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1  "Buckeyes" or "Holy cow that tastes just like a Reese's cup" recipe w/PIX! in Dessert by RobinLynne on: December 18, 2008 12:43:16 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: the buckeye. Or - the most amazing edible I've ever had the pleasure of creating. Recipe & slight back-story follows the obligatory photograph Smiley

The following recipe was inspired by this photograph, from my food-photographing flickr friend, PATierney. This goes out to you, PAT!

Buckeye peanut butter & chocolate candies

Youll need:
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 T. butter (or margarine) slightly softened
1 1/2 c. powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 c. chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate & use more if you want to cover the buckeyes completely)

Makes 2 dozen (24) 1″ +/- round candies.

Combine butter and sugar (I used a fork to cut it in, but Im sure a hand mixer would work a LOT better/quicker)
Add peanut butter and mix to combine.

Roll mixture into balls and place on a cookie sheet (on a piece of wax paper or foil.)

Refridgerate for 30 minutes, then place in freezer for 15-30 minutes - or longer if youve got things to do, etc. Theyll be fine.

When youre ready to coat them, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave (youll have to reheat it a couple times if you use the microwave.)

Retrieve the now hardened peanut butter balls, stick a toothpick in and dip into the chocolate - halfway or all the way, the choice is yours. Place on the same cookie sheet and continue until theyre all done. Once theyre dipped/covered, its back into the fridge for 15-30 minutes and then theyre ready to go/devour!

I've made two batches so far - and they're awesome & addictive.  Also - I melted a wee bit too much chocolate (ok, impossible!) so a few buckeyes got turned into "truffles."

See? Tongue

Super easy recipe - I highly recommend it!

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2  Not Yo' Mama's Banana Soap - Inspired by Paula Deen in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by RobinLynne on: July 19, 2008 08:25:19 AM
This is my first post in the Bath and Beauty section, I think. Anyway, I just haaave to share my favorite soap I've made so far. It's inspired by Paula Deen's recipe "Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding"

Made with a melt and pour (sshhhh!) shea butter base; I added apricot seeds (for exfoliation and decoration), and it has a banana and vanilla scent. It smells just like banana pudding! And it looks like a chessmen cookie - 'cause that's what Paula tops her puddin' with.  I love it! Smiley

I sprinkled apricot seeds on the edges of my rectangle mold, poured in the soap and also sprinkle apricot seeds into a chess-piece candy mold and soap base followed that.  After they'd both hardened, I melted a little bit of soap to use like "glue" and affixed the chess piece on top of the rectangle bar. Voila! Super neat and super delicious smelling soap. Yummmm.

Thanks for looking!  Kiss
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3  Cherry Quartz Glass - a 3 piece set! in Beads: Completed Projects by RobinLynne on: June 16, 2008 11:55:15 AM
I fell in love with these beads (and pendant) almost instantly.  The necklace was first, then earrings with a few leftovers, then I realized I had enough for a bracelet - even better! Sterling silver findings.. and beadalon!




All together now!

I love 'em so much! Thanks for peekin' Smiley
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4  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by RobinLynne on: May 26, 2008 05:55:00 AM
Me again!  These were taken at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge.. there's a billion more pictures in my flickr (see sig)

and now some color Smiley

PS Luna, those flowers are so colorful - I love 'em!
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5  Wire wrapping goodness! Lots of pictures, now with ACTION shots! in Beads: Completed Projects by RobinLynne on: April 05, 2008 07:36:16 AM
So. I'd tried "wire wrapping" (properly) before, no good.  On a short-ish (1 hour 10 minutes?) drive to Claxton, GA.. I took apart a necklace I'd made with goldfilled wire and beads.. and re-strung the beads onto some peach colored thread.  I had a few beads that didn't make their way down the needle (hole's too small) and leftover wire. HMMM.  (I guess this -could- be reconstructed, but not technically; since I made both pieces?)

Anywho.  I made a ring out of remaining beads and wire; and LOVE it.  It fits me perfectly (size 3, tiny tiny fingers!) and it was just so cute and wonderful.

It's not as fancy-shmancy as some I've seen; but I like how it's rustic or.. earthy looking; especially the "band", it's not solid, but curvy and braidy lookin'.

Sooo, I liked that one so much, I thought I'd make a few more (varrying in sizes from 6-9; a little tougher because none of my fingers were that big; so I had to hold on to the wire pretty tightly) **these were not made in the moving vehicle, just the first one** lol.

'n' yes, the pearls are supposed to be kinda scratchy (rustic! rustic!) I'm not so much fancy.

annnnd... ACTION!

I like 'em a lot Smiley Whattaya think?

Thanks for looking! :*
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6  Traffic Light Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by RobinLynne on: March 02, 2008 06:31:24 AM
III repurposed this from a big clunky necklace with all sorts of wooden disky goodness. (but it's not really recycled... so I put it in general, if that's ok?)

They're painted red orange and green (obviously) and it reminds me of a traffic light..

The obligatory artsy fartsy shot...

And a shot of it on this crazy neck some girl has.

The necklace itself is waxed linen cord, braided by moi.  I love it! (and it closes with a barrel clasp if anyone's interested in knowing that.)


I've repurposed it a THIRD time, and turned into this; which I like much better. (I had made an identical necklace with brown cord, and deconstructed it too, to make this.)

thanks for looking  Kiss
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7  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by RobinLynne on: February 11, 2008 07:21:16 AM
Lufah, I looove your Bridge of Dreams pictures.. that's so neat!

And endlessly, that's an awesome butterfly picture!

Here's a few of mine.. I've been getting into the 'fake ttv' thing lately. These were all taken in Savannah, GA.. recentlyish

that last one is my current favorite picture.  I have 30294835 more pictures in my flickr if anyone wants to see Smiley
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8  Buttons, buttons, and MORE buttonsss! (a few imgs) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by RobinLynne on: January 25, 2008 12:36:51 PM
I got excited with my button box today. I'm trying to use 'em all up.. 'cause they're bringin' me down! Not really, but I am trying to use them.. semi-creatively.  So! Here are my newest things.. with descriptions and love and gumdrops. (Ok, no gumdrops!)

A button necklace.. that is very colorful and silly. It's made with brown cotton cord, buttons (obviously) and some silver-plated clippy things and a barrel clasp closure!

A button ring, with a genuine gua-ran-teeeed vintage button and adjustable base. (e6000 adhesive!)

A vintage heart button ring, adjustable base, e6000.. I love ittt sooo.

and earrings that match that first ring Cheesy YAY!

thanks for looking  Kiss
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9  Candy hearts, Part Deux! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by RobinLynne on: January 18, 2008 05:57:46 AM
You might've seen the hairpins.  Now, here are the earrings!

Heart shaped buttons with raised text, painted red (the text) and turned into earrings via pliers, e6000 and earring posts. yay! Cheesy

thanks for looking  Kiss
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10  Sweetheart Hairpins in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by RobinLynne on: January 03, 2008 06:13:01 AM
I'm totally loving these.. and definitely going to make more assuming I get my hands on more of these little buttons! (yes, buttons! brilliant! on silver hairpins (and a ring!) with e6000 blablablah)


thanks for looking  Kiss

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