Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lucky Red and White Amanita Muscaria ( Fly Agaric ) Mushroom Christmas Heirloom Decorations Crafted with Paper Clay

I have always wanted to make each of my four children and their family a very special heirloom Christmas decoration that they would hang on their tree each year. I finally completed my LUCKY mushrooms! If you hang a mushroom on your tree, it will bring you luck and prosperity for the new year! I hope they cherish these!

Have you seen my NEW 'LUCKY' book?
A festive BOOK for kids of all ages!
Available NOW here.

These mushrooms were created using Paper Clay, acrylic paint and gloss varnish - plus a little eye hook on the top tucked in with white glue. Satin gold ribbon. This project took about a week start to finish for drying time and fiddling with them. I only made 4 and as much as I'd love to, I'm not making any more to gift or sell. It truly is a wonderful family & friend activity.
Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

"You’re probably familiar with the Christmas pickle tradition: On Christmas Eve, someone hides a pickle ornament on the tree. Whoever is the first to find it is believed to either receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas in the morning (if a child finds it) or have good luck for the coming year (if an adult finds it). But it turns out pickles aren’t the only accessories that bring good fortune: The Christmas mushroom may have equally positive powers. Curious? We were, too!"

"Known in German as gl├╝cklicher pilz or gluckspilz (which literally means “lucky mushroom”), the red-and-white speckled fungi grow deep in the forest. Its real name is Amanita muscaria or fly agaric, and finding one is thought to be a sign of good luck, similar to the way the Irish view four-leaf clovers. That’s because the roots of this specific mushroom can only grow in the root zones of certain types of trees, which happen to be those we generally think of as Christmas trees."

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COPYRIGHT 2007-2022 Patti Friday b.1959.

It's Latke Season and Alison Roman Has a Recipe for Us

Way back in 2017 I published an article called:

The Best Potato Latkes Recipe Variations

The post has many recipes to choose from, but Alison Roman's recipe and video (below) are simply scrumptious!  Hanukkah is in a few weeks and I'm hoping all these ideas will kickstart your planning!

Let me know what recipe you selected OR if you have a tried-and-true family recipe that you always use!


Sunday, November 20, 2022

12 Yule Log Recipes

Paying homage to the yule log house 
where Lucky lives,
I decided to gather and share
12 recipes for your holiday season!

Find the recipes HERE

COPYRIGHT 2007-2022 Patti Friday b.1959.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Cake Cabinet

Growing up we had a curio cabinet in an everchanging prominent place in the formal family spaces. Maybe in the entry hall or tucked in a corner in the living room. During the holidays it was in the dining room. At night my Mom would flip on the long lightbulb inside to illuminate her precious collectibles. Antique porcelain serving pieces, sweet-faced HummelsRoyal Doulton figurines and Swarovski crystals set up on round mirrors. My Mom is gone now but her curio cabinet is still here. In fact, it is literally six feet away from where I am writing this, and her ashes are displayed on the bottom shelf. I am certain she would be livid knowing she was inside this dark wood display, but ‘we’ are uncertain what to do next. Sorry Mom. Forgive us.

COPYRIGHT 2007-2022 Patti Friday b.1959.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Amazon Hot New Children's Book Releases

Their best-selling new and future releases. Updated hourly.  And! I'm so excited that my new book 'Lucky the Christmas Mushroom' is in such extraordinary company. WOW!  

COPYRIGHT 2007-2022 Patti Friday b.1959.
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