Friday, November 27, 2009

Scarf 1

The birth of a scarf.
This is a scarf I am working on for my DD.
She knows about it. I don't post Photos of things for her here unless she does, or I wait till she receives the gift then I post. Just in case she might pop in and see what her boring old mom is making.This scarf has been made possible by the wonderful donation of fiber from a Lady Sca-er who was kind enough to put us up during Day of Dance. (in IN) She had more yarn then I have ever seen in any yarn shop. it was the most amazing thing. She went shopping in her bins they were fiber content/color sorted. only the variegated did I buy at my local shop.The non furry yarn has a 20 % wool content so when it is done, I intend to wash it in hot water to see if it shrinks a little. The cool thing is when I first came home from the trip I had pieces done and laying on the table. Amber walking in and started petting it and saying " mom what is the cool fabric for" She really lit up when I told her it was the beginnings of her scarf I had promised her.
I have been telling her I will make her stuff and then never getting around to it a bit much these passed two years. I figured owe her a little bit of follow through. As you can see in one of my earlier posts I also made her new garb last month, something I have been saying I will do for a long time. I still will need to drag her with me to Pedro's to work on a pattern for a pair of garb pants and I need to make her an under tunic. but that will be next year (how many days till next year)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Apron for a child

I am working on some X-mas Presents for my friends Children this is a apron for one of them
I am thinking of putting a pocket but I worry about stuff being left in it and it being washed. Also since they are using it for cooking, stuff can spill into pockets of little people and that would be really messy too. so I think I will leave the pockets off. As you may be able to tell it is made from a pair of denim jeans. I used double fold bias tape for the edging and ties.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas stocking Exchange

I am involved in a Christmas stocking Swap. I do Swaps now and again through This is much of the stuff I sent to my partner. 1st the beads I glues pompoms too I made to sets for her. They do sell these ready made but they are only 3 yards I still have enough pompoms left to make me a set 10 yard long.
I found snow flake wire ornaments in silver and so I had to send them there are 5
A Makes Apron. It is made from Linen and thick muslin. I keep linen by the bolt for my costuming. and then I have left overs >I get it when I have really good coupons or there is a really good sale. This Fabric is maybe 4 years old the Muslin is a left over scrap from a Easter costume for my mother in
I also have a bunch of Blue linen (purple and black too) from my 11th Anniversary. It is from matching Garb that my family have. I used it for two wall hangings a menorah and the Hebrew word or "Joyous festival"
I also made a block bag with it. It is lined with a plastic table cloth the one I got to make school lunch box and reusable bags for lunch.
The small cloth buckets are made from Up-cycled denim.
The stocking is made from Fabric I fell in love with when My friends DD was born she is now 6ish. I made her a baby blanket out of it and had to get a little extra because I love it. it is variegated and sparkley. I crocheted the top of the stocking with a yarn I bought just for this project. The seasoning is for a recipe I sent for Best Brunch Casserole. A family favorite that we make for holidays. and it calls for a seasoning that isent avilable just any were, "Boeu Monde"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Accidental Spice cookies, or I Can't believe They're Not Pumpkin Cookies,

I found this Pumpkin Cookie recipe that I love. It has a cream cheese icing that is perfect not just on the cookies but for use on cakes too.
But One year while I was making them I forgot to add the pumpkin. The resulting cookies turned out are very crunchy and delicious. I call then Accidental Spice cookies, My daughter calls them, I Can't believe They're Not Pumpkin Cookies, But my friends call them addicting.
This is my Spice cookie recipe.

Preheat oven to 350°.

In small mixing bowl combine:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

(If you do not have pumpkin pie spice you can use, 1 teaspoon cinnamon,
½ teaspoon nutmeg,½ teaspoon ginger

Set aside.

In large mixing bowl beat 1 cup softened butter for 1 minute. Add:
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ dark brown sugar (packed)

Beat until fluffy and then add:
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat well, then add dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350° 8 to 10 minutes.

Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.

I do Have a friend who is working on figuring out how to make this a weight watchers friendly cookie recipe. when she does I hope to be able to put it up here too.

You will find the unaltered Pumpkin Cookie & Cream Cheese frosting recipe from the site I got it from "Amazing Christmas Ideas" @