Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baseball String Bracelet


 After I found this tutorial Baseball String Bracelet on how to cut a baseball and make a bracelet from it, I was so happy! 2 days later...I had my very own. I added a bit of bling to mine because I didn't like the naked strings. I added some rolled paper beads from scrapbook paper and put a coat of clear nail polish on them. I also added some clear and red Czech beads and finished it up with 2- 1/2" charms that I added some Yankee images to. I simply copied them to Word and reduced them to 1/2" and cut carefully. I glued them in with double sided  tape and then added a drop of clear nail polish and spread it around and repeated that the next day. I love it so much!!!
 The only thing I did different was, after I got the seam cut completely out, I cut it and soaked it in water and stretched it and worked with it to get it straight. It worked! I tell ya...it's no easy feat taking the baseball apart because it is glued like, somebody may try to rip it off. I bet they never thought a female would rip it apart and make jewelry. It's worth the work so, give it a try!
Love & Peace,

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Yankee Fragrance

It's here! It's here! It's here! I was waiting on the UPS guy on the porch. He said, "This must be important!" I couldnt wait to rip the box open and get this out.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hand Painted S&P Shakers

I'm going to show you how to turn these $2 (set) salt and pepper shakers into expensive ones without being an artist. Like the ones below or you can make up your own pattern with simply polka dots or to match something you may want them matched with.
Pics and tutorial after the jump...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Easy Summer Salad

Do you ever want something to eat and nothing sounds right? You walk around looking for something but no luck. I wanted a salad of sorts but I can't eat any type of lettuce so green salads are out for me. I had a fresh tomato but didn't want a BLT. Mostly cause I've had that for like 4 days in a row. I get on kicks and will eat the same thing until I just don't want it anymore. So here is what I come up with:
Recipe and directions after the jump.

Nay Sayers

I am pretty new to my own blogging, but have spent a lot of time reading and following some amazing people. I am flabbergasted at the amount of people that enjoy being rude to the people that take an enormous amount of time posting and writing tutorials for people that may be interested in what they have to offer. Every recipe, craft, idea or new product is not for everyone...

Making Plum Brandy

I sure will be glad when I get this blogging and tutorialing down pat. It's all a little confusing being a newbie, but I'm getting there. SLOWLY but surely. I grew up with typewriters, adding machines and dial (rotary) telephones. Even shared a party line when I was a little girl. That was some serious fun! OK...I've been making Plum Brandy which is more of a Brandy Vodka since Brandy is a type of wine. Nevertheless...that's what it's called. Would my 2 Mamaws agree with this? Absolutely. They were about anything homemade. One of them would take a small sip and the other would take my word for it. Here is a pic collage I made @picmonkey.com of all the different days and stages. I really like picmonkey so far. The first pic is my 3yr old Grand daughter picking "apples". I was sick that day & she came in my room & said, "Honey we got du a bunch of apples!" 5 gallons of apples, to be exact. That was just the first picking.
Full recipe and tutorial after the jump.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

$5 Wedding Craft Challenge

This started with a $1 solar light that I bought at the Dollar Tree. I bought it simply to see how well it worked or IF it worked. My Grand daughter picked it up one night when we were sitting outside and said it was her Princess wand. I instantly knew what I wanted to enter into the $5 Wedding Craft Challenge.

Supplies and instructions after the jump.