Wednesday, October 29, 2014

abby normal

franken-kit-kats ... even less fun to make than the werewolves

i dunno ... they look more like zombies than Frankenstein's monster

recipe and how-to video are here
note to self - stay away from this website next halloween



Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain i DID put in?
Igor: Then you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor:  Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby ... Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
Young Frankenstein

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

beastie boys

note to self - Wilton's black sparkle gel doesn't ever dry ... it's gonna smear no matter how long you wait 

they look more like chocolate pigs than werewolves, but adding fangs would have been too scary for the younglings and their nonna...

the recipe and how-to video are here 
note to self - she makes it look a lot easier than it is In Real Life


as for being a werewolf, Jacob Black had this to say:
It's not a life-style choice, Bella. I was born this way, I can't help it.
Jacob Black in New Moon

Monday, October 27, 2014

s'more peeps





p.s. - you can make your own ... directions are here

Sunday, October 26, 2014

crinkly wrinkly

Lulu drew this Halloween picture for Auntia and me...
kinda gory for a 5 year old, innit?!?

and told me that she is the bleeding hand, Auntia is the bleeding star, and i am the bleeding bat...

when i asked her why i have to be the Old Bat,..

she answered with, "Gee, Nona ... i DIDN'T draw your wrinkles!!!"


Age wrinkles the body, 
Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur

Friday, September 26, 2014

orange crush

here's hoping that the on-line translator didn't lie and i'm not writing bad words in languages other than dianneish...
oranje
arancio
naranja
arancione
πορτοκάλι
machungwa
apelsin
オレンジ
d'orange
оранжевый
laranja
zoranj
תפוז
Pomarańczowy
orange

i do lurve me some orange...
 orange dream cookies ... adapted from this recipe for lemon cookies ... heaven on a plate, lemmetellya
 the garage door is finally painted ... mark that one off this list from a year ago ... this is how it looked in the early morning sunshine while the paint was still wet... it's a bit more mellow in Real Life ... needless to say, the new color has not been much of a hit with my neighbors ... and, also needless to say, i don't much care cuz i think it's kinda awesome ... and just look at the blue sky!!!
my orange kitty is named Pumpkitten ... finally, a cat that doesn't make my eyes swell shut
 renegade orange marigolds ... not where they are supposed to be
but i'm not gonna complain
 i did not know that cosmos came in orange till i was trying to find flowers that wouldn't clash with the garage door
 what's left of LuLu's tomatoes  ... she LURVES cherry tomatoes
 my new Bronco jammies ... to be worn only on game days
 coffee tastes better in a polka-dotted cup ... especially an ORANGE polka-dotted cup
my Lucy kit from Carrie Nelson at Miss Rosie's Quilt Company ... which i was lucky enough to score before they were all gone ... i was planning on swapping out the greys and blacks with blues so i could make a Bronco quilt, but the fabrics are just too doggone awesome ... and who am i to mess with a quilting genius's fabric choices?!?

Orange is the happiest color.
Frank Sinatra

Thursday, September 25, 2014