Well this post is a bit late but I am in Seattle at Artfest getting inspired this week
& the internet is shoty!
My Weekly Whip Up's this week
This is a Bohmenian Bag but on the smaller scale.
The bigger ones I use to making & toting around seem to be a black hole so I wanted to make a smaller one to alleviate this issue!
Then there was scrap!
How perfect for this cute little zipper pouch!
How about this Ex-Boyfriend Scarf?
I made it out of an old man's shirt.
Look for these in my etsy shop when I get back next week!
So cool & a few ideas now swirling!
This is my Metrosexual Plaster Half Wit Bowl.
It's made from Plaster & was a fun class.
Tomorrow's class is a photography pinhole class so you will have to wait until
next Friday to see those pictures.
I will post more pictures & fun stuff about Seattle when I get home.
it's a cool Recycled Wool Pin Cushion Tutorial!
Alma is the Fabulous lady that put together Stitched 2012 that I am so excited to be apart of.
Alma's Tutorial is how to make your own canvas!
& it's Eco Friendly to boot!
Gosh when I get on something I just can't seem to get off of it for a few days~
I guess that's not a bad thing right?
Here's my Weekly Whip Up's
So you may or may not know but I'm a Girl Scout leader. Each year we have encampment which all the troops in our council get together & Camp. It's so Much fun we decorate our camp sites to the theme of year. This year's it's birthday because it's Girl Scouts 100th Birthday! We have a covered Picnic area at our camp site so I wanted to make paper mache balloons to hang then put glow sticks in them at night! (5 done so far!)
More Yarn was spun this week! I wanted to do an Easter Theme but I didn't get to the other natural colors of the Bunnies.
So I made one for my daughter, my BFF & Apple Pie!
Nothing better than a handmade washcloth.
I leave for Seattle on Monday & will be gone until Sunday.
Going to Artfest in Port Townsend (it's the last one)
But best of all I'm meeting up with my BFF Tawyna Romig Foster who made this fantastic Website for me & takes care of all my Graphic Design needs!
Now I'm not a Journaler but for whatever reason I felt the need to make a journal to take with me!
So I started to journal in my newly made Journal!
Hopefully this trip will get my creatively flowing all over the place!
"Queen of Trash"
Time for my Blog Hop Tutorial!!
Plastic Egg Transformation ♡
Since Easter is right around the corner & it wouldn't be my tutorial if it wasn't something about
Upcycling, Recycling or Repurposing!
Here's some way to use these Transformed Eggs!
(this post will go live at 12:01am but the links won't work until 7am)
She's also having a Give away all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog post for this
Rest of the line up:
As for most everyone it has been unseasonably warm not typical weather here in Michigan for a March but I'm not about to complain & actually I'm afraid it will go away soon.
For some reason with warm weather it brings out the cooking mad women in me! one would think you'd want to be far far from the kitchen on a warm spring day but nope not Crazy Tracie.
What did I make?
Sat it was rice crisp treats & Chocolate Potato cake.
They both have stories of course.
1) Rice Crispy story: if you don't know about FreeCycle I suggest you check it out. Its a place people can offer up stuff to others in the area instead of throwing it away. Well someone was offering up 8 bags of food... Pancake mike, dry milk, mac & cheese... all things we use on a weekly basis so I asked for them & got them! (you have to be fast with this stuff). I went to pick it up, couldn't find the place had to email the lady to call me but finally made it. It was a crap load of food & good stuff too! She was an older lady who said she just couldn't eat it all. I didn't ask anymore questions but I could see her delima with 30 boxes of mac & cheese for one lady! The down side to this..... she's a smoker so everything smelled like a cigeratte! I aired it out & opened everything and put in containers. All is good with my free food ♡
2) Potato Cake: well this is a recipe from my hubby's side of the family it calls for 1 cup of left over mashed potatoes then it's frosted with fudge... the potatoes make it so moist. This cake it so Delicious I can't make it very often! I didn't take a picture because it's not a pretty cake.
Now comes Sunday.
I decide I want to dehydrate some stuff so I whip out the best dehydrating book ever.
I made these Tomato & Cottage Cheese wafers.
They are delicious however I like things salty ( I use no salt ) & I think I over did it a tad on the salt.
I am oddly addicted to they anyway.
You blend the cottage cheese to make it smooth.
Still having Cottage Cheese left I whipped up these Banana & Cottage Cheese wafters (some honey for sweetness). They taste like a cheese cake without the guilt lol!
Now I have Corn Chips in the dehydrator
They have flax seed in them too!
I couldn't sleep last night so while surfing the internet for more dehydrator recipes I came across a Raw Food Blog that has me wanting to make cashew sour cream... I know right cashew's tasting like sour cream? I will let you know. As you might know I'm an extremest & I have a feeling the Raw Food way of life is on my horizon's ... Oh my family is going to hate me :)
To bad right its good for them & they don't even know all the stuff I put in their food as it is.
Ok last dish I whipped up came from a Martha Stewart magazine (the latest issue).
Yes, I love Martha!
I am not good a directions but the first time I made it I stayed on course yesterday not so much.
I do recommend frying up your bacon first. Turkey bacon is great in this recipe (my hubby didn't even know it was turkey bacon!). Then add onions and mushroom sauté until tender. Cook noodles but don't drain. add noodles to sauté then add 1 cup noodle water (1/2 cup at a time) then add some fresh parm cheese and fresh parsley.
After this recipe I vow to only use Fresh Parm. ~ That other stuff doesn't even look the same I wonder what they put in it to not have to go in the fridge?
Click the picture to get the Real Recipe.
Seems I wasn't as Crafty this week!
I must say that I am working on an online class that has take up a bit of my time. About half way done with it them the uploading, password protecting & marketing!
So here's what I Whipped Up this week!
A Scrappy T-Shirt Rug! I have Lots & Lots of T-Shirt Scrap so this is a great way to put it to use!
Pink, Black & Gray
You know you haven't spun for a long time when one of your kids mentions it!
Felt good to Spin must do it more often!
Yarn in St. Patrick Day Colors!
Pot of Gold
This is a Felted well Tall Bowl I guess!
It was suppose to be a Basket with Handles but they didn't turn out!
I kind of followed a pattern but did my own thing & Really did my own thing for the handles!
Lesson Learned sometimes it's not good to do my own thing in a field I am a beginner in!
Upcycled T-Shirt Bracelets!
For my Online Class.
Stay tuned for more updates.
That's all this week!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ok I think this is my Favorite Tutorial thus far.
Not that the others weren't cool but I like really functional things!
So it's safe to say if you are in my gift giving circle at Christmas time you will be getting a pair of these!
Isn't it cute?
Here's where to find it:
So get over there and whip up some oven mitt's!
The rest of the line up:
It's called Fancy Fabric Pendant Thingy!
Looks like you could do so much with this tutorial so let your creative spirits loose
& lets see what you come up with!
The rest of the Line up: