Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Scarves I am knitting

I love Knitting- I am knitting scarves for a couple of my friends.

Lighted Christmas package

These Christmas packages are wonderful gifts. They are made with hollow glass blocks- building supply store. Take block put it in bucket of water- use drill with bit made to drill glass- insert only bit part of drill on block in water (water lubricates- also, glasses bits won't fly) drill hole big enough to stuff the strand of Christmas lights inside. Let dry, put in Christmas lights- Use wide ribbon- wrap and make it look like a package. You can change the ribbon to keep it out yr around. Makes wonderful night light. My mother-in-law made this one. The doll was given to me by my mil too. She didn't make it- it is a purchase from Danbury I believe. Linda 1/21/05

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

tiny knitted purse

Here is another tiny money purse- this one is knitted. Took about 30 min. Very little yarn.

Lunch money purse or small gift purse

1. fringe money purse is 2 X2" with draw strings. I added fringes at the bottom .
This pattern I made up.
2.This purse is crotcheted. It took about 15 to 20 min. to make- I found the pattern on the net.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Knitted eyelash yarn scarf

This is my daughter Christmas present (she knows about it). I am a beginning knitter. This took me 3 evenings. Boy do I know why they charge $25 and up for these scarves. I mended few dropped stitches needless to say. I like knitting/crotchet- I usually do small projects.
Doesn't it look like long grass?

Thank-you card

This is a thank-you card I am making for my mother-in-law. She loves to garden and her flowers are beautiful every year.

This yr stamped Christmas card

I really like rubberstamping. Seems homeschool keeps me so busy that only during the holidays and hs vacations do I have time to stamp anymore. I had so many to make I just kept them simple.

Making felt/paper envy for gift card/ art trading card

1 piece felt 6” X 2 ½ “ (outside piece)
2” X 2 ½ “ (inside piece)
2 – ½” circles of felt
2 brads
10” piece of crotchet thread
5” gross grain ribbon (back loop)

Pink edges of felt except the top end piece and top of inside piece .
On inside piece put brad in place to hold circle place ¾” from bottom of piece.
Outside circle goes ¾” from top (straight edge) – tie string around this circle.
Sew looped gross grain ribbon 3 ½” up from bottom 6” piece. (this will be back Of envelope) Match bottom pieces together and stitch.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Somethings that are traditions at our house

In the past I have made the Moravian Cookies each Christmas. Youngest son loves them and declares it would not be Christmas without them. This year I am adding Love Feast Buns to our traditions. Church is later in morning this time, since Christmas lands on Sunday. I love the traditional Christmas Eve Services, all the Christmas Music. My younger two children ds 15 and dd 21 love to decorate. Our house is small, so I need to come up with new decorating ideas so the place doesn't look cluttered.

Come, Lord Jesus,
Our Guest to be,
And bless these gifts,
Bestowed by Thee.
Bless our dear ones everywhere,
Keep them in Thy loving care.

Printed from COOKS.COM
3/4 c. shortening1 c. sugar2 eggs2 tsp. salt1 tsp. mace1 c. warm mashed potatoes1 c. warm potato water2 pkgs. active dry yeast, dissolved in 1/2 c. water (warm)6 c. (approx.) all purpose flour
Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, salt and mace. Add potatoes, potato water, yeast and gradually enough flour to make a stiff dough. Knead well, adding flour as needed but do not exceed 8 cups of flour in all. Place in large greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk. Shape into buns and let rise again until double. Bake in a 400 degree oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Printed from COOKS.COM
1 c. shortening1 c. brown sugar3 eggs1 c. molasses1 c. honey2 tsp. soda1 tsp. salt2 tsp. ginger2 tbsp. cinnamon8 c. flour
Cream shortening and sugar. Add honey, molasses and eggs. Add dry ingredients. Chill. Roll out 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees.

Polar Bear Kisses (Candy)

White Chocolate bark
Peppermint candy crushed

I melt white chocolate in micro-wave (carefully as not to burn it) Pour into buttered pan, top with crushed peppermint candy.

I only do these on Christmas as they are so full of sugar.