November 16, 2010
I had someone ask me last week where I got the name “Treacle and Ink”. If you haven’t been reading this blog from the very beginning, you may have missed this post where I answered that very question. Since I’ve already addressed the question, I won’t dive into the answer in today’s post (check out “Treacle = Molasses” for more info), but instead, I would like to take this treacle education a little further.
According to Dictionary.com, treacle is defined as:
October 29, 2010
Halloween is a mere two days away, but the trick-or-treaters around here are headed out tomorrow night. If you haven’t even begun to think about Halloween festivities, no worries! Here’s a little last minute Halloween Party roundup to give you a hand.
Pumpkin Pasties – I found this recipe over at britta.com, a website dedicated to throwing a most awesome Harry Potter party. I made these pasties last Halloween, and everyone loved them! They’re really quick and easy, and are a great finger food alternative to making a whole pumpkin pie. While you’re over there, check out the other recipes that are listed. Those treacle tarts just might have to be made in my kitchen this year…
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (because at Halloween, you can never have too much pumpkin) – This recipe is brought to you courtesy of Lindsay who blogs over at PACountryCrafts. While I haven’t tried out this recipe yet, rumor has it that Lindsay is a whiz with pumpkin. Don’t believe me? Check out her posts on How To Cook A Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Muffins.
Owl Cupcakes – Here’s looking at you, kid. I Am Momma Hear Me Roar is one of my favorite blogs! It’s always full of wonderfully creative ideas for cooking, crafting… you name it. Many thanks to Cheri for sharing some of her last minute treat ideas. While you’re there, check out the “Crow’s Feet” too. Oh, my tummy is grumbling just looking at all that goodness!
Spooky Glowing Eyes – This first decoration idea is thanks Sister Dianne, who heads up another one of my favorite blogs, CraftyPod. Trust me, you don’t need to have a crafty bone in your body to pull off this quick and easy decoration idea. Click on the link to watch her short tutorial video.
Needle Felted Eyeballs – Yes, more creepy, eerie eyes. This decoration idea is brought to you via Michelle from Etsy and Nguyen Le from KnitKnit. If you’ve got a little extra fiber laying around, I’ll bet you could churn out a few new sets of peepers in no time.
3D Blood Spatter Effect – Think your home could be the setting for a new episode of CSI? This decoration idea is for you! This is a Halloween how-to that Etsy put out last year, with the help of Meg Allan Cole from Threadbanger, and I thought it was so cool, I wanted to share it with you this year. I like their idea of using it as a photo-op area.
These are just a very few last minute ideas. I hope they help get your creative juices going!
June 30, 2010
If you have been following my blog since the early days, or if you are a bibliophile who is particularly fond of Lewis Carroll, then you know that the name, “Treacle and Ink,” comes from a line that is sung at Queen Alice’s banquet in Carroll’s Through the Looking-glass. I just wanted to share a couple unique Alice finds I made while exploring Walt Disney World.
June 28, 2010
We are having a great time hanging out with family and seeing the sights this week! On Sunday, we fought the crowd and made it to the new Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios. It was so neat!
Not only did we have a great time exploring, and just being in that “world”, but what did I manage to spot when I was browsing in Honeydukes sweets shop? Treacle Fudge!