Friday, December 6, 2013

Snomelette Man

Winter in our part of Texas rarely brings snow. Instead we get ice storms! The kids still get really excited to go crunch around in the frosty grass and slide down icy hills in laundry baskets (pictures to come) but to commemorate the frozen day, I made a giant snowman omelette for breakfast!

For each separate omelette, I first arranged the veggies in a hot greased pan (stove top). Then, from a bowl of whipped eggs, cheese, garlic, and salt, I poured the eggs gently around the features, allowing the eggs to spread without disturbing the snow man details. Then I poured a little more egg mixture on top of the features to lock them in.

After the omelette was set on the edges, I covered the pan with a lid to help set the middle. Once it looked sturdy, I gave it a flip. 

In the mean time I heated the oven. After the head was done, I arranged it on a pizza pan and kept it warm while I made the two body omelettes- following the same protocol.

Once the omelettes were arranged, I added arms, which I made from carrot slices, and sprinkled him with chives.

My snowman has a triangle-carrot nose, mushroom eyes and smile, and little clusters of chopped olives for buttons- but you can use whatever you have on hand. I served him up with chili-lime Cholula and a side of bacon bits. He was a great success!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Egads! I haven't posted in forever, and with the invention of Pinterest, I really need update my blog. Presently, I've suspended a lot of my posts (like 50 of them!) so that I can add watermarks to the images and such. It's a work in progress, but eventually I'll be back to posting regularly. (The crafting certainly hasn't stopped!)

Here's an ever-growing list of stuff I've completed, but haven't posted:
Frost Dragon Costume
Owl Costume
Spider Pizza
Cinco de Mayo Bunting
Conquistador Costume
Knight Costume
Celtic Costume
Wonderland Party
Coral Reef Party
Girl on Fire Costume
Hammerhead Shark Costume
New troop shirts
Baby Bunny Basket
She-Ra Costume
Captain America (girl) Costume
another "bamBEANo"
School Spirit T-shirt
Girl Scout Quilt
She-Ra doll
Bath salts
Spray bottle art
Sit Upons
Cow costumes
Lemonade Day tutu
Dia de los Muertos veils
Monster Spaghetti
sock monkey twins for my cousin
family tree book
holiday candies
husband's quilt
a "cheater" pirate costume
photo shadow box for the girls
Halloween costumes 2010- Dia de los Muertos Catrina and Swiper the Fox
punched "tin" ornaments
girl scout banner
girl scout shirts
gingerbread house (troop effort)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

costume: Rock-N-Roll Bunny Rabbit

(Halloween 2006)

Unfortunately, I think this is the only picture I have of this costume. My daughter said she wanted to be a "rock-n-roll bunny rabbit."

I selected some pale purple fuzzy fabric and made her some pants. Then I added a fluffy tail. For her upper-half, I bought a black hoody and sewed a big "AC/DC" patch to the back. I also decorated the hoody with safety pins, studs, and buttons featuring bands she likes.

I found the headband at the hobby store- but it was actually meant to be a tan puppy. I removed the original ears and created my own with cardboard. Then I covered the headband with the same purple fabric as the pants. I mounted a Mr. Potato Head nose to the muzzle, added whiskers and some over-sized teeth from a scrap of white pleather. Lastly, I made her a candy bag that looked like a guitar.

I forgot my camera that Halloween... I hope to one day dig this costume out of storage and see if I can get some shots.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

costume: Superkid

my super family
Okay, so I only made one thing in this whole picture- but we were going for a theme! I got a job working as a costumed superhero in a theme restaurant, so we decided to have some fun with it.

The Hubbs is wearing the shirt I bought him. He hate Superman, so he was being an awful good sport to pose with us. This is his "tough guy" pose. (Hahahaha!)

 I'm wearing a store bought Secret Wishes brand Supergirl costume. I made my previous Supergirl top, and-oh my- it was so terrible I am thankful not to have pictures. The "S" logo is so iconic, even a slight deviance is obvious... and I made it out of slippery lycra/spandex dance fabric. It was very obvious that a person with relatively little costuming skill had made it- that person being me...

Chula is wearing  the top from a little boy's jammy set. I bought a pair of red sweat pants, just slightly bigger than she is (so the waist would still fit her) and cut the legs of at an angle at the crotch, creating a very quick and simple angled skirt. She wore her red high tops and that was it!