Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Anyway, I've put in some time searching and can't find the inspiration post so we're just gonna go ahead with what I did.
I've been on a Halloween decorating craft kick, if you haven't noticed. So while I do have some (great) old(ish) Christmas ornaments I want to glitter (given to me by my PA sister-in-law), I thought black sparkly ones would be a cool addition to my so far pumpkin- and candy corn-based decorating scheme.
This is my flat black paint from the jar lids.
Then I moved them inside and painted on Modge Podge. I mean, not the same day or anything. But within a week, I'd say.
Those are the same gloves I used when I did the shelf. They were all sticky so I tossed them after this activity. But it does explain why there's a red spot on one of the glittered cutters.
The coffin shape was one I tried with just glue and glitter; it doesn't have the black spray paint underneath. I definitely think the spray paint gives them a better look and fills in any little spots where the glitter didn't stick. You can see silver through the glitter on the coffin, which, if you were using a white or clear glitter wouldn't show.
I was going to make a garland type thing with some woven ribbon and black grosgrain ribbon but it was not working for the space I thought I wanted it so this is what I ended up doing:
Kind of random, but at the same time I like it.
Monday, October 10, 2011
My sister-in-law really liked the pumpkin snickerdoodles but I didn't have hers so can't say if they were similar or different from what I did.
I'd been looking at this Garlic Parmesan Pull-apart Bread for awhile and finally made it one night when we had lasagna (because why stop at the excessive steps of a lasagna? Might as well throw a yeast bread into the mix). It wasn't the dream come true lusciousness that I wanted it to be. It was average, but worth another try with more butter and garlic.
These Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes were good. I think I overbaked them a smidge because they were a tiny bit dry. My husband asked me to make some frosting so I whipped (literally) up some chocolate buttercream which made it all worthwhile. My kids didn't eat them, but then I didn't offer them any. Kate helped me bake them and after her first taste of Nutella asked, "Is mutella a fruit?"
Oh, and when I printed the recipe from Feisty Cook, I didn't see a "print recipe" button and it printed ev.er.y.thing. So beware.
These Fudge Drops were really, really good. I don't have espresso powder but went ahead anyway and didn't notice anything amiss.
Oh, and these Cake Batter Blondies were D.lish.ous. I could go mix some up right now and eat the batter but I'm going to show Sam my legendary Tetris skills. It's nice to be admired for something.
Monday, October 3, 2011
How cool is that?
We're going to seal it with some kind of stain and then install it sometime in the future. But you know us. Don't hold your breath. Just marvel at how it went from a new board to "looking like it came from the dock" (Craig's words) in a day.