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.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
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.
Friday, November 13, 2009
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.
And, MiniB wanted to be included in a picture tool!