Handmade objects always have a story. They have a real character and charm over mass-produced items. My blog is featuring all the handmade items I make and I'm also going to post Free Patterns for crocheting, knitting and other crafts. I'm also going to post my favourite recipes for free! Are you interested in a certain pattern or recipe? Feel free to contact me.

I love to recycle books and records and create unique purses, clocks, IPhone docks, Ereader Tablet Covers, hollow safe books. You can find my crafting in My RETROGRANDMA Etsy Store

I also love to seek out collectible treasures and you can find them in my RetroClassics shop on Etsy

I've had a number of opportunities for my unique handmade items to be featured on many blogs. I LOVE the RETRO ERA and that's why they call me "RETROGRANDMA"! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/Retrograndma

23 November 2010

Christmas Dessert Recipe with Mandarine Oranges

Today I thought I'd share one of my favourite recipes that I use at Christmas. It's a nice light dessert. (since you probably have many dainties to also serve with, not to mention chocolates, cookies....and so on :-)

It's called CREAMSICLE Dessert
2 (3 oz) pkgs of orange jello
1 c. boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
2 pkgs. (102 g) instant vanilla pudding
2 cups cold milk
2 cans mandarine oranges (drained)
2 cups whipped topping
Dissolve jello in boiling water. stir in cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. Prepare pudding using 2 c. milk. Fold in oranges and jello and 1 cup whipped topping. Chill for 4 hours. Enjoy!

9 November 2010

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is fast approaching! I have some great unique gift ideas for the "hard to buy for" person for him or her. Handmade handbags made from books and records, clocks, earring holders, wallets, hollow book safes, containers, and invisible floating bookshelfs. Enter my shop here: Retrograndma.

Also check out my vintage etsy shop Retroclassics where you can find almost anything from toys to kitchenware to retro clocks and lamps. Again...something unique for a gift. Great vintage toys from the past.

All my items are unique and NOT AVAILABLE in stores! No one will have anything like it at all! Watch heads turn as you walk down the street with one of my whimsical book and record handbags! Spark conversation at the office or in your home with one of my record containers, book and record clocks or floating bookshelfs.