Monday, July 8, 2013

Barbecue: transitive verb

In some parts of the country, such as Texas and Tennessee, your answer probably involves a method of slow-cooking with indirect heat. If you're a Northerner, you might just point to your backyard grill.
The word has different meanings, but a single origin.
When 17th-century Spanish explorers landed in the West Indies, they saw native people – the Arawakan – drying meat over a frame. The Arawakan called the wooden rack a barbacoa. The explorers borrowed the term.
Barbacoa soon came to name not only the frame but the process of cooking (not drying) meat. Now, of course, barbecue can name the cooking structure, the food, the cooking method, or the social occasion.

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Here's my project that I created, an up cycled Christmas ribbon spool made into a gift box. Over the music ribbon is a layer of tissue paper aged with Distress ink and the twine was wrapped around in the spaces where the ribbon didn't meet.
 I cut 2 butterflies out. Stuck my straight pin in through one butterfly and then glued the second one on top to hide the pin head. Then stuck the butterfly into the flower giving him a "floating" appearance.

The box is held together with Velcro, first the butterfly part opens

then the lid
Really Reasonable Ribbon - black, and music ribbon  
Kaiser Kraft - pearls
Ranger - Distress Inkm stickles
Prima - flower
twine - misc.
Cricut - Paisley cartridge

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Winnie said...

What a fun way to use those spools! Love it, and the color combo is great for any occasion! The class sounds fabulous I am finding online classes so great as I love that you can go at your own pace and incorporate them into your schedule! Thanks for the chance!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my this is just beautiful!
awesome work

Nana said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! What a creative idea. I Love it. Would LOVE to have you come link this beauty up over at 2 Creative Chicks 3D Challenge.
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Pam said...

Wow, this is really beautiful!

Migdalia said...

Very BEAUTIFUL and CREATIVE!! love it!
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Karen said...

love the contrast of the rustic jute with the elegance of the butterfly...Karen

Meggymay said...

Super idea to use the spools, its a gorgeous project.
Yvonne x

BrendaB said...

What a creative (and gorgeous!) way to recycle! Love it!

Katie said...

I saw this on pinterest earlier and thought it was gorgeous! I didn't realize it was yours (I should be more observant on pinterest...)

Also - I'm totally a northerner. We "barbecue" all the time in our backyard. Later this week, I'm going to barbecue chicken skewers!

Barb Craft said...

What a brilliant idea!!! I never would have thought of turning that into a gift box!!! I LOVE this!! What a pretty way to present a gift!!

barb :)

Anonymous said...

This is a fun it! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.