Now that the excitement of the summer has wound down, I've gotten back into making stuff again.
I baked some apple coffee cake muffins, which were pretty good. The recipe is HERE. I didn't have plain yogurt, but I did have some Yoplait nonfat apple yogurt that I mixed with a little vanilla to make the 1 cup. I also used Fuji apples. The batter was really sweet and they smelled really sweet while baking, but they came out pretty good and not as sweet as I thought they'd be. I had enough batter to make 12 muffins plus one small loaf pan. I didn't take a picture of them, but I also made a batch of apple brownies that were delicious too.
Finally got some gold leaf paint so I tried it on a crow feather.
And some shells. I discovered 2 things: First, when it says to use in a well ventilated area, do so. I was painting in my kitchen and got really nauseous and headachy from the smell. Second, I found out that when you spray clear sealant on gold leaf paint, it runs and turns copper. Not so much on the sand dollar but on the shells.
I got a bunch of wedding pics processed but I couldn't find a compilation frame that I liked, and I looked in a bunch of places. I finally went to Michael's Crafts and was shocked to see the $54.99 price tag on their comp frames! Even with the 40% off sale, the size of the pic holes wasn't to my liking so I passed and instead bought one large frame which was closer to $13 with the sale. Then I mounted the pics on purple card stock and arranged them to my liking. That's the poem Marsha read, in the top left corner.
And a couple of shells with shells and microbeads. I attached a hanger to this one but not the clam shell, yet.
Tiny bottles were finally back in stock at Michael's so I got a package and promptly made Floo Powder out of fine silver glitter mixed with heavier green glitter. Got the mini label off the internet and as always, the cork is glued in the top with an added green star rhinestone. Now I can travel via fireplace.
I found a Pacman rock so I put a googly eye on it.
Just like last year, acorns and their caps are hard to come by, which further concerns me about what the upcoming winter will be like. But I found a couple and made owls using felt bits. It's hard to cut felt that small and I definitely need bigger acorns.
Some acorn capped beads, and one marble (far left).
Some beach glass chips in a tiny bottle. I hung this around my rearview mirror.
Feels good to be back at the craft table!