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Monday, October 26, 2015

Mom's Oven --- Peach Cobbler


During summer, where lots of fruits are growing abundantly, peach is one of the fruits that anyone can be delighted to eat whether ripe or unripe.  It's one of the perennial fruit trees also that the Great Gardener planted in our garden. Why I like it unripe also? -- because the taste is not too sour which is better than an unripe mango. I just sprinkled them with salt and really enjoyed eating them unripe. Even the birds really enjoy eating them unripe even before I pick them evidenced by lots of bites in it. But the best taste is this simple, delectable recipe I made for you. Try it and your family will enjoy eating a good, nutritious dessert on your table.  




PEACH TREE



This stone fruit, they called, is *very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.  It is also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, niacin and potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C.  Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant that helps combat free radicals causing cancer and supports collagen formation for a good skin health.  It also contains fiber, potassium, and choline content that provide heart health and reduce age-related macular degeneration.


Please see about planting other vegetables and trees - The Garden (2012) and The Garden (2013).
 


PEACH COBBLER

Ingredients:
Fillings:
5 c.   fresh peaches (washed, peeled, fibrous flesh scraped, sliced    
          ½ inch lengthwise)
1 c.   white sugar
¼ c.  self-rising flour

Batter:
1 ½ c.  all-purpose flour
1 c.      white sugar
1 tsp.   baking powder
½ tsp.  salt
½ c.     butter (unsalted and melted)
1 c.      milk
¼ tsp.  cinnamon powder

Preparation Time:  1 hour and 30 minutes

Baking Time:  1 hour

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Put two baking sheet on the oven rack. Prepare two  9-inch round aluminum pans. 

2. For fillings, mix sugar and all-purpose flour well in a small bowl, except the sliced peaches.  Set them aside.

Note: If the sliced peaches are immediately mixed, the mixture will tend to become watery once mix with sugar and will cause an overflow inside the oven during baking.  To ensure of holding any overflow, a baking sheet metal should be used. This will prevent burning the overflowed batter if it reaches the base of the oven.  Another alternative way is to cover the base of the oven with aluminum foil. This will keep the oven from getting messy due to burned batter and saves time for easy cleaning.

3. For batter, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt well in a separate big bowl with a spatula.

4. Add the milk first to the batter and beat them until all the ingredients are moistened. 

Note: This makes it easier to wet and blend well all the flour and dissolve the sugar. Besides that, the coldness of the milk tends to solidify the melted butter again and make it hard to blend well with the batter.

5. Melt the butter and add it to the batter. Beat until the batter becomes smooth.

6. Pour the filling ingredients into the sliced peaches. Mix them well.  Divide and spread them over the two round aluminum pans.  

7. Pour the batter carefully over the two pans, one at a time.  Be sure the peaches are covered up with batter up to the edge of the pan.

8. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top.  Place the pans in the oven rack (second level from the base) and bake for 1 hour.

Note: If you see the top is breaking apart, that means, it’s well done.  You can test it by inserting a wooden pick in center and be sure it comes out clean.

9. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.  Serve with your favorite ice cream.

Servings:  8 per pan



Please see my other Baking Recipes: 
     All Summer Squash Mini Bread        
    How to Roast Sunflower Seeds          
    Nutty Figgy Bread                       
    Peach Cream CheesePie         
    Pumpkin GranolaCookies      


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“Cooking doesn’t only involve knowing what and how to cook and prepare  all the ingredients, but also how much you love to cook for somebody ."  

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My hands can do this --- DIY Project Stuff Kit


One day, when my eldest grandson bought a new pair of rubber shoes, I saw the box with the brand name – NIKE.  It is made of sturdy materials that I like.  Suddenly, it came to my little brain the idea of making this project because of the much stuff I always use when I do my greenecraft projects.  I really need a box   to organize these things like, scissors, pencil or pen, crochet hook, glue gun, ruler, etc.  I also need a small board to help me remember what I need to do for the day etc.  So I asked my good grandson if I can have it and he agreed (-.-)

Organizing our things helps us how to set our priorities in life, especially when doing the things we need to do for a day.   It helps us manage our life easier and better.  It’s very hard to look for things that we forget where we put it.  It can make us irritable and have a bad day,  if we really have lost something important. Now it’s time to put into practice what I teach by doing this personalized “do-it-yourself” kit for my proper keeping of my project tools and materials.  It can also be a storage kit of anything you like to keep like, sewing kit, jewelry box, make-up kit, etc.  Try customizing your own storage box.



