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Sunday, October 21, 2012

How to fix your stainless steel cookie scoop

You know what I am talking about:

GRRR!! I hate when this happens!

So here is how to fix this:

Repair stainless steel scoop

1. Take a pair of pliers and bend the little keeper metal at the
bottom of the handle back just far enough so you can adjust the 
This is the piece at the very bottom that keeps the ratchet piece 
from coming out.

2. Then you move the ratchet piece (with the teeth) off of the 
ratchet wheel to the place where the medal swing inside the scoop is back 
into position.

3. Once there you have to bend the keeper back into place. You want 
to get it as snug as you can so that it doesn't come out of alignment again.

This was taken from the pampered chef question and answers. I am not brilliant enough to figure this out on my own!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Check out all the great ideas at the make it monday on Brassy Apple's page

T-shirt re-purpose

Here is the star of our show, $3 Minnie Mouse tee from Dollar General :)


I used a jersey knit for the braided straps. Cut three long strips.

Knot one end. Then tape it down on the table or counter.  Then tightly braid. Finish with another knot.

I sewed the braid on the front of the shirt like so:

{i am terrible about taking pics of my steps! sorry!!!}
What I did next was sew the braid criss crossed on the back so it looked like this:

I had to make some adjustments to the back seam so it was tight enough for her. 

Since I didn't do a good job of take pics for this one....please feel free to ask what I did!! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Frozen Reese's Peanut Butter Pies

My boys needed something good for Valentine's day!
So, I decided to make this:

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Click photo or this LINK  for the original or see below for my version

The stars of our show:

24 Oreos crushed in blender or a ziploc bag using a rolling pin.

All crushed and ready for butter!

4T melted butter
Add to crushed oreos, stir well.

I decided to make individual ones, so I used a muffin pan and my tart press.

Press down firmly.
Bake 350* for 7 min.
Set aside.

3/4 c peanut butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
Put into a sauce pan on medium heat.

Mix well until peanut butter is melted and smooth.
Cool for about 5min

Add 1/2 c chopped Reese's cups.
Mix well.

Stir in 2 1/2c of cool whip

Put on top of cookie crust
Freeze for 3hrs

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Box

My daughter wanted to hollow out an old book for her Vday box

Old book

I wasn't sure how to go about I made up my own way. I am sure there is a MUCH easier way...but hey, it worked!! :)

I bent over a few pages at a time, drew lines of where I wanted to cut. I used the width of the ruler.
Then I cut a bit on the bent/folded part, unbent the page and cut. 

I continued until I had it as deep as she wanted it:

Then she decorated the cover:

Happy Valentine's day!

Make it Monday

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Anthro Knock off...sort of!

Here is the original that I LOVE:

Click photo to see webpage

And here is my version

I used a 14" x 2" piece of scrap material, cut three slits almost to the top

 Tightly braid the three pieces. I taped the one end to my table and braided.

This is the clasp I used. 

 I threaded the braid 1/2 way through the 1/2 of the clasp that has the lobster claw clasp.

Keeping the braid folded in 1/2 I took the smaller part of the clasp and threaded the loose ends through. Folding the fabric over the straight part of the clasp, I then sewed it together. 

I then took some wire and wrapped around the sewed part to hold it together better and just because I liked how it looked!



Sunday, January 29, 2012

Make it Monday

Click on link to see a HUGE variety of tutorials!!

Head band holder

There are a lot of versions of this on the internet. Here's mine:

What you need:
Empty oatmeal container-large one
Glue gun and sticks
coordinating colored ribbon

Cut out material to fit on lid

Glue to lid. I also cut out the same flower and glued on top to give some dimension

I didn't take enough pics, but, cut and glue material to outside of oatmeal container.
I didn't glue lid so that the inside could also be used for storage.

I glued purple ribbon around the top and also glued a length down the seam where material met. If you don't glue it down all the way you can use it to clip florals on.

Book Page Wreath

Gather supplies:

Pipe insulation {you get a HUGE length for CHEAP}
Masking tape to tape pipe insulation into a circle
TONS of book pages {i used an old novel but you can use old hymn pages or any other book you have}
Hot glue gun and A LOT of glue sticks
A chick flick and laptop

Cut length of pipe insulation. Remember to consider how much the pages will stand off to determine finished size. I under estimated and my wreath barely fit my door! :S  I hot glued as well as taped it to hold it into the circular shape.

Cover ENTIRE circle w/ book pages {my first one I didn't do this then-as you will see below} I remembered it would be visible from inside of the front door!
There are many ways you can put the pages on. Browse the internet to see what version you like. I did mine in a cone shape.

Do as many rows as you want until you like the look of it.

The finished product: