Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I would try to find a cuter dishtowel. But I love the ones like this that Amy gave me b/c it is harder for the babies to figure out how to pull off and b/c they are longer then a regular bib.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
supplies:9 inch piece of ribbon (some people like it a bit longer. remember there will be a soother attached to it so that adds a little length)
here is the front:
3. on the other end of the ribbon, secure one side of the snap with the snap setter. about 1 1/2 -2 inches away from the first snap secure the other side of the snap.4. and you're done!!
within this tutorial i will show you how i hang my letters so i do not have to put any holes in the door! (i hang my wreaths on my door the same way the "S" pictured below is hanging)
paper - you can use anything from scrapbook paper to wrapping paper.
1. trace around the letter with the pencil, onto the paper that you would like. cut out the letter on the paper cutting so you can't see your tracing marks.
4. gently sand or file all the edges of your letter with a downward motion. if using sandpaper, find something for it to wrap around like shown in the picture below.
7. hold the letter in the correct place on top or the door with your hand. make sure the letter is straight and centered. Staple the ribbons in place with a few staples.
8. place sticky tack behind the letter so it doesn't move when the door is opened and closed.
3. cut fabric to fit sheets of magnets. take paper off of the magnet and stick fabric to the sticky stuff. 4. place letter on top, while holding it with your hand, cut around each letter. for letters with holes in the middle, use an exacto knife to cut.
5.when you are completely finished step 4 with all the letters. lay letters out on wax paper. begin brushing a thin layer of mod podge on the letters one at a time making sure to go right to the edge. let air dry for 10-15 minutes. place on any magnetic surface and you are done!
Bread in a Bag
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast , or 1 TBLS
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons non-fat dry milk
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
In a large resealable freezer bag, combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, yeast and warm water. Squeeze most of the air out of the bag, and seal. Squish with your hands until the well blended. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes at room temperature, or until bubbles appear.
In a separate bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, dry milk, oil and salt. Pour into the resealable bag and squeeze out most of the air. Seal, and squish until well blended. Add the last cup of flour to the bag, and continue mixing in the same manner until well blended.
Remove the dough from the bag, and place on a floured surface. Knead for 5 to 8 minutes. Form into a small loaf, and place in a greased 8x4 inch loaf pan. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise for about 30 minutes, or until your finger leaves an impression when you poke the top of the loaf gently.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake the bread for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
materials needed: plastic travel wipes case, fabric, thin batting, braided trim, decorative trim or ribbon (optional), hot glue and hot glue gun, and a template (save the image below and print as a full 8x11 image - printing directly from your browser may resize the template)
1. Hot glue the batting around the top edges of the wipes case. Trim any excess - there should be no overhang.
2. Wrap the fabric around the case. Hot glue across the top front edge. Pull the fabric taut and hot glue across the bottom front edge (below the line of where it closes together). Continue gluing around all sides, pulling fabric tight. Clip the fabric near the hinge on both sides, so you can glue the fabric tight around the back corners. Trim any excess fabric. Don't worry if it looks a little messy at this point - all the edges will be covered with the braided trim.
For this step, the most important thing to remember is that you do not want to glue over where the wipes case closes and snaps together. On the bottom half, the fabric should not go all the way to the edge.
3. Add a decorative trim or ribbon, if you want one.
4. Glue the braided trim around all edges. Start in one of the bottom back corners. Again, on the bottom side of the case, do not glue over where the case closes.
Continue gluing the trim all the way around. When you get to the hinges, make a U-Turn and start the trim around the top of the case.
When you get back to your starting point, end the trim and top with a small amount of hot glue to keep it from fraying.
You're done! If you worked carefully, the case should still snap closed tight. Fill with baby wipes and you are good to go.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
1 1/2 lbs ground beef browned
1/2 bag frozen peas
1/2 bag frozen corn (I used a can of corn)
1 pkg brown gravy mix
3-4 carrots peeled and chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1/4-1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
Combine all of the above ingredients and spread in a 9X13 pan.
Cook and mash 7-8 small potatoes with salt, pepper, milk and butter. Spread this on top of the meat mixture. I used my cake decorating tips and piping bag to pipe potatoes around the edges. My husband says the Irish do NOT make it like that! Add Cheese to cover the top.Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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