After moving back the business back home December 2017, there’s BIG NEWS from Sow’s Ear Studio And Gallery. After much renovation our new home studio is ready for work. Next few weeks we will be bringing in our supplies. We will be entertaining custom painting requests. We can be reached at 518-522-3307. We’d love to […]
Hello Summer 2019! What’s been happening with summer so far.
Premo Sculpey Accents Gemstone Polymer Clay
After getting back into working with polymer clay a few weeks ago, I discovered that Premo Sculpey Accents came up with a new collection of polymer clay, polymer clay gemstones. I bought a few bars of opal, goldstone, and a few other gemstones I’ll reveal later. This photograph reveals an opal polymer clay donut cabochon and a black and white sparkling zebra cane. The best part of this polymer clay is that it doesn’t require mixing or measuring because it’s already done for you. Make gemstone jewelry, sculptures, beads, and more with this unique polymer clay. With experimenting and researching new polymer clay ideas, I’m looking forward to showing more handmade creations that I’ve made.
In The Kitchen
With Father’s Day on June 16th, 2019 The Prock kitchen smelled like a beautiful breakfast. Here’s my recipe for a nice quick and easy breakfast to make for your family.
French Toast With Scrambled Eggs And Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage
1-2 Bags Of Pepperidge Farm Blueberry Bread, or your favorite kind of bread.
Maple Syrup Or Your Favorite Kind Of Syrup.
3 Packages Of Alfresco Fully Cooked Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage
In one bowl, mix about 2-3 eggs and place your bread in egg mixture and coat bread evenly on both sides. Place your bread with egg in a frying pan or griddle that is coated with cooking spray. Allow your bread to cook for about 1-2 minutes on both sides.
I’ve discovered that making scrambled eggs in the microwave is so much easier then a frying pan. It makes less of a mess in the microwave then a pan, so it’s easier to clean up. Sounds crazy, but it’s true.
In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of butter and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. When butter is melted, add to your beaten eggs with milk. Depending on how many eggs you’ve mixed in your bowl, I always cook the eggs 1 minute per egg. So say you have 4 eggs in your bowl, cook your eggs for about 4 minutes. When your eggs have reached the 2 minute mark, take out of the microwave and stir. This moves the eggs that are not quite cooked on the bottom. Place your bowl back in the microwave and finish the two minutes of cooking time. If your eggs are still not quite cooked. Place your eggs back in for 1 minute.
Alfresco Breakfast Sausage
For those of you who are not familiar with this kind of sausage, it’s fully cooked so all you have to do is remove from the package and brown evenly on each side in a frying pan. Alfresco is a chicken sausage so it’s got less fat and preservatives, and the apple maple makes it taste better. Find this sausage in the meat department of your supermarket.
Summer Is Here Already
I can’t believe that the first day of summer was on June 21st, 2019. Summer is here already, oh my god where has this year has gone? Summer so far has been pretty good with watching the flowers pop open, baby birds coming to our bird feeder, baby squirrels, and much more.
With helping mom getting our work studio at home, painting the front porch, and looking for fresh new ideas, I didn’t have time to blog in the month of May, my apologizes. I’ve also been spreading my socializing wings and falling in love with this gallery.
As most of you know, I started off with polymer clay as medium. I love the versatility, the possibilities are endless, and you can create lots of different things. I stopped making jewelry because every where I turned, someone was making jewelry. Now, I’ve decided to get back into making jewelry and join an art gallery in Gloversville, New York called The Micropolis, located in a place called The Mohawk Harvest Coop.
When I was working with polymer clay and making jewelry, I wasn’t taking it to a whole new level. Now, I’m spreading my wings and making more jewelry that I find inspiring and hope that people will love and make their own. Pulling out all my polymer clay books, looking on Pinterest, and making my own ideas, I’ve decided it’s time for me to be what I like to call “famous”. These are a few pieces that I’ve created in the last few days and will be baking and putting together soon. Looking forward to showing you more great polymer clay jewelry and wearable pieces.
What would you say is the area of your craft that you most need to work on? Is it a skill that you want to acquire or improve? Is it simply getting yourself to do more work more often? (I know that’s one of mine!) Or is it some particular approach to the work that…
I have made these pressed flowers wood pendants as a nature craft gift idea. My mom loves the one I gave to her and wears it almost daily. Maybe other people would love to DIY a necklace for their mom … Read More…
This is the 7th experiment: mixing all the glitter translucent’s into all the colored Translucent colors. I have 12 translucent colors now, plus the clear white Translucent. The new colors are Bordeaux, Orange, Lime green, glitter silver, glitter gold, and glitter white. Clayfactory.net/Cernit There is the ripple bead I did the video for, it looks […]
1 Corned Beef Flat Brisket, and herb contents from corned beef.
1 Head Of Cabbage.
1 Bag Of Carrot Sticks.
2 Large Challots.
4 Bags Of Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes with Chive And Butter Sauce Or Garlic Sauce, your choice.
1 Small Saucepan.
Electric Mixer Or Potato Masher.
I love dishes made in a crockpot because all you have to do is add ingredients to crockpot, turn crockpot on, and allow the crockpot to cook food slow all day and enjoy in the evening. I also love the Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes because all you have to do is place them in the microwave, cook them, and add them to a pan and mash them, no need to dirty extra pots and pans.
Spray crockpot with cooking spray and fill crockpot about 1/3 with water. Place corned beef, herbs from corned beef, chopped cabbage, challots, celery, and carrot sticks in crockpot. Cook contents in crockpot for about 7 hours. If corned beef is not cook like it should, turn heat up on crockpot.
When food in crockpot is done cooking, add one bag at a time of the steam fresh potatoes in the microwave. When potatoes are done cooking, add to a low heated saucepan with some butter and milk. Mash potatoes with an electric mixer or potato masher.
No corned beef and cabbage is complete without it’s Soda Bread. Soda Bread can be purchased at your local bakery, grocery store, or if you have a recipe for soda bread, run with it. Enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime.
1 Box Of Cut Ziti.
1 Package Of Ground Turkey.
1 Package Of Ground Beef.
1 Jar Of Bertoli Pasta Sauce: Garlic And Olive Oil.
3 Tablespoons Of Ricotta Cheese, whole milk or part skim, your choice.
In a frying pan, cook ground beef and turkey thoroughly and add in a bowl and place off to the size. Fill saucepan with water and bring water to a boil. Add baked ziti to boiling water and allow baked to boil for about 20-30 minutes, or until fork tender. When pasta is done cooking, place in colander, rinse pasta and place back in saucepan. Add your ground beef and turkey, ricotta, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Generally, you place baked ziti in the oven, but I made this recipe for the stove. Great with a toss salad and Italian bread.