 DIY PROJECT STUFF KIT
  
Materials:
(1) shoe box (sample brand – Nike shoe box) (13 X 8.22 X 4.12)
(1) illustration board (1/8)
(1) cork board (12” x 18” plain) 
(1) big sheet felt paper (grey color)
(1) big sheet felt paper (tangerine color)
(2) small paper clips
(5) tissue rolls
(2) old calendar pages
(4) small flat buttons (used) with two holes only
ribbon (leftovers)
tape measure / ruler
scissor
pencil and pen
Elmer’s glue clear
small spatula or disposable plastic knife
Locktite super glue liquid
scotch tape
sticky note paper
yarn needle
sewing needle / thread
yarns of different colors (leftovers)
garden jute string (leftovers)
brown paper bags (used)
colorless nail polish

I.   Precut the patterns for the following:  (Mark all the patterns by attaching a small sticky note paper  with its respective side written on it to avoid confusion.)

1) Cork Board
Cut  the board – 12 ½ in. (W) x 8 ½ in. (L). Make adjustments, if necessary, to fit this cork board into the front cover of the box. Set it aside. 
(Note: there should be a small space allowance on all sides to close the box without obstruction.)

2) Illustration Board (1/8) to make dividers for the following:
a) Long Dividers (1st ) -  cut by 12 ¼ in. (W) x 3 in. (L)
                        (2nd) - cut by 5 ¼ in. (W) x 3 in. (L) 
b) Short Dividers - cut by 3 in (W) x 3 in (L) for three (3)     dividers.  Set them side.                                                                        
3) Felt Paper (grey color) to cover for the following:
*Inside Base Cover - Front Cover
a) Side Surface
Unfold all flip flops. Measure and cut the felt paper by 8 ¾ in.         (W) x 1 ½ in. (L).  Shape the end side. Make it as a  pattern to         make another one for the other side.  Attach a sticky note paper       and set them aside.

*Inside Base Cover - Lower Area
a) Bottom Surface
Measure and cut the felt  paper by 12 ½ in. (W) x  8 ½ in. (L). Attach a sticky note paper and set them aside. 
      
b) Short Side Surface
Measure  and cut the felt paper by  8 ½ in. (W) x  3 ¼ in. (L).  Make this as a pattern to make another one for the other side.  Attach a sticky note paper and set them  aside. 
     
Fold the flip flops on both sides. Run a pencil through the edge of the flip flop to mark a boundary. Do the same procedures on the other side.

c) Long Side Surface (back)
Measure and cut the felt paper by 12 ½ in (W) x 4 ¾ in (L).  This is to be  attached  near the cork board.  Attach a sticky note paper and set it aside. 

d) Long Side Surface (front)
Measure and cut another felt paper by 12 ½ in. (W) x 4 ½ in. (L).  This is to be attached at the front side.  Attach a sticky note paper and set it aside.

*Tool Holder
Measure and cut 2 in. (W) x 4 in. (L).  Make this as a pattern for another one.  Mark and set them aside.

4) Felt Paper (tangerine color) to cover for the following :
*Inside and Outside Base Cover – Front Cover
a) Front Side Surface
Measure and cut the felt paper by 13 in. (W) x 3 ½ in. (L).  Mark and set it aside.
     
b) Side Surface  
Measure and cut the felt paper by 9 ¼ in. (W) x 3 ½  in. (L).  Make this as pattern to make another one for the other side.  Mark and set them aside. 

*Inside and Outside Base Cover – Lower Area  
a) Short Side (upper side edge area)
Measure and cut the felt paper by 8 ¾ in. (W) x 3 ½ in. (L).  Make this as a pattern to make another one for the other side.  Mark and set them aside.

b) Long Side (upper front edge area)
Measure and cut the felt paper by   13 ½ in. (W) x 3 ½ in. (L). Mark and set it aside.

*Dividers
a) Long Dividers (1st ) -   12 ¼ in. (W) x 6 ¼ in. (L)
                             (2nd) – 5 ¼ in. (W) x 6 ¼  in. (L)   
b) Short Dividers - cut by 3 in. (W) x 6 ¼ in. (L) for three (3) dividers.  Mark and  set  them  aside.   

*Tissue Rolls - Edging
Measure and cut the felt paper by 1 in. (W) x 6 in. (L).  Make this as a pattern for the remaining 4 tissue rolls.  Mark and set them aside.  

