Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pizza, Yum!

Everybody loves pizza, but pizza does not love everyone...Especially me! I am, I admit, lactose intolerant. (Oh, My!) And all that greasy pizza cheese does not agree with me (What's a girl to do?) So, I make my own pizza, and you can too! Perfect for other anti-dairy queens or those who just want a little "healthier" pizza.

I start with a storebought pizza crust, but it is pretty easy if you wanna make your own:

You will need:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk (I use plain soymilk)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F; Lightly grease a pizza pan or cookie sheet.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Mix in eggs and milk. Stir well. Pour batter into prepared pan and tilt until evenly coated.

Bake in preheated oven 20-25 mins. until crust is set

Add toppings. I use Italian seasoned tomato sauce for the sauce, "mozzerella" soy cheese, mushrooms, black olives, and canadian bacon but you may use whatever you fancy.

Bake until cheese is melted, about another 10 mins.


Monday, May 28, 2007


Since today was Memorial Day, I said some prayers for the troops, of course, and I went shopping! Not the crazy, all out shopping most people do on this day, forgetting the real meaning of the day. I was really on my way to spend time with the boyfrusband's family, after leaving my family's home, and we stopped at a little antique mall on the way. This place was packed with all kinds of cool (and not so cool) old stuff. The prices were a little on the high side for some of the stuff. I saw a stuffed bobcat that had really seen better days. The poor thing looked like it had mange or something. Most of the hair on its back was missing, and one eye had fallen out, and the price tag asked $275! But, I did manage to score three Reader's Digests with really cool cover designs and some book that was from the '50s all for $6.00! So you can imagine what these shall become...I will have pics of the new purses as soon as they are made!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bag Lady

I have been somewhat obsessed with purses lately, so here are a few of my latest creations.

First, I found this really cool book at Half Price Books for $1.00. a trip to Joann's and several hours of measuring, cutting, sewing, and gluing later I had this:

I also crocheted up this shopping bag, after hearing on the news that some stores are planning to start charging to use plastic bags (I figure I should be a little more eco-friendly anyway). This is my first one, but I plan on making several more.

And finally, I made this little clutch awhile ago, out of magazine pages I folded into strips and covered in clear packing tape. I wove all the strips into a rectangle, reinforced the edges, folded the whole shebang and then taped up the sides. I'm still deciding on a closure for it. It doesn't hold much, but perfect for a night out.

I just love purses, and it is so hard to find just the right combination of size, style, etc. that I usually just make my own. Don't get me wrong, I have tons of store bought ones, too. Josh has been known to say to me, somewhat incredulously, "Another purse?!" What can I say...Its an obsession! (almost as bad as shoes...)

Welcome to my world!

I am an avid crafter. I do everything from crocheting to sewing to jewelrymaking and anything and everything in between. My philosophy is try everything at least once, which is a constant source of exasperation to my boyfrusband (I call him this because we have been together going on 6 years, but we are not actually married yet) due to the copious amounts of cash I spend on new crafts. That said, if you like to craft or like what I've made, leave a note! Kind criticism is always accepted and kind compliments are always appreciated!