Help me find men’s full body pajamas with feet – like a Union suit but with feet (like kids sometimes have). My mom used to have a catalog she’s get which sold them, I forget the name however. Anyone got any ideas?
(internet proof preferred but not necessary as I have a small bet riding on this!)
Faye found Jen the recipe she was looking for – Tapioca Pudding with Young Coconut yum, thanks Faye
good instructions with pictures on how to make toothbrush bracelets
This weekend I found some ice cube trays that are shaped like little crystal shards, the effect doesn’t last once you pour water into the glass but it’s pretty fun. I looked for a picture of them and couldn’t find one but in my search I ran across these ice trays formed in card shapes made by Rubbermaid, perfect for those card-obsessed bridge players. And these – Scotch Rocks. Individual amounts of spring water packaged in a disposable ice cube tray. Made specifically for scotch drinkers from Scottish water from the Glenlivet Spring. I suppose if your scotch is a ceremony for you (the way tea or pipes are) then this would seem like a good idea, otherwise it’s ok to laugh. Actually, it might make a nice addition to a cocktail themed gift package.
My size 15 knitting needles turn out to be not nearly chunky enough for my chunky scarf, I need these – here they even have them in size 50! Anyone use size 50? How is it? Too big? Should I get 35? I’m going for ridiculously large stitches.
- bucket of blood punch mix with gloves to make creepy floating hands
- floating eyeballs for your punch glasses!
- bat soap
- orange and black striped candles
- clever name tags
- RIP place cards
- mist maker can be used in any bowl
- witch’s cauldron for candy or the mister
- spiderweb cocktail napkins
- spiderweb serving tray
- spiderweb wine bag
- brain jello mold (really gross)
Recipe in a jar ideas for the upcoming gift giving season. I got a few of these last Christmas and really really appreciated having them right around January 3rd when there was no food left in the house and I didn’t have enough energy to gather ingredients. Via hello sissy who also points us to this CNN article on carving faces various foods, check out the step-by-step instructions for the apple.
Sherry made pumpkin treats! She wrote:
“We only found light orange crepe paper at Hobby
Lobby so we opted for large orange party napkins. We also left the orange
napkin above the green chenille stick and finished off by curling chenille
and adding raffia. I think the minor adjustments worked out well!”
I made cupcakes this weekend and got lazy with the icing and started just putting on these little spiders, I like the way they turned out.
Real Simple magazine has some nice how-tos up on thier site this month – a girls’ guide – along with some nice garlic basics, a nice and very simply candle project, and they road test a whole bunch of face masks. They didn’t review my all time favorite el cheapo mask though – Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask for oily skin. It’s in drugstores, usually on the fringe of the area, on the bottom shelf or at the top. And I’m not the only fan.
This month’s magazine also has very very basic knitting instructions, which I’m loving. I’ve been trying to re-learn how to knit and have found myself frustrated. These intructions are clear and very well illustrated. I want a big loose knit scarf and I’m allergic to wool so most everything in the stores is unwearable for me. So I went out and bought size 15 (10mm) needles. I’ll let you know how it goes (or if I ever get it done). I’m thinking stripes.
i troll martha stewart so you don’t have to
martha by mail has a bunch of new stuff in and I really like some of it if only because it gives me do it myself ideas:
- crepe paper flower kit II
- giant crepe paper butterfly kit
- chiffon bug kit (I remember a bumblebee like this in my house)
- compass circle cutter (perhaps it will work better than the Fiskars circle cutter)
- winter window crayons
- metal gift tags
- craft machine which turns anything into stickers, magnets or laminated
and one of my favorites
- ribbon advent calendar kit I used to love advent calendars, actually I just love countdown calendars, I think we should have countdown to each holiday, can you imagine how much fun?