Inspired by mom's Make Your Own Buttons post, I decided to try my hand at making her some garden markers for Mother's Day. It was a success! They turned out great and now I must make myself a set. I used the same premo clay in ecru.
Just as mom did when she made her buttons, I used a cookie cutter and cake decorating tip to cut the hole ...read more
Summertime and the living is easy, fish are jumping and the cotton is high. Oh and it's smoothie season! Smoothies for breakfast, smoothies for snacks, smoothies for dessert! I have a collection of smoothie recipes and this is one of my favorites. If made with nonfat milk it is also a very healthy option for snack time. My kids will never turn ...read more
I spotted the cutest sparkly clothes pins on my last trip through the local craft store! I dug through the entire bin looking for a color that would match my kitchen but could only come up with pink. It occurred to me that I was at a CRAFT store, so why not get the supplies to make clothes pin magnets in just the right color? Anything ...read more
When you're a do-it-yourself-er, having a new house equals lots of trips to your favorite home improvement center. My next room to revamp? The kitchen! It's tiny and really needs to be opened up a bit so I've drawn up some exciting and ambitious plans. At my last visit, I learned something I didn't know about Home Depot. Not only do they offer ...read more
Fiber made from milk? Well, it's actually made from milk protein, casein to be exact. Although it's a protein fiber, same as the animal fibers wool and silk - it's made in a similar manner as bamboo and tencel. The raw product is broken down in a chemical bath, then extruded into fiber. And a lovely fiber it is too - smooth and silky to ...read more
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned a time or two that I have a serious weakness for Latin foods and flavors. Before I really learned to cook (and this is my dirty little secret) I used Rice-a-roni. Seriously, I only knew how to make Mexican rice from a box. Just so you don't have to suffer a similar predicament, I've decided to share my perfected ...read more
I've been wanting to blog about our local Iron Chef Competition for awhile now, but being a newbie to the group, I didn't want the nice ladies that participate to think, (or know yet?), that I'm a little weird. ;-) When I first moved to Utah, sister-in-law Cindee invited me to the monthly get together they call Iron Chef Bountiful. It's ...read more
A fun new friend came to live at my house!
She arrived in this over sized box.
My new Schacht Ladybug Spinning Wheel! :-D I impatiently pulled her out of the box in parts and got to work putting her together.
In the process, I ran across my own sweet little ladybug mascot perched on the side. After a few false starts, I hammered out the ...read more
My husband Art and his best friend Luke jointly took up the hobby of brewing beer. Over the past few years, they've managed to get pretty good at it, too. Luke has made so many batches that his home has been renamed Killer Keller's Brewery. Not satisfied with beer brewing alone, Luke decided to create his own recipe for Kahlua. During our ...read more
Planning a new project is one of my favorite activities. Starting is often way more fun than the actual knitting. Starting is exciting and full of promise - uncomplicated by reality, the project lives within my mind as perfect. This might explain the number of projects I start compared to the number I actually finish.
Planning a new pair of mitts ...read more