1.31.2011

New Pattern, Rag Apron with Ruffle and Scallops for Women and Girls

Blue Damask and White New Pattern, Rag Apron with Ruffle and Scallops for Women and Girls


I finally have had the time to put up my latest pattern in my Etsy Shop.  Its a really fun Rag Apron. 

Brown and Pink New Pattern, Rag Apron with Ruffle and Scallops for Women and Girls
Don't tell my sister that I put a picture of her silly faces.  She kept telling me she had not idea what to do.  Thanks Nat for being my model :)

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1.21.2011

A-MAZ-ING Spaghetti Sauce Recipe



I am not a fan of Spaghetti at all.  I have always hated it.  I don't mind cooking it, but please don't make me eat it.

The other day I had some tomatoes that were going to go bad in a hurry and my 4 yr old wanted spaghetti.  So here we go I thought.  We can try it out.

This is what I did.

Brown 1 lb of hamburger.  Add 1 medium onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 spaghetti seasoning packet, a little italian seasoning.

Then dice 4-8 large tomatoes (if all you have are smaller ones then double the amount).  Put them in the pan and simmer for at least an hour.  You can also do this in the morning and put it in the crockpot.

My family loves to have this put into a spaghetti squash.  I didn't think they would but they LOVE it.  It was a nice change to the normal but it was good.  I even really enjoyed it.

I like to make a huge batch of sauce and then freeze what we don't eat in quart size bags.  That way I have something quick to make on those nights I don't want to cook.

I no longer eat spaghetti noodles with salt and pepper when everyone else is eating real spaghetti.  It really is super delicious





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1.10.2011

Polymer Clay Ginormous Buttons (ok just really large)

I had a customer recently request large buttons to be added onto their Car Seat Tent


I have seen all the adorable buttons that some are putting on their tents but I have had a really hard time finding any cute ones that would match what I make.



So then here comes plan B...Make my own.

I had considered doing this before but had been too chicken to try it out.   I decided to jump in full force and bought some polymer clay from my local Joann's.

Then I rolled 2 of the bars together and flattened it out with my rolling pin.

Next I took a large circle cookie cutter that is about 3 inches across and cut out a circle. 

Then I rolled the remaining 2 bars and the rest from the first 2 bars together and flattened it out.  Then I cut out the other circle.

Next I found a small dowel that I poked the 2 button holes through.

Then I measured how thick my buttons were and by directions on the package I baked for 15 minutes. 

They came out beautifully.  I let them cool off and then hand sewed them onto the car seat tent handles with crochet thread.  I used crochet thread mostly because it is quicker and thicker so it should hold up better.

Really this whole process took me about a 1/2 hour to complete and I LOVE they way they turned out.  Don't you?


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