DIY Dreamcatcher.

I love to make things.  There is something so soothing to my soul about making things with my own two hands.  The Artist and I are in the middle of glazing a bunch of items that we made on the wheel with clay, and I will post about that when they are done.  I also love knitting, weaving, working with beads, clay, and so many other things, as I am sure is evident in this blog.  My latest project was making a dreamcatcher.  I got some supplies and had at it.  I loved it so much, I made another, and still have supplies for one more!  These cost me between $2-$2.50 a piece to make, a great bargain.  They are super easy to make, and incredibly customizable, with no right or wrong way to make them.

To make them, I just looked at some pictures I found on the internet and read a few quick tutorials about the weaving part, and got started.  After you see how to start the weaving part, you are good to go.  It is very easy, and fun to make.  I used metal rings and wrapped suede-like cord around them, then used hemp string to weave, leaving a space/circle in the middle.  I used beads and feathers to decorate, and just tied everything in place.  You would also use glue I would imagine, but I didn’t have any and just tied double knots for he beads and feathers.  Note that in these photos there are shadows of the string, so it looks “doubled”.

I am in love with these!

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Alton Brown’s Recipe for Ribs- AMAZING.

One of our favourite cooking shows is Good Eats.  Alton Brown is hilarious, and his recipes are amazing.  Every recipe of his that we have tried has been stellar.  I highly recommend these ribs, the flavour is amazing!  And the Artist is amazing at executing this recipe.  We have his Good Eats cookbooks and got the recipe fro there, but you can watch a video of this, and see the recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/who-loves-ya-baby-back-recipe.html

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How delicious do these look?!  The flavour is just incredible, and this is my favourite way to make ribs.  I want to take a moment and give a shout out to my fellow blogger “The Old Fellow Goes Running”…http://theoldfellowgoesrunning.com for nominating me for a blogger award!  His blog is really inspiring and motivating, not to mention what a great read!  I am not a runner, yet his posts are always enjoyable to me.  Check him out!

Until next time.

P.S. The Artist just saw me typing and saw the photo of the ribs, and decided we are going to the store to get some and make ASAP.  They are that delicious 😀