Monday, December 29, 2008
Here is my version:
Strange thing, I had less than a full bag of chocolate chips, how does that happen? So I melted some white chocolate bark and poured that atop the melted chocolate chips and swirled it around. Worried that it might then be TOO sweet, I sprinkled some coarse kosher salt on top. LOVE me some sweet and salt combo snacks!
Oh WAIT! I forgot the moment of Zen:
press your nose against the glass window of your oven and watch the saltine crackers rise and fall with bubbling of molten sugar through the cracker holes. It is mesmerizing, I tell ya!
Here is my post to the Christmas Crack enabler:
Hey, why don't you post your recipe for methamphetamine next year because it would be LESS addictive than this stuff!! Thanks for making me a Christmas crackhead!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
My good buddy Kay
Here is the completed ice cream soda in Anary's preferred colors.
I took liberty with her idea of "5 a day food pyramid".
Stitches include couching, backstitch, wrapped backstitch, outline, stem, seed, etc.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Anywho, I have a considerable problem tossing fabric scraps and this card idea helped with the tiny bits left over from the necktie flowers. Those necktie flowers were supposed to help with the bits remaining from the necktie wreath!
Crazy lady ironing tiny pieces of silk,
Stephan Goldrajch is the artist that dreamt these masks and I am alternately attracted and repulsed by them. If I wear it, I won't be able to see it so problem solved.
THIS is the perfect mask for cold Mardi Gras parades!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Cut three old pillow cases into cleaning cloths (rags).
Covered a freebie promotional tote bag with a fabric sample that I embroidered.
Then pieced a contrasting band to a small cut of fabric for a pillow cover.
Guess I am on a frugal kick but don't fret, I am not yet smoothing out the aluminum foil for a second use.
The mantra of the frugal citizens during World War II:
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
Not sure about that last one.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
1 seam + elastic = done.
Bigger skirt for bigger girls.
Practically every girl likes a swirly skirt!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This skirt from the craft room hangover skirt assembly line with Chrysanthemum.
Made a pair of Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties (tutorial HERE) for yet another breeder friend's spawn. It is never too early for a girl to appreciate the color combination of pink and green.
This was my first attempt of baby foot wear so I chose inexpensive felt fabric. The good thing about felt: it is loosely woven so can be stretched slightly if baby's foot is indeed fat.
I attempted a random embroidery stitch look but my mind cannot seem to that. Plus, you kinda need to match it to the other shoe. Should you want to try making a pair of booties, do yourself a favor and look at the unique styles shown over at flickr. Wish I had checked out those before completing mine. I woulda lined these maamajamas with pink and green plaid!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
My Craftster scarf swap partner sent me not one but two scarves! WooHoo! This black and white number has zippered pockets on each end. What a perfect place to stash my gin flask for Mardi Gras parades!
What to put in the other pocket? Looka, my swap partner filled it with goodies.
Check out the other scarf in pink and black combination, it looks great with two of my coats!
Plus my swap mate sent me more winter care goodies and lots of hot beverage mixes. Thanks, Jloveg!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Some of those shiny bits are from broken stuff and one of those silver pins is from my grandmother's costume jewelry stash. People give me stuff and some of it goes to the glitzy shoe hospital!
Looka how fab her shoes are now!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Just completed another Craftster swap and made this silk scarf for my partner. She likes pastels so hopefully she'll appreciate the different colors in this fabric. Added glass beads to the ends of scarf.
And as I often say, "Presentation is everything". My partner indicated that she liked country stuff so I opted for simple brown paper bags and box, waxed twine and bias tape ribbon.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Glued petals together with glue gun. Cut out a round disc from a discarded gift card and covered with a silk necktie scrap.
Then topped that with an gold earring from the People Give Me Stuff Stash.
See? I tell you people not to throw stuff away, it is a crafter sin!