Saturday, April 13, 2013

Artisan creates faux robots from recycled objects

I stumbled upon an amazing website where the artisan makes these small faux robots out of found objects at the flea market or thrift shop.  She , Amy Flynn has had been featured at Flea Market style magazine and has a list of craft fairs and festivals where she will be selling these items.   The website is www.ifobot.com , this stands for found object robot.  I think it's just great how everyone is finding creative ways to reuse items that would wind up in a landfill.  Great way to recycle and help the planet.

Shape tortilla bowls using muffin pan



How to shape tortilla bowls without specialized formed bowls


In the August edition of the shop Ocala paper there was a tip on how to make a tortilla four corner bowl without using a specialized bowl to make them. This method makes a four cornered tortilla,  instead of a six cornered tortilla bowl. This inexpensive method to create these shaped tortilla bowls allows for a savings of 25.00 from the purchase of a specialized tortilla metal bowl. Take a tortilla, spray both sides of tortilla with cooking spray, then take the same tortilla and place it on top of an inverted muffin baking tin. Use the bottom of the muffin tin to place tortilla on and form the shape by placing in between the muffin cup areas. Bake at 375F degrees for 8-10 minutes. Shopocala.com got this tip from blog called emilybites.com