Friday, July 20, 2012

Long time no type!

I was doing well updating this blog for so long, but it gets discouraging when you're basically writing for yourself. C'est la vie, right?

Since my crafting has pretty much gone by the wayside (paper crafts, anyway - still knitting and crocheting), I don't have a whole lot to update in that direction. Food-wise, Hubby and I have hit a stand-still on the things we make. We've found a few recipes we love, and we alternate between those. To be honest, having a ridiculously small budget for anything right now makes life less post-worthy! :)

There are a few things I plan on posting about, but they're mainly my own product reviews. Some of the things in the works include reviews of the following things:

- Subway's Turkey Avocado Sub

- Pepsi Next (they have flavors, now!)

- The "Fifty Shades" Trilogy

The main point of today's post, though, is to give myself a reminder of something I want to do that I found on Pinterest. The poster put the directions in the post description, and that just bothers me. I'd rather have the picture with a short(ish) title/description or a reminder for myself and then have a link to the directions via the picture. We also have to remember, I'm a bit of an OCD Control Freak! ;)

Anyway, here's the craft project on the top of my "to do" list (Image courtesy of pinterest):

Supplies:

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brushes

Glassware

Directions:

Using the back end of a paint brush, dip the brush into your paint and dot on to your clean glassware in the colors/patterns of your choice. Once you're satisfied with the design, place the glasses into a cold oven. Begin heating your oven to 350 degrees. Once the oven has preheated (with the glasses inside), set your timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes have passed, turn your oven off and let it cool down with the glasses still inside. When the glasses have cooled, you're done! Your glasses are now safe for drinking!

I would recommend hand-washing, though. I'll experiment with the dishwasher and let you know how things go, just in case. I would assume that once the paint has been baked on, they should be dishwasher-safe, but you never know!

The possibilities are endless - I see wine glasses, shot glasses, coffee mugs, and pint glasses in my future! Maybe I can even find clear glass (or white!! oooh!!!) plates and bowls at the dollar store - oh, I'm excited now! haha

Aaaand - if you haven't already, check out some of the things I've been working on the last few months: Beer Mittens! Everyone thinks I'm crazy, making these while it's 100+ degrees outside, but the fall will be here, soon!!

Cheers!

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