Friday, October 3, 2008

Crafts, Tutorials...
I'm back blogging, and it's Friday again! Whoo hoo! The weekend is just about to start and I get to post my collection of links I found this week. Lets begin with...

Candle and Soap Making Techniques: Water Balloon Luminaries

Aren't these wonderful! All you need are balloons, high-melt paraffin Wax, candle dye, a double boiler, and a cookie sheet. The instructions from Peak Candle Supplies are super easy.

They look like they would be a lot of fun to make, especially with slighly older children as I would be concerned about the hot wax with little kids around.

I think white or red ones would be especially great around the holidays - inside the house or outside, lining a driveway.

Fall craft project for kids: Fleece Scarves

Last fall and winter, I saw these EVERYWHERE but I never knew how to make them. This sewing project is reasonable, fun, and practical.

This is a really great and easy project that you could do with your kids.

...And More!!!

Bada Bing!

I went to Rome on a business trip in September and took a few taxis rides while I was there. I'm required to collect and turn in all receipts as business expenses. Just as I was about to submit my taxi receipts, I noticed something a little "different" about them. Take a good look at my receipts:
Bada Bing!
After I submit my expense report, hopefully HR won't be coming to call on me about my...ahem...activities in Rome.

(But you gotta love that name: Chica Chica Boom. I don't think Tony Soprano could have done better.)

High Cuisine for Halloween: Eyeball Caprese
I just love Insalata Caprese, and I had this wonderful appetizer when I was in Rome a few weeks ago. The traditional ingredients for this delicate salad are fresh mozzarella, basil, plum tomatoes and olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper. Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a version goes only slightly further, adding a thin slice of olive as the garnish. And, a clever trick produces perfectly round pupils every time.

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Wait. What's this yellow stuff here?



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  1. Jo said...
    Love that last picture! I'm hoping it's salad dressing though....
    LazyTcrochet said...
    LOL bada bing!
    Thanks for the links. Those candles look fun...and I've been meaning to do something with fleece with the girl scouts and I think the scarf idea is perfect.
    High Desert Diva said...
    Ah...the tutorials are back!

    Good luck with your expense report!
    Contrariwise said...

    I'm BA-ACK!

    I'm going to try to do the Friday downloads....every Friday!
    Rosebud Collection said...
    I have to tell you, this was a fun blog..Enjoyed everything..
    nichole said...
    Tutorials and downloads are my favorite blog entries. It's so nice to get a glimpse into people's process and to share the things we do.
    Profusion said...
    Glad to have you back :)
    Nice candles and scarves. There are also these fleece boas which could be fun:
    I haven't tried making one though, but it could be a fun fall project :)
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks for that link. I was looking for a tutorial for those - but my problem was that I didn't remember they're called "boas".
    Jennifer said...
    LOL! Good luck in submitting your receipts...that must have been a pretty roomy taxi to have all of that going on :-)
    LoveMeKnot Creations said...
    haha nice receipts :) the scarves i've made before, but i never sewn them i was too lazy haha.
    Contrariwise said...

    I guess you can also just cut the fleece in the length you want, fringe it and wear it, without sewing.

    Or you can do it my way. Buy them.

    /Don't own a sewing machine.
    //Have a lot of power tools though!
    Kim Caro said...
    ew that eye ball thing!

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