I made a spooky picture to spookify my house, using a piece of flocked haunted house scrapbook paper, a torn piece of antique lace, 2 old keys, and an old door plate. I used more torn lace, some gourds, and a creepy pepper plant to add to the spooky factor.
I saw this idea in Cloth Paper Scissors: cover those $1 store plastic pumpkin buckets with plaster cloth to create vintage-looking papier-mache style pumpkins. It was fun, easy, and turned out great! I just covered them in rigid wrap and painted them with craft paint. Roll on Halloween!
I took a class last night on how to make a silver crane using PMC paper. It was surprisingly easy to do, and fires in a kiln for 10-15 minutes. This is really fueling my desire to purchase a kiln! I had never folded a crane before, but I am happy with my results.
A lady in the class had folder over 1,000 cranes and hers turned out really amazing. I guess practice makes perfect! I'm definitely going to fold a few more paper cranes!
I am considering buying a small kiln that can do glass fusing, pmc, enamelling and small ceramics for my jewelry-making adventures. I'd like to stay under $300, ideally, and it needs be usable inside my apartment with a standard 120V outlet. Does anyone have any advice, experience, or models they recommend? Thank you, oh wise Craftsters.
A friend of mine was telling me she makes fake "bacon" for her husband's sandwiches by baking sliced provolone in the oven until it's crispy. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds interesting! has anyone tried it? Any other unusual used of common foods you want to share?
I sometimes brush green beans with olive oil and salt and bake them until they are crispy as a french fies substitute.
I am on a it's-not-a-diet-it's-a-lifestyle-change, and have discovered a serious lack of protein in my diet! My nutritionist is telling me I need a lot more of it. I am not a vegetarian, but I very rarely eat meat. I am also a lazy cook, and need ideas for easy sources of protein, especially portable things I can take to work for lunch. I have turned to eggs, but I can't eat tooo many eggs. Nuts and cheese and Greek yoghurt are good, but I also have to watch fats, so nut butters don't really cut it. I was happily eating tons of Morningstar products until my nutritionist brought up sodium. So...vegetarians, vegans, and meat dislikers, what are your go-to proteins on the go?
My crazy dog and I have been working with an awesome trainer. She really made a difference, and we are living together much more happily these days. When Milou "graduated" I wanted to give her a little token of our appreciation, so I whipped this up. She really liked it!