Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Welcome to my third blog (yes I know I'm blog crazy) ,
This one is all about crafts- I'll show you how to do some crafts and give you craft links - so thanks for checking in out!!

Hi, (agian)
Here's a little more about me-
ever since I was about 6 I was into being creative, and my favorite thing to buy at the store (other than food)is a new box of 64 color crayola crayon's { No Lie } and it still is- I want to become an interior designer ( when I grow up ) I also enjoy babysitting, Blogging, ( being a computer geek ) & Volley ball. I love scooby doo (still) I have 1 brother named Matthew (we call him bubba) & 1 sister - named Amanda. For halloween I'm going to be an alien! {no lie} and as you can see I have a habbit of saying (no Lie) all the time! We'll that's all I have time to write - Love,
Las Girl,( aKa Laura )

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Crafts- ( more crafts to come! Promise)

Have a great day!

Turkey & pilgrim party favors

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Have an old pair of jeans that you can't bear to toss? Then, turn them into a cute denim pocket purse.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes or less

What You Need:
An old pair of jeans
A seam ripper
A needle

Here's How:
Remove the back pockets from a pair of jeans using a seam ripper. Hint: If you work on the inside of the pants, the seams will be easy to see and rip.

Place the two pockets on top of each other, with good sides facing out, and pin.

Then, cut a piece of ribbon to serve as the handle, tuck it inside the pockets, and pin in place.

Sew around the outside edge of the pockets, and your purse is complete!.

Personalize your purse with embroidery, buttons, bows or other embellishments.
Use the pockets off of a pair of child's jeans to make a change purse to go inside your purse.
Denim pocket purses can also be used as gift bags or party favor bags.

Homemade soap is a quick and affordable gift that's sure to wow – especially when it's this popsicle soap. Yum!

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

What You Need:
Glycerin soap
Soap dye
Fragrance oil (fragrance)
Popsicle mold
Popsicle sticks
microwave-safe bowl or container

Here's How:
Coat the inside of your popsicle mold with cooking spray.

Next, cut up the glycerin soap into small cubes, and heat in a microwave-safe container according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Pour the melted soap into the popsicle mold, filling all the way to the top.

Add in soap dye and fragrance as desired.

Then, place a piece of foil over the top of the mold, and insert a popsicle stick through the foil and into each popsicle compartment. Hold the sticks down for one to two minutes, or until the soap starts to set up. (This will prevent the sticks from floating up).

Allow the soap to cool and harden for two to three hours.

Release the soap from the mold by inserting a knife on both sides of the bar, and then using the popsicle stick to pull out the finished soap.

Wrap, and give.

For a pretty presentation, wrap each soap in a plastic; and tie with a bow.
Select fragrances and colors that suggest popular popsicle flavors--cherry, banana, chocolate, etc.
When giving to kids, be sure to label each bar as "soap."

Gingergirl Body Scrub
This scrumptious gingerbread scrub smells good enough to eat (but don't).

What You Need

12-ounce jar
3/4 cup each fine sea salt
Granular brown sugar
Almond oil
1/2 tsp each cinnamon and pumpkin-pie spice
1/4 tsp ginger
Few drops vanilla
What You Do

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, and transfer to a clean jar. That's it!
For a sweet finishing touch, cut a gingerbread shape from a brown paper bag, and glue it to the lid of the jar. A ribbon is the icing, honey!

1 Vinyl Record
1 Oven proof Bowl
Oven Mitts

Begin by placing the bowl upside down (so the bottom of the bowl is facing upwards onto an oven tray.

Balance the record on top of the bowl and place it into a preheated oven at 100'C or 210'F for around 5 minutes. In this time it will become soft and start to droop.

Place the oven mitts on and working quickly remove the bowl and the record from the oven. Turn the bowl the right way up and push the record into the bowl to shape it into the same shape as the bowl.

You will only have around 30 seconds to work so work quickly, if you are too slow or dont like the shape of your bowl then place it back into the oven and start again.

Allow it to cool and its ready to use.

1. cut a 10(in) by 4(in) rectangle,fold in half (hamburger style) and round the edges
Then draw a line every 1(in), cut up from the 3 lines in the middle from the side that DOSE NOT have a crease- cut up about 4 1/2 (in) DO NOT CUT THE CREASE repeat
3. Do woven the strips inside and on the outside each other
(not up, not down)Repeat
4. glue the handle on.
AND wha-la - perfect for valentines day- or do red & green for christmas!!!!!!!
How to make a creatve recycled book purse!!

What do with your pumpkin after halloween? here's two cool pumpkin idea's!!

Pumpkin Face Mask (source: )

what you'll need
1 papaya 1/4 cup of yogurt 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey

how to make:

Cut the papaya in half, remove seeds, spoon the fruit into a bowl and mash with a fork. Combine papaya and yogurt. Add the pumpkin and honey, and mix well. Apply mask to a clean face in a think layer. If you have sensitive skin, test the mask on a small section of your wrist first. Leave mask on for 10 minute. Don’t worry if your face tingles a little. Rinse off. Now you’re glowing brighter than a jack-o-lantern.

Roasted pumpkin seeds!

1.Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings. (This is easiest just after you've removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.)
2.Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat. If you prefer, omit the oil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
3.Let cool and store in an air-tight container.

Chocolate lovers bath mix

what you need;
2 cups powdered milk
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together all ingredients and place in a glass jar or shaker jar.

Print the chocolate milk bath label shown above and glue it to the front of your container. to print right click on picture and select print picture.

optional: Decorate the top of the jar with ribbon, raffia, or a circle of fabric held on with an rubber band.

marshmallow gun

go to the PVC pipe area and ask the staff for ½ inch PVC to be cut in the following sizes:

One 7” piece
Six 4” pieces

Then grab 2 caps, two L joints and two T joints. The staff can point these out to you. Finally, follow the picture to construct your own marshmallow gun! Of course, it is best to create two or more for some amazing marshmallow battles

doggy treats

what you need:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 medium egg
1cup of water

how to:
1. Mix all ingredents EXCEPT cheese / knead thoroughly
2.roll into 3-inch pencil size sticks
3.roll dough in cheese on un-greased cooking sheet
5. bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
6. store in airtight container. One batch makes 18-20 small treats.

History of the handkerchief

A handkerchief is a small, square, thin cloth used for wiping.

The pocket handkerchief is in fact only 400 years old. It was the idea of a Venetian lady to cut a square out of pure flax and then decorate it with lace. She showed it to the people in a public garden, where the delicate handkerchief excited the general curiosity of the onlookers.

From Italy, the handkerchief soon crossed the Alps and spread through France where it was found to be a great success with the Lords and Ladies in the court of Henry II. The hankerchief of this period was made with the most expensive fabrics, adorned with embroidery and were objects of great luxury.

In 1850, Germany adopted the handkerchief ,but it was only used by royalty and the aristocrats.

Until 18th century, the handkerchief came in many forms. One day at Versailles, Marie-Antoinette made the observation that the square form would be more convenient and pleasing. Louis XVI published a decree ordering the length of handkerchiefs produced in the kingdom would be equal to their width. Now 150 years later the handkerchiefs are being replaced by tissue ones.

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