Get out your watercolor paints and join me in some fun. Here are two different techniques to try, the first is from Susie Short’s watercolor tips. I like the scratch technique. And at The Postman’s Knock You will learn how to paint flowers from Anna.Then here is a fun one to do with kids. You can use paper cups, cans, tubes to make circles them come back in and paint. This is a study of artist Kandinsky form Art at Herod.
Christmas is a time to share wonderful treats with family and friends. I have a few that I make just at Christmas time and I thought I would share the recipes. Most are simple as I am not the type to take hours making something that gets eaten in seconds. So here goes:
Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn recipe found at CD Kitchen. This makes a big batch and is fun to have at parties. I air pop my popcorn.Microwave Peanut Brittle. This one can be found at All Recipes. Again very simple and turns out great.
Hungry Happenings has these cute little frosty the snowman pretzels.My favorite fudge recipe is Nestle’s Toll House Famous Fudge. You use marshmallows instead of the marshmallow cream. Yummy!
I am a visual learner and love when I can find a great video tutorial. This one is for a tote bag made from a charm pack by Missouri Star Quilt Company and is on the Fons and Porter website. One charm pack will make three totes with pieces left over. You will need an additional 3/4 of a yard of matching fabric for each tote. I have just discovered how much fun charm packs and jelly rolls are to sew with, and Missouri Star Quilt Company has some great tutorials on how to use them.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you get to spend the day with loves ones. I am grateful for all the wonderful things my family does for me. I am loved by my heavenly Father, have a terrific husband, outstanding sons that make me grateful everyday and family and friends that are always there for me. Life would not be complete without them.
When I want to relax and just craft I get out one of two things, polymer clay or paint ceramic houses. (I use them in my Christmas village) Over the weekend I got out my clay and made a cute little snowman. (My pictures didn’t turn out and I all ready gave him away.) Polymer clay is easy to work with, you can use paint, ink, rubber stamps, build canes, sand, polish or varnish the clay. You don’t need very many tools, most things you can find around the house. Though if you use a pan or knife for clay don’t use it for food again. It’s not something you want in your mouth. Also if you sand the clay wear a mask. So I found a couple of ideas for you to get inspiration.Country Woman Magazine