i never realized how much work it is to put together a shop. i mean, it's nice to make things you want to sell, but when you have your own shop, i found out that the preparation is huge! and it doesn't end there!
the actual sales part scares me a bit - before i get the hang of how everything works. but i'm looking forward to being in contact with the buyer, making the sale of the item more personal :)
our favorite movie at the moment is "how to train a dragon"
..........so we had to make some dragon wings!
take apart a cereal box and...
we made St's tail using the side flap, but Ji wanted the bottom part of the tail(top part on the photo) wider than the flap was, and he wanted the crease, so we made it on the crease.
...we left the outside plain(cheerios cover), since the wings stay pretty much open and the boys didn't mind, but you could also glue some construction paper on to hide the cover.
wings: make 2 holes on each side of the middle piece(...first photo) and thread some string or ribbon through the holes, or you can cut short incisions on the ends of the creases and just latch the string/ribbon in place. then tie around the arms.
tail: i just folded the tail into the waistband of their pants and that way it stands out a bit instead of laying flat. you can secure it with masking tape, or you could also tape it to the bottom of the wings.
i have gotten a couple of jars from friends and it is soooo good i had to make my own :)
the idea is to gather and store fruit (in the freezer) all summer long and at the end of the summer you mix everything together along with some sugar and spices, bake in the oven, fill into jars and enjoy drinking on cold fall and winter days!
2kg of fruit - at least 4 different kinds
1 tbsp cinnamon
125 ml czech rum - optional ;)
1. mix all of the ingredients and bake on a thick pan at 175°C for 30-40 min.
2. fill jars immediately(be careful not to burn yourself) and turn up-side-down to let the tops latch on
3. to make tea: pour hot water over 2-3 tblsps of in a cup. and be sure to eat the fruit too!
this first batch i made i used: red currents, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums(sliced), tart cherries and one apple(sliced)! it's sooo yummy....it won't last until the fall :)!
p.s. i already made a batch because i started storing fruit too late last summer and missed out on red currents(gives the tea great flavor), so as soon as the currents were ripe (this week) i made a betch using the rest of my stored fruit! ;)