Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mix Tape:

Well, a modern mix tape anyways. I made one for some one and I wanted a special way to wrap it. It's pretty simple, but it took me 22 years to come up with, so I figured someone else may not have thought of it either.
  I got a brown paper bag, measured it to fit a CD inside on all four sides, and then enough for it fold over one more time. Then I sewed (albeit crudely) up the sides.

Then I just taped the cover up. I'll probably sew something on the front tomorrow while I'm on the road, so I'll update. But you can decorate it how ever you want.
Have a great night lovelies!

Travel Time:

I've started making these to travel with:

They are kits for your tooth brush, toothpaste, and anything else you can thing of. This means my bag won't get all wet from the tooth brush!
 First I got a few hand towels from the store (about 3.00 each, and in a ton of colors as I've been making one for every female in the family) As you can kind of see in my (realllly blurry) picture (sorry!) I laid it out hot dog style and didn't fold it quite in half, I left about a quarter of the towel to sit above the pocket area.

 I used the crease marks as a line on which to sew on, pinned and went at it. (I sew by hand but you can use a machine too of course) in one of the quarter creases I did another line down in half for a better fitted tooth brush pocket. Of course you can size and place pockets how ever you would like.

 A tip to try, is when the crease starts fading (it did this worse on the blue for whatever reason) use chalk to mark the line. When you get to the far end, sew some ribbon, whatever length you choose, and fold it. Then use chalk to mark where you would like to put the button. (make sure it lines up with the ribbon, and won't be so tight you can not fit things inside it).

 Yeah, I rock basketball shorts sometimes.
Happy travels!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweet as Apple Pie!

I went to see my darling last week in upstate New York. It was beautiful, wonderful, and a very special experience.
One day we decided to go camping, and we wanted to make some (adult) Apple Drank (His name, not mine).
So here is the recipe:
(This will make four large mason jars worth)
Half gallon of Apple Juice
Half gallon of Apple Cider (we just made a ton of cups of the keurig kind)
3/4s of a cup of white sugar (or to taste)
1 half liter of Rum. ( you can use more to make yours stronger or less)
3-4 cinnamon sticks
And 1-2 chopped apples.

Mix the sugar, cinnamon sticks, apple juice and cider together and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved in. Let it cool to room temperature and then add the rum. Mix together and put in the mason jars, making sure to have a cinnamon stick and some apple slices in each, and place in the fridge.

let sit for about six hours, then you're ready to drink up!

 We taste tested before camping ;)
We then went camping the next night, and shared the mason jars. (have fun fighting over who gets the apple!)