The problem came when I actually tried to wear the necklace, because as there was movement, there were problems. Worse yet, I wear a clip on badge to work and it got ensnare and entangled in that and then plastic pieces started digging in where the seatbelt was. It was not so pretty by the time I finally got it off. I think this will have to join my "Zonked Zebra" as some sort of decoration on a box that it can be glued down to or just cannibalize it for parts.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 cups grape juice
- 3 cups club soda
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- Optional: lemon, orange, apple or peach slices
- Large pitcher of punch bowl
- Large wooden spoon
Add the sugar.
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of bread
- Spreadable or softened margarine or butter
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Frying pan
- Round cookie cutter, glass or round plastic frozen juice container
- Salt and/or pepper, to taste
Spread the butter or margarine on both sides of the bread.
Use the cookie cutter, glass or juice container (I used the latter) to cut a circle out of the center of each piece of bread. This is what it will look like once you have cut out the circles. Spray the frying pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put the pan on the stove and turn up to medium low heat-medium heat put the bread in first, then crack an egg into the center of each hole.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
- 4 white coffee filters
- 1 pipe cleaner, cut in half
- 2 small bowls
- 3/4 cup water
- Food coloring
- Plate, wax paper or plastic surface to dry the filters
- 1 Car Wash Mitt Glove (for the Dollar Three - $1)
- Fabric paing (white, black, and blue)
- 1 piece blue felt
- Polyfil or batting (to stuff the body)
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine (optional)
Turn right side out, then stuff with fiberfill or batting to fill up the lower edges and belly, but just lightly stuff the head, through the thumb opening then stitch the opening shut. Also take in a bit on the other side and stitch it together so that both sides are basically the same diagional shape.
Use the fabric paints to paint on the eyes and nose. For the nose I used two black dots and for the eyes started with white, allowed it to dry, then a bit of blue in the center and allowed it to dry, then a dab of black for the pupil of each eye.
For the claws, I referred to the following coloring page and cut out squares of blue felt into similar shapes:http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/echidna/Echidnaprintout.shtml
I then used a needle and thread and stitched the felt to the body. As the creature only had a 4 inch tail and the shape is sort of like a pear shaped diamond and comes to a point at the bottom, that will suffice as the tail. This is what it looks like from the back (and what the one at our local zoo looked like every time we went as it is very skittish). As they curl up into a ball when they are scared, his feet can tuck underneath him.
As his head is only lighly stuffed, his head can be tucked underneath also.