Wednesday, August 26, 2009
"Add a surprising detail to iced sugar cookies using ordinary rubber stamps; the "ink" here is liquid food coloring. Choose one design or a few (you can also have stamps custom-made at an office-supply store). Make sure the royal icing is dry. Wet a piece of felt with food coloring; ink stamp on felt, blot on paper towel, then press gently on cookie. Dry one hour; seal treats in cellophane bags tied with twine." (Martha Stewart)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I am thinking about being Marie Antoinette (yes, I know I am getting married on Halloween, but there's a party the week before I will be attending). I would like to be holding my own head.
I am thinking we are not going to have enough space for all of our pots and pans, and I am debating about making a much SMALLER version of this. I especially love how the items are painted on so everything has a place.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
grover hangs out with a goofy cupcake version of himself
Originally uploaded by Rakka
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Also, the distraction of other people's crafting keeps me super motivated to come up with new ideas for my own. Once the wedding is over, then there will be a bunch of posts about craft projects that I have done and am working on for the holidays.
In the meanwhile, I have added several new features to the KP. First, I relabeled all previous posts so that it is more easily searchable. Honestly, this is for me more than anyone else as I put ideas on the blog and forget where they are. Also, I have added SEVERAL new craft blogs to my list of Craftacular Blogs. I recolored the page to a more neutral color and I am contemplating whether I would like a black background instead. I will listen to blogger feedback on this one!
Finally, post comments! I love comments. I think people post on FB with comments all the time and then they secretly follow the KP and I never know. Don't be shy, comment! Too bad there isn't a like/dislike function on blogger. If you don't want to comment then you can take the two new polls on the KP.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- 1 small lemon wedge
- Turbinado sugar, for rimming glass
- 1/4 cup bourbon, preferably Maker's Mark
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, preferably organic
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Oven-Dried Orange Slices
- Rub the lemon wedge around the rim of a 12-ounce rocks glass. Place turbinado sugar in a shallow dish. Dip the rim of the glass in the sugar to coat; set aside.
- In a large cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, orange juice, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until all ingredients are well combined and cold. Pour into prepared glass, and garnish with orange slice."
Do you think Martha helped organize the prison stores to this level of anal retention? The disturbing thing about it is that she doesn't do this nonsense herself, but her "team" of housekeepers is forced to do this nonsense. I hope she pays them really well.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I used to fantasize about having a small Bambi Airstream in my back yard complete with tiny picket fence and plastic pink flamingo. And then I saw this gypsy caravan. Holy guacamole!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I know I went on and on about these dolls and the wonderous tea salon, Crown and Crumpet, but I have to have one. Good thing my mom is super crafty. The dolls are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artist (other AMAZING dolls are also available)