5) Old Calendar to cover for the following:
*Outside Base Cover  - Lower Area
a) Front / Back Side Surfaces
Choose a calendar page with a nice view.  The texture of the calendar can be glossy or flat. Trim the edges of the calendar page.  Measure and cut the calendar by 13 ½ in.  (W) x 5 in. (L). Mark and set it aside.

b) Side Surface
Measure and cut the calendar page by 8 ¾ in. (W) x 5 in. (L). Make this as a pattern to make another one for the other side.  Make adjustment, if necessary. Mark and set them aside.

c) Bottom Surface
Measure and cut the calendar page by 12 ½ in. (W) x 8 ½ in. (L).  Mark and set it aside.

6) Ribbon
Cut two ribbons by 18 inches long each.  Set them aside.
  
7) Making a Tie
Measure and cut 6 yarns of different colors (ex. green, red, and light pink) by 60 inches long each.   Set them aside.

8) Tissue Roll Covers
Measure and cut used brown paper bag by 7 in. (W) x 6 ½ in. (L).  Make this as a pattern for the remaining 4 tissue rolls.  Mark and set them aside.

9) Mini Envelopes
Measure and cut used brown paper bag by 6 in. (W) x 5 in. (L).  Make this as a pattern to make four more mini envelopes.  Mark and set them aside.
             
II. Felt Covering (grey color) (Note: Use spatula for an even application of glue)
*Inside Base Cover - Lower Area (Note: Be sure to provide small space allowance on every side to avoid overruns when their flip flops are folded up already.
a) Bottom Surface
Unfold all the flip flops.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface by using a small spatula and attach properly the pre-cut felt paper.  Make adjustments, if necessary, to flatten the felt papers nicely and neatly as shown in the picture below.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.



Felt Covering (grey-lower area / bottom surface

b) Long Side Surface (front)
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface and attach properly the pre-cut felt paper. Make adjustments, if  necessary, to flatten the felt papers nicely and neatly as shown in the picture below.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.  


Felt Covering (grey-lower area / front surface)

c) Long Side Surface (back)
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface and attach properly the pre-cut felt paper.  Make adjustments, if  necessary, to flatten the felt papers nicely and neatly as shown in the picture below.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.


Felt Covering (grey – lower area / back surface)

*Inside Base Cover - Front Cover 
a) Side Surface
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface and attach properly the pre-cut felt paper. Make adjustments, if  necessary, to flatten the felt papers nicely and neatly as shown in the picture below.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.


Felt Covering (grey – front cover / side surface)

III. Attaching the Cork Board and Ribbon
a) Ribbon
Lay the cork board flat on the table.  Measure and mark 1 ½ inches from the edge corner of one side.  Do the same procedure on the other side.  Apply Locktite super glue  on the first 2 inches long of  one ribbon and attach it diagonally where the mark is.  Do the same procedures on the second ribbon.  Both ribbons should be well aligned to each other.   Let them dry.
  
b) Cork Board
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the inside surface of the front cover.  Turn over the cork board. Apply Locktite super glue sparingly on each and between corners.  Apply also the same glue at the center.  (Note:  This glue easily gets dry.  Attach it immediately on the surface, as soon as possible. Be sure it is attached at the center with small space allowance provided on each side.  The cork board should be on top of the felt paper at the very edge- back side / lower area.)  The outcome is shown in the picture below: 


Attaching Ribbon and Cork Board

 IV. Felt Covering (tangerine color) (Note: Use spatula for an even application of glue) 
*Inside and Outside Base Cover – Front Cover
a) Side Surface 
Measure and mark the felt paper by ½ inch from edge.  Fold in to these marks carefully and fold it again it.  Do the same procedures on the other pre-cut felt papers. Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the first fold of the felt paper.  Do not apply glue at the very end of the side without a corner. (Note: This will be used to hide the garden jute string when attached around the sides of the front cover.) Attach it with the first fold on top of the felt paper (grey color). Make a slit at the corner and cut the excess at the inside corner only, leaving a part of the felt paper to be folded on the outside corner . Let it dry for a smooth finish.
       
