Monday, November 26, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These are great for breakfast!  The oats make these hearty.  My picky kid loves these! 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins  yield: 12 muffins
1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons soft butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup grated apple (or just diced really small)
1 cup milke

Preheat oven to 375

In one bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda & salt.

In separate bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until creamy.   Mix in egg, vanilla & apple.  Mix in milk.  Combine wet & dry ingredients.

Spray muffin pans with oil (or use muffin cups in your muffin tins).  Fill muffin cups evenly with batter.  Bake 12-15 minutes.  Test with toothpick to see if center is done.  Let cool for about 5 minutes before taking muffins out of tin (& eating).

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

happy smiley faced box?

I'm not even sure what to call this creation.  Perhaps happy smiley faced box painted with acrylic paint? 

Monday, November 19, 2012

book club circle journal


We've been exchanging circle journals for maybe 5-6 months in book club.  This was a page I made a number of months ago for a journal where we were tasked with create an imaginary world.  I actually found myself creating a girl and the world created itself.  It all started with one of the girls among the several I drew while having my car repaired. I went to the nearby Fedex Kinkos and asked them to shrink the head size for me.  I think I had them go to 75% and 50%.  Back at home, I cut a dress from a small bit of map & some wings from some patterned scrapbook paper. I believe I inked the edges of the wings.  I trimmed her hair to make it look a little neater, then I glued her together.  I then applied some Diamond Glaze or or 3D Crystal Lacquer to make it look as though she wasn't created from different bits of paper and give her some dimension.  The background is a watercolor wash with faux flowers and bits of bling.