Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Great Recipe...Fry Bread!

Well, it all started innocently enough with a suggestion from Dale Anne Potter! She was thinking of making some fry bread in her old iron skillet! (It was a SLOW NEWS day!)

Sugar and Cinnamon Dessert Fry Bread

We caught wind of her plan on Facebook! It didn't take long before we were all drooling and dreaming of hot fry bread....slathered with, well you name it!

So many ways to enjoy it! And it is called so many different things by different cultures and nations. I started seaching on google for Fry Bread. Lots of great recipes!

Navajo Taco

"Gran Mere's" French Fry Bread

Are you drooling yet?

To be Continued on another day when Dale Anne has more frozen bread
dough and gets the idea for some Fry Bread!!!!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

So Sad...He's gone!

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop

The news today was so sad. Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest. He was only 50 years old!

"Thriller" was one of my favorite albums. I remember it like it was yesterday, along with Billy Jean and the "Moon Walk". He left us with so much great music, and a sad life of troubles ever since he was a little boy.

Rest in Peace, Michael.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Paper Dollies

Today we're playing with paper dolls!

Memories of years gone a young girl, I would spend hours dressing paper dolls and making up stories for each doll. When I tired of the clothes I had for them, I would design new dresses and accessories. I loved to draw and it was only natural that I would make their clothes with pencil, crayons and paper!

Today, when the girls get together, we'll make paper dolls and clothes for them out of some of the most unusual things!!! We no longer draw, we recycle! Old magazines, bits and pieces of ephemera, ticket stubs, tags, lace, rhinestones, whatever looks like it will make our doll special. My favorite thing to do is to use a picture of myself when I was young and make a doll to dress. Or to use a vintage photo of a child for the doll, then make a costume connected with a holiday.

I'm getting ready to teach the class, preparing a dolly to share with the girls before we begin.

Everyone will have a different idea while perusing the same pile of collected items and O magazines being used for the dolls. I can't wait to see what today will bring....what dolls the girls will create!

Stay tuned for pictures this afternoon............And here they are!!!

I used a copy of a Dolly Dingle Paper Doll (in her slip) for the body.
She is mounted on heavy chip board.

My little Cupcake Dolly

The cupcake used for her dress (found in a food magazine), is adorned with a
marshmallow flower and sprinkles, same as her flower hat! .

Her dress is trimmed with dingle ball fringe and
I gave her shiny, patent leather shoes with a glaze pen!

Everyone was cutting and pasting and busy scurrying around for a piece of this and a piece of that from the stash Jackie had collected. She always has just what you need!!! And is so nice to open up her studio for us to play. Check out her blog at Art Meet Up for more info on the classes which are held once a're all invited to attend!
For my second doll I used a copy of my head from a 1973 photo!!! I wanted to make a retro doll and found this great leopard jacket. But I couldn't find any "hot pants"!!! Seems like I wore them a lot in the 70's!!!
I settled for these long, slim slacks. They make me look good!!!

Ya gotta love the 70's with all the gold chains (added some junk jewelery)!

Jackie's paper doll is the Cat's Meow complete with bird!

Kat's little Flower Girl!

Elena's Hello Dolly!

Maryam's cute little Vintage Angel Doll.

Sally is still running around trying to find fruits & vegetables for her doll!



Sunday, June 7, 2009

"SandCastle Sirens"

June 6th and 7th, 2009

and the

marché dans le jardin

"Market In The Garden"
On romantic Coronado Island, Ca.
Sunday June 7th '2009
This Big, Beautiful Event to benefit Jane Pollock's Charity "Art Takes A Village".
Shop for beautiful antiques and handmade artisan pieces.
This beautiful beach front home was the setting for a day filled with shopping,
friendship and delicious food.

Jackie and Bet enjoying the afternoon

The shells and the jewels, Haute Couture

Ladies powder room niceties and flowers

Vintage signage

Glamarella Junk

Beautiful hearts

Val's Art Studio and various other vendors;
Vintage Bliss, Breathing Beside Us, Mamma Bella Arte,
A Little of This That and the Other, to mention a few.

Sun hats, furniture and clothing

Antiques extraordinaire

Lovelies of every kind

Starfish and pewter charms

Beautiful, whimsical paintings and jewelery

The event was a huge success and the treasures everyone brought away from the day were "keepsakes and friendships". Jane and Melanie, kudos for such a great event for "Art Takes A Village". Bravo!

postscript: Wish I had taken my good camera...took these with my iPhone in bright light...not the best pics, but you can see all the goodies!