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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: pioneer recipes? anyone have some? on: January 07, 2008 03:18:29 PM
Being that Laura Ingalls Wilder has been a lifelong hero of mine, and I have always been obsessed with anything victorian/historical like that...

I have an entire cookbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder recipes [http://www.amazon.com/Little-House-Cookbook-Frontier-Ingalls/dp/0064460908]

I can't copy them here, but I do have something you should love just as much

http://www.recipezaar.com/190527

It is Laura's actual gingerbread recipe- and it is sooo good! I highly recommend using this chocolate frosting on top:

CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING

    6  tablespoons butter -- softened
    1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp Hershey's Cocoa
    2 tablespoons   light corn syrup
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups powdered sugar
    2 to 3 Tbsp milk
 
 In medium bowl, beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla until blended.
 Gradually add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
 
 Makes about 1 3/4 cup frosting
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: PostSecret Swap Gallery on: October 27, 2007 06:06:01 PM

I know I am very late adding my thoughts here, but this card really bothered me. Why? Because my best friend in high school said she hated me for the same reason, and just disappeared from my life. When I would see her in the halls, she was covered in overdone make up and looked like a barbie doll.

I have never gotten over that. Is it my issue, or hers?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting needles? on: June 11, 2007 08:30:52 AM
Someone told me to try the size ten too and I found them awkward- but I also just found straight needles awkward. I tried and tried to get it and didn't until I switched to size 7 circular needles. I still cannot use straights...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit Anatomical Heart on: May 06, 2007 08:25:31 AM
Haha- this is so cool. I wish I had the pattern.. I am a nursing student and I know a few soon to be nurses who would love to get one of these!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my 'bronte shawl' on: January 19, 2007 04:42:13 PM
Thank you so much for posting the pattern for this. I am getting married later this year and having an authentic as possible victorian wedding. I am kind of new to knitting, so I couldn't do any really complicated lace patterns, but I can do this! It's beautiful!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Plus sized bras on: May 30, 2006 10:25:52 PM
Hi Ladies!

I am a 34J and it wasn't until this past year that I finally ended my bra shoping disasters.

YOU MUST BE PROFESSIONALLY FITTED! I can almost completely guarantee that you wear the wrong size. I *thought* I wore a 40 DDD last year- wrong! I always hated how uncomfortable my bras were, how they didn't support me- and how ugly they all were.

    Then I found a great site ( http://breakoutbras.stores.yahoo.net/noname1.html )  They are fabulous!! They found my proper size just by measurements I sent of myself, and I got a beautiful bra (by fantasie of england- who I recently discovered also make swimsuits- which REALLY helps since buying those is worse than bras... they never have ANY support)
    My new bras were pretty! I hadn't ever had that happen. Now I won't buy anything else.. I discovered that the middle of your bra (right between your breasts) is actually supposed to lie flat against your chest wall (no more uniboob!) and that the straps aren't what is the main support, but the band (so no more big red strap marks!) I actually stay supported and if I run or jog they aren't flying all over.

Trust me, all your bra problems will be over- I was so amazed.. I mean, it made me look about 10lbs thinner too!

Lol- and now I am done sounding like an advertisement. Just please- give it a go. You can thank me later.  Smiley
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Orange Pomander on: November 22, 2005 09:05:45 AM
I have made 2 of these in the last month- but I prefer using apples, and I cover the entire apple so that there isn't a since bit of apple showing anywhere. That way they get preserved and last for months.

This is a very victorian craft and was quite common as an air freshener.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Why I Have a Licensing Policy on: November 22, 2005 08:44:31 AM
So, what's the cost of a licensing agreement? (not that I am in any position to need one yet, but purely out of curiousity)
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made a TIE!! on: October 12, 2005 10:03:29 AM
And where does one get a pattern for a tie? I mean, without having to pay- lol, because I am broke.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: fabric portraits on: September 27, 2005 06:59:37 PM
Yeah- you really should do commisions, I would buy something like that, like one of my son, for sure.
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