Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 25, 2015

Craftie Update

I love all things celestial, so when I saw a picture on Pinterest of Galaxy Cookies, I had to try them.  So I made up a batch of sugar cookies, and I purchased a large, round cutter because I knew I would need a big surface to work on.  HERE is the link to the tutorial.  Of course me being the super impatient person that I am, I decided to cut corners on the icing.  For one, I just mixed powdered sugar with milk and added the food colouring, rather than deal with royal icing which can be a pain to keep moist.  I also opted not to pipe the colours onto the cookies and used a spoon and plastic knife to spread.  The icing was of course a little too runny, so dragging the toothpick through it yielded so-so results.  Then I did the white stars but again, with runny icing, the dots came out big and globby.  I had the patience to do only 5 cookies this way before throwing in the towel and doing the rest with the leftover icing.  Still though, very tasty.


Yet another fall project I had to try:  Glitter on acorns.  Came out pretty!

My friend Lisa gave me a bunch of wine bottles over the summer.  I spray painted 4 of the large ones with frosted spray paint, drilled holes in the back, drew the tree scene with a paint pen and stuff a strand of orange and purple lights inside.  I have 3 more bottles to do.

Finished the skull cross stitch and framed it.  Giving it to my stepdaughter.

I made a counting error on my shells so that set me back because I've had to go back and rip out stitches twice.  Still chipping away at it.

18 comments:

  1. I'm afraid those cookies would NOT have appealed to me. Like the bottle though.

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    1. The cookies are soooo delicious! lol Must be the black frosting that bummed you out? I had my doubts too but it wasn't so bad.

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  2. That bottle's great!

    You're giving me the urge to make cookies (my icing technique is hilaribad, though) and cover things with glitter... hmmm...

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    1. DO IT!!!!!!!! lol Thank you! I need to do 3 more bottles. Not sure what I'm going to do with them once they are done....I don't have room for any more stuff in this house!

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  3. you have been a busy little crafter! loving those bottle lights - those are awesome, and the cross stitch is pretty friken amazing

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    1. Thank you! Imagine how much more I could get done if I didn't spend so much time online? lol

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  4. Hi! Long time no see. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry it took me a while to see it. I've been sort of neglecting it. Just wanted to let you know I'm on Facebook now, too. You can find me Marsha Segawa Beckmeyer. :-) Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Hey there!!!! Gosh it's been FOREVER! I'm sending you a friend request right now!!!

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  5. They are all pretty. While I was at a gathering yesterday-it was a money drawing at the fire hall- some kids gave Savannah some pretty things they made by putting colored beads in their NaNa`s oven at 400 degrees-different sizes-& melted them in the most awesome things like flowers on stems , peace signs in hearts & I just sent them home with her thinking I did not even get a picture of them, but I thought of you right away, it `d be something that you would try & make...phyllis

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    1. I've actually done that. Russell & I have a running joke about my not melting beads in the oven, ever since I set the toaster oven on fire on the deck a few years ago, in an attempt to melt beads. hahahaha

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  6. Hi, yes I made the fireplace. I am loving that bottle!!! Cookies, not so much. Probably the black frosting, lol... Skull looks like a lot of work. Your step daughter should love it. Hugs, LJ

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I think the black frosting is somewhat off-putting hahaha. Still tasted good though. Yes the skull was a lot of work and was hard because of black-on-purple and the chart was hard to read.

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  7. Your talent never ends, JoJo. I really love the cookies. And you sound a lot like me. I'm super impatient and am always looking for short cuts. Even with them, they came out fantastic….when are you coming out with a crafting book?

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    1. Aw thanks Elsie. You are so kind to say! Oh a book? I don't think I can do a book. hahaha It's not like these are all 'original' ideas...just my interpretation of projects I see on Pinterest, and in the case of the skull, a free pattern download. But like I always say, 'I'm a craft whore because I'll try anything once'. bahaha

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  8. The problem with decorate cookies is I always hate to eat them. I do eat them, but it hurts a little. :)

    You are the best crafty person out there.

    T

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    1. Thank you! I hate to eat the crafty cookies too but....cookies. lol I ate the plain iced ones first and the celestial ones last.

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  9. The bottle and the acorns are amazing...and the cookies? I would so eat them! You are just plain awesome, did you know? Well, now you do!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. You are so sweet to say! XOXO I have no room for the bottle so sadly it will probably be given away.

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