Sunday, November 4, 2012
Deliciousness and Something Different
Hi everyone and happy Sunday evening. Wasn't it grand to have an extra hour to sleep last night? Some of you may have used that extra hour as time to accomplish something but I used it to sleep!
I had a grand time doing something a little different in my craft room this weekend-more on that later. I will bet you are distracted by the plate of yumminess above. They were fairly easy to make and amazing. They are coconut cream raspberry pastries. How can you go wrong with puff pastry-am I right? Set your oven to 400 degrees. Unfold one sheet of thawed puff pastry and cut it into 8 fairly even rectangles. Place them on a baking sheet lined with silpat or in my case, a kitchen aid silicone baking liner. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool and split horizontally. In a large mixing bowl, beat 3 cups whipped topping, 1 cup whipped cream cheese from a tub, 1/4 cup cream of coconut(also makes amazing pina coladas!), and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Divide among the bottoms of the pastry rectangles. Put raspberries on top and pop the pastry tops back on. Voila, done and perfect. You will be very happy!
Now I want to share what I was up to in my craft room. I don't do much jewelry making. I admire what others make but I don't often feel the urge to start making any of it. The only thing that lures me into the process is my compulsive matchy-matchy nature. I have a wonderful necklace and bracelet with no matching earrings. That bugs me! So I came across this tutorial for box chain earrings and I had to give it a try. It was fun. I made big ones:
and medium ones that are my favorites:
Here is a side by side comparison of those:
But I also attempted delicate little ones and this is as far as I got:
I just couldn't fit all the rings in the middles but I love how dainty they were. I am not usually a huge earring person so these appealed to me. Maybe I will just add another three rows and see what they look like without doing the box chain pattern. Anyway, it was fun to break up my usual routine of sewing and painting. I bought myself a new Winter coat so I have to get some yarn to knit myself a scarf to match. Also, I am desperate to find some Thanksgiving projects. I put my decorations up and they are sparse compared to Halloween and Christmas!
Well, I hope you all have a great week. Take care. Nancy
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