Monday, December 27, 2010

New Recipe Binder

I needed a new recipe binder.  So I got playing around and here is what I come up with.  Only, this is just for Desserts!  So, I will have to make another one for other recipes!  So here goes!  This is the cover..  I got my paper over at ETM.  It was the Hot Chocolate style.  It came with the sticker letters and the cardstock stickers too...

 Here is the first divider, it is for has a tab on the side, but the tab stays with the protective cover...
 The next divider is for Cookies.  I tried to do the folded paper theme on all of the pages.  It kinda looks like ribbon.  Then, it was having a hard time sticking to the paper, so I got out my sewing machine...
 This divider is for Pies... me and my sewing machine go way back.  It is a singer, it only does the straight stitch it is soooo old.  I was ancient when I received it for Christmas when I was 10!  It is blue, metal and weighs close to 30 pounds or more.  She is one heavy girl!
 This is for poor sewing machine, it made creaks and groans, and needs oiled very, very badly.  There were times when it wouldn't even put the needle down.  I feel bad for it.  But I learned something.  You shouldn't tape/glue and sew.  It gums up the needle and breaks the thread.  Or, you should use wax thread...:)
 Last divider is for Other, like puddings and such... Don't fret too much over my poor sewing machine.  I will take care of her.  Maybe instead of sewing coats and Levi, she will be devoted to paper now! 
Hope you like!

Monday, December 20, 2010

My recipes for Dec....

I'm behind!  I made recipes for ETM, for the month of December, and I forgot to show them to you!  I haven't even taken pictures of the other ones yet!  (I'll get on it!)
So here is the first one, Pear Streusel Muffins.
 And my second one is Pomegranate Salad.  Really strange, but the family loves it!  We have been getting fruit and vegetables from Bountiful Baskets and we have been getting quite a few pomegranates in the baskets, so this is a great way to use them, plus its just that time of year!
Hope you like!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Craft Booth

Remember I did my craft fair on the 11th?  Well, here is what it looked like and what I did.
Here is an outside view of the left hand side.
 A close up of the right hand side.
 This was in front of the left hand side.  I put odds and ends in there that I was selling, like stamp sets and things.
 Here is the back wall, I had this to show the albums I can make.  I didn't have time to make up albums to sell, so I took orders.  I got one order.
 Here are my gift card holders.  You can put a gift card in the center of them in the little holder part.
 My organizers... I sold 5 of them...
 Pretzel sticks
 Scooby Doo bones!  Covered in carmel and chocolate!
 The snowman poop and reindeer poop.  The reindeer poop all sold out, 3 left of the snowman.  I took 10 of each kind.
 York Patties in a bag, and single mint sandwiches.  The York patties sold out...
 Wassail in a tube, and water with flavor packets...  I sold several waters, but everyone had bottled water, weird I know!!  I have about 5 tubes of wassail left too.
 Here are my cake balls!  I did three flavors, but they sat me next to a candy booth, and then the first booth when you came in was a baked goods booth for the local cheerleaders...
 My milk cartons and hot chocolate tubes.  The mint sold out, the peppermint have 2 left. I took 10 each of them also.
So that is what my booth looked like.  It was fun to do, I just wish that there had been more people there, there was no advertising, so only the community there came.  So I did really well considering!!!
Hope you like! 
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

BF Gifts

Each year I make something for my BF.  This year I signed up to make a wall plaque for her.  When it came, it was not what I ordered.  I was really mad.  Really mad.  So hubby said, go and order it yourself (someone else had did the ordering the first time...)  So I did.  Luckily, she has a mother in law, and so I made the first one for her mil.  This one on top, is for my friend.  Her living room is green and purple, the vinyl is purple!
 This is the one that I didn't like.  I made it for the mil... Its nice, but not the writing I wanted.  It turned out pretty nice though!
 Then, I tried to learn to make something new.  She has twin girls, so I was going to make some hair bows for them.  I tried to make these, but I think that they look a lot like cow pies....:)  However, the one little girl was very pleased with them and squealed when she saw them, so cow pie or not, they were well liked!!
I got my things done for the craft fair, I will have to show you and tell you all about it.  but not today, I still have a headache!!!
Hope you like!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Milk Carton Madness!

So I got this brilliant idea to make little milk carton caddies, with hot chocolate and marshmallows for my neighbors.  Well, my BF wanted some for her neighbors too, and my friend over at ETM wanted a couple too, So I set out to make some.  I needed to make 50! 
So, here is the finished!
 Here's the little cartons up close.  I stapled the tops shut.  Then I saw a lady took hers and made the bottoms to open.  Too cool.  also , too late.  Mine are stapled.
 Here's the box for my friend...
 And here's the box for my neighbors!!  (I'm going to take them to the craft fair.  If they don't sell, I am still ahead!)
Hope you like!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Craft Fair share!

Three new things to show you that I have been working on for the craft fair.
The first one is this test tube of hot chocolate.  Some are Mint and some are Peppermint.

 Then I made these little sacks of York Peppermint Patties that everyone has been doing lately....
 And here are some smaller test tubes, these ones have sugar free wassail in them.
Been busy!!  Hope you like!
I didn't know getting ready for a craft fair would be such a chore!!  I wish I had known about it earlier, or that I had had the will to say "no."  But, I didn't, and so I didn't have the chance to make things all year for it, I think that that would be the way to go, doing it slowly all year!!
I got to go to a stamp class last night!  We did a card swap and I can't wait to show you what I got, but it might take me a while to get to the pictures!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Things I've been working on... recipe/ monthly organizers

Here's a couple of the things I've been working on.  They are recipe or monthly organizers.  Here is a couple of them, this one is mint and chocolate.
 This one is red...
 This one is teal and chocolate...
 Hot pink and Hot green...
 Chocolate and pink...
 Here's the inside.  They are 6 by 6, and you open them up.  Inside is these pockets.  When it is closed, if the ribbon is a thick one like this one, I close them with Velcro.  If it is a skinny ribbon, I close it by tying it in a bow on the side. 
 See how the pockets fold out?  They are made from envelopes.  Cool huh!  I have tab dividers too, that match that will go with them. 
 Here's the hot pink/green inside.  I made 10 of these for the craft fair.
Tell me what you think!!!