Friday, October 31, 2008

Newletter #2

I've been busy crafting, but there doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. Between working in the "Christmas Craft Store", driving school bus, going for coffee with friends, breakfast with other school bus drivers, massage appointments, and general everyday things that need to be done in the house - it's tough to find time to paint!! I often dream of a day when I can wake up and know that all I have to do that day is craft. Don't think that will come any time soon.
Following are pics of 2 things I managed to paint that will be in my web shoppe soon.



I have ornaments and candle holders almost ready for painting, plus a few more wall hangings. So check back soon for the next update.


Favorite Recipe This Week!!

SAUCY BARBECUE CHICKEN
4 potatoes 1 tbsp. each Worcestershire Sauce & prepared mustard
4 onions, small 2 tbsp. vinegar
4 carrots 2 tbsp. brown sugar
4 chicken legs or breasts 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup ketchup
Peel Potatoes, onions and carrots (I use baby carrots). Arrange in a dish large enough to hold them in a single layer (chicken included). Blend remaining ingredients and pour over top. Cover and bake about 2 hours at 375 F, basting occasionally. Serves 4

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Thought For the Day:

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."






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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Newletter #1


Hello, my first post in my new blog. So a little about myself - I love crafts and crafting. My favorites are tole/decorative painting, wood working, and making earrings for myself. Right now my friends and I have a "Christmas Craft Store" in the local shopping mall. We have done this for the past 4 years, from Oct/Nov. to sometimes the end of Jan. We call ourselves the "Palette Pals" (we all paint). This year however we have added new friends who crochet, make jewelry, write books, sew and make christmas decorations from glass blocks. I have a web store: http://www.audreyscountrycrafts.etsy.com/.
Check it out!!


I've been busy crafting and setting up a new web shoppe:


Some new things I've been painting:






The bottom picture is painted on a cupboard door.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK!!

TWEETIES

1/2 c. margarine 2 stiffly beaten egg whites

2/3 c. sugar 2 egg yolks

1 c. milk 1/3 c. margarine

1 1/2 c. flour 1 1/2 c. icing sugar

1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. chocolate chips

2 tsp. baking powder 2 tbsp. margarine

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Cream margarine and sugar slowly. Add flour, baking powder and salt alternately with the milk. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes; cool. Mix together the egg yolks, 1/3 c margarine and icing sugar. Spread on cake. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2 tbsp. margarine and spread over top. Allow to set and cut in squares.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:


People laugh because I'm different, I laugh because they're all the same.








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