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11  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 21, 2016 10:46:45 AM
Apple bananas are supposed to smell faintly like apples. I can't say they really do and they don't taste like apples either. They are delicious, not as sweet as the long ones and more tangy.

With two kids graduating this year, I have turned into a lei making machine.

Candy leis for the friends:
9 red vines leis

14 gummy crawlers lei:

And this is what I found in one of the worm candy bags:

Ah, ah, a shark in the bag. I was lucky there were still worms inside! Grin I am still laughing...

Origami stars leis:

Single and double braided ribbon leis:
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12  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 21, 2016 12:05:02 AM
That's what I harvested in the garden:

Apple bananas. Since they ripened as soon as my husband left on a working trip, I tried to slow their rate of ripening. I cut the hands.

I put the greenest ones in the darkest and less warm place I could think of: the tool closet and the other hands in different rooms in the house. I gave some to the neighbors and to the nice military guy who teaches my son French horn.
They are delicious but who wants to eat a whole regime of bananas by herself? Luckily, my husband came back today and really put a dent on the supplies!
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13  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: May 18, 2016 01:27:20 AM
Lovely turtle painting. It reminds me I hope to go snorkeling soon and see turtles and fish but no jellyfish please.
Can you spot the turtle resting on this picture taken a few years ago?

Audio, my cat would love your ironing table, it looks quite comfy. Wink You found a very attractive fabric, I would make myself a blouse with it. It's beautiful. It reminds me I should recover my ironing table since it has suffered from the last incident involving an adult child, a teenager, an iron and the table.
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14  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: April 30, 2016 10:00:32 AM
I've done some baking and cooking for the school band bake sale.
Swiss roll with school colors



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15  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: April 16, 2016 10:39:26 AM
Lots of great stuff, Rantyhippie. my favorite is the summer quilt with its lively and cheerful colors. The mermaid tail is quite funny, can you actually put your legs in it?

I forgot to put a picture of this years cascarones. The parrot managed to steal the submarine spot so you will see him twice and no submarine at all.
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16  Easter eggs or cascarones in Easter by yoopidou on: March 28, 2016 01:45:48 AM
I made a bunch of cascarones. At first, I only spray painted them, inside and out. Inside so the crumbled shell doesn't stand out in white amidst the confetti. But I was encouraged to make them look nicer. Some are inspired by the internet and some came entirely from my imagination. My husband painted five of these.Now, they look too nice and the kids are reluctant to break them!

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17  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: February 03, 2016 08:17:50 PM
What a fun care package Butterflyangel. I like how you decorated the box inside, it will be a surprise when opening it.

I finished January with some cooking and started gardening in February.
I made some guavas and strawberry-guavas jams and a kind of French pate called rillettes.

I also found old stevia plants on sale at the gardening store that I am trying to save. I also started drying some leaves for the next tea.

and I'm quite proud of my creation: the plumeria potatoes.
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18  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: January 17, 2016 07:59:18 PM
Agreed Underthemountain, stevia is delicious. I had a plant and couldn't resist munching on a leaf every time I passed by. Your creamer seems so good, I would drink it without the coffee, Lindy! Granted, I don't like coffee.

Freakie, the little shoes are adorable.

I went hiking these last two days and picked coffee beans for my husband and strawberry guavas. So, I made strawberry guava jam.

Although he claimed he would neither like nor eat it, guess what my husband put in is yogurt this morning! Wink

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19  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: January 13, 2016 12:28:42 PM
A couple years ago, I bought a ski jacket at the end of the season. It was for men and size 3X and I'm a woman size medium but it was dirt cheap! So cheap I couldn't pay more than 10 times more for a women jacket my size. It was really too big so I improved it. I used old ski pants to lengthen the sleeves. Since it was orange and black, I turned it into a Tiger jacket. I also sprayed waterproofing on it.

I also made a hat with remnants of fleece from my daughter's teenage fleece creative period and a neck warmer from a piece of white fur that never turned into the owl it was supposed to become.

And that's the result:
with the hat only

and with the hood

The jacket is still too wide but I can put lots of stuff in the pockets. I might improve that for next year.
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20  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by yoopidou on: January 09, 2016 02:11:02 PM
Yoopidou's list for 2016

Right now, I want to work on:
tops or blouses
pottery paint it

Projects done: 55

55. transplanting in ground: turmeric and sweet potatoes

54. roll down shade

53. retractable drop arm awnings

52. Japanese honey bread

51. blue-green tank top

50. gingham blue top

49. colorful top

48. sweet potato  growing from one that decided to grow by itself

47. turmeric growing

46. fabric card

45. paint it pottery: turtle tiny bowl

44. paint it pottery: cats tiny bowl

43. 8 etched wine glasses

42. apricot jam - 2 batches

41. pavers installed for smooth ground under table

40. the papaya "hedge"

39. planted aloe plants

38. new raised bed for tomatoes and herbs

37. repaired and modified terraces for coffee and vegetable plants

36. Ti lei

35. coconut balls lei

34. 26 candy leis

33. fluffy ribbon lei

32. mesclun

31. new tomato plants from seeds

30. pineapple patch from pineapple tops, suckers and splits

29. lilikoi from seeds. No fruits yet.

28. papaya tree growing from seeds

27. banana harvest

26. double braided lei

25. single braided leis

24. many stars lei

23. big stars lei

22. gummy crawlers leis

21. red vine leis

20. School colors Swiss roll

19. tons of madeleines for school

18. tons of financiers for school

17. tons of crepes for school

16. many cascarones

15. lots of variations on my new recipe of breakfast crumbs, some great, some fantastic and some better forgotten!

14. hand drawn folded ultra long  birthday card for my dad's birthday
13. homemade birthday card to send by internet
12. created new recipe: breakfast crumbs
11. homemade bacon
10. gardening/kitchen: stevia drying

9. gardening: stevia planting

8. cooking:  guava jam

7. cooking: strawberry-guava jam

6. cooking: invent a recipe:
plumeria potatoes

5. cooking: rillettes

4. photography- card:

3. clothing up cycling: tiger winter jacket

2. clothing: neck warmer and tiger fur

1. clothing: tiger hat

Ideas and inspiration for 2016 crafting:
Art Aim to create/work/have fun with art every week
cards : one a month
drawing help

grow many herbs
start again tomatoes, eggplant...
fix and repaint blue slide
table for lanai
bread and pizza oven ?

pillow cases
studio corner--in progress
south windows awnings
store for lanai
pottery painting

invent delicious recipes with low starches
find a way to make tasty homemade sausages

new curtains
chairs seating to replace ?

Advent calendars(start in October or sooner)

finish blouses from thrifted ones---WIP
finish dresses from new fabric---WIP

Wood Craft
wood carving
wood burning
wood turning
wood whittling

Metal craft
Hobo nickel

Just for fun
not so tiny tiny-house to finish

For me

stars necklace---WIP
mug rug

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