(hows that for being specific?)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
This post is a re-post from the 09. Just thought agin itit would be fun to post it again. ENJOY
I had the funnest day yesterday! My daughter Kim and I got together with a bunch of friends and made valentines candy. I think I may have druuuuuuug her along, but we had a good time. We laughed a lot, made some fun creations, made some mess, ate some sandwiches, cleaned up and went home fully loaded. Loaded down with loot that is.
Here's what you need to make these fun little mice.
1 package Oreos any flavor. Ours were mostly mint.
Pkg of white and Chocolate Almond Bark
1-2 jars Maraschino Cherries with STEMS. Green or Red, doesn't matter.
Hersey's Kisses, unwrapped
Red hots or something small for eyes. (can use frosting or colored chocolate
Sliced Almonds for earsCookie sheets lined with wax paper
Melt the bark in pans in a low oven. (170-200 degrees) Watch it so it doesn't burn. Depending on how many you are making, you will not want to melt all of the bark.
Dip Oreos in the white bark, and lay them on the wax paper to set up. These will be the base for the mice.
While these are setting up, drain the cherries and dump them on a paper towel lined plate. Blot them dry. The bark will not adhere to them if they are wet with the juice.
Sorry for the blurry picture.......OK, now the fun part........... Eating all the cherries and throwing everything else away! Just kidding. I do love the cherries though........
Dip the cherries by their stems in the bark. Be sure to cover them completely. Gently shake them to get as much excess bark off as you can, then set them on the Oreo base, in the center.
Some of the stems come broken as you can see, but they work anyway. Working quickly, add a kiss for the head, and then add almonds for the ears. Try to find two almonds almost the same size for each
You need to work quickly as the bark sets up very fast. Now, the eyes. Use red hots, or what ever you choose. Just chocolate glue them in place and WA La, you have Mice! Drop each one in a cupcake paper and they are ready to go. Be sure you only single layer these as you transport them from here to there, because those little ears break
Hope this makes sense. They are pretty self explanatory.
These WERE lots of fun to make.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This is underneath my bed. I wanted it built so I could store things under it. AND there certainly is stuff stored under it! LOL There are two cubbies on each side of the bed. I don't have a box springs, just a good mattress. It was tooooo tall as it was, even with a stool on my side, I didn't want the extra height. The bed skirt has to fit on the frame, and not the mattress itself. (poor unpainted bed)
What do you "LOVE" at your home?
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Do you know who you are, little child of mine,
So precious and dear to me?
Do you know you are a part of a great design
That is vast as eternity? …
Do you know you’re a child of God?
Do you sometimes review how He took your hand and placed it within my own, saying here is a Child from angel land not a gift but a precious loan.
Do you know where you’re going, child of mine?
Are your eyes on the road ahead?
Do the spires of his castle gleam and shine
Where the sun grows golden red? … You will make it, my child, I know.
(Ora Pate Stewart, “To a Child”.)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
We had our Primitive ornie swap last Thursday, and I took an old colander full of Valentine gifts as a door prize. One of those gifts was this little doorknob hanger. Sorry the picture isn't very clear. I coffee stained it, baked it, and stuffed it with sawdust and pinned the hanger fabric on with some rusted safety pins. This was a random use of several free cross stitch charts . I liked it in the end, and am making another one for one of my daughters.
This was done on C C Canvas , but I am learning how to use linen. I desperately NEED the light from Joann's with the magnifier on it! LOL
If you have any interest in any of these charts, this is where they came from. I used the "Love" and the large key, and the bottom heart under this same key, from a freebie chart by The Stitcherhood .
The top key with the heart is from Bettys newest Valentine freebie, the bluebirds and tiny heart below the word love are from the "beholden" freebie. I used the same heart up between the birds and just used back stitching for the ribbon the birds are holding. The middle left key is from the "oh Sweet Valentine" chart. You can see all of Bettys free charts here primitivebettys .
I can't remember where the bottom left heart came from, but it is the outline of a heart so you could do that with any of the other patterns. The "my" was just backstitched free hand. I reversed the left middle key and the bottom key so that they faced in towards the Love.
Thanks Betty and Maria bunches and bunches for the charts you share with us. :-) I enjoy them