Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy new year

Hope your new year is Merry and Bright
From your friends at  The Tin Cat

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Once upon a Time Going Home

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET, the 11th episode of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” will air. This episode is titled Going Home.
In the Winter Finale, the race begins to stop Peter Pan from casting another spell upon Storybrooke.  This curse would kill everyone in town.

Rebecca Mader Casted as new Villian

This photo is courtesy of Kristin Dos Santos via Wikimedia Commons at en.wikipedia and it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Excuse me, Peter Pan. It is time to step aside and make room for a new villain who is coming to Storybrooke. We are talking about Rebecca Mader. She will be featured in multiple episodes of “Once Upon a Time” after the mid-season break in March 2014 (via E! News). Her character will be going against the forces of good in Storybrooke.
At this point, we do not have much information on which iconic fairy tale character Mader will be playing. However, we can tell you that the first glimpse of her role will be in the mid-season finale on Dec. 15.
The only ideas we could come up with are Cruella De Vil or a wicked step-mother. Whom do you think Rebecca Mader will be playing?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Sites and Drinks to make

Happy New Year! from around the world

LanguageHappy New Year!
AfrikaansVoorspoedige nuwe jaar
ArabicKul 'am wa antum bikhair
BasqueUrte Berri on
BengaliShuvo noboborsho
Chinese (Cantonese)Sun nien fai lok
Chinese (Mandarin)Xin nian yu kuai
CzechStastny Novy Rok
DanishGodt NytÅr
DutchGelukkig nieuwjaar
EsperantoBonan Novjaron
FinnishOnnellista uutta vuotta
FrenchBonne année
GermanEin glückliches neues Jahr
GreekEutychismenos o kainourgios chronos
HawaiianHauoli Makahiki hou
HebrewShana Tova
HungarianBoldog uj evet
Indonesian (Bahasa)Selamat Tahun Baru
ItalianFelice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno
JapaneseAkemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu
KoreanSehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Laotian (Hmong)Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab
LatinFelix sit annus novus
Nigerian (Hausa)Barka da sabuwar shekara
NorwegianGodt Nytt År
Philippines (Tagalog)Manigong Bagong Taon
PolishSzczesliwego Nowego Roku
RomanianLa Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit
SamoanIa manuia le Tausaga Fou
SpanishFeliz año nuevo
SwahiliHeri za Mwaka Mpya
SwedishGott Nytt År
ThaiSawatdee Pi Mai
VietnameseChuc mung nam moi
WelshBlwyddyn Newydd Dda

Merry Christmas” or “Season's Greetings”Around the World

Saying “Merry Christmas” or “Season's Greetings”Around the World

Language    Merry Christmas
Afrikaans   Gesëende Kersfees
Czech         Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish         Glædelig Jul
Esperanto         Gajan Kristnaskon
Finnish          Hyvää Joulua
French         Joyeux Noël
German         Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek         Kala Christouyenna
Hawaiian         Mele Kalikimaka
Hindi         Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Icelandic         Gledileg Jol
Irish                 Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian         Buon Natale or Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese         Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Korean         Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin          Natale hilare
Lithuanian         Linksmu Kaledu
Maori         Meri Kirihimete
Norwegian         God Jul
Polish         Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese Feliz Natal
Russian      Srozhdestovm Kristovim
Spanish      Feliz Navidad
Swahili         Kuwa na Krismasi njema
Tagalog         Maligayang Pasko
Thai           Suksun Wan Christmas
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh          Nadolig Llawen

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ornament Tutorial

Reindeer Ornament

clear glass ornament
Pledge Floor Care 
brown glitter
black paint
red button
hot glue
22 gauge brown wire

Glittering the Ornament
Remove the top of the ornament. Glitter the inside of the ornament with Pledge Floor Care and brown glitter. Squirt Pledge Floor Care into the inside of a glass ornament and make sure the entire inside is coated. Drain liquid and add glitter while turn ornament. Coat the inside with glitter and empty excess glitter. 

The Eyes & Nose
Using black paint, paint two eyeballs about 1/3 of the way from the top. Use hot glue to glue a red button 2/3 of the way down from the top. 

