Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Baking your Boiled Eggs

I saw this picture:
With these instructions:

Easy Hard "Boiled" Eggs!
Bake at 325 for 30 minutes. Remove with Tongs and place in an ice bath immediately.

When I do this many eggs I just fill the sink with ice water and place them right in there. Eggs are SO EASY to peel, no sticking!

**Tip: Place them on their side on a mini muffin pan (on their side so the yolks stay in the middle) muffin pan so they don't roll all over


So I tried 4 eggs.  My sister thought the eggs would burst and my husband was sure he was going to have to help me clean up a mess of some kind.

I didn't follow the directions correctly.  I did 350 for 30 minutes and I go this:
Scorch Marks

I will however agree that they were really easy to peel.  Now I have to try it again at 325.
Oh well now I have 8 deviled eggs to eat! YUM


Friday, March 15, 2013

Sparkle Projects

I got some glow in the dark paint to do up some jars as "fairy lights."  I got the idea from this site:

I got really fine glitter for the wine bottles and sprinkled it on instead of rolling it.  Rolling it made it thick and thin and clumpy.  Glitter idea found here:

These are two projects that are for a party I'm going to put on this summer.  Shhh, it is still a surprise.


Civil War Era Dress for my Mom

My Mom is dressing up with her friends in Civil War Era garb for a town event.  She asked me for some help.  Skirts are easy to make so I agreed to make her a skirt and then she could use a blouse out of her closet or from the thrift store for a top.  But the hoop skirt would be a problem.

Because I made my wedding gown I had some left over supplies:

I used an extra petty coat of mine to "turn into" a hoop skirt.  I threaded steel boning through one of the bottom pleats.  It is not perfect in that it doesn't really hold the weight of the skirt but it is what I had.

The Skirt:

We borrowed a corset from a friend.

But then I couldn't help myself.  Why not add a pattern matching nightmare and more work than I really want to do...?  I wanted to do something special for my Momma.  Plus she sat by me and kept me company when she couldn't help with the project.  Also looked after her grand-baby so I could sew.  I did make her sew a blind hem on the bottom tier of the skirt!!  That's 7 yards folks. :)

Bodice with out the sleeves
Sleeves are on

Working on the bodice with my baby on my back

Mom sewing the hem
That is all folks!