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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / My Little Angels on: December 17, 2007 06:00:24 PM
Merry Christmas!  These angels are built around my little boys' footprints.  I'm going to put a picture of the boys together in the middle and give it to their grandparents for Christmas. 

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / I Covered Wood with Polymer on: December 13, 2007 05:31:37 PM
I picked up this shadow box at the Salvation Army for 25 cents.  Then it sat untouched for a few months until I was inspired to cover it with polymer clay.  Here it is in my oven.  I'll probably paint it red and put a cute family picture in it.
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / *Popsicle Stick Snowflakes* on: December 11, 2007 01:28:42 PM
Made these for my son's preschool group then the kids decorated them with buttons.  I think they turned out cute!
Made with 3 regular sized Popsicle sticks and 6 half sized Popsicle craft sticks cut in half at an angle.  I drilled a hole with my drill for the ribbon.  Then I spray painted them white then glued them together, holding them in place with clothes pins.

4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Preschool Opposites Lesson Snack on: December 11, 2007 01:17:06 PM
Just wanted to share these treats!  Penguins and Zebras you can eat!  They were so fun to make for the preschool kids' opposites lesson.  They are both black and white and the zebras are sweet and the penguins are salty! 
Penguins are made from small and jumbo olives, carrots and stuffed with cream cheese.  The zebras are made of rice crispy treats, painted with white chocolate and striped with semisweet chocolate.  I just melted chocolate chips.
Sorry, this picture is a little blurry

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / **Super Wonder Capes!** on: December 11, 2007 12:59:39 PM
I hope this is the right place to post this  Wink.

As a kid, I had a reversible Superman/Batman cape and (even being a girl) I loved it.  Well, now I have a three year old little boy who is full of imagination and energy so I decided to make a reversible cape for him.  I happened to be in "cape making mode" when his little friend next door brought an invitation to his space themed birthday party so I went ahead and made him a cape too.  Here they are.

My son's (not modeled since its a Christmas present) is Superman and Wonder Pets (his current obsession)

And his friend's is Superman and Space Man? 

6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / First shot at polymer...beads on: October 12, 2007 10:40:58 AM
I just added a better picture that isn't so blurry Smiley
These are my first polymer beads ever!  My sister just came to visit and got me hooked on the stuff.  I made the canes used for all the round beads.  I think I may varnish the "lampwork" beads to make them look more like glass.
This is so much fun!  What do you think?
7  COOKING / Dessert / Banana Cream Pie on: September 20, 2007 10:44:57 AM
I'm sure I'm too late... but I have a great banana cream recipe.  I got it off allrecipes.com.  Its for banana pudding but it cuts like a pie.  It could easily be halved and put into a cookie crust.  Its SO good!

Banana Pudding IV
"A quick and easy banana pudding recipe - enjoy!"

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups cold milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 bananas, sliced
1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.
Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.
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