Turn the box sideways.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the outside surface of the same side.  Do not attach the excess felt paper yet at the corner. Let it dry for a smooth finish.  (Note: Do not close the very  end of the other side also.) Do the  same procedures on the other side.   The outcome is shown in the picture below:


Felt Covering (tangerine – front cover / side surface)

b) Front Side Surface
*Making a Tie
From one side of the front cover, mark 3 inches at the middle surface.  Do the same procedures on the other side.  Unfold the flip flops of the front cover.  Poke a small pointed object into each mark.  Insert  the three yarns one by one into the first hole using a yarn needle. Extend the three yarns by 15 inches long from the end.  Insert them into the paper clip and tie  them together once only as shown in the picture below:


Making a Tie

Insert the short yarns back into the same hole. Fold the flip flops and close the box slightly. Braid the first three short yarns and leave 3 inches long from the end for tying a knot. Braid the set of long yarns.  Make adjustments, if necessary, and then trim both ends. Unfold the flip flops again.  Apply Locktite super glue on the knot inside. Attach a piece of scotch tape on top to keep the paper clip in place.  Do the same procedures on  the other side.
       
*Attaching the Felt Paper  (Note: Use spatula for an even application of glue)
1) Cut the extended part of one side and attach it with a scotch tape to the side with an uneven shape as shown in the picture below:


Making Uneven Shape Even
         
Apply Locktite super glue on each small flip flop for closing. Measure the width of the felt paper and fold by 1 inch from edge.  Measure its length and fold by 1/8 inch on each side from edge. Make adjustments, if necessary, to conform with the shape on the sides.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the first fold of the front cover and attach the felt paper carefully.  Fold the flip flops. Flatten and apply glue on the excess felt paper of the side surface for closing.  Do the same procedures on the other side.  Push it carefully towards the back end. Make adjustment, if necessary.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the outside front cover surface area.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.  The outcome is shown in the picture  below: 


Felt Covering (tangerine – front cover / front surface)

V. Felt Covering (grey color) (Note: Use spatula for an even application of glue)
*Inside Base Cover – Lower Area
a) Short Side Surface
Attach the first flip flops together at one side. Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on its surfaces to join them together.  Be sure they are attached properly with the flat side facing inside. Let them dry.
        
Turn the box sideways. Cut the extended part of the second flip flops to make the side even.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the side surface of the first flip flops up to the line drawn and attach the felt paper carefully.  Be sure all the sides are well and nicely attached.  Let it dry for a smooth finish. Do not close the second flip flops yet. Do the same procedures on the other side.  The outcome is shown in the picture below: 


Felt Covering (grey – lower area / side surface)

VI. Attaching the Old Calendar (Note: Use spatula for an even application of glue)
*Outside Base Cover  - Lower Area
a) Front / Back Side Surfaces
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface.  At the front edge, center the calendar on the surface with space allowance on both sides and at the bottom for folding.  Fold the sides first and then the bottom area. Be sure they are folded nicely. Let it dry for a smooth finish. Do the same procedures on the back side.
         
b) Side Surface
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface.  Apply glue on the bottom area and then fold.  Let it dry for a smooth finish. Do the same procedures on the other side.
     
c) Bottom Surface
Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface.  Attach the cover to close the bottom area.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.


VII. Attaching the Ribbon and Felt Covering (tangerine color) 
*Inside and Outside Base Cover – Lower Area
a) Short Side Surface (upper side edge area)
Measure and fold the felt paper by ½ inch from both edges.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the surface of the felt paper only and then attach to the flip flop inside.  Insert the ribbon into the hole area.  Be sure the ribbon is flat with the same side facing the same direction.  It should hold the front cover straight up when the box opens.  Apply Locktite super glue on the ribbon and  attach it to the felt paper to keep hold of it.  Turn the box up.  Apply Locktite super glue underneath surface, as well as, underneath the ribbon, to close the area tightly.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the back side of the felt paper.  Make a slit at the right side only and  cut the excess paper up to the edge only.  Make adjustments, if necessary, to flatten it to the surface.  Do not cut the excess felt paper on this right side. This area will be used to hide the ends of garden jute strings when attached at the back side. Do not apply glue on the outer surface of the box yet. (Note: It will be  finished after attaching the felt paper for the long side area and the garden jute strings.)   Hide the excess ribbon inside the felt paper by applying Locktite super glue and attach it on the surface for a strong hold. Let it dry for a smooth finish. Do the same procedures
on the other side.              
       
b) Long Side (upper front edge area)
Measure and fold the felt paper by ½  in from one edge.  Measure and fold by 2 inches and by ¼  inch from the other edge.  Attach the felt paper with equal provisions for space allowance on both sides by trial only.  Make a slit on both  corners to flatten the felt paper nicely. Don’t cut all the way through. Make adjustment, if necessary.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the first half of the felt paper only. Attach and fold on the edge.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the outside area of the box. Attach the second half of the felt paper, as well as, the excess felt papers of both corner sides.  Let it dry for a smooth finish.  
 
