Saturday, February 22, 2014
Hope the weekend is fun and enjoyable for you!
Today thought I would share what I was doing a few days back when it was raining cats and dogs here on the Oregon coast ( excuse the silly joke) Any whooooo! now I sound an owl
I decided to do some baking while we were getting the 8 inches of rain and I found I had a box of dark chocolate cake mix that was for Christmas time; that I did not use so I thought make dark chocolate cookies!
I took the box and mixed one cup of butter and one egg to get the dough for cookies and I think you can still get dark cake mix in the store, this mix just happened to be for Christmas but I think there is a dark chocolate cake mix in stores all the time, that's what I am trying to say in a round about way. Next I used some Raspberry Jello and sugar and mixed the sugar and dry jello together. I rolled about 1 1/2 balls, then rolled them in the sugar mixture and mashed them down slightly with a fork and baked at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. I used about a 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 table spoons of the jello for the mixture. My hubby just loved the cookies.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Right now I am doing some more crocheting, and yes its going to be another really large doily or decor for a chair I will have to see how far I can get with the yarn and I share that with you all a little later. I am sorry I did not get a thing done for Valentine's day but I am working on a few things for next year and I am working towards Easter!! and Spring.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Good morning! I am up really early this morning doing this post. I wanted to share a couple of finished animals. The top picture is a kitty made from fleece and filled with fiber fill. The fabric is some Retro scrap fabric that I used to do the kitty. The pattern for the kitty was free pattern from http://Anniescupboards.com quite a while back when she had some free patterns. The cat was done primitive and you can this kitty that way but I wanted to try out fleece idea and I really like how it came out.
Dino is from a very old pattern that I had laying around and original was to make the animal from dark green broad cloth but I tried out the fleece theory instead with a bit of heavy cotton fabric. I sort liked it but I think its needs a bit more work so I am going to redo him over and what I might do the second time is use muslin and paint it, but I want this Dino kid safe I think I need to work more with the fleece so its a work in progress.
I just had to share JoJo again I love this look when she went out and played in the snow! her face says it all! Yup we had snow just before Christmas!
I love playing with my photo enhancements! I really like how the creek turned out with a paint overlay and I going to make a quilt out of this scene! Down below is just a normal picture and I just happen to like how it turned out! It's a clear picture of one my little birds waiting to get to the feeder but I also love how I was able to get the melting snow on the branch! Okay I better head back into the crafting and and get busy creating new things!!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Hey! everyone! yup! its about time that I posted. I have been quite busy with some serious things and I just felt it best to close the Etsy stores for just a bit and I will opening them the end of this month rather than the 8th of Jan 2014! Oh yes! I hope the new year is off to a good and wonderful start for you all?
Some of reasons due to my health and trying to get health insurance! I which I feel this health plan is a big fat joke! I am so far not impressed. But I am only one person and that's my only view on that subject. There have been other factors and I just rather not go into them because its a brand new year and that which has happened is long and there are only good things that lay ahead!
Any way I thought I would start by reviewing how to make a simple basic doll pattern and this is one of videos showing I do that using lids! I hoping to show how easy and simple pattern making can be by just using things around the home. I am using lids to make this doll pattern. So if you already seen it, then its a a review but if you have not I hope you enjoy this video! and I really hope it helps you create a doll pattern!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
you all may wonder why I have not posted lately, well I have had nothing but computer problems. First the Modem blew up and the wonderful desktop blew. So I had to go buy a new computer and modem. Security is tight on windows 8 and I really goofed for a few days I had myself locked out of my new computer, PHEW!!
Yes I finally got the computer unlocked and I am now able to do what I want online. I am thinking about writing a funny book on all the wild things that have happened to me over the years, some of it I can't even believe happened!
Anyway I have been crafting! I created the picture frame for fall using all my wonder oil based acrylic paints and then I used one my fall digital photos for the center. Can you all see the geese? I was trying to lighten and make them almost hidden.