Sunday, October 23, 2011

Altered art...

Working on a cool new project for a friend.  I will take pics and post them after I give her the gift.  I wouldn't want her to know what's up.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Apple Pie

Hey, you all.  I just had a special request from an old friend.  They desperately need my Caramel Crunch Apple Pie recipe.  So I will post it here.  Enjoy!


This was in the newspaper one day and I used the apples from our tree to make it.

24 caramels (1/2 of 14 oz package)
2 T water
4 cups sliced, peeled baking apples
¾ cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
½ t. cinnamon
1/3 cup margarine or butter
½ cup chopped walnuts
Pastry for 9 inch pie

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare pastry and place in pie pan.  Melt caramels with water in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. 

Spoon apples into crust; top with caramel sauce.  Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. 

Cut in margarine or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in walnuts.  Sprinkle over apples.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender.

-You can make your own pie crust or you can purchase at the grocery store.
-I tend to use the Marzetti’s caramel sauce instead of melting the caramels with the water.  I usually use nearly the whole thing.


This recipe comes from Sue Rector’s mom.  We made a bunch of the Caramel Apple Pies at girl scouts one night and she helped us with the crust.  Lauren is a master at the crust.

1 ½ cup of flour
½ stick of shortening
4 or 5 T cold water

Cut in ingredients with fork or pastry cutter.  Roll into ball and roll out with rolling pin to desired size.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Punkin Head Girl is Finished!

 Hooray!  I got her finished and from all of the feedback I am hoping she is popular!  She is mine though.  I am putting her in the living room as a Halloween decoration.  There are a couple of design flaws, but oh well.  Since she is mine, it doesn't matter, although I will possibly change a couple of things tomorrow.  She really didn't take that long, just a few hours.  I would prefer to do it all at once, but I am grateful for any time I get to spend on my art.

Not exactly the hair I wanted, but I do like it.

I'm sorry, but I just love her shoes.

The splat is from a Tim Holtz stencil (of course).

I decided to do reverse printing for the words.  I had never tried that before, but it seemed to be appropriate here.

The dots are from the bottom of flip flops.  Love it!

I couldn't resist putting that web there.  

The candelabra is a Tim Holtz die that I cut in plastic and used as a stencil.  So is the spider  on another pic.
Ok.  Her hair was hard.  I added a few bats and bling to help it stand out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Punkin Head Girl

I wanted to make something for Halloween, so I decided to do a punkin head girl.  She is so stinkin' cute!!  I am frustrated 'cuz I still want to keep working on her, but I have to get ready for work.  Here is a sneak peek!  She isn't nearly finished, no finishing touches, but she's so cute I can't stand it!!!  I know right where I will put her.  This one's mine!