|Posted on July 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM||comments (0)|
The Fairy and her goods can now be found on Listia.
Listia is like E-Bay but FREE! On most auctions you only pay shipping. Bids are made with points rather than money.
Sign up for Listia today!
|Posted on July 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM||comments (0)|
As most of you know 9 times of 10 a crafty or artistic person is also greatin the kitchen. My mom taught me some great "Stone Cooking" as welike to call it. "Stone Cooking" is basically using what you have onhand to make something. Come to think of it, a lot of my crafting is"Stone Crafts".
My first tutorial is for Mini Danishes. First off, the ingredients:
You will need sugar, vanilla (or other favorite extract that goes well withcream cheese), cream cheese, pre-made crescent roll dough, a tea spoon, a fork,a bowl, cookie sheets, fruit preserves (I used raspberry), and aluminum foil.Preheat your oven to the temperature indicated on the crescent dough package.
Open the dough and lay out the triangles on an aluminum foil covered cookiesheet. (The filling will ooze all over the place, so I always use aluminum foil to protect my baking sheets.) This will give the dough time to reach a more pliable temperature.
Cut the block of cream cheese in half, or use a small container full. To this add about a tablespoon of extract and an eighth of a cup of sugar. Mash it together well with the fork.
Spoon out the cheese mixture or preserves, in small dollops, on to the large part of the triangles...
...then fold the dough around the filling. I like to fold the large point over the middle, pull up the sides, and tuck the point under.
Bake until the dough turns a light golden brown on theoutside.
|Posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:02 AM||comments (0)|
I'm going to be teaching a journaling class on July 25th. If you're local to Columbus drop me an e-mail and I'd love to meet you!
|Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:38 PM||comments (0)|
I hope that you’re all doing well.
Personally I have very little to show for the time that I’venot put into my blog or site. I’ve been doing lots of work without much to showfor it. Had to get the old Singer repaired again. Turns out that if I use theright needle, I won’t have so many problems.
I have plans for an art exhibit that I’m hashing out with afew people. Must work on things for that as well.
To tide you over, here's a website with a great craft tutorial for Kumihimo braiding:
Keep on swimming, keep on swimming….
|Posted on April 25, 2011 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
All the flowers are blooming, people are coming out of the woodwork,and there seems to be more to do than two months ago when we were all stillcaught in the frigid embrace of Winter.
It seems like the perfect time to start new projects! I have a few up mysleeve. (I still need to find some tutorials to share and I’m definitely opento suggestions.)
I work two jobs outside of my crafty and creative ventures. The first isn’tat all creative. I do administrative “stuff” for a property management company.The other is more interesting. I work in an antique mall on Saturdays. Thispast Saturday I met a gentleman who was working on an art project in his home.He’s blogging his ongoing projects here: thisoldwall.blogspot.com
In other news, I gave Thurman to my grandmother for Easter. He was a bighit! She even got a little misty eyed. I have at least one more to make for mygreat-aunt. While I was at grandma's for the family get-together, she gave me more buttons! I have about 20 projects in mind to do with them. I've also been given a whole bunch of supplies by a friend of mine. (Thank you Sam!)
I need to do more projects and finish more things. I’mhoping that the spring air will get to me.
|Posted on March 19, 2011 at 12:07 AM||comments (0)|
Check out the web store for a new product!
I now offer button and bead rings made with vintage and second hand buttons on a wire ring. The wire of the ring comes in silver or gold tone with your choice of colored buttons. I can also make the ring in colored wire for an additional charge.
|Posted on February 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM||comments (1)|
I finished a new bear the other day! This one is made from the same yarn that I made Thurman from and he is for my mother. I think his name is James.
What do ya think?
|Posted on January 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
I got things down to Recaptured Originals. Even though there was a snow storm that turned into a level one snow emergency.
Once I’ve made it back to the store I’ll take photos to post showing how the store looks.
I’ve done a couple of craft swaps between finishing Thurman and now. So far I’ve written a letter from another time period. I posed as Odessa Prudence Caulderhead, a young woman who is about to embark on theTitanic. I’ve almost finished wrapping a Surprise Ball / Magic Yarn Ball having crafted all of the wonderful little things inside it. I just can’t show you yet because she might be reading! I’ve been putting together pages for a “Poor Man’s Journal” inspired by Giddy Giddy, a blog that I read.
Hope you all are doing well.
|Posted on January 16, 2011 at 8:27 PM||comments (1)|
I would like to introduce you to “Thurman”! I just finished him a couple of days ago.
I have three more to make for my family.
On other fronts, I’m going to be going to Recaptured Originalsto drop off consignment pieces for sale on Tuesday. My crafts and artwork aregoing to be in a store! I’m very excited.
It’s all one step closer to where I want to be.
I've decided to offer Memorial Animals for sale. I will use an item of clothing belonging to the person that the animal is for and sew or knit an animal of your choosing in memorial of them for you.
Have a great evening folks,
|Posted on January 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM||comments (1)|
So, I've finally finished all the parts for "Thurman". I'm naminghim after my Great-Grandfather whose sweater I've unraveled for the yarn. Ijust need to sew and stuff him.
I'm going to be making at least two more. Possibly three, it justdepends on how much yarn is left. I think I'm going to use the same pattern so thatthey are the same bear and just change the color of the vest for the differentones. The next one will be for my mom and then one for my Great aunt. Now thatI've finished one all the way through the pattern I think it will be easier toget through.
On other fronts I really need to get my sewing machine serviced nextweek. I have some sewing projects that I really want to get accomplished! I'venot sewn in almost three weeks and I'm jonesing a bit.
Tomorrow I venture down to Reclaimed Originals to meet with Claudiaand drop off some product. Tonight I have to tag everything and write my artistbio. Thusly I'm writing my blog early so that I can accomplish something today!