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Yummy Homemade Pretzels

Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel, which can be doubled.  Takes about an hour to make–start to finish–and the results are amazing!

Ingredients:
2 1/4 tsp. yeast (contents of one packet)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour, I prefer King Arthur brand
Salt or sugar, melted butter, if desired

For the water bath:
1 cup boiling water with 2 tablespoons baking soda mixed in (add soda to water, not other way around)

Step 1: Prepare the dough
In a cup combine the warm water, yeast and sugar and stir, set aside and allow to bloom. In stand mixer or food processor, add the flour and salt and combine. When yeast is ready, pour into bowl and mix well. Once combined, switch to dough hook or knead by hand for about 4 or five minutes. You want the dough to be shiny and soft. Place kneaded dough in lightly greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Remove dough from bowl and roll into a fat log. Cut it into 8 equal pieces. Allow to rest for five minutes while you prepare the water bath. Put water and baking soda bath in a 9×9″ pan and allow to cool. Roll out each of the pieces, stretching to about two feet in length. Twist into classic pretzel shape. Put pretzel in water bath, turning after 1 minute. Continue until completed, putting the bathed pretzels on parchment covered sheet. Sprinkle with either salt or sugar if desired. Allow to rest, uncovered, on sheet for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Bake for 8-9 minutes in a preheated 425 degree oven.

If desired, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt or sugar, if haven’t done so already. Enjoy!

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Blush Cricut Cutie & “Every Day is Love Day” Mystery Box

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Rolled Paper Flowers with the Cricut

I declare today Rolled Paper Flower Day!

Rolled Paper Flowers are simple to make, adaptable and have the appearance of intricacy, when they’re not!

Cricut has an entire image set devoted to quilled flowers.  It’s called Flower Shoppe and it’s FREE to all Cricut Access subscribers, too!

Here is the FREE Design Space file for all six of these rolled flowers: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/198646854

For today, we are going to focus on these spiral shapes, which have all sorts of fun edges. I’ve chosen the scalloped edge ones and put them on my canvas, which are available in my project file below, but feel free to check out the full set of images by searching for the Flower Shoppe cartridge in Cartridge Search.

Once I pulled the spiral shape to my mat, I make sure they are the size I want. I like to make my quilled flowers on the small size so that they work with my quilling tool, but you can experiment with the size to suit your taste.

In this example the shapes are about 3 inches in size, which allows me to fit 9 shapes on one mat.

Full mat of cut spirals
Full mat of cut spirals

Once quilled, these three inch spirals will shrink to about an inch wide, so keep that proportion in mind.

When the cut is complete, carefully remove the excess paper from your mat.

Caution! You may become mesmerized when you remove the excess paper from the mat.

Isn’t that so interesting to watch?

After removing the excess paper, carefully remove the spirals from your mat. These are a bit fragile, so do use caution. I recommend bending your mat to help remove each spiral. Cricut mats are very bendy, so don’t be afraid to do that to ensure none of your cuts get ripped.

Removing the excess paper after cutting
Removing the excess paper after cutting

Once removed, you should have a pile of spirals that are now ready to be spun.

 

The quilling part requires a little tool you can get at any craft store and it looks like this. It’s basically a pen with a little tip that has a slit in it.

Quilling Tools
Quilling Tools

If you can’t find a quilling tool, you can use tweezers or even a dowel. Someone even told me they use a motorized drill to quill theirs!

However way you choose, start with the outside edge of the spiral and twirl the spiral upon itself. This does require practice and patience. Go easy with yourself!  (Please pardon my ugly, un-manicured fingers!)

Once you get to the middle of the spiral, carefully remove the wound flower from the tool while holding the outside edge. You’ll notice that the inside end of the spiral has a little circle. This is for your glue.

Drop some glue on that circle and rest it on the edge of the quilled flower.

Completed Quilled Flower
Completed Quilled Flower

Note: you can decide to allow your flower to unwind a lot or a little depending on your taste. I let mine unwind a little bit before doing the glue.

Hold the rolled flower to the circle base for a minute until it fully adheres together.

White all purpose glue works just fine for this job, but if you’re brave you can also use a glue gun. I’m not brave, so I avoid the glue gun whenever possible.

Here’s what a completed quilled flower looks like!

Note that–depending on your project–you may need to make dozens of these little beauties. I recommend cutting out more than you think you’ll need and relaxing in an easy chair to do the rolling.

Your completed flowers can be used for a myriad of projects. I’ve seen some really gorgeous shadow boxes filled with these flowers and decorated with vinyl on the glass. Stunning!

What will you use your completed quilled flowers for? Let me know in the comments or on my official Facebook page.

Here’s the Pinterest pin for this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146070341/

Also, here’s a collection of pins showing all the different ways you can use these adorable flowers: Pinterest quilled flower projects

And, of course, here’s the Cricut Design Space file in Cricut Community: Here is the FREE Design Space file for all six of these rolled flowers: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/198646854

 

I do hope you will try making these delightful little rolled flowers. They are so cute and you will definitely feel a sense of accomplishment once you complete one!

Now…go forth and Cricut, my friends!

Best always!!!

Miss Rita

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Oversized 3D Letters by Lori Whitlock

Today we are putting together some oversized Lori Whitlock 3D Letters to make up the word “SNOW”.

These 3D letters are really fun and pretty easy once you understand the concept.

Design Space has the full 3D Alphabet, but they are a paid file. Here’s my Design Space file for this project: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/195647164

Please note: You *will* have to pay for these letters when you go to cut them, but you can play with this file all you want without paying for them.

The letters are also available in her shop: shop.loriwhitlock.com

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Infusible Ink Snowflake Coasters

Let’s make some Snowflake Coasters with Infusible Ink transfer sheets!

 

In this video, you’ll learn all about Cricut Infusible Ink and how to put them on the Cricut Ceramic Coaster blanks.

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