February 20, 2013

Croissant Pizza Rolls

While having some friends over, the hunger pains were calling. I was going to make a spinach rolls but did not really have everything I needed. I managed to scrounge up something resembling pizza fixings so naturally I pretending that was my plan all along. Thus I have created, Croissant Pizza Rolls!

Here is what you will need 

to make your own...

A tube of croissant dough
Pizza sauce or a tomato based pasta sauce
Italian type cheese (Shredded)
Toppings (Pepperoni, veggies, olives, etc.)

Unroll your dough onto a floured flat surface like a cutting board.

Spread sauce then add toppings.

Roll up then slice 1-2 inch thick rounds.

Bake flat on cookie sheet for about 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees.

These rolls were very quick and easy and were eaten the same way. You can also serve with some sauce on the side for dipping. I highly recommend these to anyone needing an appetizer or finger foods for a get together. Please given them a try and let me know how you like it!

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February 14, 2013

Be Mine!

Felt is such an interesting piece of material to work with. It is not quite fabric but does not just pull apart. It can be made into any shape or color and gets little fibers everywhere when you use it. The nice thing about it is that it is cheap and just about anyone can work with it.

For Valentine's Day this year I have decided to decorate with felt! So I have a  made  couple things to make our home feel more festive. The first is heart garland.

I have seen a few tutorials on how to make these hearts but I think they are little misleading. Generally you take two pieces of felt back to back that are the same size. Sew one end about 1/8 on an inch from the edge. Flip inside out then do the same on the other end. This gives you the heart shape.

The instructions I was seeing said to sew two large pieces together with this method first then cut into your smaller strips. The problem with this is that the stitches fall out as soon as you cut your felt strips. I recommend cutting them to size first. It does take a little longer, but this way they will not fall apart. You can use any size felt. I used pieces that were 1.5" X 4".
To make this project uniquely mine I chose to add some decorative stitching on each strip before sewing. After all hearts were made I stung them together on some cotton floss.

Another felt project is conversation hearts. I made a small three dimensional heart with felt and embroidery floss for the stitching. u used a ribbon for the hanging portion but you could use any material or another piece of felt.

First cut out your design, in this case it was hearts. If you are going to be adding words then stitch onto felt before sewing together. Start stitching together your two pieces, once you have gone about 3/4 of the way around stuff with some old fabric, pillow stuffing or left over stuffing from a toy. (In this case I used the stuffing out of an old dog toy. Don't worry there was no slobber on it). Once you have stuffed your heart to the desired thickness, you can finish stitching around your heart.

 Lastly, nothing says a holiday like something fun to wear. I personally like accessories thus I picked a headband. Start with a blank headband form or an old headband you feel like jazzing up a bit. I wrapped ribbon around the blank then hid the tail with some glue. Cut out hearts to stack with hot glue then added them to the headband. Voila` your are done and now ready for your hot date!

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