Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Have Yourself a Merry NFL Christmas

Last year while thrift shopping, I ran across this great vintage Denver Broncos Christmas Ornament.


I loved the bright orange-i-ness of it! And while a part of me wanted to keep it (it IS a Broncos ornament, after all), I listed it in our vintage Etsy shop, thinking "well, IF it doesn't sell, THEN I'll keep it."


That Christmas ornament sold really quickly. I'm kind of wishing I hadn't let it go :) I'll have to be on the hunt for another.

More recently, I can across two more ornaments by the same manufacturer...a Dallas Cowboys ornament...


...and an LA Lakers ornament.


And both still had their boxes (though the boxes were pretty worn) so I could get some details as to their origin.

All of these ornaments are “Sports Collectors Series™”glass ornaments made by Topperscot Inc., in Denver, Colorado (circa mid-1990's) and are official licensed NFL & NBA products.

These were both listed in our Etsy shop. The Los Angeles Lakers ornament sold before I could post here either ornament (you can get faster notifications about new Etsy listings on our Facebook page).

However, as of the date of this post, the Dallas Cowboys ornament is still available. If you want it, you can still have yourself a merry NFL Christmas this year!





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Friday, November 9, 2018

DC Comics Iron-On Transfers

WOW! We just came across this HUGE book of DC Comics Super Heroes (and Villains) iron-on transfers! These would be great for a DC Comics fan!


There are pages and pages of transfer designs ready for t-shirts, bags, pillows and more! Just looking through this book makes me want to watch the old Batman cartoons again.

You can find this and other craft books in our Etsy shop!




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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Full Metal Alchemist Halloween - Roy Mustang


The Girl wanted to be Roy Mustang for Halloween this year (from the "Full Metal Alchemist" anime series) and then produced a photo of this elaborate military uniform and explained everything involved. She said it would also be for cosplay after Halloween so the materials needed to be of higher quality than if it were "just" for Halloween. (in hindsight, it would have been faster, easier, less stressful and probably cheaper to have just purchased the actual cosplay costume).

This was not a costume for a beginner, but when I said I wasn't going to make such an elaborate costume this year, she decided that SHE would make it. She's done a great job making fursuits in the past. Perhaps she'd tackle this project with as much enthusiasm and attention to detail...

First she learned how to sew straight stitches on the sewing machine. We also found several uniform shirts of the same color blue on sale at the thrift store that could be pieced together. We also found a pair of blue pants from a set of scrubs that fit her.

All of this was done in August...plenty of time to get the costume completed.

The sewing machine sat on the dining room table through the middle of September. When I mentioned it needed to be used or put away, she said she'd sew it by hand if need be. She never wanted to move beyond just sewing straight stitches on scrap fabric. I think the machine, with it's fast moving needle, intimidated her a bit.

In late September, I did see her work on pulling apart seams and piecing the fabric together.

During Fall Break from school (the 2nd week in October), we went to the craft store to pick up "little" details necessary for the look of the costume...

Shopping List:

  • We needed ribbon to trim the jacket (wouldn't paint work instead?).
  • Cord to loop around one arm (pretty sure I have some yellow yarn we could braid into rope).
  • Stars for the shoulders (I was thinking felt cut into star shapes...she was thinking metal stars...we got yellow star patches instead).
  • White gloves (we both agreed to go with thin white knit winter gloves, $1 at the craft store, instead of dressy gloves).


The weekend before Halloween, I was getting a bit nervous about whether she would have it done in time. But Sunday night she walked downstairs in her almost-finished Roy Mustang costume...and it looked GREAT! She was more than ready when Halloween arrived!
The Girl as Roy Mustang and her friend as Edward Elric

She looked fantastic! I'm sure it won't be long before she dreams up the next costume to make.



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Vintage Recipe: Savory Party Bread

I'm digging into old recipe boxes and rediscovering the family favorites hidden inside! You'll find carefully handwritten recipe cards, newspapers and magazines clippings and even some hastily scrawled directions on scraps of paper, all from years (and years) ago! They're all getting scanned and transcribed so you can enjoy them in your own home kitchen. 


Serve this warm, cheesy Savory Party Bread at your next gathering! This recipe was handwritten on an index card. It was found in an old large recipe file box. The age of the recipe card is unknown.

The original recipe has been scanned and is transcribed below. It can be printed for use in your own home kitchen. Enjoy!

Please Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe these old recipe cards completely and accurately. Many have faded, are stained, or simply do not include every step or tool used in the process. We have changed the wording in some places and added instruction in others to make the text a bit clearer.

We do not test or verify all the information found on these old cards. If you choose use the information found here, please know that you do so at your own risk.
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Savory Party Bread

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ingredients:


  • 1 round loaf Sourdough Bread
  • 1 lb. Monterey Jack Cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. Green Onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp. Poppy Seeds

instructions:

Cut bread lengthwise and crosswise.

Insert cheese. Re-assemble bread loaf. Place in piece of foil large enough to completely surround and cover bread loaf.

Melt butter and combine with green onion and poppy seeds. Pour all over the top of the loaf. Seal foil.

Bake at 350° F for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
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