Showing posts from July, 2009

Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bread

I know, I'm a little late on these Lammas Recipes. Save them for next year.

Have you ever made God Bread? This is too fun, and you can skip the anatomically correct part if you have kids. My teen daughters insisted I start including the missing parts as soon as they realized it was supposed to be there. LOL! We used raisins for the side parts, and a small tube of dough for the...well, you know. (Not sure I can say that bit.) Prepare your baking sheet while the bread machine prepares the dough. I use the lovely silicon baking sheets on top of a cookie sheet, but you do what works best for you. I'm just lazy, that's all. I put the bread machine to "Manual" or "Dough" setting, and place the bread on the baking sheet. Then I form it into a Gingerbread man shape by making one very large ball to be the body, one medium ball for the head, four smaller balls for the limbs, and as I mentioned before, one small tube for the anatomically correct part. (wink, wink,…

The Sabbat of Lammas

'Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt,
And night by night the monitory blast
Wails in the key-hole, telling how it pass'd
O'er empty fields, or upland solitudes,
Or grim, wide wave, and now the power is felt
Of melancholy, tenderer in it's moods
Than any joy indulgent summer dealt.'

William Cunningham

Lughnasadh (pronounced `loo-nus-uh') means the commemoration of Lugh. He was a fire- and light-god of the Baal/Hercules type. His name may be from the same root as the Latin "Lux", meaning light (which also gives us Lucifer, `the light bringer"). In mythology, the historical replacing of one god by a later form is often remembered as the killing, blinding or emasculation of the older by the younger, while the essential continuity is acknowledged by making the younger into the son or grandson of the elder.

In Irish legends, Lugh was the younger, superior god, repla…

Raise the Bar DIY!

I love how this simple bar was so easy to put together. No instructions needed, just good sense. Just cement blocks and a sturdy thick shelf from the DIY store.

Decorate Your Flip Flops

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you must wear flip flops, why not decorate them to be uniquely yours? They're cheap enough! So, grab up those old buttons, ribbons, glue, and fun items.

Adorable Owl for Embroidery

Okay, I had to share this adorable owl with my bibliophile pals. (Yeah, we use words like that, and know what they mean, too.) I can't get the picture to save, so I guess you'll have to click on the link. He's so cute! Just for fun, I'll be starting my Yule projects soon. How's this for fun? I'd rather be honest. I am naughty! And I like it! Lena Austinhttp://www.LenaAustin.com

Fw: Halloween in July at Urban Threads!

Yeah, I know! It's Lammas-time, not Samhain. Sorry! I enjoy the spookies, and this online store just gets me all twitterpated. Go find the project on upgrading a hardcover book to a secret hiding spot. It's beyond clever!
Greetings, crafters!Some folks do Christmas in July. This week Urban Threads has been given over to a different sort of out-of-season celebration ... Halloween in July! Oh, the horror! Snag some supremely spooky new designs, get a free sugar skull for the ol' pumpkin bucket, and create a darkly elegant gothic lace choker. Enjoy these tricks and treats...My, aren't you a Handsome Devil! This sinfully sassy design is great for adding some fire to bibs for dashing little dudes - or shirts and such for smooth gentlemen. Stitch this design for a unique look that's absolutely smokin'!Jugar la Vida: "Play for life." A trio of mariachi-band skeletons play lively tunes in a captivating new design, perfect for your Dia de los Muertos crafting …