Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A Baking Tip and A Slipper Fix

Thanks to everyone who left me a comment. I am a commenter. I see things I like on other people's blogs, and I just type away!! I like getting comments, too. hehe

I got to go knit with my blog-less friend, Carrie, today. It was a lot of fun. Chatting with another grown up woman is just what I needed. Thanks, Carrie!!

So, the all important baking tip that everyone is on pins and needles waiting for is: Baking cupcakes (half a dozen at a time; in a toaster oven) is no fun! Don't do it, if you don't have to! Our oven is dead, and LD needs cupcakes for school tomorrow. She is very excited about frosting and decorating them after school today. She is going to be eight years old, tomorrow! Holey Moley, I really don't know where the years went.

Well, who said the dining room table was for eating? Mine is apparently for beading. At least, it is right now. (and yesterday) hehe. I've been making stitch markers for sock needles. I asked Carrie's opinion, and she seems to like them, or else she's just being nice. haha. Oh, my jaywalker sock is sitting there, too.
Here is the slipper fix. The first pic is my poor felted slipper bottom with patches all over it. Then, the pink and purple one belongs to LD. The last pic is the finished product.

If any one cares, here's what I did: I got a can of stuff that you dip your tool handles in, and it coats them with a plastic-rubbery substance. I got it at the hardware store. Then, I taped around the foot bottom, and painted the stuff on. I let them dry all day. I've been wearing them around the house for a couple of days, and they feel the same. (just no more skating in the kitchen) I see a couple of thin spots on my slippers, and I think I'll just paint a little more on those spots. The only problem there is that I'll have to take them off!

The cupcakes are done and waiting for frosting, but now there are more dishes to wash. Oh well, so goes my life. I also have to fold the clean laundry. The kids can take their piles and put them away when they get home. I didn't do it yesterday because those stitch markers are just too fun to make. I have to do it today, though. I dumped the baskets on my bed to make sure I don't put it off again!

Someday, I'll get to all of those knitting projects I want to do!

8 comments:

KnitMongrel said...

Yeah, my dining room table seems destined for everything BUT eating. Though I might make an exception for cupcakes... you've made me hungry! :) The frosting was always my favorite part...

Mindy said...

During my fit of organization, I have declared that I will no longer be putting stuff on the dining room table. It's the only real table we have and I would like to be able to eat at it as a family. Worst part, it is always my fault that it is messy.

tatjana said...

What a great idea! I'll have to look for that stuff at the Baumarkt (hardware store). And your stitch markers look awesome :)

Jeanne said...

Very nice stitch markers. And great idea for the slipper soles - I'll have to look for it.

Romi said...

I love playing with beads. :) And what a great idea for slipper bottoms! Thanks for sharing it!

g-girl said...

you are so smart. what a great idea for slippers! sorry about the oven being dead and having to bake cupcakes in the toaster oven. :( the sacrifices you make when you're a mother!

Jane said...

Do you know the name of that stuff you put on hammer handles and on the bottom of your slippers? I want to make felted slippers for Christmas presents, but don't want people slipping around on them (especially the kids).
Also, thanks for all of the comments you have been making on my blog - it's nice to know that someone is reading it LOL.
Jane

MsLindz said...

That is such an awesome idea for the slipper bottoms! I'll have to see if I can get my hands on some for a pair of slippers my sister wants :)