Thursday, October 8, 2015

Halloween Handprint Canvas Artwork

Alright guys. I am back. I just posted a wonderful new craft on my blog. I got the idea off of Pintrest and had to make my own version of it. I really hope you like it and if you want to give it a try there is a step by step tutorial HERE. Happy Halloween.

My 7 year old daughter and 2 year old niece showing off their work.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Breakfast Bread

This is a recipe was given to me by my sister Rachel. My family and I really love this and it is a great way to my kids to eat eggs. We have changed her recipe up a little to accommodate our family. I really hope you enjoy. This recipe makes 6 servings.

8 Sausage Links, cooked and chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
2-3 Scallions (spring onion), chopped
1   oz. can sliced mushrooms (we didn't have any so the pictures won't include the mushrooms)
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (my family likes extra sharp)
6 Eggs
1 Loaf French Bread
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Mix Olive oil and lemon juice in small bowl or ramekin and set aside.
Chop red bell pepper and scallions. Grate cheese.

Cut top off the french bread loaf and shred it into tiny pieces in a bowl. Hallow out the rest of the loaf tearing the removed bread into tiny pieces and adding them to the bowl of bread. Brush the inside of the hallowed out loaf with oil/lemon mixture.

Saute bell peppers about 3-4 minutes. Cook sausage links and then chop into small bite size pieces. Whisk eggs in a bowl.

Add sausage, bell peppers, scallions and 1 cup of cheese to the shredded bread pieces. Mix together. Add egg and using your hands mix egg into the bread mixture.

Stuff empty hallowed out bread loaf with bread mixture and place in oven for 35-40 minutes on middle rack. After 35-40 minutes remove bread from oven and top with the remaining cup of cheese. Place bread back into oven and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and brown on top. Slice and serve.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Egg Wreath

I saw originally saw this wreath on Pinterest and thought it would be a fun idea to try. The link on Pinterest didn't work so I figured I could wing it. I decided instead to add a little bit of Easter basket grass to mine. Here is what I came up with.

I tied a ribbon that I had to the wreath and made a bow at the top. Then I used hot glue to glue down the Easter basket grass and wrapped it around the wreath gluing each time I went around once.

I continued to wrap the grass around the wreath until it was completely covered. From there I just used hot glue to glue on the eggs. I chose to do two rows of eggs and filled the gaps in between them with more of the grass. The result is the picture at the top of the page. I hope you guys enjoyed this craft and even give it a try.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Themed Magnets

You can make magnets to go with any theme you have. There are all sorts of ways to create magnets that match your decor. My decor in my kitchen happens to be Asian themed so I chose to make cherry blossom magnets. I hope this post inspires you to try making some of your own. If you need help coming up with an idea for your magnets then leave a comment and I will see what I can do to help you out.

I started by taking a cherry blossom branch that I purchased from the Dollar Tree and pulled off the flowers. I then separated the sections of the flower.

I glued a red paper clip to the bottom edge of a magnet. Then I took the bottom layer of the flower and hot glued it to the center of the magnet. From there I glued the top layer of the flower to the center of the bottom. When I was done with that, I cut the center of the flower down so it didn't stick out too much and glued that to the center of the flower.

I also made some magnets without the paper clip so that I had a mix of regular magnets and magnets that would be good for hanging pictures or notes and some that were there for decoration and functionality. Have fun crafting.

Ribbon Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

Earlier I posted a blog about the wonderful 'Hair Clip Garden' I made for our bathroom to help keep our hair clips organized, but not take up too much space and have them look pretty too. I really wanted a nice way to display them. Once I posted the blog a friend of mine asked me how to make the ribbon flowers that where on there. So, for her, I am going to post a few tutorials on how to make different types of ribbon flowers. I hope you guys enjoy them and even take the chance to make some of your own for yourself, your child or even as a gift for a friend.

 Start by cutting six strips or ribbon and burn the end of the ribbon using a lighter so the edges don't fray. Next (using a hot glue gun) glue the bottoms together so that your ribbon forms a petal shape, as shown in the second picture above.

 Glue two petals together, but make sure they are barely over lapping. Do this until you have three sets of flower petals as shown in the second picture above.

 Taking two of the three petal strips, glue them together in an X shape. Then glue the last petal strip to the center making the shape of a flower.

 Add a center of your choosing. I chose to go with a pre-made rose as mine. Next take a strip of ribbon matching the color of the flower and glue the end under the top of the clip. Don't forget to burn the edge of the ribbon so it won't fray.

I realize the clip looks rusted, but it is only reflecting the red of my curtains. No rust here. So, take the ribbon and carefully glue it to the top of the clip. Cut the ribbon leaving a long enough tail to fold under.

 Glue the tail to the inside of the clip and then attach the flower to the clip using hot glue. You are finished.

I feel it is important to note that you try not to use huge globs of glue when you are constructing this hair clip. If so, you may wind up with a flower that has layer that are really wide apart and that will look odd.