Monday, January 24, 2011

My polymer clay charms

This is what I have been up to lately.

it has become my new obsession.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Treats

I haven't been around much lately but things have been really busy for me these last couple of days, plus the fact that I haven't had much to blog about either.I'm sure you don't want to hear about my boring ole life or about how  I've been lazy and have not done any of the much needed house cleaning. But who needs a clean house when there is crafting to do right?

What I did do today instead of cleaning was work on making some little yummy looking treats.

A couple of cupcakes and a brownie with caramel icing. I've had the supplies for awhile now but just didn't know what to make with my clay.
What made me think to make these lil treats? Well my cousin has decided to start selling Sweet Treat Candles(it was my idea for the name).
and I thought why not make a few sweet treats to give to her as a gift to celebrate her new venture. I am working on a few more charms and then I think I'll make a her bracelet out of them.

Of course I have to get better at making the lil charms before I'll actually give them to her.But I think these turned out pretty good for my first attempt.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A recipe for you

I know I haven't been around much lately but there really hasn't been a lot going on since Christmas. I'm doing some knitting and my nearest and dearest friend Donnely and I are work on some top secret things that I will reveal soon, but in the mean time I do have a recipe for you.

 We are not much for eating cereal at my house so I am always on the look out for breakfast recipes that are healthy and delicious. So when I came across this recipe I knew I had to give it a try. And it taste so good I knew I wanted to share it with those of you who haven't deserted me yet my readers.

Banana Pancakes
11/4 cups flour
1 T. packed brown sugar
1/2t.baking powder
1/2t. baking soda
1/4t. salt
1/1/4cups buttermilk*
2 egg whites
1t. vegtableoil
2 ripe banana-chopped
2 T chopped walnuts-optional

In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl mix buttermilk, egg whites, and oil. Stir into flour mixture. Add the banana and nuts(if using). Mix well.
Coat a large non-stick skillet-I use the griddle-with cooking spray and place over medium heat for 3 minutes or until hot. For each pancake, ladle about 1/4 cup of batter into skillet.Cook until bubbles appear on top and the edges are barely dry. Turn pancakes over and cook about 1 minute or until center springs back when touched. Repeat with remaining batter, coating the skillet with cooking spray as needed.

*If you don't have buttermilk add 1T vinegar to your milk and let it sit for about a minute before adding to your batter.

My son like these with maple syrup but they taste just as yummy plain. They also make a great after school snack when spread with a little bit of peanut butter on them. try these pancakes and you just might find your family has a new breakfast favorite.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's a New year

but today has been on my mind since Christmas. Yes my family had a good Christmas and everyone got what they wanted but come this time of year I start missing my Grandfather.And even though I know he wouldn't want me to dwell on the fact that he is gone, it is still hard for me to enjoy the beginning of the new year. My grandfather was such a huge part of my life and there are days when I feel so lost without him. I don't seem to be able to really start my year until January 3rd as much as I try not to think about theses things I just don't seem to be able to get past it till then. And so with a heavy heart I post this tribute to my Grandpa Joe.


Two years ago today
A good man had to go away.

Many a tear I have shed,
And my heart a little it has bled.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you,
And feel just a little blue.

But in my heart,
I know we are never truly apart.

And that we shall meet again someday.

In Memory of Joseph W. Chambers ~December 11-1922 to January 2nd 2009~

I will forever miss you until someday comes.