Topic: Other Hobbies
Just ONE (OK, technically 4) more Christmas project to share.
First up is the set of ornaments I made. I got the idea for these from one of the blogs I follow and actually bought the balls to make them with. I started with 6 red satin-glass balls, used glue dots to adhere a grosgrain ribbon around and attached a square of gold metallic cardstock to cover the seam. The center of the buckle is colored in with Sharpie marker. I did not have any black ribbon so I colored some cream ribbon with black alcohol ink.
The rest of the projects involve food - for the Christmas brunch we went to. I got the idea to make cucumber cups from a magazine but changed it up by peeling mine and making a filling of spicy crab salad for the filling. The centers are scooped out to make the cups.
Then from Google Images I got the idea to arrange the veggie tray as a Christmas tree. I used cauliflower for the snow, snap peas for the trunk, broccoli for the tree and decorated with yellow bell pepper strips, radishes and black olives. I shaved carrot over the top for color and served two kinds of dip in hollowed out bell peppers.
I made a wreath for the fruit tray using cantaloupe, honeydew, and pineapple rings (cut in half). The pineapple centers each got a grape and the spaces between these got half of a strawberry. I cut slices of the cantapoupe and carved them to make a bow for the center.
Still eating leftovers...