Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My Peng Peng Bears!

Well I thought it would be nice to talk a little about some of my collection here and there - some here are my Peng Peng bears-- who I find very whimsical and charming... some are mischievous... like after the light is out...it's party time! Missus Mudruffin, Ms. Cherries and Ken-Ken do not like that nonsense and they try to stop them but the others are little gremlins and won't listen! In this picture- you will see from left to right- Missus Mudruffin, Ms. Cherries, Nathaniel, Agnes, Little Cloud and Ken-Ken. Aren't they delightful! If I don't feel like sleeping, i just stay up and party with them! Hope you like seeing my Peng Peng bears!

Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Another Glimpse of My Garden

Here's another glimpse of my Garden... The peonies are finally opening and they are so pretty! I tried to dry some but they wouldn't dry well for me.. i just didn't like the way they came out but i did dry some lavender that i will use for a paper angel. Hope you enjoy seeing my garden!

Hugs, Tired Folksie girl

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Visitor to my Garden

Flowers and butterflies have to be one of the most beautiful things on earth. They are so sweet, and magical. Here are some flowers from my garden to share with you and a visitor too.

*My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness....Michelangelo*

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Macaroons- Yummy- Yummy!

Do you like Macaroons? They are so delicious if you happen to like coconut... they are soft and chewy and toasty on the outside..... like a light brown color. One of my favorite cookies. Well, my latest little folksie is just that-- a macaroon-- i think my felting is getting smaller and smaller... she ended up being 1 1/2 inches, she is in anime style and is a cute little cookie! Hope you like her!

Recipe for Macaroons: You will need the following: 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon grated lime peel, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional), 1 bag (7 ozs) sweetened flaked coconut ( about 2 2/3 cups), 1/3 cup whole blanched almonds, 3 squares ( 3 ozs) white chocolate, melted.. ooh yeah, and 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar.

Making the Macaroons: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, lime peel, and nutmeg; add almond extract, if desired. Using a fork, lightly beat mixture until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in coconut until it is completely coated with the egg mixture.

Drop dough by level tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies on the middle rack until golden, about 25 minutes. Cool slightly; peel cookies from parchment paper and transfer to a wire rack.

Spread almonds in a single layer in a baking pan. Toast nuts in the warmed oven, shaking the pan occasionally, until they are light brown and fragrant, 10-15 minutes.

Let nuts cool completely. Using a food processor or chopper, process until finely chopped about 10 seconds.

In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, melt white chocolate. Transfer the melted chocolate into a small bowl. Place chopped nuts in another small bowl. Dip the top of each cookie into the white chocolate , then in nuts. Return cookies to the parchment paper.

Let cookies stand until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Serve or store in a tightly sealed container. Enjoy! Felted Hugs, Folksie girl

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Life is Good!!!

Well Life is sure good! To have a nice big basket full of wool to lay in ..is a soft and comfy bed-- this is where Pinky has made her bed... so I had to cover my wool with a towel. I went to the humane society last year in May and found this adorable little tabby cat that was 8 months old and had already had a litter of kittens. She was so tiny... i thought oh my goodness.. she is so young.. and when i went out the door.. i had two boxes.. one with Pinky in it of course and one with one of her little female kittens who hubby named Layla in it. Then we went straight to the vet... no more kittens for either one! But Pinky is sure enjoying where she ended up! If there is such a thing as reincarnation... I want to come back as a cat in a good home! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Where's The Luau?

Can anyone tell me where's the Luau? Well this is what I have been working on... did a sketch last week of the top of my head and here she is... little Flip Flops -- she is 2 1/4 inches- I made her little flowers for her head, flip flops and her flower lei out of wool felt. Let me know what you think of her! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Friday, June 8, 2007

Flower Garden!

Well who doesn't like flowers so I thought i would share with you some flowers from my garden!

I have a great hubby with a very big green thumb and he plants all kinds of flowers for me.. mostly my favorites or I get to pick.. this year we added two more butterfly bushes, some salvia, some more lavender, snapdragons, zinnias and much more. When i was in grade school i remember walking by a ladies house everyday and her yard has the most delightful snapdragons.. i would always stop to look at them. Fond memories! Hope you enjoy seeing some flowers from my gardens and the peonies are getting ready to open so I will have to show you those as soon as they do... and then I will be snipping and drying them to make some lovely wreaths for my victorian website. Fun, fun, fun! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Two Surprises!

Hello Everyone, well the other day my mom had a surprise for me which turned out to be this cute little fairy with a votive cup holder but instead of putting a candle in it.. i put the little wool strawberry that Aleta Breese made me as a surprise... so I got two surprises and funny enough.. they both fit together. Sweet, no? Hugs, Linda

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Two Anime Dogs!

Hello All! Well here is a picture of both of my anime dogs! Lady Beatrice is very camera shy but she was caught off guard here. This is both Lady and Liza after a nice cool swim in the pool! They love it and will sit on a boogie board and surf around the pool with my hubby holding them! They are quite the characters! Hugs, Linda Folksie

Saturday, June 2, 2007

An Anime Dog!

Hello Here is a picture of my dear little Liza when she was a baby... this is a true anime dog don't you think? She has such a big body and tiny short legs... the cutest thing! She is quite the charmer too.. Her full name is Elizabeth's Queen Elizabeth II named after her mother. I also have her sister-- Lady Beatrice only she is not a poser.. she is more camera shy. Hopefully i can get a picture of her to show you one of these days! Hope you enjoy seeing my anime dog!

Hugs, Folksie Linda