Continue to work on the short side surface as per letter (a) above.  Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on the outside surface to close two corner side areas only (front).  Do not close the remaining two corner side areas (back). (Note: Be sure the felt paper on every side is well aligned with each other on every corner.)  Let it dry for a smooth finish. Check on other areas if there are spaces not well glued and then apply additional glue.   
  
VIII. Attaching the Dividers (Note: Use spatula for an even application of the glue)
1) Apply Elmer’s glue evenly on one surface only and attach the respective pre-cut  felt paper (tangerine color) at the very edge of the board to cover it. Do the same  procedures for the other pre-cut illustration boards.  Make adjustments, if  necessary. Let them dry for a smooth finish.

2) Turn over and apply again glue on the other surface. Fold and flatten the felt paper on the surface.  Do the same procedures for the rest of the pre-cut illustration boards.  Let them dry for a smooth finish.  Make adjustments, if necessary, on all sides to fit the divider inside the box. 

3) Make a trial by attaching these dividers inside the box before applying glue. Measure and mark the sides where to attach all the dividers.  Measure and mark the first long divider with three (3) equal spacing.  Arrange each one accordingly and then remove them.  Apply Locktite super glue on the applicable  sides of the first short  divider. Attach it to its respective marking.  Do the same procedures on the next two short dividers.  Apply glue on applicable sides of the first long divider and attach it to the three short dividers.   Do the same procedures on the second long divider.  This second long divider should be aligned with the last short divider.  The outcome is shown  in the picture below:


Felt Covering and Attaching Dividers


IX. Making and Attaching Tissue Roll Holders
*Making Tissue Roll Holders
1) Covering with Used Brown Paper
Cover the tissue roll with precut used brown paper.  Apply Elmer’s glue on the edge  underneath the brown paper.  Apply glue on top to close it.  Make ½ inch slit around the paper as shown in the picture below.  Insert the paper carefully inside the roll in one side.  Do the same procedure on the other side.  Using a spatula, apply Elmer’s glue inside the paper, pressing the paper as you attach part by part on the surface for both sides.  Do the same procedures for the remaining four tissue rolls.



Making and Attaching Tissue Roll Holders

2) Edging with Felt Paper (tangerine)
Fold the felt paper into two. Apply glue on half the surface only.  To attach it, align the felt paper where the brown paper ends.  Use the  fold as a guide at the edge while attaching it around the tissue roll.  Make adjustments, if necessary, at the end to close it. Make a slit around the paper as shown in the picture below.  Insert the paper carefully inside the roll in one side.  Using a spatula, apply Elmer’s glue inside the paper, pressing the paper as you attach part by part on the surface.  Do  the same procedures for the remaining 4 tissue rolls.  


Making and Attaching Tissue Roll Holders (b)

*Attaching Tissue Roll Holders
Make a trial arranging the 5 tissue roll holders inside the box.  Remove them and then apply Elmer’s glue on the sides where the first tissue roll holder can be attached to the side and divider.  Do the same procedures on the next tissue roll until all are attached to one another. Make adjustments, if necessary, to fit them inside.   

X. Attaching Tool Holders
Provide 2 inches space allowance on one side to hold ball pen, spatula, scissor, etc.  Provide 2 ¼ inches space allowance on the other side to hold crochet hooks and yarn needles.   Turn the box with the front cover down. Lay both felt paper (grey)  on top of the cork board with respective space allowances on its sides.  Attach a pin to hold them first above.  Apply Locktite super glue on the cork board where the first felt paper is situated above.  Use a yarn needle as a sample to estimate the size of space to hold one needle. Insert the needle underneath the felt paper and apply Locktite super glue on the cork board.  Press the felt paper down to close one space. Insert another yarn needle, apply glue on the board, and then press the felt paper  as   shown in the picture below. Do the same procedures on the rest of the space till you reach the end of the felt paper.   Do the same procedures on the other felt paper.      


Attaching Tool Holders

XI. Making and Attaching Mini Envelopes
1)  Measure and fold ¾  inch space allowance for one side only,while ½ inch for the other side.  Apply Elmer’s glue on that ½  inch space allowance only and attach the other side overlapping on it.  Fold the sides into two with equal spacing.  The folds should be aligned to each other. 

2) For the other side, flatten the paper to determine the center of the fold. From the center, measure and fold  3/8 inch space allowance for each side.  From the center,  fold where you have previously marked the fold into two.  The folds should be aligned to each other. 

