Thursday, November 19, 2009

A couple of finished things

Ok so I officially need a new camera, no matter what I try latley, all my pictures are slightly blurry and look like crap, but anyways, here are a couple of my latest projects! I put a recipe card pocket for the few favorite cookie/other recipes that whoever this is for uses the most. I used left over fabric from the apron that I made, and some brown that I got in the reminant bin at Fabricland. The inside is lined with brown and rust colored, so it could be reversable if need be. On the recipe card pocket I stitched across with a neat flower stitch on my new machine, but I forgot to take a close up picture of it....

This is my kitchenaid Stand Mixer Cozy that I made for a Christmas present. I didn't have a pattern, just used measurments from my own mixer.

This is the matching Apron... I almost wish I had done the midrif in the same orange as the ties, it's too much of the poppy fabric. I used a pattern for this, I can't remember the brand but was was something like "pretty it could be a dress" and I bought it at Wal-Mart.

This is a knitting needle case I made from this tutorial , it turned out great, and I ordered some accesories for it off of Etsy for a gift for someone as well..... I want this stuff, I always give everything away!

With the flap open, there's three rows of spots for needles, and the shortest row has extra wide pockets for bigger things, and a tie for knitting markers.

These are some dish scrubbies I knit from this tutorial, I made them a little shorter, I like little square scrubbies, I didn't feel the need to make them longer.

That's just part of what I've been so busy with, and still sooo much more to go.....

Sooo busy!

I haven't posted anything new for awhile, even though I have a load of finished stuff! I'm scared that the people I made the stuff for will find the blog and find out what I made them for Christmas, lol. I now have my Mom and Mother in Law's presents done, as well as my sister and sister in law's. I made a list with dates that everything has to be done by, and so far so good! I'm looking forward to the wreath decorating mommys night off on Saturday. I'll post about that, since that's not a gift for anyone. Also we planned a cookie swap for the 11th, I was hosting it here, but the invite list got HUGE so my friend offered to have it at her house, thank goodness. I'm not sure what cookie I'm going to make yet.

I'm trying to handmake atleast a portion of everybodies Christmas presents this year. So far so good.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Halloween

I hope everybody had a great Halloween! We went to an awesome party on Friday, with all the little ones, and to the mall on Saturday, and gave out Candy that night. We don't get alot of trick-or-treaters on our side of the street since we don't have a sidewalk, and we happened to have a huuuuge puddle at the bottom of our driveway thanks to the crazy weather :(

Josie all bundled up to go out to the whole three houses we made it to. And our pumpkins, I was all tuckered out by the time we did them, so they are by far the least creative pumpkins I have ever done.

Eating her treats.

Ellie at the party in her Daisy duck costume, I used dye to do the tights yellow, and they turned out awesome!

I made her a beak, and I stuck a lolly pop in the back so she'd hold it in her mouth for pictures, lol. I didn't want to attack her little head with any more elastic, seeing as she was wearing a headband with the bow/feathers already and that was hard enough to keep on.

My last minute costume, I ended up helping a friend make her viking costume dress, so I put this off till the last minute. I bought the dress at Winners for 2 dollars on clearance in the spring, and I made the apron and sewed it on. Then I used some funky colored girls tights for the arms, and I had the knee socks already. I made the wig at 1am the night before the party, but it all turned out not to bad for a last minute effort.

All the kiddoes at the mall, we went with two other mommys, and their little cutie pies.

My friend took this picture, I love how Lunette the clown is in the background on the TV, lmao.

My most favorite cookies in the whole wide world....
I made a plate for Poppa to take to work, and a plate for the halloween party we attended.
Here is my family recipe, mmm....:
Holiday cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened.
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1tsp Allspice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking Soda, dissolved in 2tbsp hot water.

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar together, then mix in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, start mixing, then add the water/baking soda mixture. Stir, place on wax paper and make into a log or disk, and refridgerate for 1/2 hour to a few days, you can also freeze it and use it another day.

Roll out to 1/4 '' thick, bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 9 - 10 minutes, till lightly browned, cool on wire rack.

Excuse me while I go mop up my drool.....