Friday, September 19, 2008

Making Babies

I think way back before women had jobs, they stayed home and made babies, so I find myself doing the same. I mean, after that little tramp insident in the later post below, I found my self in that situation with unprotected sex. ha ha ha. I guess she should have met Happy Harry in a much more previous post. (Gee, maybe that's when Harry Met Sally! hee hee hee ) Well, she's on a roll now and can't stop making them! lol You can see more of my babies here. Anyway, I am content making these little guys because they all turn out so individually different. Sort of like our own children. We never expected them to turn out like they do! I mean that in a good and a bad way. lol Take for instance my daughter, she was like my Madame Vadoma (below), a little miss know it all when she was younger. She could predict the future and always telling you the way things are and to be! I am proud of her though. She just finished up getting her Masters degree this month, so maybe she really is little miss know it all!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's a glamorous job!

O.K. so I have resorted street walking and looking for a glamourous job. One that I wouldn't have to be on my feet all day and live the life of a queen! lol Just this past week, I got an internet offer that says "save gas and work from your bedroom"! hee hee It gave me an idea that I just couldn't resist in turning it into an art doll that reflects desperate measures one may end up doing in an uncertain economy. I named her Trixie for the obvious reason. She loves the color red! That famous red color that in nail polish is named "I'm Not Really A Waitress". Dangling earring and bling is her thing to attract the best of customers. You will find her in Vegas on the magic mile where men not only play the slots! Need I say more?

The one thing that I find myself gifted in is a good sense of humor and making people laugh, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of jobs for clowns these days even though life is a juggling act. I am sure the right job will come along. I think we find ourselves being reinvented in various times of our life in the working world . We find ourselves asking the question. What am I good for? So tonight I have sat down and re-polished and updated my resume and ready to put in a full time job tomorrow learning to hunt and be ready to take on the world.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Heavenly Harvest

This is my favorite time of year when the gardens are plentyful of the best vegetables that you can ever have. Tomatoes and fresh basil are my favorite and I look forward to making tomato pie. I wish I could share it all with you.....then again maybe not! lol I will however share the recipe:) In addition to making tomato pie, I baked 2 apple pies. Wow! They were out of this world too! The apples were home grown and incredible flavor! My friend Peggy gave me her bountyful fruits. She's a very generous friend to have! Enjoy!

Tomato Pie

Make or buy your favorite pie crust.... mine happens to be a frozen Pillsbury Pet Ritz brand crust.
Bake single pie crust for 10 min. Over the bottom of the pie crust sprinkle a layer of dried bread crumbs to absorb the liquid. Peel and thickly slice enough tomatoes to cover the pie shell 4-6.
Dice 1 small onion
Slice 2 large portabella mushrooms (I didn't have any more for the above pie, but oh my goodness it really adds to the pie!)
Chop as much fresh basil as you would like
Add salt and pepper and mix and put into pie shell. In another bowl mix together 3/4 cup mayonise and 1 1/4 cup of shredded sharp cheddar and spread over the top layer of tomatoes. Bake 35 mn. @ 350 degrees. Let stand 5 min. and then cut and serve.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What I do all day

My husband often wonders what I do all day so just had to illustrate with Miss Fritzie >^..^<

Actually I have been producing while Miss Fritzie is on inspection detail. I decided to do some experimenting with folding paper. I have always been facinated with origami. Even as a kid, I remember getting a kit for Christmas one time and spending hours trying to make them. The one that I am showing here is actually a spin on those old fashioned coin purses I use to see. I remember my grandpa even having one. I made this one a lot larger. Size wise, the base could fit a CD in it which is what I had intended it for as a gift package for someone when I made it. Once I got the size I wanted, I drew it out on butcher paper. I covered the butcher paper in a combination of matte medium and torn issue paper.(You could also do this with a half and half water to elmers white school glue mixture) I let the layers dry and then turned it over and painted the inside with an acrylic paint and sponge brush. I also used a rubber stamp and stamped dragonflies all over it and put a sealer on it of gloss mod podge. Then the fun begins in folding it. For fun, I auditoned a clay face on it. I even thought that I would be able to do this with felt, but unfortunately I felt it wasn't stiff enough. Perhaps 2 fabrics with Steam A Seam or other bonding agent would work better. I will have to do that for the next ones that I do. I will report back of my findings later.