3) Choose the bottom side.  Measure and fold ½ inch space   allowance.  Unfold the area and cut the front side of the paper   starting from the side going through the folds horizontally. With the back side of the paper remaining only, shape both corners.  Apply Elmer’s glue on the surface and fold.    

4) Turn the paper to the other side.  (Note: Be sure the fold of the bottom side is on the other side.)  For the upper side, measure and fold 1 ½ inches space allowance.  Unfold the area and cut the front side of the paper starting from the side going through the folds horizontally. With the back side of the paper remaining only, shape both corners to form a  nice flip flop as an opening of the envelope.  The outcome of this pattern is shown in the picture below:  


Making Mini Envelopes

5) Hold the edge of the flip flop together to shape it into a face of a certain animal.  Trace the flip flop on a felt paper (tangerine).  Cut and apply Elmer’s glue on top of the flip flop.  Attach the felt paper on top.  Arrange and mark where to attach the pair of wiggly eyes and the button at the center.  Attach the pair of wiggly eyes and button with Locktite super glue. Sew the button. Trace the flip flop again with extra used brown paper.  Cut and attach the brown paper under the flip flop with Elmer’s glue to cover the thread. Make adjustments, if necessary.  Make necessary additional part, like pair of ears,  to attach as per the kind of animal created. This is
the first look-alike animal, as in, a dog. It can be used to keep small items, like yarn needles, sewing needles, etc.   You can write anything on the face of the envelop like, a poem for the animal.
 
 Make another three kinds of animal face as you like.  Arrange by providing equal spacing between envelopes. Attach these mini envelopes with Elmer’s glue below the tool holders.  Insert the small items you like to put in the mini envelopes.  Write the general name of the content in a small sticky note  paper. Attach it below  each envelope.


XII. Drawing
Look for a design you like to draw.  In my case, I like the design of my pair of  shoes that my son-in-law bought for me as shown in the picture below.  I even had a co-employee who saw me wearing this pair of shoe and she took picture of it.  She said she likes it to post in her Facebook account.  How I drew this shoe is shown in my drawing below.  Trace this drawing on a carbon paper on top of the front cover at the center.   


My Cute Pair of Shoes


My Drawing

XIII. Attaching the Yarns (Note: Use spatula to control the attaching of the yarn.) 
Apply Elmer’s glue clear on the surface starting on the hair. Go around and around the lines till you reach the ends. Don’t forget to put edging  at the end of every line to make their shapes become more visible. Let them dry on every turn. Start attaching the leftover yarns as per the following areas with their respective colors:
 
  a) Whole Head and Hair - white
  b) Heart shape – red
  c) Circle – light yellow
  d) Curved Lines – green
  e) Outside Area – baby brights ombre

(Note: Color combination of yarns to be used will depend on the design you choose and your color preferences.)

*Be sure to provide a little space for the edging when the whole area is about to be fully covered.  But do not apply edging yet at the end.  Wait for the garden jute  string to be attached first.  


XIV. Attaching the Garden Jute String – Front Cover
(Note: Use spatula to control the attaching of the string)
1)Back Side
Apply Elmer’s glue on the first string and insert it inside the opened felt paper at one side of the back side area.  Attach the string continuously by line till you reach the other side. Estimate a small length of string for insertion at the end and then cut.  Apply glue and then insert.  Do the same procedures till the felt paper can hide enough of the string ends or if to approximately measure, 1 inch from edge.  Apply glue on the felt paper to close both sides.

2) Front and Sides
Turn the box sideways.  Apply glue on a new string and insert it inside the opened  felt paper at one side.  Make adjustments, if necessary.  Attach the string  continuously around till you reach the other side. Estimate a small length of string for insertion at the end and then cut. Apply glue and then insert.  Do the same procedures till the length of the attached strings is aligned with the length of strings at the back side.  Attach the last string below where the tie is attached as per instruction # IV (b) to close the area. 

*Continuation of Instruction # XIII above –  (Yarn Edging)
1) Start the edging at the first corner side.  Attach the yarn close to another yarn and turn around following the shape of the box.  Attach the last round of yarn close to the garden jute strings to close the area.  

2) Brush sparingly with colorless nail polish on top of the design area to protect it from dust or dirt.   Check on other areas where additional glue is needed, if necessary.

Here’s my finished project as shown in the picture below:

                                            

My Embroidered Design with Yarns


My Cute Mini Envelopes


My Precious Project Stuff Kit