Monday, July 28, 2008
(I'll post pics as soon as I can)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 cans of Campbell's Cream of Chicken & Herb Soup
1 lb. chicken tender strips
1 bag of frozen veggies (I use mix of broccoli, carrots, & cauliflower)
8oz. pkg. shredded colby jack cheese
Spread 1 can of soup in bottom of a 9 X 13" pan - add chicken pieces & cover with veggies, then spread other can of soup over the whole thing & sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 1 hour covered. YUM!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Clean up is Easy Peasy! ;^)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Her style is a little bit Neo Gothic, Victorian, with Euro vintage flair scattered with African and Asian splashes.
This is my favorite item in her current lineup of products...it's a lovely hand crocheted bag with satin ribbon accent in a beautiful shade of French blue! She mixes up materials in most of her items and this bag is no exception...as the detail of the chain handle against the softness of the yarn is what makes this piece a standout in my opinion!
Let's support LoveMary as she begins her entrepreneurial journey. Support artists! Buy Handmade!
Grandma set her hot baked apple pie on the window sill to cool...while her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. -unknown
Monday, July 21, 2008
It has hand embroidered doggies in 12 panels with hand-painted elements. I had a redwork pattern to start with...but didn't like how generic & uncute (is that a word?) the dogs were...so I redrew them in my own style. It took forever to do all that embroidery!
The piecing is also based on another pattern which I altered to make it more suitable for a boy.
This quilt is hand tied...after all the time & energy I had already put into it, I wanted to get it done before my nephew grew up!
I then applied that knowledge towards deciphering a hat pattern another craftster had given to me.
It's slow going...although I've been told it should be faster than knitting...I have hope!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I'm not exactly sure where it originated... perhaps at 'one good bumblebee' http://onegoodbumblebee.com/item.php?item_id=73&category_id=&n=0
Personally, I've had a few of these kicking around for years! It is a jar of charms, trinkets, doo dads, bobbles, & little things of interest! Over at craftster I joined their whimsy jar swap round 2.
Here is what I made for my partner... she has recieved it, so it is okay for me to post photos now without ruining her suprise!
And here is the jar full of wondrous suprise!
Over on Craftster.org they have monthly challenges... & I just won challenge # 29 which was to Craft your Childhood Hero!
I entered my 'Ode to Childhood' Treasure Table....which pays homage to some of the most wonderful children's book authors & illustrators that I admire.
This was my entry:
Ok...so here goes...My mother read to me a lot when I was a child…so it only stands to reason that my childhood heroes were & still are the glorious authors and illustrators of children’s books. Here is my table representing 4 of my favorites: Dr. Seuss & The Cat in the Hat, Maurice Sendak & Where the Wild Things Are, A. A. Milne & Winnie the Pooh, and Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit.
The legs of the table are carved from cedar posts and painted with acrylic paints & then sprayed with a clear coat to protect them.
The top of the table is home to all of my childhood treasures…some of which were thrown away by my mother during several of her cleaning ‘raids’ in my room….and then secretly rescued from the trash. I remember her calling it my ‘junk’…;).
I still treasure it…and get a warm fuzzy feeling when I look at the things inside.
The top of the table has an inlaid piece of .25” plexiglass…which can be lifted out for adding future treasures. Please let me know what you think...this is one of my most personal creations that I hold dearest to my heart...so comments are really appreciated! Thank you so much!
The prize is an amazing book by Aimee Ray entitled 'Doodle Stitching'...I love to do embroidery...so that book will come in very handy! Thank you Aimee for donating such an awesome prize!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Been crafting up a bunch of new treats for a swap on craftster! So much left to do that I probably should be crafting and not sitting here at the computer typing!
I'm just relieved that my jar of whimsies made it to it's destination in one piece! You can never fully trust the USPS for beans! I sent a package of chocolates to my folks priority mail...after 11 days it arrived...looking like a rabid dog had played with the box! It wasn't even really recognizable as a box any more!
I digress.... Here is some resin fun I had shared with another craftster...she tatted the butterflies & I molded the pieces. She took them to another level by beading cabochons around the ones I sent back to her. I love how they turned out...
Monday, July 14, 2008
Just joined Ravelry! Woo-hoo! Hope one day to learn how to crochet, but I come from a family of knitters...so I'm really thrown off by working with a hook and only one hook seems odd. It feels really strange to hold yarn that is so familiar...but in a way that is so foreign. I've made the world's saddest looking granny square! At least it's a start!