Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Over the past two weekends I have had enough free time to get more of those nagging to-do crafts finished and out of the dreaded tub. One of which was a sausage pillowcase that I bought one of the pieces for last year. I found a wonderful children's room curtain at the Goodwill for about a dollar and was smitten with the cute. I fell in love with the simplistic momma and little deer as well as the small squirrel and bird frolicking among the grass and tiny trees. I worked hard to get this cut just right to get the two deer on one side and the other critters together on the back on the pillow case. I used the amazing sausage pillowcase pattern with the curtain, strip of the same green, and a brown and tan quilting fabric I bought on sale to make a case I am very happy with!
Here is the you tube for the sausage pillowcase with Judy.
Or here is a tutorial brought to by the Rhinestone Beagle herself.
I also got this pillowcase finished. This is for another Craft Club project we will be doing in January so it will make another appearance then. The cute blue fabric was on the clearance rack, for reasons I have no idea of. The bright accent fabric was some gorgeous stuff that was given to me as a gift from London. It is so perfect with that blue!! I like that sometimes you have to hold on to something for a little bit and then its reason for being comes forward. How fabric deep!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and all things end of fall!
Just a little dog lip for your Holiday.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
OK so I've been hard working on christmas presents for friends and already have two done! That's a record for me at this time of year. Since everything I'm working on is a gift I figured I'd share some of my fave free christmas embroidery patterns in case you still have some gifts to plan. Any of these would make a great framed gift or an ornament for a decked out tree. Happy Stitching!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
1 pound of kale
2 tbsp of garlic olive oil
garlic salt to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Wash and dry your kale. Then rip into large pieces. I also take out the harder center vein.
3. Toss your kale in a big bowl with the olive oil.
4. Lay the kale out on two cookie sheets and season with the salt.
5. Pop the sheets in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until the kale starts to brown.
Pretty easy huh? I'll be snacking on these while I catch up on Dance Moms tonight. I know the show is awful but its a guilty pleasure.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A great big THANK YOU to all our past, present, and future Veterans. You make our country so very proud! A long weekend makes for some free time that needs an activity. What eats more time than some hard core baking. We made soft pretzels, crackers, and muffins. But the one I want to share with you today is a quick peanut butter shortbread dog cookie that we made to satisfy our fur kids. The dough is flakey in the beginning but don't let that deter you from giving this recipe a try.
Peanut Butter Shortbread Dog Cookies
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1/4 +1/8 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, combine flours and baking powder. In a small bowl, whisk peanut butter and milk until smooth. Make a well in the flour mixture and gradually stir in the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Using your hands work the dough into a ball. The warmth of your hands will help make the dough more workable, if you use chunky peanut butter don't be shocked if your peanut nibs come popping out, you can just roll them back in. Knead the dough ball on a floured surface for two minutes. With a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut the dog cookies into your favorite shape, I used a little heart cookie cutter. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with foil, parchment paper, or silpat. Bake for 15 minutes at 400. Cool on a rack and store in a sealed container in the fridge.
It took less than one cookie for everybody to be into these new treats. Out with the store bought cookies in with the shortbread for my doggers! All the mixing, cutting, and baking took less than one hour. Why not bake up a batch for your fur babies?
Keeping them happy,
Kelly, the origami ninja