Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Romantic item of the week.

This weeks item can be more than just romantic. It is a lamp I received from my grandmother long long ago. I have another but the wiring is broken  and it does not have a glass cover. I'm pretty sure I can get new ones though! It has been on my crafting desk in the office. My brother in law is moving in so were moving out. I'm thinking when I have the set finished and cleaned up, I'll put them on top of my piano!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chocolate Mold Mustache Tutorial

Have you ever thought to yourself, I would love a chocolate mustache? well now you can have one!!


Things you will need:
Mustache mold ( I found this one at Michaels)
Chocolate candy melts
Candy sticks
Measuring cup
Butter knife (not pictured here)

Step 1. Pour candy melts in to measuring cup and microwave according to directions. (I warm in 20 sec intervals 30 always burns for me) stir in between microwaving.
Step 2. After melted use butter knife to help pour melted chocolate in to molds with stick in place. I then take the knife and smooth down the chocolate so it is even through out.

Step 3. Place on a flat surface in freezer or frige for 10-15 mins. Or until solid.

Step 4. Flip mold over and twist mold until mustaches fall out.

Then Ta-Da !!! Mustache on a stick mad of chocolate!

Hope you liked them!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Changing things up a bit.

My schedule st work had changed so I have decided to change my blog schedule. Monday will still be instagram, wed will be tutorial, and friday will be item of the week!! If there is something you would like to see please feel free to leave a comment or email me . Have a wonderful week!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Seed packet zipper pouch.

I bought this fabric in a thrift shop in pasadena, california. I just adore it. I made a shopping bag out of it, and it is for sale on my etsy store. (Their is a link in the side bar) I had some left and thought a make-up zipper pouch would be super cute with the pattern.
This was supposed to be a tutorial but, due to internet and camera issues it did not happen. I think I may still put up a tutorial but for now this is the finished product.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Romantic item of the week

This week their are two items. They are plates I received from my grandmother. They are not yet displayed but I hope to put them in my dining room. I'm hoping the item of the week posts will encourage my to put things up!! I think ilk go friday to get the plate displays!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Crochet California Roll Sushi Tutorial

My husband has been on a Sushi kick lately, were new to it but enjoy it. Last week I had a late night, not for any particular reason other than that I was feeling crafty. I thought it would be funny to make hubby some sushi!! I figured since traditional sushi is rolled that croched sushi should be too. Here is how you can make some of your own!

 Scrap Green, White, and Orange yarn.
 size H Crochet needle
 Yarn needle
 Scrap black fabric
Stitches used: Chain, Single Crochet.
Step 1.
With Orange yarn chain 6.
Row 1. SC in 3rd chain from hook and in remaining 3. (4 sc) ch 2 and turn.
Row 2. ( ch 2 counts and first sc) Sc across (4sc) tie off
Row 3. With green SC across 4 ch 2 turn.
Row 4. ( ch 2 counts and first sc) Sc across (4sc) tie off
Row 5. With white SC across 4 ch 2 turn.
Row 6- 18 .  ( ch 2 counts and first sc) Sc across in remaining 3 (4 sc) ch 2 turn.
At the end tie off and weave in ends.

 Step 2. Cut a small strip of black fabric that is about 4in long and the same width as the strip of crochet.
 Step 3. wrap the black fabric in with the crochet strip to make it look like seaweed inside the roll.
 Step 4. Seam up the end of the wrap so it is flat. tie off and weave in ends.
 Ta da!! Sushi (Not edible) Looks good enough to eat tho!!
 Close up and an Salmon sushi too.
 Yummy!! They also make great gifts for kids !!
Not exactly Romantic, but fun!!