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11  New Sugar Skull Potholder in Crochet: Completed Projects by KasmiraGypsy on: January 22, 2010 10:47:31 AM

Here is another sugar skull potholder. I like the shape of this one a lot better then the first. I would like to get into more detail with the embroidery but I'm finding it difficult to make the more delicate designs in yarn. Does anyone know if floss would hold up under the heat?

Sugar Skull #2
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12  Sugar Skul Potholders in Crochet: Completed Projects by KasmiraGypsy on: January 10, 2010 06:57:49 PM
I worked these up with no pattern. So as I make more I'm sure they will change till i find one I really like.

This is also my first try at doing a Sugar Skull so it has room for improvement.

Sugar Skull

Purple Skull

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13  Chickadee Potholders (PIC FAT) in Crochet: Completed Projects by KasmiraGypsy on: January 10, 2010 06:55:05 PM
This is my new fave pattern. Thank you Lion Brand!
It's quick to crochet up and after about 3 you don't need the pattern next to you anymore. I even mastered the french knot. GO ME!

Acrylic yarn in lots of blow your eyes out colors.

Group Shot







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14  Crayonosaurus tutorial in Completed Projects by KasmiraGypsy on: May 26, 2009 05:38:23 PM
I got a few requests for a tut on how I made the Crayonosauruss  for Ivan.

Here it is!
I pulled out ye ol box o crayon and found a butt load of orange crayons. Seems no one in our house is fond of orange. This is pic heavy so i made a new topic for it rather then joining it with my original post.

1. Pre heat oven to 300 F

2. Pick out crayons. For this dino i went with shades of oragne but you could just do a mix or even one color if you had enough. I think i used 5 crayons this time.

3. Peel off wrapper and break crayon (if its a full one) into about 5 small pieces.

4. Put into pan. (i don't use a spray  or oil of any kind on mine just a non stick muffin pan)

5. Put in oven and start timer for 5 min. Check crayon after the timer goes off, if crayon is still solid (in center most often) let bake checking every 2 min. Take out when crayons are fully melted. (sometimes if there is a center in the middle of my pan that seems to not want to melt i just leave it. This happened once and the "solid" part sank into the middle and you couldnt even tell that it didnt fully melt)

6. Set tray on level heat safe surface. (i used an upside down baking sheet.) Let crayons cool. You can leave them on counter until they have cooled completely. I leave them out for about 10 min long enough for them to harden on the top (this keeps the colors from mixing into an ugly muck color on the backs of the crayons) and the pan to cool. Then move the crayons still on the cookie sheet into the fridge.

When they are completely cool and have pulled away from the edges of the pan you can take them out.

I just turn the pan upside down and drop it a few times on the counter top on a paper towel. If they don't come right out heat the bottom of the pan a bit with hot water then drop it a few more times and they should come out.

Good luck and have fun! My kids love picking out the colors and peeling/breaking up the crayons. Plus its a great way to extend that 120 count box of crayons.

back of crayon
I would love to see pics if anyone makes any.
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15  Crayonosaurus tutorial in Completed Projects by KasmiraGypsy on: May 25, 2009 05:39:20 PM
At the end of school my daughter brought home a box of crayons. So what does a crafty mom do with a box of nasty broken crayons? I put them in my newest cupcake/muffin pan. This one happened to be dinosaurs i got for Ivans birthday. So we did some crazy mix ones and some color speciffic ones. All in all i think they turned out prettty good and the kids (my 2 and the 2 i babysit) liked helping sort the colors out.

I whipped up a tut its on page 2! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306488.msg3512319#msg3512319

My little man Ivan with his fave dino Triceratops

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16  Cupcake Attitude! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by KasmiraGypsy on: March 07, 2009 07:29:09 AM
These started out as hand drawings. I then reproduced them on Photoshop CS3. Originally i had theses 7 but i now have about 7 more that I'm working on lol. They are all destined to be T-shirts and stuff.

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17  Seven Words you cant say on a cupcake! (NSFW) in Dessert by KasmiraGypsy on: February 24, 2009 02:05:29 PM

So we had a game night at a friends house in the city. And as I'm obsessed with all things baking I offered to whip up some cupcakes. I take every opportunity to dirty/naughty up things that are sweet and innocent. And really whats more innocent then cupcakes right? (except those puss cupcakes that Uniqueworn made and they are FAB! check them out!)

Anyway my hubby Mr.Ripp is a HUGE George Carlin fan. I had found a home made hostess cupcake recipe and wanted to try it out. You know the ones with the cream filling and swirls on top. Well i took the 7 dirty words and put them on cupcake goodness. I'm pretty sure these are the best tasting reproduction cupcakes you can get without all those chemicals (and those chemicals they put into cupcakes are so very yummy!). I got the recipe from Food TV mag and when i hunt it down and put it on my blog i will link to it.

