So it’s the end of the month and time to post a little something about my year long Personal Pinterest Challenge…Don’t Just Pin It, Make It.
I made a deal with myself to try one new recipe and one crafty pin each month.
So here it is for February.
Crafty me…I knew this was something I wanted to try the moment I laid eyes one this. Painted wine glasses. I pinned so many great tutorials on how to do this, I had to create a new board for them all.
I chose to go the quick, easy, no fail polka-dot route, using some round sponge stamps from Martha Stewart (a deal at Michaels with coupon).
If I had used only basic acrylic paints, it would have been even faster with a low temp heat curing in the oven. However, I loved adding some transparent glitter paint with the turquoise and needed to go the loooooong, 21 day air dry method.
But so worth it, because I looooove them! I now have a set of four.
Here’s the tutorial.
Now, on to the recipe and it’s a good one!
This was a recipe for Parker House Rolls from an episode on Martha Bakes.
One of the grands, Jenna, had seen it and asked me if we could try it out.
How could I refuse?
Sadly, I did not have the presence of mind to snap photos during the process, but let’s just say there was lots of flour flying around the kitchen. AND, there is butter in the dough, between the layers, and brushed (we drizzled) over the tops when they came out of the oven. Now, that’s a dinner roll!
Here’s a pic of the finished product and too bad for you that this blog does not have smell-o-vision, because it was divine.
The aroma lingered in the kitchen for days…which was a lot longer than these rolls lasted. Yum!
Jenna and the Parker House Rolls
Taylor and Jenna patiently waiting for them to cool a bit.
Yes, these were a lot of work and time.
I don’t have a fancy mixer with a dough hook, so lots of kneading by hand.
But, the final result was so satisfying in many ways,
especially the time spent in the kitchen with ones you dearly love.
And because this is after all a jewelry blog, here’s a look at some cool copper buttons made in my adult school metals class this session. Made from 24 g. sheet metal…cut, file, sand, texture, patina, polish, seal, and more polish.
And a bracelet made with one of these guys…
with chalcedony and two of those gorgeous lamp work beads by Studio Juls.
Meantioned Juli Cannon’s bead work before, but it’s well worth repeating!
Lovely beads to design with for sure.
And an embossed and bezel set copper pendant…with a t-i-n-y opal.
Teacher Charlene and I dug through every box and bag of stones in the cupboard to find a stone small enough to fit the bezel cup. NEXT TIME, I will have the stone first, before I start the project!