Monday, November 30, 2009

My Wish List


I saw that some crafty bloggers were making their lists available. I thought I'd share my list of greatly wanted items. First up...





I Love Patchwork: 25 Irrestible Zakka Projects to Sew by Rashida Coleman Hale



French General: Handmade Soirees-Simple Projects for Special Occasions by Kaari Meng and Jon Zabala



A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg




A Year of Mornings by Maria Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes




Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy & Colorful Life by Suzuko Koseki




One Yard Wonders: 101 Fabulous Fabric Projects by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins

Tomorrow I'll share my list of patterns on my wish list.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Project Raqua, part II


Yesterday I showed you some of the scrap fabric that I'd gathered for Project Red Aqua, or Project Raqua as I call it. Here is unveiling of my first installment of Project Aqua:



Can you figure it out? No? How about another angle for you...




No, I suppose that isn't helpful since I showed you a bunch of fabric scraps and now I'm showing you buttons. Ok, here is another one for you with fabric.



Ok, the real unveiling:




My homage to raqua and buttons. I love them both. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Project Raqua



I love red and aqua--together. Rockwa, Raqua, Rockua, whatever you call it, I love it. Stay tuned to see what I'm creating here.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baked Doughnuts? Really?



My favorite doughnuts in the world are glazed Krispy Kreme ones. Krispy Kreme was making a whole wheat version that were a lot less calories (I think they discontinued this "healthier" alternative) but tasted just as yummy.
I discovered this baked recipe online some time ago. The kids loved them! MiniMe made a special request for baked doughnuts for Saturday morning. It didn't take much to talk me into having doughnuts. So after my morning run (no kidding), I dived into making baked doughnuts. I should warn you that the recipe requires that you let the dough rise for almost two hours so you should take that into consideration. I forgot so the kids ended up eating at 10am. Here they are for the second hour rising in form:



And here they are after baking but, and here's the not so healthy part, before dipping in butter glaze and sugar/cinnamon topping. The recipe says to underbake but I opted to let them brown a bit.



I made a few with sprinkles since those entice the kids more and it was less sugar than the cinnamon sugar mixture. They were colorful and cute:



We even made some mini doughnuts with the holes. Too yummy!



We had a lot of variety I must say!



I let the kids eat doughnuts and watch some Saturday morning cartoons. They were beyond happy.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Finished Purse


Every year, my church has an annual auction to raise money for a local organization. And every year I have donated a handmade felted purse. This year I decided to go the fabric route. I think it came out pretty cute!




Pattern is from this month's Quilts and More magazine. Handles are from Kati Cupcake.

Other side:



Inside:



And, MiniB wanted to be included in a picture tool!

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