When I was engaged and trying to figure out my wedding dress I did a lot of research on the best fabric stores.
I found my sash at International Silks and Woolens. They had an awesome selection of ribbons to channel the whole Monique Lhuillier style.
The other fabric store I had some success with was F&S Fabrics. It was a bit pricey, but had a selection of the fabrics I was looking for.
Also, Mood Fabrics has great fabrics as well.
And of course Michael Levine.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Our photographer made a slideshow of pics from the wedding. Enjoy.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg whites, unbeaten
Pinch of sald
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare 15 fortunes on 2 1/2 by 1/2-inch slips of paper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, stir the sugar into the egg whites. Add a pinch of salt. When the sugar is fully dissolved, add the butter, flour, and vanilla and beat with a mixer until smooth. Grease a cookie sheet. Drop the batter, one teaspoon at a time, 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the edges are brown.
Remove the cookies from the oven and put them on a wooden cutting board. Put a fortune across the center of each circle of cookies and fold over to a semicircle. Lay the semicircle on the edge of a mixing bowl and bend it over the outside; hold it there for a few seconds until it holds shape. Keep working fast until all the cookies are made.
I found this idea in one of the Penny Whistle party books. It sounds like a fun science project.
Creating Natural Dyes
For Yellow: use saffron, daffodils, yellow onion skins, or crocuses.
For Green: use broccoli, spinach, moss, rhubarb, or grass.
For Blue: use blueberries.
For Brown: use coffee, tea, walnut shells, or plums.
For Red: use beets or red cabbage.
Wash and chop the raw materials chosen to produce one color and place in a nonreactive pot (stainless steel, heatproof glass, or enamel). Cover with water. Boil for at least 5 minutes or longer to produce darker colors. Strain through a colander lined with cheesecloth or a clean rag. Cool the dye, then gently dip your hard-boiled or blown-out eggs into the solution for a few minutes or until you've reached the desired color intensity.
How To Blow Out An Egg
Prick both ends with an egg pick or a heated pin or needle. Hold the egg over a bowl and blow from one end just as you would blow up a balloon until all the liquid is emptied.