I’m supposed to avoid eBay but this trench art bracelet was a $1! It is also wooden, which is different. It is from WWII and decorated all around (it looks painted by hand). The auction only said that it is “Probably French.” It does say “Vive Les Allies” and has flowers painted on it as well as Allied flags (including the Soviet flag). I figured that I’d wear it but now I’m afraid the paint will chip. Hmm.
I bought this at Yesterday’s Rose end of the month 50% off sale for $6. I couldn’t resist. I know something cool can be done with it but what?
Description: The bottles have rubber air-tight stoppers. The bottles are made in Japan out of cheap glass so they distort the contents inside. The frame is kind of cheap and I plan on spray painting it. The bottles are held by the slats so they don’t fall off the shelves.
My friend Marisa sent me this link to the cutest dog cookies ever. The original post from a girl named Amanda’s Singaporean Cooking Blog. They are actually really easy to make. I’ve Americanized the recipe to help everyone here make it (and extrapolated on ingredients we will have to substitute). You still will have to guess and round up some of these measurements just because it is easier:
80g/12.6 tbsn of butter, softened at room temperature
80g/5.6 tbsn of Ovaltine or another malt-based drink (check local Hispanic store for Milo)
200g/.875 cups of cake flour
25g/1.75 tbsn corn flour
25g/1.75 tbsn milk powder
100g/7 tbsn chocolate chips
20g/4.2 tsp cornflakes (optional, crushed)
Chocolate rice (perhaps substitute with chocolate sprinkles)
Koko Krunch (this is for the ears, so look for a cereal that resembles the picture, I can’t think of one but I think a store brand might be a good bet)
- Pre-heat oven to 150deg C/300deg F. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Cream butter and Ovaltine/Milo for about three minutes till pale in color (Ovaltine will give it a darker color).
- Add in cake flour, cornflour and milk powder and beat for about one minute to form
- Divide dough into 10g each. Flatten each piece of dough, and add in the fillings (some chocolate chips and cornflakes). Roll into balls (keeping the fillings inside).
- Decorate as desired, using the ingredients to make the features of the dogs. Insert two pieces of Koko Krunch to form the ears, chocolate rice for the eyes, and a chocolate chip in the centre for the nose.
- Bake at 150 deg C for about 35- 40mins. Or till golden brown.
- Leave to cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container.