Buttons are fun. I even cut them off of ruined clothes before I toss them in the trash. Here you can see a few thrifted white glass pieces I got for maybe $1 each! Yippee!! I like white since it will always match whatever color scheme I have going.
I feel like a dork. Here is this half made scarf and it is three times as wide as it should be and I don't have the guts to tear it apart and start over. Not sure what to do with it. Cat blanket? Knitted bag? Ideas?
Ingredients: 2- 10oz. Cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Rolls 2- 8oz. Packages Cream Cheese, room temperature 3/4 c. Granulated Sugar 1 Egg 1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Directions: 1. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish 2. Unroll one can of crescent dough, place across bottom of dish, pinch seams closed 3. Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg, lemon juice, and vanilla extract together until smooth 4. Pour mixture over dough in casserole dish and spread with a rubber scraper 5. Unroll second can of crescent dough, place over cream cheese mixture, pinch seams closed 6. Bake 350* for 20-30 minutes until lightly browned 7. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar 8. Let sit at least 30 minutes before cutting 9. Can be served warm, room temperature, or chilled
Note- would also be delicious topped with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, walnuts, warmed marmalade or fruit preserves, lemon zest, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of powdered sugar icing
When I was about seven years old I used to ride my bike over to my friends house. In the corner of her bedroom was a bouquet of paper flowers. I always wondered where she found sheets of paper that large. I don't remember ever visiting a craft store when I was young so I had no idea tissue paper was a regular crafting item. A couple weeks ago I thought about those paper flowers and decided to make some. Helen and I stopped at Jerry's Artarama, picked up several colors of the largest sheets we could find and played like we were seven for a couple hours...fun!
1. Cut Japanese rice paper into random flower shapes (I found a booklet of 100 sheets at ACMoore in the art supply area)
2. Place one cut flower on waxed paper and watercolor 3. Carefully pick it up and hold it from underneath 4. Pinch the center while twisting and overlapping the petals. 5. Place flower in a styrofoam egg carton to help hold the shape while drying
6. When dried, add details with a fine tipped marker 7. Embellish center of flowers with glitter, buttons, beads, rhinestones, etc.
8. They are beautiful added to any scrapbook page, ATC, card, etc.
This was my technique that was in the 2006 Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Book. I have been making them for several years now. I think they would also look great on wired stems! Enjoy!
Leaving my few crystal pieces hidden away is a waste. I am slowly unpacking things that I forgot that I had and am using them for fun. I figure I can always dump out the crafty goodies and use them for food or candies when needed. Besides who can resist sparkly pom poms?
So I stopped by Borders yesterday to see if they had the new Marie Claire Idees magazine and ended up being there over four hours! I get lost in book stores LOL. I looked through the new book Kaleidoscope and it is jammed packed with small writing. Looks like something you would sit and read for hours to soak up all the details....I am pondering getting it from Amazon...but that means I have to pick out something else to get the free shipping...choices, choices.....
Two teenagers came home from college for the weekend and what did they want to do? E.A.T. It was Helen's birthday and she brought home her awesome friend Ariel who used to go to middle school with Helen and now they attend college together! I took some requests and made up my menu: Friday Night Butternut Squash Soup topped with Bacon Fresh Spinach Salad Papaya Seed Dressing from Hawaii Garlic Cheddar Chive Biscuits Slush Punch Sundaes Sat Morning: Cream Cheese Danish Strawberries Coffee Saturday Lunch: Ate Out Saturday Night: Root beer Floats Chicken Curry w/ Vegetables Savory Rice German Chocolate Cake Sunday Morning: Bill made Omelets Breakfast Sausage Cantaloupe Coffee Sunday Lunch: Grilled Cheese Tomato Soup Sunday Evening: Penne Lasagna
Helen had a great birthday. Bill and I decorated her bedroom as a surprise and she loves it. I wanted to make quilts for her twin beds but smacked myself upside the head and went out to buy them instead. Pottery Barn Kids had some cute ones!