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 on: November 22, 2017 12:12:24 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by Mistress Jennie
I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving with friends at their home tomorrow, and I decided to start some of my dishes early.  I made two types of nuts as part of our appetizers, one sweet and one savory, but both can also be packed up as gifts for friends and neighbors.  These are sweet, but if you are trying to watch your sugar you can easily cut it down to 3/4 or even 1/2 cup of combined sugars. Here's a link to the companion Toasted Chili Almonds.

Vanilla Spice Nut Mix

3 cups walnuts
2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg white

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly grease a baking sheet, and put aside.

Whisk the egg white with the teaspoon of vanilla, and set aside.

Combine the sugars, spices, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well.  Set aside.

Mix the nuts in a large bowl.  Pour on the egg white & vanilla mix.  Stir very well to evenly coat the nuts.  

Sprinkle on half of the sugar, stir well, then pour in the rest of the sugar.  Continue stirring to coat the nuts evenly.

Pour the sugared nuts evenly onto the sheet pan, and bake for 20 minutes.  

Remove from the oven, and spread the hot nuts out on a piece of parchment paper to cool, then store in an airtight container.

 on: November 22, 2017 11:50:58 AM 
Started by TheMistressT - Last post by TheMistressT

Many months ago I made a bunch of air-dry clay from cornstarch and whatever then cut a bunch of different thingies including several charms/plaques/whatsits to decorate plain dollar store vases with. Earlier this week I found them and made time to paint and glaze this thank you turkey for our Thanksgiving table.

I used ribbon to tie it on, then reinforced it with a couple of stickimabobs. I didn't want to glue it, because I want to be able to switch out the decorations instead of storing a bunch of vases.

And stuffed with a supermarket bouquet!

 on: November 22, 2017 10:45:50 AM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by seeuudee
I hate the need for angels, but I do love being an angel, so whilst I would have happily put together a package for Inselaeffchen anyway, I also received a lovely package in return.

And what an amazing package it was - first up a Monster Book of Monsters, who is really quite adorable and is looking after some sticky notes.

Next up some lovely wand pencils - one is going to work, but not all of them - they would likely end up on others desks Cheesy

And last, but by far my favourite item - my very own Niffler, complete with treasure in his pocket. I properly squealed when I opened this! However, I have not been home in daylight to get a really good photo of him, so if you have any better pics Kat, please do share.

 on: November 22, 2017 10:20:41 AM 
Started by cmarion3 - Last post by cabaute
It's actually evaporated milk. The sweetened condensed milk will likely work, but it may turn out too sweet. I will update the recipe. I have it written both ways in several places. Good luck.

So... DON'T use sweetened condensed milk.  The texture was like gritty thick paste and waaay too sweet.   Undecided

I had just enough of everything left (plus a can of evaporated milk in the pantry) to make a batch the right way - night & day difference!
The new & improved one is YUM! Cheesy

 on: November 22, 2017 12:27:32 AM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by storerboughtcreations
Prompt: November - Battle - Sci-Fi Convention
Team: multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Orange Dragon
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: Stuffed animal 5 of 6 that I will be sending to Alaska was this dragon. Dragons are in science fiction novels and movies, so I assume they would be at sci-fi conventions. I used my dinosaur pattern I've shared previously for this, but I added some modifications to make it a dragon. If I get that typed up and uploaded to Ravelry, I'll update this post to add engineering points, but since I haven't done that, I won't claim them for now.
Project Picture:

Prompt: November - Panels
Team: multimedia
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Zombie
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: This is the final stuffed animal I need to ship out! I will send it out right after the Thanksgiving weekend. It should arrive before Christmas. I'm going to have to find a big box!

I used yarn, stuffing, buttons, and beads to make this doll. The original pattern called for it to be a puppet, but that's not what was wanted, so I didn't add the jointing and string the pattern called for. I also did my own thing for the eyes as I didn't want to use felt. Otherwise I followed the pattern. My niece now wants me to make her one.
Project Picture:

 on: November 21, 2017 05:03:11 PM 
Started by Wildfyre - Last post by BigBangMomma
I took tons of pictures of Giles at Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo, but this is one of my favorites.

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 on: November 21, 2017 03:36:14 PM 
Started by TheMistressT - Last post by TheMistressT

Months ago... like probably February or something... I made a bunch of air-dry clay from corn starch and other stuff from which I cut a bunch of things including these little tags with the initials of folks to which I send xmas gifts. Then after I had almost all my gifts wrapped and ready to box up next week I remembered I had them! So I painted them today and got them attached to the appropriate gifts! I hope.  Roll Eyes

Here are a few of them.

 on: November 21, 2017 01:28:17 PM 
Started by Wildfyre - Last post by BigBangMomma
Giles had Joe's Crab Shack, thought about applying for a job, but decided he'd rather go to our next stop of Wildlights at the Zoo.

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 on: November 21, 2017 07:45:49 AM 
Started by GatorWrangler - Last post by TAOJ
I received the cutest little reindeer from bec99.

 on: November 21, 2017 06:59:33 AM 
Started by GatorWrangler - Last post by Homerof2
From Homerof2:

I know we aren't supposed to quote pictures but I have to in this case ...

CLM, that's the back of the ornament  Smiley

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