Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FND: November 2010

(Playing catch-up)

November 5: Chick, Eddie & Johnnie with steak and roasted sweet potato, carrots and Brussels sprouts.

November 11: Chick, Steve & Gretchen and Diana for gingered cod over soba noodles with beets on the patio

Saturday, November 20: Jennifer and Jeff visited, so we moved FND to Saturday and included Pauline. Eddie served apps of seared tuna and we dined on trout almondine on the patio.

Jennifer and Jeff took Joseph back to Arlington with them to enjoy Thanksgiving, so there was no FND November 26.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I scrapped my collapsible arm chair

The arm chair before...
And after!

The dog tags attached to the frame say "beat, " "the", "heat" 

Products used: black fabric, Wrights iridescent medium rick rack, American Crafts white thickers, Versamark embossing ink, Stampin' Up heat & stick powder, Glick ultra fine Primsa glitter, UTEE, Prima rhinestone swirls, black button unknown, Autumn Leaves black brad, Ranger stickles, flowers (I think) from Hobby Lobby, AdTech hot glue.

So now I can watch fireworks in style!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Edible 3D Model of a Plant Cell

Yes, I know it's been awhile since I've blogged, but hey, sue me.

This morning Joseph submitted his science project .... two days early! He was motivated by design.

The assignment was to create a 3-D model of a plant or animal cell with 13 parts identified. Extra credit is given if it's edible, and his is completely consumable! He went with a pound cake (denser and less likely to fall apart), lemon icing dyed green for the cytoplasm then darker green for the vacuole, and various candies for the other parts: green Skittles for the chloroplasts, green Mike & Ike's for the mitochondria, white pearl parils dyed green for ribosomes, red gummy worms for Golgi complex; green gummy worm for the smooth endoplasmic reticulum; sugar-coated sour gummy worms for the rough endoplasmic reticulum, a green Hostess Sno-Ball for the nucleus cut in half to show the nucleolus and nuclear membrane; and red fruit roll-up for the cell membrane and tye-dye fruit roll-up for the cell wall.

He typed up a legend showing the parts identified with candy and made toothpick flag markers for the other parts.

I think the best part is the display box I got at Wal-Mart. Got to find and hold on to those recycle items that can be repurposed for school projects!

Scrapbook products used: Glue Arts GlueGlider Pro