Rockin' Out Doll: Redd Hood the Bassist

This has been a long week. My little sister graduated from the 8th grade, and there was much preparation to be done. Nails, hair, and shopping was in the mix. With that being said, I completed the bassist of the girl band, Redd Hood!

Redd Hood is the hard core girl in the group. She likes to body surf in the crowd and skate board. She is a surfer at heart though ^_^. Redd is wearing a rainbow, metallic star printed hoodie with a red under shirt. She has on a black pleated vinyl skirt with a chain, striped purple stockings, and black cuffs.

Japanese Fashion: Color Alphabet

Bring on the color! I love color so much, sike! I used to be the person wearing black all of the time. Seriously, I looked like Morticia from the Adams family. The designers are bringing out all the stops this year: color, neutrals, it's a circus out there. 

Lately, I have been making cost sheets for something special. I hope to share it with everyone soon.

Specials in My Shop and Changes

I'm having a few specials in my shop, and I hope that you stop by. I am offering my mice (the stuffed one, not the pincushions) you can buy 3 for one price. They are normally $8.50 per mouse, but now i'm selling them 3 for $15.00! They are cute to throw at people, collect, display in a fruit bowl, safe for children to play with as well. Not meant for cats to play with by the way.

Japanese Fashion: Shoes Galore!

Shoes, what can I say. My shoe collection is not as large as many women. They say that women are CRAZY about shoes. Well, i'm not, but I do like how they look. For me, a shoe has to draw me in, be unique or an interesting color. It has to has that "it" factor. So far, here are the trends from one of my favorite Japanese fashion mags.

Here is a pair of shoes that carry the floral trend and the colorful trend.

Paint it Black! Zom-Zoms on the Move

I have not written in black font...ever on my blog! Well, I have completed the black version of the zombie bunny. He is now available to eat the brains of the mindless. They won't be needing them....

To go along with my paint it black theme, enjoy this video. it's an AMV (i'm a big Cowboy Bebop fan by the way).

Rockin' Out Doll: Mackie the Drummer

With a few setbacks, and other projects in the wake, I have finally completed Mackie the Drummer! She is from my Rockin' Out collection of band dolls. 

Mackie is the drummer of the all girl band...that i'm still working on. She has a cool boyish style with her black jeans, charcoal fitted top, red PVC vest, and red croc print zip up boots. 

Cupcakes and Cloe

It's summer now (for some it's still spring), and it's time for spring/summer flavors! I wanted to make some strawberry cupcakes, and was going to make my own recipe....

BUT: I didn't feel like it! So I went to Martha Stewart and of course she had a recipe. The recipe can be found here. You must try it out. They are so fluffy and moist!

Cloe has so many amazing designs. I'm feeling this theme of retro hotel chic.

The Black Octopus Joins In

Finally, the black/charcoal octopus hair clip is finally complete! Yes it technically has 4 tentacles, but it's the design that counts, lol!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Pizza Recipe

  • 1 pkg Bob's Red Mill gluten free pizza dough mix
  • 1/2-1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 4 large stuffing mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 fresh mozarella cheese ball, grated

  • 1 can tomato paste (small)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1/2 cup water
  • spices
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 splashes of soy sauce
  • 3-4 splashes of hot sauce
1. Make the crust according to the directions on the package.

2. While the dough is rising, cook the chicken in an oiled, heavy skillet. Cook until tender and shred. Set aside.

3. Saute' the onion and green peppers for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 

4. Add all of the sauce ingredients in the order that it is listed. Bring to a slight boil. Make adjustments according to your personal taste. Bring down to low heat. Cook for 20 minutes, or until a darker color.

5. Finish preparing dough and roll onto a lightly oiled pizza stone. Using wet hands, make pizza at least 15".  Can be smaller. Poke holes in dough (but not along the edges). Bake for 10-12 min at 350 degrees.

6. Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes. Add sauce, a thin layer, the chicken, veggies, and then the cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 5 min before cutting into it.

Baked Seafood Lasagna

Baked Seafood Lasagna

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • crushed ground white pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 pkg. of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozeralla cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 9 lasagna noodles (no boil or regular and boil them)
  • 1/2 lb fresh shrimp, cleaned
  • 12 oz. crabmeat, drained and flaked
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add flour, stir with wire whisk until well blended. Gradually add milk mixing well. Bring to a boil, stir constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened-stir constantly. Remove from heat and add the parmesan cheese, sea salt, pepper, and parsley. 

2. In a separate container, combine spinach, cottage cheese, 2/3 cup mozarella cheese, nutmeg, salt, and a pinch of the ground white pepper. Mix well and set aside.

3. Spread a thin layer of the cheese sauce at the bottom of a 13X9 glass baking pan. Cover with 3 lasagna noodles and layer 1/2 of the shrimp, crab meat, and spinach mixture, top with a thin layer of cheese sauce. Repeat layers, starting with the noodles.

4. Top with remaining 3 lasagna noodles, remaining parmesan cheese sauce, and mozarella. Cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 22 minutes or until lasagna is heated through. Let stand for 10 min before cutting into it. Can cut into 12 pieces. 

NOTE: I used a fresh mozarella ball and grated it instead of using pre-grated cheese. For ease, you can use grated pre-packaged cheese. 

I used white peppercorns, and crushed them myself instead of using bottled white pepper.

Bunnies for Breast Cancer!

The season to race for the cure is here, or more so, been here. Breast cancer effects people globally, and claim the lives of many. Cancer in itself can claim the lives of loved ones. My great grandmother had breast cancer. My writing instructor who taught the author of Fight Club died from cancer, though he went down fighting! My aunt survived lymphatic cancer, and still has complications from it. 

I wanted to find a fun way to aid in the battle against breast cancer! Meet Nadia, her name means hope in Russian. These will be available to purchase in my shop. 25% of the sale of each bunny will go directly to Susan G. Komen for the cure! Since I cannot run due to Lupus, this is my way to donate to the cause ^_^

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh large mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb sausage
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 3-4 splashes of hot sauce
  • 1-2 tsps. Worcestershire sauce
  • sliced green onion
  • sliced basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup shredded 6 cheese blend
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean mushrooms gently with a damp towel and remove stems.

2. In a large skillet cook sausage, onion and garlic until sausage is brown and tender. Drain. Stir in cream cheese and heat until melted. Stir in hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, green onions, and chopped parsley.

3. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps. Place mushrooms on a baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes. Take out, sprinkle with cheese and put back into oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with fresh basil.