Monday, August 23, 2010

Animonday

AnimondayYumeiro Patissiere
I just started watching this on crunchyroll and dropped everything else to watch. This is such a cute show! I cant believe how much I'm enjoying it. It's about a girl named Amano Ichigo. She is incredably clutzy, but had an amazing palate. She transfers to St Marie Acadamy to follow her dream of becoming a pattissere like her grandmother. I highly suggest this series. If you have crunchyroll please watch this.


Will update with our regularly scheduled Animonday later today.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

DIY Wendsday

Hime Lampshade
Items needed:
Old lampshade
Hot glue gun
Lace
Ribbon
Pearls


I rescued this old lamp from the garbage a few months ago. I had to redo the light kit and most of the wiring inside it. I finally finished the lamp, but I had no lampshade for it. Last week I was on my walk and spotted this old beaten up partially melted lampshade. It still had good bones to it so I decided to fix it up.


I started by gluing lace around the top. This helped hide the melted part where at one point a bulb had burned the lampshade. It also helped cover the fraying gold cording.

Then I glued on pearls to cover the edge of the lace.
I glued lace on the bottom, and covered the edge with ribbon. This hid a burn on the bottom edge and more torn gold edging.
Finally I capped it off with pearls along the bottom.

I hope that you enjoyed my lampshade restoration, and that it inspires you to recycle and reuse old items. I personally enjoy rehabbing old furniture and household items into something new.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sorry

No Animonday this week ^-^;; I still haven't finished last week's series. Look forward to next week with Death Note, Monster, and Jigoku Shojo

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cooking Day


Chamomile Ginger Tea with Cucumber Watercress Sandwiches

This meal is perfect for high tea, or just a healthy lunch. It has a very refreshing and sweet taste.

To make the tea you need:
1 TBS Loose Chamomile tea
1 tsp Fresh or Frozen crushed ginger
1 or 2 TBS Honey
a tea ball
Both ingredients in the tea also have known special qualities. Chamomile has a calming effect, and when tested with rats it had and anti anxiety effect. Ginger has been used as a medicine in eastern medicine for centuries. I personally enjoy it's effects when I get seasick. A little bit of ginger and my stomach is completely settled.

Bring your water to a boil, then let cool for about two minutes. Pour the hot water into the cup and steep the tea for ten minutes.
Add Honey and enjoy
To make the sandwich you will need:
Cream Cheese (room temp)
Watercress
Cucumber (peeled)
Bread of choice
First rinse the watercress and remove the stems from the leaves. Watercress has a peppery taste, and is a member of the cabbage family. It also has a significant amount of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C.
Remove the crusts from the bread, and spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each slice
Thinly slice the cucumber and arrange it on the bread
Place the watercress leaves on top and close the sandwich. Slice the sandwich on the diagonal.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DIY Wendsday

Usagi Centerpiece
Items List:
1. Stuffed Animal preferably small
2. Ice cream dish
3. Silk or Satin flowers
4. 4mm pearls on a string
5. Paper
6. Scissors
7. Glue Gun
8. Ribbon & Lace
9. Cute old pin


























Directions:

First glue on the Lace
Then add the Pearls
Tie the ribbon on the bunny
Add the pin and some pearls
Cut a Paper Fan into a snowflake
Finally arrange the items as you like

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Animonday

I know this is a day late ^-^;; I plan on doing this every monday. I'd like to give detailed reviews of each Anime that I watch. I really enjoy Anime, and hope that you do as well.

The week I'm watching some really cute shows:
Super Gals is about Ran Kotobuki, the self proclaimed "world's greatest" gal. The whole series is about her misadventures with her friends Miyu Yamazaki, Aya Hoshino, Rei Otahata, and Yuya Aso. I really enjoy the energy of the show, and how upbeat it is for the most part. It also give cute galspeak lessons, and "ironclad" rules for gals. Overall This show is very enjoyable. I would highly recommend watching this in Japanese with subs rather than the English dub, as I personally find some of the English voices to be very off character and distracting. There are a total of 52 episodes in this series.
♥♥♥♥/5


Ojamajo Doremi
This series is about an elementary schooler, Doremi, who wanders into a magic shop and accidentally discovers a real witch. The witch, Majo Rika, is turned into a frog and to change back she has to make Doremi a witch aprentice. Doremi is very clumsy and not that good at magic which earns her the title of Ojamajo, loosely translated it means bothersome witch. She is found out by her two friends by the end of the second episode, and they end up joining her in becoming witches. This show ran on Fox kids for a while, but the English dub is very very watered down and highly edited, so please watch this subbed. It's a very good show to get younger siblings or newbies interested in Anime. Ojamajo Doremi is a very sweet and again high energy show. While I really enjoyed it Ojamajo Doremi is geared mainly towards a younger audience. So far only the first and second season have been subbed, but the third season is expected to be complete by the end of 2010. There are a total of four season of this show and two movies.
♥♥♥/5

Cardcaptor Sakura
One day Sakura Kinomoto discovers a book, The Clow, in her father's study. It's filled with magic cards which she accidentally releases into the world. The books guardian gives her a key and charges her with returning all the cards back to the book with the help of her friend Tomoyo Daidouji. This show is a definite must watch for any anime fan. Do not watch the English Dub! It is bowdlerized to the point of being unwatchable. Please watch this in Japanese with subs. This show contains 70 episodes and two movies.
♥♥/5

That's it for Animonday. I hope that you will enjoy these shows, and if you'd like to recommend a show for next Animonday please leave it in the comments section.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome

This is my first post on this new blog. I hope that I will be able to share my ideas and projects with you all.

This blog will show different crafts that I enjoy, recipes, and household DIY. I hope these things will interest you all.