Sep 30, 2011

DIY Friday!!

How do you think these projects "measure" up?



 Ruler Growth Chart. ..A Pottery Barn knock- off....
I thought this was a cool idea...






I thought this was a great way of recycling those old rulers you may have kicking around....Or if you see them at flea markets and yard sales and you like any of these ideas...grab them...

Have fun!!

Sep 29, 2011

"All Come to look for America......"

Sprouting Live Enzymes

I love sprouts!!  They are so delicious and very expensive in the store....I sprout my own mainly because I want them as fresh as possible...
some I have seen in the store look as though any good they had in them left the building a long time ago.. 

So the first thing I do is take 1/4 cup of Alfalfa Seeds and soak them in a jar overnight...

Then I get my trusty Sprout Master out...
               
I bought the triple Sprout Master which is more expensive now than when I bought it but still worth investing considering the amount of sprouts you get...You save a lot of money and the sprouts are very fresh!! They also have removable dividers so you can sprout more than one kind of seed..

There is also the Hemp Sprout Bag which I have never tried but plan on getting one..


 I also made this rack out of an old microwave shelf and dowels to lift the sprouters up in the air more...they need more air circulation that the sprouters allow which is my only complaint about them...


 I spread the soaked seeds into two of the sprouters...



Each day I rinse the sprouts a couple of times...usually in the morning and at night...you don't want them to dry out... and you keep the lids on so the seeds are in the dark...


Each day the grow....


After three or four days....when the sprouts reach the top I set them in the sun for the day to green up......Don't forget to rinse them....


You end up with a beautiful pan or two of healthy Green sprouts.... .


Just put the lids on and stack the Sprouters right in the frig and the sprouts stay nice and crisp...and taste so good!!!  you can also sprout Broccoli and Mung bean as well as Alfalfa which is my favorite...

It is a great way to make sure you get some fresh greens during the winter..


~~~Velvet Distinctive ~~~


I love this velvet fabric pumpkin that Bohemian Valhalla purchased and posted along with some other beautiful ones...You should check it out...
It is one of those materials that shouts Bohemian...the look and  texture, the way it changes...




It is also one of those fabrics that seems to look better in small pieces with other fabrics and appliques, such as satin, cotton, sari pieces.. 


More interesting visually too...





Embroidery is a great way to add your own special touches of who you are and what you like...



A reflection of the different aspects of the Bohemian...


AND......It is a great way to recycle all those scrap pieces of fabric into something that is not only functional but beautiful.... A great way to express your artistic talent...

velvet scarf

I have been cleaning out and have a stack of fabric pieces that will be turned into a hobo bag and scarf this winter...it will be fun to sew on those long winter nights and see what will emerge...

Sep 28, 2011

Do we have a real life True Blood here!

Babylon Sisters reminded me of this 140 year old picture going around of an uncanny resembalance of Nick Cage to this Tennessee man from the Civil War Era.....


 The picture was being sold on Ebay for 1 million $ but it has been removed...or sold...??




The question being asked is whether Nicolas Cage is a Vampire?

Source


What do you think!  

Sep 27, 2011

Zodiacal light



I was up late last night and on PBS I heard this young man talking about the Zodiacal Light that will be visible on the end of this week so I decided to find out when so I could see it... So set your alarm clocks for the early morning hours of Saturday ...

The Zodiacal Light is a cone of light that can be seen in the east in the pre -dawn hours... about 2 hours before sunrise, that is your window of viewing...it is also called the "False Dawn".

This light is caused by sunlight being reflected off millions of cosmic dust grains left over from the formation of the solar system, at the ecliptic plane of the solar system...or the Zodiac. The spring and fall are the prime time to view them.

If you want to see this elusive sight, find a place very dark, free from false light such as in town. A moonless night helps also. It is low on the horizon and appears as a ghostly glow, as some have described...




Hope fully I will get a chance to see this phenomenon!

Sep 25, 2011

"Talking 'bout my Generation"

Some of my favorites... especially the first one <3



















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