Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baby Doll from Sucker Punch costume

I have finally completed the sewing of my costume. This thing took a lot of work, especially since I did not have a pattern to use. The one image shows the costume on its own and the other shows it with some of the accessories.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Baking Bread

So last night my son comes to me and asks me to bake him some pumpkin bread with the leftover pumpkin from the pie I baked for him the other day. I've never baked pumpkin bread before so I went online and looked at many recipes and finally decided to make one of my own. Here's the recipe:
Fresh out of the oven
Kye's Pumpkin Bread
(yield 1 loaf)
Preheat oven to 350*
1/c cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
8oz pumpkin mush (or Libby's pumpkin)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp clove
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs and pumpkin. In seperate bowl combine dry ingredients and slowly add to wet mixture. Pour mixture into lightly greased and floured bread pan. Bake 50-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place pan on cooling rack when done.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pies

My son brought home a baking pumpkin from a school trip and requested I make a pie out of it, so since I planned to make a sweet potato pie I made them both up. Here's the recipe and a pic. The pumpkin is the bottom one.
Pumpkin Pie
(yields 1- 8" pie)
Preheat oven to 425
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups pie mush*
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
9 oz evaporated milk
8" pie pan with unbaked pie crust
*Pie Mush: 1 small pie pumpkin, cut into quarters and put in steamer for 20-25 minutes until soft. Allow to cool to handling temp and peel skin off. Place pulp in a mesh strainer to remove extra moisture. (extra mush can be frozen in a freezer baggie.)
Place all ingredients into blender, blend until everything is mixed and pour into an unbaked pie crust. Place in center of oven for 50-60 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Removes and place on cooling rack.


Sweet Potato Pie
(yields 1- 8" pie)
Preheat oven to 425
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potato (either microwave, bake or steam, remove skin)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1- 8" pie tin with unbaked crust
Place all ingredients into blender, blend until everything is mixed and pour into an unbaked pie crust. Place in center of oven for 50-60 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Removes and place on cooling rack.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inspiration

Last night as I laid in bed waiting for sleep to come I was overwhelmed by an image. It's been a long time since inspiration hit me so hard. So, I got out of bed and drew up a quick preliminary sketch in crayon (it's all I could find right away) and I know the drawing needs to be done in pen and ink and will be fairly detailed.

I had planned to run out today and buy the trim I need to finish my costume and shoes for it as well, but I keep getting pulled toward the drawing. I wonder if I should do that instead, since she is calling so strongly.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Finished Georgie Troll

So it has been several days and several pokes to both the wool and myself, but Georgie Troll is now complete. I have accessorized him with a walking stick and a "GET OFF MY BRIDGE" stick, leather shoes and a leather hat. Standing at 12" tall, he is one of the largest needle felted items I have made. So, here he is:





Friday, September 16, 2011

Georgie Troll grows

I have finished his torso and added the rest of his hair. Now to finish his lower half and make his props.



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Birth of a Troll

I would like to introduce Georgie Troll. I started needle felting him around 1ish and at a little before 4 his head is complete. Tomorrow I will start working on his body.

Front View. I love his flyaway hair!

Profile. Eek he needs a chin!

Back view. Cute little cap.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Moonlight Serenade Set - Necklace and Bracelet - $20

Pendant is made of glass beads, 2 medal beads and a single 12mm Czech trans. crystal on wire. It is strung on an 18" ribbon with a heart bar and ring toggle clasp.


Bracelet is made of glass beads and a single 12mm Czech trans. crystal strung on wire with a heart bar and ring toggle clasp and is 7.5" long.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Knit Socks

I finally finished my knit toe up socks I started back in March. Mostly because I forgot about them. LOL Here's the pic:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Mobius Shawl is Finished!

Finally finished off the Mobius Shawl. Here's some pics of it.
Mobius Shawl as a hood


Back of Mobius Shawl


Mobius Shawl


Monday, April 04, 2011

Pixie Pendants

More pendants made for my shop.

Cradled Pendant


Crowned Pendant

Ma Patite Pendant

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Toe-up Socks

I started knitting my first pair of toe-up socks. I am working both socks at the same time with 5 needles in Red Heart Heart & Sole in Faded Jeans.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mobius Shawl 1/3 complete

I've been working my pattern and when the shawl is done I will post it. I've been altering one I found on the internet.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mobius Shawl update

I am nearly done with the first 12 rows of the shawl, here's what it looks like so far.

Only 42 more rows to go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mobius Shawl cast on

For those of you that do not know what a mobius strip looks like, you can see examples here. Basically it is a complete circle with a single twist in it. In knitting a mobius you have two knitting needles attached by a long cord or wire, the right needle is in the front, a left needle goes around, down, up to the left so that you have 2 loops but they should only overlap once. What this does is cause a continuous pattern so that you are knitting both sides of the shawl at once. You use a marker for the beginning of the row and it is so cool to see the marker move under the area you are working on the lower wire and then come around to the needles again.




Friday, March 18, 2011

More pendants

Handmade one of a kind pendants I am selling in my shop. They are $5 each plus $1 S&H. Each one is made with a single key, assorted crystals and glass beads assorted bobbles and bronze wire.

They will be available in my shop.




Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

No more sucking glove

This is a glove I made for my daughter to hopefully deter her from sucking on her thumb. It's mate to be made soon.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quick garb for my kids

This was some garb I sewed up this afternoon (in 3 hours) for my two youngest. It is for an event this weekend for something called the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval recreation group.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First wool sock complete


I finished the first wool sock for my daughter. It took longer than expected, but I was using it to play with patterns and such.