Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Twig Wreath

I love looking in "Blog Land" at all the creative people.  I get so many ideas from others creativity. 
Here is my inspiration for my latest project (finished last night!)

Isn't she a beauty!

So As I was out in the woods pulling grapevine for some wreaths I brought back some twigs
here is what I did.....

I cut a circle from heavy card board (used a box)
Cut a inside circle and wrapped with twine ~ getting it to stay with hot glue

Then I cut my twigs and hot glued on the circle

I then took smaller twigs and put them around the circle to fill it in and to cover up the hot glue.  I loaded it up with hot glue!!!!
My wreath looks a little wilder then the model!  It's kind of growing on me......
I figure I can always make another one if I figure out I really don't like it :)

So what do you think?  Be honest I can take it....I have kleenex close by :)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Carrot Cake :)

I love the farmers market!  I haven't been able to go to often this summer but went the last 2 weekends.  One of the things they had were GINORMOUS carrots!  I am serious!  So when Jocelyn asked for Carrot Cake for her birthday I knew we were good to go :)

 Here is the birthday girl posing with her cake!

Look at all that goodness! 

And a little bundt cake blessing to share with another!
Here is the recipe:
I used 1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce

For Cream Cheese Frosting: 
1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanillia
1 lb confection sugar
blend first three ingredients and then add sugar
You won't be sorry!

Enjoy :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Angie's Patch

So I have this friend at work who is known for her grace and poise.....
Here is her picture.........

actually she makes me feel okay about being a klutz...because I am!  In fact I was looking at my thigh and noticed 2 big bruises and have no idea where they came from.  But hey this blog entry  is not about me it's about Angie and she will let me know it's about her....

So she was out walking her dog and took a digger......
but the worse part was she put a hole in her favorite jeans.....
now I know you feel bad for her....
She fixed her little problem and she wanted me to share it with you....

She got a jean patch and her husband drew a flower for her.  (Now she can't complain that he never brings her flowers!!!) and she ironed it on to her more hole and she can still enjoy her favorite jeans!
And here is a close up of her handiwork!

So the moral of the story is anyone can be creative and crafty...
and Angie is the craftiest person I know....
The End!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Apple Sour Cream Bundt Cake = YUMMY!

Now this is how I like fall.....

The leaves changing and are beautiful colors.........
                         The days are warm and I can still bike.....
                                        The nights are cool and comfortable for sleeping............
To celebrate I needed to make a fall recipe so I deceided for our Life Group I would make this yummy cake!   receipe can be found here.........

Look at the middle section!  Doesn't that make your mouth water!
I wanted to make it a little prettier so I added a simple powdered sugar glaze.

I highly recommended it! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Picture This........Jewlery Holder

I don't know about you but it seems when I want to wear a certain pair of earrings it has been.....hmmmmm where did I put those?  Or I've also had the "wow, I don't remember that pair!" experience.  I'm not clutter free and I don't always remember where I put things :)  so in order to minimize frustration I wanted to make something for my hanging earrings....(you know the kind without posts)  I know your so amazed by my technical writing skills :) 

I've seen some projects but I had something else in mind so this is what I came up with............

This is what I did:

*What you will need is a frame ( I spray painted and distressed mine and really like the way it looks in my bedroom)
*piece of screen.......I went to my local True Value ~ they had some screening leftovers in the back they gave me for FREE!  They are really nice people!  Sometimes it pays to go local instead of big box stores!
*Material for back - if you want your walls to show through then skip this step.  My walls are white and I wanted something to stand out and look like a piece of art.  I found a remenant of material at JoAnn's ~ very inexpensive!
*Staple gun
I painted the frame ~ attached screen with the staple gun ~ pulled material tight and stapled to the back and had a new, functional piece of art for the bedroom :)

Here it is on the wall with a hook I found at GW....It was a garden hook I use to hang some necklaces on it :)

Let me know what you think!  I love your comments!


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