Monday, October 18, 2010


I found this over at Lick The Bowl is Rice Krispies where the bottom and middle layers have been dyed using food coloring yellow and orange then cut to resembe candy corn.  As my son loves Rice Krispies so I will try this soon.  

Photo from Lick The Bowl Good

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Charlotte Letters  has a tutorial to make a spider shirt using the above as an applique.   This would be cute for Halloween or any kid that loves spiders.  I think I am going to spook out my girly "Tink" boyshorts that I got a Walmart for $1 with this creepy gem.


Hello Goodbye, originally uploaded by Tresijas.\

I love this cute little elephant!   Flickr user Tresijas indicates it is based on a vintage 70's wallpaper pattern. 

I don't have any immediate use for this so it is for a "someday" project - would be cute to make wrapping paper with.

Monday, October 11, 2010


It is hard to find cute, yet simple designs for boys, but The Tao of Craft  nailed it with the above freezer paper stencil.

This is going on my someday list as this would also be cute for a baby onesie baby shower gift the it is known that the little one is going to be a boy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Michelma's Dragon

Over at The Rhythm of The Home there is a pattern and tutorial for a cute little dragon, called Michelma's dragon here.

For further explanation on its name, click the hyperlink above. 

While he is not going on a project list for the near future, at some point in time I want to make him to put into the "Grandma Box" for future grandchild(ren). 

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I saw this Tie To Belt Tutorial over at  Dragonfly Designs today and it is hard to refrain from raiding my son's closet for an old tie to try this out on. 

I am a follower of her blog and she has all sorts of interesting things - you can check out her blog by clicking below.

Dragonfly Designs

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Angie's Homemade Donuts

 This yummy recipe is by Angie Atchley (her blog is Vivo Bello) posted at one of my favorite meal inspirations sites $5 Dinner Mom.

It is fun and simple.  Just need:
  • 2 Tubes of Biscuits
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cap off of 20 oz plastic bottle (to cut the hole in the buscuit)
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic bag
Here are the instructions from over at  $5 Dinner Mom.

1) Line up the biscuits assembly line style.
2) Use a cap from a 20oz soda (or something similar) to make a hole in the center of the biscuits.
3) Heat 3 inches of oil on medium/high.
4) Place donuts and donut holes in the oil for about a minute on each side, until golden brown.
5) Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
6) Give each child a small bag with some sugar in it, add the warm donuts to the bags and let them shake, shake, shake until the donuts are coated!"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Leaf Skull Rubbing

I saw this Leaf Skull Rubbing tutorial over at Craft Lady Abby, who is a fellow "Countdown To Halloween" blogger and know I want to give this a try as it looks like fun and produces a unique results.

Friday, October 1, 2010


We had dinner at TGI Friday's and I order the "Choose 3 for $12.99" and for dessert I had ordered the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, but they brought this out by mistake and they were busy, so we just decided to go ahead and give it a go, and boy am I a glad that we did!  It was to die for.  

We just got home and I went in search of a copy cat recipe and found the following on Facebook and I plan on trying to make this in the near future.
Vanilla graham cracker crust, vanilla bean cheesecake, white chocolate mousse, vanilla bean whipped cream.

1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Crush the graham crackers. Mix in the sugar. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, then stir in the melted butter. Line a springform pan with non-stick foil. Press graham crackers into the pan. Bake at 375ยบ for 8 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool.

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons corn starch
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
vanilla beans from one pod

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, corn starch and sugar, mix until sugar is dissolved. Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Don’t overmix.

Bake at 350F 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 1 hour.

1 cup whipping cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
4 ounces white chocolate baking squares, melted

In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Put this in a bowl in the fridge. Don’t wash your mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese in it, until fluffy. Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.

1 cup whipping cream
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
Beans from one vanilla pod

In cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar and then vanilla beans, beating until stiff peaks form.

After the cheesecake has cooled spread the mousse evenly on top. Refrigerate for about an hour then spread the whipped cream on top. Refrigerate several hours before serving.