event: Foodology Bonus Points: Engineering, Community Project Name: Raspberry Syrup Soda Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439809 Brief Description: I measured how much syrup I put in a glass this time (okay, so, I was forced to figure it out because I filled the jar I keep the syrup in way too full to just pour it without spilling all over.) 1-2 spoonfuls of syrup made from raspberries, sugar, water and a blender. Project Picture:
Take 1 1/2 cups raspberries (frozen or fresh) 1 cup sugar 1 cup water
Dissolve the sugar in the water. Puree the raspberries in a blender, mixing them with the sugar water.
Take a spoonful or 2 or more or less to taste...
And add it to sparkling water or another beverage.
That's it! Garnish it if you want. Add in something else if you want (A dash of orange juice?) I store my syrup in a mason jar in the fridge and it's lasted about a couple of weeks. It gets used up in that time, so I'm not sure how long it'll keep barring that. It's great on pancakes and ice cream too.
I love the way that owl peeks up on the back of the coin purse!
Prompt: team spirit textbook Team: randomizer Event: Foodology Bonus Points: Community Project Name: raspberry/coconut "ice cream" Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439719.0 Brief Description: I have a particular fondness for home ec. science. Thanks to fiddling, this recipe can be eaten by the majority of my family! It's dairy-free, egg-free and, of course, gluten-free. Project Picture:
I used olive oil instead of coconut oil without any issues that I know of. I also used half normal, white sugar and half maple syrup to sweeten the coconut/cashew mixture and normal, white sugar for the raspberries.
I chilled the coconut/cashew in the fridge overnight. It firmed up a lot! It took about 10 minutes to become firm soft serve in my automatic maker!
I had to do most of the mixing in of the raspberries myself.
It gets very solid in the freezer. I've taken to removing it 15 minutes before scooping so I can actually, you know, scoop it.
Prompt: zaps Team: Randomizer Event: Foodology Bonus Points: Engineering, Community Project Name: simplest simple syrup Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439688 Brief Description: No stove required! That means no heating up the house for a nice, cold, refreshing glass of flavored sparkling water, an Italian soda or other cool, flavored beverage. Project Picture:
Prompt: team spirit wordy Team: Randomizer Event: Fabricology Bonus Points: Project Name: bag strap Project Link: Brief Description: A coworker was going on a trip and asked me if I could add a strap to her bag so she could put it over her head. She chose the webbing and I did the sewing. It should have taken a lot less time, but my sewing machine decided to throw a tantrum. Words were said, plus the bag has blue in it so it fits the prompt Project Picture:
Make some pizza dough (or buy some) and tear off a ball about twice the size of a doughnut hole.
(I was looking around for something to help show the size and, low and behold, doughnut holes!) On a surface coated with cornmeal flatten it into a small pizza shape. Try and dent it a little in the middle to fold the filling just a bit better.
Or you can get all neat and roll it out and cut it with a large glass or cookie cutter.
Top it with sauce, cheese (or not if you're vegan or allergic), and whatever other pizza toppings you want. Then fold the round in half, pinching it closed, trapping the filling inside.
Place it on a cookie sheet sprinkled with more cornmeal and bake at the temperature your pizza dough calls for until done. Mine said to bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes for a normal pizza, so I cooked my pocket calzones at that temperature for 10-15 minutes.
Eat them hot, cold, as is, with dipping sauce, in your house, with a mouse, you get the picture
It's a sultry summer day. You think, "Gosh, a nice, cold italian soda sure sounds good." But you're out of syrup and you are so not going to stand by a hot stove on a hot day cooking some more.
You can make syrup without heating up the house!
No stove in sight.
I've been making my own simple syrups for a while, but always cooked them until this batch. I stumbled on a recipe that claimed that the only reason to cook a simple syrup is to kill bacteria so it lasts longer. I don't know if that's true, but considering how fast it goes around here I figured I'd give it a shot.
I squeezed just a tad under 1/2 cup lime juice and added it to 1 cup of sugar dissolved in 1 cup of water. (That's 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 1/2 part lime juice. Try 1 1/2 part juice if you're using another type of fruit, like raspberries.)
Pour yourself some sparkling water or whatever and flavor with the syrup to taste. It's good right away but it's even better after sitting a day in the fridge! And a little goes a long way!
In addition to the fantastic games-wide raffle, for each 100 points earned for our team, you will be entered into a Team Randomizer raffle. Winner: moriarT The Randomizer who earns our team the most points will automatically get a prize! Winner: LovelyMiss
By-the-book pattern drafting as always fascinated me.
A moulage (left) is like a body-double, a sausage casing made for your body. It's made out of woven fabric. It has just enough ease so you can try it on and not bust it!
Years ago, I was in sewing school (which I had to drop out of due to health reasons. Great sadness. Recommence self-teaching.) and had the opportunity to take a moulage class. So. Much. Fun! And so easy! Getting a sloper to fit had taken days and tears. The class itself took days, but the process was like a breath of fresh air. Instead of multiple fittings I made 1 version, a couple of small adjustments, tried it on to make sure, no adjustments. Yes! I was sold.
Unfortunately, or, rather, mostly fortunately, that moulage no longer fits. It hasn't for a while. I'd been meaning to make another, but it just didn't happen until recent weeks:
Next came the sloper:
And then transferring the results so I can draft and sew!
Yes, there are mistakes. Don't craft tired, folks.
Next up was to try it all out on a real pattern! I picked a really simple design that would have been easier to make by winging it, but instead drafted it by-the-book(ish.)
Princess lined back bodice.
Bound sleeve hems and neck.
I drafted the sleeves too.
There are still a few kinks. 2 I'll work on in the next pattern and 1 I think I'll live with. But, all in all, I think I'm pretty happy!