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The 7 dirty words are....
    * Shit
    * Piss
    * Fuck
    * Cunt
    * Cocksucker
    * Motherfucker
    * Tits
I also added Mrrr as that is my friend Sarah's all purpose word.
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18  Fallout 3 Coffee Mug in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by KasmiraGypsy on: February 05, 2009 08:14:57 AM
For VD (valentines day) this year i wanted to make something for the hubbie from his current fave video game Fallout 3. So to go along with the VD biscotti i made for him. I figured a Coffee Cup (found in abundance in the capital wasteland). They where both drawn freehand sitting in front of my comp with the pictures on the screen so i didn't mess up. I would have used a stencil but the paint kept gluing the paper to the cup. So freehand was required. But i don't think i jacked it up to much lol

So on one side we have . . . . Pip Boy! (if you dont play or watch someone play
Fallout 3 you probable wont know who pip boy is)

And the Fallout 3 logo

And i would like to thank robotarsonist and her fantastical mugs posting for turning me on to the Porcelain Paint Pens.

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19  Very Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream frosting in Dessert by KasmiraGypsy on: August 23, 2008 03:56:06 PM
These cupcakes are made of YUM!

Here is a recipe i just made here for the dh for his bday. He is a lemon crazy and i wanted to try lemon cupcakes. Tomorrow on his real bday i have to make his fave Lemon pound cake. I also posted the recipie on my blog http://bloodycakes.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/very-lemon-cupcakes-with-lemon-butter-cream-frosting-recipes/

I don't know where i found the original recipe. But i added more zest. And the original recipe didn't call for lemon extract. 

Very Lemon Cupcakes

    * 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons baking powder
    * 1 teaspoons baking soda
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    * 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    * 1 teaspoon lemon extract
    * 3 eggs
    * 2 (8-oz) cartons sour cream
    * zest from 2 large lemons

   1. Preheat oven to 350F.
   2. In bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder, salt. Stir well and set aside.
   3. Beat butter with mixer on med to high for 30 seconds. Add sugar, vanilla and lemon extract. Beat until well mixed.
   4. Add eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each egg.
   5. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately. You should make 3 flour additions and 2 sour cream additions. Mix on low just until each addition is incorporated. Do not over mix.  Stir in lemon peel.
   6. Scoop batter into cupcake papers placed in cupcake pan. I use an ice cream scoop. Fill about 2/3 of the way up.

          Bake in preheated oven for 18 min or untill toothpic poked in center of cupcake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 min in pan before puting on wire rack to cool completely.

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

    * 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
    * zest of one large lemon
    * 1tsp. vanilla extract
    * 1tsp. lemon extract
    * pinch of salt
    * 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
    * 1/4 cup milk
    * 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

        In a mixer bowl, cream the butter, lemon zest, vanilla, lemon extract and salt until light. About 2 minutes.

         Add confectioners sugar alternately with milk untill mixture is creamy ad smooth, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice

Pipe onto cupcakes and enjoy!

This is the first time putting up a recipe so if you try it let me know what you think of it.
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20  Shrinky Dinks Fantastical pic heavy! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by KasmiraGypsy on: August 18, 2008 10:16:33 PM
So I bought a pack of shrinky dinks sheets at my craft store thinking i could use them with my daughter. WRONG!! Seems Mommy doesn't know how to share lol. I had to go out and buy more to use with her. By the time the weekend came I had already used up almost one package. But she said they felt funny (ruff n ready frosted) and didn't like coloring on them. SO i got to keep the rest for myself.

I used both marker and colored pencils on them and am going to use them for earings and pendants. All the ones i have listed are pendant size i think. I'm going to shrink them down again for matching earings.

Wile my daughter didn't like the feel of them pre-shrink. After shrink and spray paint gloss she declared them perfect for her beeding. lol

I just hunted around online till i found things i liked. The only fully origional peices are Sleepy Frankenstein, Short Buss, and Zombie heart. The others are direct copy or modified copy of works found on photobucket.

Zombie Heart

Yes my friends even zombies have hearts!
Short Buss

My sister called me short buss all my life. It's a family joke and isn't meant as offensive to anyone.

Sleepy Frankenstein with his teddy

Note Teddy's head is in one hand wile his body is in the other.

Swallow 1 (marker)

Swallow 2 (colored pencil)

Happy Cupcake

I also made this one with green "paper" in marker but a friend laid clam to them before i could take a picture.

Skull with bow

Cupcake poison

And a group shot of some that just came out of the oven. Proving that i may have a big of a shrinky addiction....

Hello kitty, rainbow, a sublime stitching chick.

What think you all?
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