Archive | November, 2011

Nutter Butter Santa Cookie

30 Nov

Looking for a cute and quick Christmas cookie?  This one is perfect and you don’t have to cook!  Come together Kids show you how to pull it all together.

Eyeglass Case

30 Nov

Since turning 50 I must carry reading glass with me at all times and my poor eyeglass case is coming apart at the seams.  Better Homes and Gardens has pattern and instructions for a beautiful case made out of felt.

Holiday Tree Centerpiece

29 Nov

You know the show “Cheers” and the song that went with the show “where everyone knows your name”  that is how I feel about the craft store. I keep seeing these wonderful ideas and want to head to the store to get supplies.  Here is one from
Mod Podge.  Very cute and you could easily adapt it to fit your decor.

20 Gifts Kids Can Make

29 Nov

At Crafty Crow this morning there is a list of 20 gifts that kids can make.  These are wonderful ideas and a wide range of suggestions.  Take a look!

Bangel Bracelets

28 Nov

Alisaburke used a foam pencil cup she found in the kids section of the craft store to  make these wonderful bracelets.  They turned out so beautiful.  Or how about these made from old t-shirts from Make-Handmade! They would be a great teen project for Christmas gifts for friends.

Muppet finger puppet

28 Nov

OK I am a kid at heart and still love the Muppets.  Now that you have my confession maybe you are too.  Here are some cute finger puppets from Wild Olive.  Isn’t Kermit cute?

Christmas Tree Softie

27 Nov

At LucyKate Crafts she has a tutorial for a Christmas tree softie.  I think this is very cute.  I like having something in my Christmas decorating that little hands can touch.  That way they can enjoy the holidays too and I don’t have to worry about all the breakables One hint I would add is if you want this to stand on a flat surface, after you fill most of the tree with stuffing  you can add about a cup of lentils or rice to the bottom of the tree to help it stand upright. 

Pin Cushions

27 Nov

Tip Nut came up with 30 sites for making a pincushion.  What a great gift for the seamstress this Christmas.  I really like the ones made from bottle tops from Craftstylish.

Coin Purse

27 Nov

I hate to search for change in my purse.  I think this is very clever idea from Idle Hands, Empty BrainReminds me of the one my grandfather always carried.  Really easy to follow tutorial.


23 Nov

Yum, Quiche!  Here is a very good recipe from Delicious Divas. (check their page for other great recipes)  And turkey is a great meat to add to your Quiche!

Leftover Quiche

Making Quiche out of leftovers… not eating yesterday’s Quiche.
This basic recipe lends itself well to all kinds of substitutions.  Use what you have on hand and you’ll be shocked at how well those leftovers taste!
Ingredients: 4 Eggs 3/4 cup milk 2 cups cheese (two or more varieties) 2-3 cups leftover meat and vegetables Non-stick cooking spray 1 pie crust (optional)
Directions: -  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. -  Cube leftover meat and vegetables.  -  Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat meat and vegetables taking care to not overcook. -  If you like your quiche with a crust, line a pie pan with the pie crust.  If you prefer a crustless quiche, omit this step and spray your pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. -  Combine eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth. -  Add half of the cheese to the egg/milk mixture. -  Add the other half of the cheese to the warm meat and vegetables and immediately pour into crust (or empty pie pan). -  Pour egg/milk/cheese mixture over meat and vegetables. -  Cook quiche for 40 minutes or until center has set.
Hints: -  Next time you’re at the grocery store ask the deli counter if they have any “ends and pieces” of meat or cheese.   Most deli counters package up the small ends of meat and cheese that are hard to slice and sell them at a reduced price.  This is a great way to get lots of different types of cheese for your quiche or a couple kinds of meat to toss with leftover veggies. -  Just about any leftovers taste great in a quiche.  Here are a few ideas: *Ham and green beans *Stir fry *Fajita meat and veggies *Turkey and broccoli *Ground beef and green peppers *Sandwich steak, green peppers, mushrooms and onions

Posted by amy@flexibledreams at Sunday, May 02, 2010


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