The Antlers
Using Brown 22 gauge wire, cut one 9" piece and two 5" pieces. Wrap the long piece around your finger and over under the wire once and make sure both sides are even. Using one piece of the short wire, fold it in half and twist and intertwine it with the long piece. Repeat on the other side using the other piece of short wire. Roll the wire into a curled shape and adjust to your preference. 

Finishing Your Reindeer
When paint is dry, replace the top of the ornament and place the area of wire you had around your finger around the neck of the ball and tighten. Use a dot of hot glue to secure. Tie a bow from your favorite ribbon and attach with hot glue.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Glitter Playdough

Homemade Gift Idea: Glitter Playdough

Here's a great, sparkly stocking stuffer to make for kids of any age. Take a look at how you can make your own glitter playdough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup salt

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • food coloring (your choice)

  • glitter

Here's how you do it:
  • To evenly distribute the color, add your food coloring to your water.

  • Combine flour, salt, colored water, oil and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. Cook this mixture over medium heat until it turns to a playdough consistency. Stir constantly while heating.

  • Take dough out of the saucepan and let it sit until cool. Once able, flatten the paydough on the counter and sprinkle with glitter. Thoroughly knead the glitter into the dough.

  • Store in airtight containers. This recipe should yield up to 4 jam jars.

Check out more pictures and the full post over at Tradewind Tiara's DIY Project: How to Make Glitter Playdough.

Judy is hard at work again with these darling Barbie outfits

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cast of Once upon a Time

Main CastActor / Actress
Snow White/Mary MargaretGinnifer Goodwin
Emma SwanJennifer Morrison
Evil Queen/ReginaLana Parilla
Prince Charming/DavidJosh Dallas
BelleEmilie de Ravin
Henry MillsJared S. Gilmore
Red Riding Hood / RubyMeghan Ory
Rumplestiltskin / Mr. GoldRobert Carlyle
The DwarfsActor / Actress
BashfulMig Macario
DocDavid Paul Grove
DopeyJeffrey Kaiser
Grumpy / LeroyLee Arenberg
HappyMike Coleman
Sleepy / WalterFaustino Di Bauda
Sneezy / Mr. ClarkGabe Khouth
StealthyGeoff Gustafson
Guest CastActor / Actress
Alphonse FrankensteinGregory Itzin
Ashley Boyd / CinderellaJessy Schram
AuroraSarah Bolger
BaelfireDylan Schmid
BillyJarod Joseph
Blind Witch / Miss GingerPatti Allan
Blue Fairy / Mother SuperiorKeegan Connor Tracy
Burly Man / Ogre / Scarred OgreC. Ernst Harth
Captain HookColin O’Donoghue
CaterpillarRoger Daltrey
CoraBarbara Hershey
Daniel / Stable BoyNoah Bean
Donkey DriverMichael Roberds
Dr. Whale / Dr. Victor FrankensteinDavid Anders
Geppetto / MarcoTony Amendola
Gerhardt FrankensteinChad Michael Collins
GrannyBeverley Elliott
Gretel / AvaKarley Scott Collins
Hansel / NicholasQuinn Lord
Jefferson / Mad HatterSebastian Stan
Kathryn Nolan / AbigailAnastasia Griffith
King George / SpencerAlan Dale
King LeopoldRichard Schiff
Knave of HeartsPaul McGillion
MaleficentKristin Bauer
Mirror / Sidney / SydneyGiancarlo Esposito
MorraineGreyston Holt
Mr. GraceScott E. Miller
Mr. ‘K’ KrzyszkowskiDavid Bloom
Mrs. GraceLaura Wilson
MulanJamie Chung
Mute MaidChristina Gooding
outsiderEthan Embry
Paige / GraceAli Skovbye
PinocchioJakob Davies
Prince PhilipsJulian Morris
Queen EvaRena Sofer
Queen of HeartsSeason 1 – Jennifer Koenig / Season 2 – Barbara Hershey
Queen’s GuardOsmond L. Bramble
Sheriff Graham / HuntsmanJamie Dornan
Sir LancelotSinqua Walls
SmeeChristopher Gauthier
Stranger / The Stranger / August W. BoothEion Bailey
TamaraSonequa Martin-Green
The Woodcutter / Michael TillmanNicholas Lea
Valet / The Evil Queen’s FatherTony Perez
VendorDonald Adams
Young CoraRose McGowan
Young Snow WhiteBailee Madison