Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I used embroidery patterns from the new book I got a couple weeks ago. I can't say I'm in love with embroidery. I'm a quick-crafter and like to get projects done fast. Embroidery involves a lot of time and patience. Don't get me wrong, I still like embroidery, but just don't think I will be adding embroidery to every single thing I do.
Craft fail adverted, for now. It's done, hooray!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
In place of the sugar, I used honey. I think it would also be quite delicious using maple syrup instead of the sugar, it would give it some nice flavor. I just used some white bread I had in the freezer, but a coffee bread of some sort would work perfectly.
Microwaved bread pudding for 1
adapted from Instructables
1 piece of bread (any kind you like)
1 Tbl melted butter/margarine
2 Tbl milk
3 Tbl honey
pinch cinnamon (cardamom would be equally delicious)
Tear up bread, mix with wet ingredients and pop in the micro for 2 mins. I ate mine with some strawberry perserves. If I had ice cream, I would have eaten it with that instead (because ice cream goes with everything).
Verdict: It's good, but I still wish I had an oven.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”
Said the Sparrow to the Robin
“Friend I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”
–Elizabeth Chaney - 1859
This is the poem that my Grandma has always had hanging up in her kitchen. It's a cross-stitched picture, very simple. I wish I had a picture of it now to post, but I will have to take one when I visit home later this year. I'm trying to decided if I should: a) create my own pattern for Overheard in an Orchard to cross stitch, b) wait until I can take a picture of my Grandma's original and recreate, or c) cross stitch something else completely. Afterall, I did just buy that awesome cross stitch book. Hmm...
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I’m also working on another project from Knitted Toys by Zoe Mellor. I want to make a set (4 or 5) of the toy mice. Instead of just stuffing them with the usual stuffing, I’m going to put something different in each one. Maybe rice in one, a rattle in another, a squeaky center in another…change it up a bit so each mouse isn’t the same.
It's supposed to be rainy all week here, hopefully I'll get a lot accomplished!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Of course, we wanted to start the day off right, so we went to a local cafe for some coffee and lunch...and cake. Delicious cake.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Ever since I discovered how much I love needle felting, I've been on the lookout for new felted projects. I even bought some more wool (see picture on left). I got a 5 pack of colors for only $1.75!! I redeemed some craft points I had received after buying some fabric a while ago, and it knocked about $4 off. I love getting good deals!