Friday, December 25, 2009

Wonderful Christmas Gift!

My younger, creative twin wrote and illustrated the following political holiday cartoon for my Christmas gift. I absolutely love it and he has given me permission to share it with my blog visitors. I hope that you enjoy it.

'Santa was forced to ask the government for a bailout of the North Pole because...'

'He had to pay a $100.00 ticket after talking on a cell phone while flying over Philadelphia'

(Those not from the Philadelphia area need to know about Michael Vick to fully appreciate the above commentary)

'He was believed to have "played" with Tooth Fairy. After learning this, Mrs. Claus attacked him with a golf club, causing him to crash his slay (that's my son's spelling) as he fled, and she is now filing for a divorce.'

'Was sued by parents for giving out Zhu-Zhu pets that contained high traces of lead'
I think my creative, younger twin is one funny young man!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

All Right, That's Enough!

It's 8:00pm and I just came in from my 4th round of shoveling today (in addition to my kind neighbors who cleared my walk twice with their snowblowers). Please....enough already!!
Oh, all right. It is rather pretty, and we will most likely have a 'White Christmas' this year. I like the thought of that as long as the shoveling comes to an end.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Going to the Dogs

I recently started making brass dog tags. I've added texture to the edges by using chisels and center punches. I'll add the personal information (pooch name and telephone number) by hand stamping with my sets of steel alphabets and numbers.

I thought it would be nice to offer an accompanying handmade item and spent last night baking dog treats which I have named 'BOW WOW BISCUITS'. I made them with whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oats, corn meal, eggs and flavoring and cut them out with a dog bone shaped cookie cutter. The house smelled fabulous while these biscuits were baking!

We are a dogless household, so my one son and I were the taste testers. We are in agreement that 'BOW WOW BISCUITS' are pretty darn good. However, my son has warned me that he might tell people at school that I make him eat dog food. That little stinker!