Saturday, July 26, 2008

Makeing a good pan of gravy

Being from the south I hate going to a restaurant and ordering gravy and biscuits and when it arrives the gravy is white and thick almost like paste or as my mom calls it thickening and in some cases where is the sausage? Now I learned how to cook from my mom and granny and they are true southern cooks. I remember my first pan of gravy when I was 15 and you could have actually paved the driveway with it. I would say that now a lot of years later I have mastered making some good gravy.

pepper (optional)
Crumble your sausage in frying pan and cookwhen sausage is done take the sausage out and drain on a paper towel to remove excess grease and to prevent burning.
Add your flour amount depends on how much grease is still in your pan.

Keep a close eye on this. keep stirring and for a good brown gravy you let it get almost to the point of burned you want it to get to a dark brown.

Add your milk and keep stirring as the gravy starts to thicken return your sausage to the pan and continue to stir. If it appears to thick add a little more milk till it is the right thickness for you.

Serve on toast or biscuits

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sun Painting

Now this is fun. It is a special kind of paint that you can imprint items in the sun. I did this on a velvet scarf. Now this is only my second project using this but you can do this on fabric, and papers. As hot as it is right now in NC it doesn't take long for the design to imprint onto the paper or fabric and for it to dry as well. I love this stuff. The paint is a little more expensive than the tie dyes but you can be really versatile with it. Here is the velvet scarf or more like a wrap that I did. I would love your comments on this please.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Please help this ebay seller out

I have been selling on EBay for a few years now and also lead a couple of groups
doing this I have some great people all over the place. In my group Women over 40 we have a member who sells her items on Ebay to take care of the animals that she rescues.
She depends on this to make sure that the animals are fed and well taken care of until they can be adopted.
Well unfortunally about a week and a half ago she was out riding her horse Rosie and was hit head on bya drunk driver. Killing Rosie, Sara ended up with a broken arm and foot.
Her ebay name is lrfncritters and she could use the help now.Take a look at her auctions and maybe bid. She has some great childrens book up right nowthat are old and awesome. By clicking on the picture you can go straight to her auction.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Love the fun things being done with my buttons

I have had several great artist on Etsy to buy buttons from me and I love seeing what they have come up with. The first is Hemplady4u She took and made a beautiful bracelet and a necklace. Now if you are a fan of hemp jewelry check her store out. You will not be disappointed.

Next is sheilascrafts She crochets pretty little button bracelets, makes the coolest crochet monster bags. These bags are perfect for little girls. Check out her shop.
Later this week I will show off some other items that have my polymer clay buttons on them

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tie one on

More barefoot fun as I just crocheted these and they tie around the ankle. Very sexy and comfortable. Looks great with a skirt or capris.

Monday, July 07, 2008

This book is amazing for free form crochet

This is an older book from 1975 and it has some amazing pictures in it as well as directions for making your own free form designs, and since I have 2 I decided to put one on Ebay

and by clicking on the ebay name or the picture you can go straight to my auction and check out this amazing book.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Getting ready for the holidays

I don't believe it is ever to early to start your holiday projects, I just listed these 2 bracelets and hope to do more soon. Just click on the pics and go straight to my shop