2.23.2012

Bleach Stenciled Tee

This is not my first attempt at a bleach stenciled tee but it is the first to actually turn out correctly...
This is a Hungarian Folk design that I cut out of freezer paper then ironed on to the shirt.  Put a piece of wax paper or thin cardboard between the layer of the shirt then use a Clorox Bleach Pen to add the bleach.  I stood and watched the color fade to my liking then tossed it in the wash. 

I loved the way this shirt turned out so much that I tried to make a second shirt that was a complete failure!  Good thing this one which was for a swap turned out!

2.21.2012

2.17.2012

Roasted Chickpeas

Or should I say roasted Garbanzo Beans?  They are the same thing so why do they have two different names?  I am going to have to look it up...
Anyway, in my quest to eat better I decided to try these roasted bits of healthy-ness and see if they were any good.  I have never actually eaten these beans but from what I understand they are really good for you.  I am not sure if cooking them detracts from the good stuff though...

You will need:
1 Can of garbanzo beans
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp chili paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin

Preheat the oven to 400 
Drain, rinse, and dry the beans
Mix the olive oil and spices
Toss spice mixture with the beans
Bake for 20 minutes, toss, then bake for an additional 20 minutes

Super easy and they remind me of Corn Nuts without all the ingredients I can't pronounce....

Original recipe can be found at Our Best Bites

2.15.2012

Cork Necklace

This was made for a swap and was inspired by a necklace from someone's Pinterest.  I cut a wine cork and used ink, stamps, beads, and charms to form the Pendant.  So may possibilities for these.

2.08.2012

Covered Button Pins

To make covered buttons you will need a little kit.  I bought mine on from Everything Ribbons on Etsy  

Follow the instructions that are included to cover your buttons.
 You can then either glue a pin to the back.....
 Or you can glue it to a hair clip....

 

I made mine into pins for a swap partner.  Here is the finished product.

2.03.2012

Foodie Friday-Homemade Egg Muffins

These are my kids new favorite breakfast.  They say they taste just like the fast food versions but I know that they are healthier.  

You will need:
Sausage Patties
I have been using these frozen pork sausage patties but will start buying the turkey sausage after these run out.
Eggs
Cooking Spray
Cheese 
English Muffins 
I use the whole wheat kind!

Start by cooking your sausage patties on the oven
 

Spray a ramkin or other small dish with cooking spray and add an egg.  Beat it a bit

 Microwave the egg for 30 seconds then flip it over and microwave for an additional 30 seconds

 Layer your cooked sausage, egg, and cheese on a toasted English Muffin and serve!
The best part is that I don't add any butter or oil to the egg or muffin and I can serve it with fruit or yogurt rather than deep fried hash browns.

2.01.2012

Christmas Hooplas


Okay these aren't really Christmas themed hoops but they were made as Christmas gifts.  I tried to make something handmade for each of my brothers and sister to go along with a store bought gift.  These two hoops were made for two of my brothers.  The unicorn is kind of a gag gift for a brother who gets a unicorn themed something every year and the camera is for my wildly talented photographer brother.  

They are teenage boys though so who knows what they actually thought of my stitched gifts!

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