Monday, January 31, 2011

Tea 4 Two

Tea for Two Lyrics:
Picture you 
Upon my knee

Just tea for two 

And two for tea,

Just me for you 

And you for me alone.
Nobody near us 
To see us or hear us,

No friends or relations 

On weekend vacations,

We won't have it known, dear, 

That we own a telephone, dear.
Day will break 
And you'll awake

And start to bake 

A sugar cake

For me to take 

For all the boys to see.
We will raise a family,
A boy for you, 

A girl for me,

Can't you see 

How happy we would be?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Black Forrest Brownies

Black Forrest Brownie Recipe
2 packages of Duncan Hines Chewy Brownie Mix
4 eggs
1 cup of sour cream (instead of oil)
1.25 cups water
1 can cherry pie filling

Mix the brownie mix, eggs, sour cream, and water together in the mixing bowl.  Mix well for approx. 4 min.  Pour brownie mix into a greased 13 X 9 inch pan.  Spoon small amounts of cherry pie filling into the mix evenly spaced in the pan.  Bake as normal (approx. 25-35 min. at 350 degrees).  I personally like these served warm and with ice cream. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Carrot Soap

Carrot soap is stamped and curing.  The background is not that dark, but I took pictures of the soap while it was on the shelf.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Hearts

I liked these so well so I decided to add more onto the website.  Some are Valentine and some are not.  I particularly like the top one that is black with hearts.  This one has sparkle on it.  Just my cup of tea.  The other one I like is the one with pink poodles on it.  I love those pink poodles!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tablecloths and Carrot Soap

New soap.  Carrot Patch??  Carrot Cake??? Carrot Garden? Carrot Top
(carrot seed oil and pureed carrot is in the soap)

I decided to make a tablecloth for a folding portable table for taking to craft fairs, art markets, and festivals.  I wanted to make a tablecloth which was gathered around the top.  I can use the tablecloth alone, or place a longer tablecloth under this one on and allow this tablecloth to hold the other table cloth down.  Some of the fairs and festivals are outdoors and Kansas has strong wind.  This works perfect!  I cut the top tablecloth 4 inches larger than the table on each side.   I folded the sides in ¾” and sewed close to the raw edge.  The corners were mitered as I sewed.   I strung ribbon through the casing and tighten the ribbon to fit when placing the tablecloth on the table. Elastic would work great also.   The under tablecloth I used covered the top of the table and went down to the floor in the front of the table.  Both tablecloths are not the same color.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Beautiful Snow!

Beautiful Snow
The snow, the beautiful snow, filling the sky and the earth below. Over the house-tops, over the street, over the heads of the people you meet, Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along, beautiful snow, it can do nothing wrong. Flying to kiss a fair lady's cheek; clinging to lips in a frolicsome freak. Beautiful snow, from the heavens above, pure as an angel and fickle as love! O the snow, the beautiful snow! How the flakes gather and laugh as they go! Whirling about in its maddening fun, it plays in its glee with every one. Chasing, Laughing, Hurrying by, it lights up the face and it sparkles the eye; And even the dogs, with a bark and a bound, snap at the crystals that eddy around. The town is alive, and its heart in a glow to welcome the coming of the beautiful snow.
- James W. Watson