Well I brainstormed awhile then read the thread and found all three of my ideas mentioned. I had thought a hat (beret style), enhancements on pillows (I thought on barrel pillows would be especially cute), and a snake (which I am definitely going to try for my daughter).
I love the colors as it doesn't look like a standard diaper bag...I have a friend that I think of when I see this. I think the changing pad is an excellent touch. Memphis Mama has a great idea for soiild goods. Another idea because I used one lots is an insulated bag for carrying bottles. You could go a long way with this.
Provencal Beef with Zinfandel Source: Betty Crocker - Come Home to Dinner 6 slices bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3 pounds of beef chuck trimmed and cut into one inch pieces 1 large onion coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cup baby-cut carrots 1 cup red wine 3/4 cup beef broth 3 tbsp flour 1 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp coarse ground pepper 14 1/2 ounces crushed tomatoes 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup julienne cut dried tomatoes (not oil-packed) Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Place bacon in crock-pot. Discard all fat except on tbsp drippings and fry meat (dredged in flour) in it until brown. Add onions and let fry for about another minute. Place in crockpot. Stir in remaining ingredients except mushrooms and dried tomatoes.
Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours - my crockpot is hot so I cooked about six hours.
Add remaining ingredients 20-30 minutes before serving. Saturday, March 19, 2005
I love to cook and bake so I will probably add stuff here periodically as I find new recipes.
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake Source: Betty Crocker - Come Home to Dinner 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp baking cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup milk 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 1/2 cups hot water Grease the inside of the crockpot.
Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tbsp cocoa, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. Add nuts. Spread batter evenly in the bottom of a 2 - 3.5 quart crockpot (my is a six quart pot so I doubled this receipe).
Mix brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl. Stir in hot water until smooth. Pour evenly over batter in crockpot.
Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Turn off cooker and let cake stand uncovered for 30-40 minutes to cool slightly before serving.
Serve with icecream and serve sauce from bottom of cake over icecream. Saturday, March 19, 2005
I wasn't sure if these should go in home decor or paper crafts and decided to put them here. These are digital images tranfered to canvas that I pretreated by painting and then distressed with sandpaper. Iron-transfered the image to the canvas (using regular t-shirt transfer paper) and then distressed some more.
I've got several variations on this technique one set I did on paper I made by hand which is much more labor intensive. My scans of those are filed away. Will pull them up when I feel like digging through stacks of disks and post them too.
This has to be one of the most awesome things I've seen in a long time. I've been scrounging forever for the right Polaroid camera for transfers and they don't show up cheap often...this is similar to a book I am working on for my Mom but it will be much more general and use a digital transfer technique I developed.
What i really like is how you thematically created the pictures using hearts - it makes for a wonderfully personal and loving series...worthy of a gallery imo.
I do have an Polaroid old Land Camera and the negs from those can be cool and you just gave me a fab idea - could bind them like you did into a special book for my friend in Scotland.
Wow - you are the greatest...not only did you create something beautiful but you got my brain ticking on what to do - I love it when I am inspired
I wish we could make friends lists here - you would be on mine.