I have a tendency to anthropomorphize things. I think it's all because of "The Brave Little Toaster." So, lately I've been seeing things in my house. They were looking at me. Except they didn't have eyes. Well, the do now! The scrubby-brush:
I saw this on the web somewhere. It was incredibly easy to do! Just roll up some bacon, insert toothpick, bake on broiler pan at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, then stick on the end of a skewer. Hubby was ABSOLUTELY thrilled!
Hi! Since the package intended for Cassadee was lost, I volunteered to be her Angel. However, I haven't heard from her. Here is what I sent: First up is the picture of everything: A freezer-paper stenciled pillowcase, a hand-drawn card, and a hemp bracelet.
A closeup of the card (drawn with Sharpies):
A more straight-forward pic of the stencil. The pillowcase is a green heather t-shirt material. Incredibly soft! This picture is an incorrect representation of the colors, but a nice shot of the stencil.
Anyway, I had fun making this. I just hope Cassadee received it and enjoyed it, too!
I have embroidered on paper only a couple of times before, for postcards, and I really liked it. I thought I could make a few Happy New Year's Cards this year, because I never get around to doing things in time for Christmas. I find that the week between Christmas and New Year's is my most productive time each year. So, I made 3 cards, sitting in front of the fire, listening to an audiobook ("The Elegance of the Hedgehog," if you care to know).
All 3 together:
My favorite, the Bird:
Close-up of the Bird's wing:
Moustachioed Popsicle (Inside reads: Be cool in 2011) It's an orangey color, hard to see here.
Hope you like these! I truly enjoyed making them. They will be hard to part with!
I have been wanting to try out the LED light sewing kit found here: http://sternlab.org/2009/11/ledsewing/ When I mail-ordered the kit, it came with 2 red LEDs, so that helped determine what I would make. I decided on a bat, what with the 'Howliday' season coming up and all. The switch is a snap, so I decided to make the moon the switch: Just snap it on to turn on the eyes. (There is a better picture of that at the bottom). Here is the result. Please bear in mind that this is REALLY hard to photograph! Finished project:
With a flash, to show some more detail:
The Work In Progress. You can see how the moon detaches to turn off the eyes. Also, since you need conductive thread, I tried to make it a little cloud-like leading up to the moon, to add some ambience.
I basically made up the recipe for this soup. You can add or subtract ingredient as needed. But it's mighty tasty! It occurs to me that I don't have a picture of this wonderful creation, so here is a lovely scenic picture of last weekend to get you in the fall food mood.
2 Butternut Squash, raw, peeled and sliced into 2-in chunks. (Alton Brown bakes his first before putting them in the soup, but I didn't take the time for that.)
3 Cups Stock: I used homemade Chicken Stock, but canned or Veggie would work, I'm sure.
Put these in a large pot and start cooking.
Add these spices while it is starting to boil: 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp onion pwdr 1/4 garlic pwdr 1/2 tsp curry pwdr (essentially all of the above is curry pwdr, right? It's just adding extra flavor) 1 Tbsp lemon juice salt to taste cayenne to taste
Stir occasionally. After the squash are soft, Use a potato masher or fork to mash them all up. I guess other people with more kitchen gadgets could use one of those little hand-held whippers. Add in about 1/2 cup plain yogurt to make it creamier and a little tarter.
That's it! Hope you find some time to try it out! p.s. Let me know if it can be improved. I'd really like to know! p.p.s. This is my 1st post in the Cooking section. I'm usually a stitcher... Hello, everybody!
Ok! I am posting pics of the package I received from Sloth003. Sorry it's taken a couple of days. Life and all that... Here is a pic of the 2 things together, with the beautiful postcard:
A closer image of the infamous Granny quote that she put on a notebook cover:
A closeup of the travel sewing kit, some "promo swag" from Discworld as Sloth called it:
YETH MATHTER! The sewing kit opened up, with my very 1st pair of folding scissors:
These are so cool! I'm very happy to get the sewing kit, I've been needing one. I plan on keeping the journal in my purse, I just hope I can find a replacement notebook once I'm done with the 1st! Thanks for swapping, sloth003!
A couple of years ago, Hubby bought me a Silicone mold with a bunch of little Pi's (I know that apostrophe doesn't belong there, but it looks weird without it.) In the past, we've only used the mold for making Pi ice cubes for cocktails. I thought I could use it for something else, but couldn't decide. Then it came to me! As many parents do, we have buckets of old, broken, used-up Crayons lying around the house. I decided to melt them down, as we fellow Craftsters are wont to do. So, after all that, here are some pics:
With the mold:
The backs of the Crayons really looked cool:
More of the backsides. As you can see, they were difficult to get out, so a few of them broke:
Wow! Waiting for a package from England is hard to do! Here are the great items I received from pinkmichk: Starting with everything:
In this picture you will find: A recycled junk-mail collage picture, lovingly framed, too! A tote with sparkly butterflies sewed on. A zippered pouch with a very nice zipper pull. A bracelet with a bottle-cap charm (more pics below). A MUCH NEEDED tissue cover. And a very cute pen/pencil/ruler set. That will be awesome when school starts in 2 weeks. (eeek!!)
And, of course, and ACTION SHOT of the bracelet:
Thanks so much, pinkmichk!! It was so fun to open up this package. This swap really had a lot going for it, didn't it!!?? Great job everybody!