Friday, September 26, 2008

oh, Patti Labelle... a singer and a recipe artist!

I haven't made anything this week so I figured I would go back a few weeks to the most fattening day I had had in a while. Patti Labelle has a recipe for a baked mac n cheese. It is soooo good and I don't even really care about mac n cheese that much. I add more cheese than she calls for so my servings are super fatty! So you have to want it on a day that you don't care what you're eating!
Here's my version right before I took it out of the oven...


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


what better to do with old glass seed beads than to make bracelets with them? So that's exactly what I spent the last waking hours of this past weekend doing!

it's kinda fun to wear 7 bracelets all at once!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

recycled vinyl.

So a few years ago, my brother gave me two big boxes of old vinyl records some random guy gave him to try and sell on Ebay. The guy kinda dropped off the face of the Earth and my brother was stuck with the records and well, that's where I come in to take them off his hands.

This weekend I finally decided to recycle a few of them (some shall remain in my vinyl collection... but I figured I would sacrifice some for the sake of craftiness! So here is my start to recycling the vinyl...

a few random records.

a very hot record!

my finished product... holding some bracelets I made this weekend as well.

After all that melting, it's time for some fun with album covers. Maybe not the most novel idea, but definitely a good time!

Friday, September 12, 2008

high fructose corn syrup?

tonight I went to the bookstore to look at magazines and see if I could find some cool ones to cut up and turn into cool recycled stuff to potentially sell on Etsy. So after skimming a couple of magazines to just say "eh" to, I found a little gem called Hi-Fructose. Lots of weird stuff... kinda like a weird art magazine. I just got finished with a deep skim of it, and I figured I would write about it since it will be contributing to my craftiness. I was going to post a picture of the cover but I liked this picture better... so here it is... fresh off the hi-fructose website...

I hate high fructose corn syrup... even though it's sweet... and yes, I've seen the new commercials about it. I'm still skeptical.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

more bangles and the cookies I hate.

My weekend consisted of a woodburner, bangle bracelets, decoupage, and David making no bake cookies.

We'll start with the cookies... I'm sure to many they are delectable. Not my favorite treat...

I bought a woodburner to try some things out on the bracelets... for the ones I screwed up, I just decoupaged on top! you can't go wrong with decoupage.

woodburner... Zoe was interested but I wouldn't let her sniff it.

unfinished bracelet on my knee.

my bracelets for the weekend!