Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Greetings from Germany.....

  So after three months we have finally finished our transatlantic adventure and have started making our home in beautiful Bavaria.  Admittedly, we still have a couple of boxes left to unpack but for the most part our new place is starting to feel like home.

  Our little Georges are settling into routines and we will be starting our homeschooling in about a week and half.   We have been able to explore a couple of the town nearby.  Driving is not too bad here.  The autobahn is not as scary as one might think until you realize that it is just like being on the freeway system back in the states.
 The last three months have not been without some type of crafting.  I managed to make a mixed media canvas while we were living in the on post hotel and make a few cards.

(I used water color pencils to color in the image.
Stamped image from Tiddly Inks)

Not the best pictures of either projects but I do what I can with what I have to work with.

Til Next Time, Stay Crafty Friends...


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Egg Free Easter Eggs

**This is not my original idea.  The credit for this post goes to a friend of mine Joy who gave me permission to share this and her pictures with you.**

  Joy has a daughter that is highly allergic to eggs and wanted her to be able to participate in the fun of dying Easter Eggs.  She came up with an idea that is brilliant and fun!

Dye-able Rice Krispie Treat Eggs

Supplies Needed:
  • 18 + Average Size Plastic Eggs
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cooking Spray
  • Milk or Milk substitute *if you are dairy free*
  • Box of Rice Krispies
  • Food Dye (Joy used PAAS Color Snaps)

Lets begin:

You can sterilize the plastic eggs either using hot soapy water letingt dry, spraying them with 90 % alcohol letting dry or even using a 10% bleach and water solution and of course letting dry.

Next you will want to grease the inside of the plastic eggs using either cooking spray or butter/margarine.

Time to  prepare a basic recipe for rice krispie treats (here).  While the treat mixture is still warm you want to mold your eggs.  Put the treat mixture into the top and bottom portion of the eggs and close.

The treat eggs are going to need to cool for at least 4-6 hours.  Towards the end of their cooling phase mix together a simple frosting recipe of:

4 tbsp of butter/margarine
4 c of powdered sugar
Milk or milk substitute to desired frosting texture/thickness

Remove your treat eggs from their plastic shell and cover in frosting.  Set on wax paper to allow the frosting to harden.

Once the frosting has hardened your Egg Free Easter Eggs are ready to decorate. Use food dye or  PAAS color snaps (I am not sure if PAAS dyes are edible I know they are are food safe, so use your best judgment) to decorate your treat eggs.  

I hope you enjoyed reading and a big thank you to Joy for allowing me to share her egg craft with you all.

Til Next Time

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Be Different Act Normal ~ Show and Tell Saturday
DIY Showoff ~ That DIY Party
The Idea Room ~ The Party Bunch
Craft O Maniac ~ Sunday Soirée
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Monday Fun Day
Krafty Kards ~ Krafty Inspiration
Sew Can Do ~ Craftastic Monday