Saturday, March 15, 2014

Painting Shamrocks

I wanted to test painting with a piece of fun foam and Tulip slick paint. I cut a heart out of a piece of paper and drew it onto a piece of brown scrap fun foam. I glued it to a plastic  holder for thread. I stamped on a piece of t-shirt and used a toothpick to draw on a stem. The paint is dimensional fabric paint and is washable. I have found the thicker I put it on it seems sticky after it dries but after washing and drying it is fine. You could also cut a heart from a sponge. This is a great project for kids, PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crayon Batik

I made me a shirt for St.Patrick's day but I wanted to try crayon batik on a t-shirt and I just so happened to have this shamrock sitting on my desk. I placed a piece of wax paper down on my ironing board, then the t-shirt and then  a shamrock. I took a knife and scraped a crayon all over the shamrock (pic 1), cover it with another piece of wax paper and iron it until it is all melted (pic 2). I could tell that was not going to be enough, so I scraped some more and ironed again. I removed the shamrock, placed a paper towel over the design and ironed again to remove any excess 
crayon. This was quick and fun. I think I will try to just color a shamrock onto a t-shirt and then iron it. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Follow my Rules

I've always told my children if they follow my rules, life is easier, if you fight my rules life is harder. Jesus looked at me and said "Follow my Rules"!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Christening Bracelets for the Twins

Today the twins were Baptized, what a glorious day! Two little Angels sent from the Lord. I made two bracelets for the twins to wear on their Baptismal day, pearls with a tiny sliver cross. When they are to be a bride and something old they will need, just wrap the bracelet in her bouquet on her special day!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Twins and Sisters

I made blankets for the twins, Jacey and
Charlotte, same material, different colors. I couldn't leave out the big sisters! So the older girls got Hello Kitty aprons. All I have to say is those are four precious girls! Congratulations!

Homemade Turkey Jerky

I broke my old jerky gun and I just ordered this new one online that comes with a dual shooter nozzle. I'm in I have a recipe that I like but you can use anything as long as it will go thought the nozzle. And this jerky is a lot easier to eat.

Jerky with Soy Sauce
1 pound of ground turkey
1 teaspoon of Liquid Smoke
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/8 cup of water
Mix all of the ingredients and pipe onto foil or parchment paper (foil is an easier clean up but parchment helps to soak up juices)
Bake at 200 degrees for 80 minutes.
Flip and bake for 40 more minutes.
That's it your done.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Spaghetti Squash

My Amy brought a Spaghetti Squash over and made some Spaghetti for me and Sam.
I really think the squash doesn't have much flavor so you can add just about anything to it and it will be great. So I searched for recipes using the squash and I found one for Fried Rice (see photo), instead of using rice I used the squash and it was good also. I found recipes for lasagna, chicken spaghetti and egg rolls. I cooked half of a squash for 1 hour in the toaster oven but I should have gone only 30 - 45 minutes so it would keep more texture. I would be careful when adding liquids, I think it would get soggy too. Do you have picky eaters? Use the squash and they won't even know the difference. I bet if you sprinkle some French onion soup mix over it, it would taste just like Ramen noodles.