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Tuesday, March 31
Monday, March 30
My empty plate after the lovely fruity dessert that Karen brought.
Pamela was working on these cute little nugget tag holders...aren't they adorable. She got the pattern from split coast (I think....)
Kelley brought me this cute little card she made...i just love the turtle on it's back, I certainly have days like that too!
Pamela brought me this little basket that she made filled with some beautiful french soaps. Love them, and it looks so cute in the bathroom next to the wire bird I got at target last week.
Now, on to the food. I cooked all morning in a quiet house and at my own pace...it was great! This is an avocado brushetta spread....it was awesome. the recipe came from Vegetarian Times. I should have toasted the bread but ran out of time, it wasn't an issue though. Mu husband came home from his fishing trip and polished the rest off and didn't complain about the untoasted bread either...so I guess it was ok.
Red pepper hummus....not as good as I wanted it to be but it was ok. Kind of a made up recipe.
The counter with some of the food....
Mushroom tartletts with a polenta crust, my own creation. They looked a lot better, and tasted even better than this picture shows.
And the best part of all...these little ricotta/blackberry tarts. Oh they were so good, and worthy of the stomach ache they gave me!
Sunday, March 29
Karen used Graphic 45 papers with the inka stamp, they look so nice together. Look at the detail that she added to the collar on this puppy.
Look at the detail on the ATC....she made a pile of mail and wrapped it in twine....beautiful! These photos really don't do it justice either!
Saturday, March 28
Since I've been trying to be gluten free, I didn't have any regular flour and the recipe called for 2 cups. So I used 1 cup of Bob's All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour, the course kind not the fine ground pastry type. They tasted great, but they flattened out to thinner than a pancake...and they were very crumbly!
so, the next time you're making substitutions in your chocolate chip cookies for your brother's birthday, don't use gluten free flour!!
Wednesday, March 25
I'm going to start calling him eagle eye. I just don't for the life of me see how he saw that from so far away....
Here's a close-up so you can see the heart.
Here's the heart, right about where my heart is in my shadow. I zoomed in as far as my little camera would zoom.
Here's the heart at the edge of the storm drain. Can you see it? It's pretty far away....
On to other things...wanted to share how the chickies look in their peat pot baskets.
These peat pots were so easy to make. I had a bunch of left over paint from when we painted our house, so I popped the tops off of the cans and dipped them in the yellow for the bottom. Let them dry and then dipped them in the yellow for the top. When they were dry I used a hot glue gun to add the flower, ribbon and Prima center. So easy.
Tuesday, March 24
We were almost finished....and he was happy to be in front of me, really happy!
Monday, March 23
I've had these 7 Gypsies ATC's with the tabs for the spinner already punched out. But I didn't like them....(oh, and the other thing is I'm on another mission to use up STUFF that I have) because the tabs were cut out of the ATC. So, I re-invented them by sandwiching them in-between the front and back of my ATC - sticking out just enough to allow the card to sit on the spinner and still have a full sized ATC attached. I also didnt' think these ATC's would fit in the plastic sleeves that go on the spinner because the bugs make them pretty thick.
These bugs were pretty ugly before I got my hands on them! They were all kinds of bright and ugly colors....now they're pretty and iridescent. I'm really happy with the way they came out.
I also made these little chicks. I picked up some small paper mache eggs a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use them for Easter baskets. I was pretty disappointed to find out they were PLASTIC covered paper mache eggs and they aren't very easy to cut. I was using an x-acto blade - and praying that I didn't cut myself because it would have hurt!
They're going to look so cute in the peat-pot baskets I'm working on...more on that tomorrow night! Thanks for the visit....ta ta for now!
Sunday, March 22
The neighborhood children were playing outside today with a ball, and the dog kept taking over the ball and the game...she had to sit on my lap instead. Here's she's looking longingly at the game....but most likely at the ball. She wants that ball even if it is bigger than she is, now that's a sight to see.
My lovely boy brought this to me in the middle of the game....he's got an eye for this shape. I have stacks of them everywhere. Love them. Am thinking of a way to make a cool canvas out of them.