Tuesday, June 5, 2012

baby foxes

here is a photo of vintage fox cubs.  very cute.  enjoy!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

freebie butterflies

hopes everyone likes these...enjoy!

my new fan page on facebook!!

hello everyone,

i would just like to tell everyone that i started a new facebook fanpage.  here's the link......http://www.facebook.com/MaudesMisfitFactory    it's a little easier to keep up with rather than actually having to put whole thoughts and topics together like on this blog.  alas i wish i had the time to devote to this, but i don't.  so without further ado, happy memorial day weekend and please don't drink and drive.
p.s.  i can't wait to eat some bar-b-que this weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

my lovely tshirt designs

well i've been very busy lately.  my tshirt business is almost officially open for business.  nothing big for now but very soon i will be posting listings for my tshirts in my etsy store.  it's going to be mostly kid's clothing, specifically for girls.  my second design is my favorite so far, but that's all i'll say about it.  hopefully it will be online by next week.

also, as soon as i remember i am going to take my camera over to my all handmade tshirt studio, with working dark room, even a handmade exposure unit.  i am pretty proud of myself.  haha.  and since my studio is in my dad's basement, totally takes me back to being a teenager, well almost, i have named my clothing line cellar dweller gear.  though i may have to change this, i'm still not completely sure of it, but for now that's the name.  this is very exciting for me and has been a great experience so far.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

it's cold in pennsylvania

it's freezing in my apartment.  i just found my snuggie from last year and i love it all over again.  it's perfect when i'm on the computer...and it's cheetah print.  oh, by the way, i think my apartment is haunted.  my eyes hurt so it's time for me to go.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

new music!!

I love the Black Keys!!!!!!  they are one of the best new bands out there in my opinion.  every time i listen to them i still can get over how good they are.  this post is dedicated to their musical awesomeness.

here's some of their albums, check them out. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

raspberry pie

i found this recipe online and loved it, so i will share it with you.  some lady named carolyn sent it in and i thank her for this awesome recipe.  i've made it a dozen times and everybody loves it.

here are the ingredients:

  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
the only i did different is i used two pie crusts, this makes enough filling to fill both.  i bought one prepared crust and made one from scratch.

and here are the directions!

1.  In a medium saucepan combine 3 cups raspberries and 2/3 cup water. Simmer over low heat until raspberries are soft. Press mixture through a sieve or strainer to remove seeds and obtain raspberry pulp.

I always used fresh raspberries but it would probably be ok to use frozen.

also i did not know what a sieve was, but pretty much it's a very fine metal strainer.  this part of the recipe is the biggest pain in the butt, but it's well worth it.

2.  Place gelatin and 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Set aside and allow gelatin to soften.  i do this while i'm straining the raspberries, so the gelatin has time to set up.

3.  In a medium saucepan whisk together raspberry pulp, egg yolks, and 2/3 cup sugar. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. 

4.  Add gelatin to raspberry mixture and stir until dissolved. Place pan in a cold water bath to cool completely.  this was also a little tricky, but this is what i came up with.  it worked well enough.

 5.  In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Add 1/3 cup sugar a little at a time, beating constantly until whites are stiff and glossy. 

6.  In a separate mixing bowl, whip cream until stiff. Gently fold together with cooled raspberry mixture and meringue. Spoon mixture into graham cracker crust. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whole raspberries.  i didn't take a picture of folding the raspberry mixture in with the whipped cream.  i also just used cool whip, it turns out fine.


and here's the finished product.  it's absolutely delicious and a fairly easy recipe.  

i topped my with extra graham cracker crumbs and a dollop of whipped cream.  mmmmm....