Sunday, November 22, 2009

New find!

Ok, so you know how I was talking about the screen printing idea I got at the Little Birdie Secrets blog? Well, I happened onto an infomercial (don't ask me why I watch these things) for a super cool machine for screen printing at home! It's called the Yudu, and it's SO neat. It's a much more involved process, but the awesome thing is you can create any image you want. With the Plaid stuff, you use pre-made templates to make your designs. With this Yudu, if you can draw it, write it, or print it from your computer you can screen print it. This opens up a whole new world of personalization possibilities! The other cool thing is it's made by the Cricut people, so they have detailed instructions about how you can use your cricut to help out w/ your Yudu projects. Check out the website if you want to see all the different kinds of projects you can do. It's not just t-shirts for sure! Of course, this system is much more expensive than the Plaid version. $300 for the machine itself plus inks and other stuff to make the screens is alot, but a mom of a couple of sports kids could make their little league shirts at a fraction of the cost of having them professionally done. If they did that kind of stuff every summer, you could see how the thing would pay for itself. Have I justified the purchase for myself yet? Maybe I'll add it to my Christmas list and see what happens.
*On the Thanksgiving front, you'll be happy/amused/bored silly to know that I am attempting to make my first ever version of "candied yams" and my first ever pumpkin pie(neither of which I'm going to eat). I'm making the crust and everything so I'm a little nervous. Will update with victory or disaster. What are you making/eating for the holiday?

4 comments:

Robin E. said...

Good Luck! I consider myself a pretty good cook, and I don't do pie crust from scratch. I just found out we are having lots of family in for Thanksgiving, so it's the big turkey dinner.

The Boyers said...

I'm sure your pie will turn out great...crust is not that hard...it's just scary! I am having 3...that's right THREE thanksgiving meals and I am bringing a side dish to each so I am making: angel biscuits, sweet potato and pear casserole, corn casserole and green bean casserole (from scratch...not the soup kind - hope it turns out yummy...first time with the recipe!)

Sarah said...

I'm laughing just thinking about you and the pie crust adventure! You'll do great! I recently discovered Pioneer Woman's crust recipe/method and it works like a charm. Plus you get enough dough for three regular crusts or two deep dish ones, so you'll have crusts in the freezer next time you need them. Check it out on her website. Can't wait to hear how it turns out!

Jamie said...

My sisters and I are making a 24-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet-potato casserole, green-bean casserole, stuffing (from a box), rolls (from frozen dough), sweet rice, oatmeal-pecan pie, and pumpkin pie. I can't wait!