Friday, November 18, 2011

Fridays Scissors and Cream (Fancy Ruffled Apron and Pie in a Jar Gifts, and Turkey Art)

For those who are new to our blog I have taken on the challenge to broaden my domestic goddess talents. I will be posting "first attempts" to crafts and recipes each week for your entertainment success or total failure! I call these my Friday's scissor and cream posts. Enjoy...

Since I am gearing up for some massive holiday cookin' I thought I needed a fun and sassy apron. I followed a simple tutorial HERE and used my amazing sister-in-law's sewing knowledge to whip it up. We decided to take advantage of our weekly "Grandma Day" and sew together while shamelessly eating the left-over Halloween candy that our little babies worked so hard on Halloween to collect. After finishing the project I realized I really wanted a LARGE fabric/ribbon flower on the side of the belt but quickly became overwhelmed. There are A LOT of awesome tutorials out there for DIY flowers! I made my ribbon flower following THIS tutorial but really would like to try THIS one. I made it removable so that I can play around with other ones I make. It will be much easier washing it as well, with a removable flower. I (my SIL) also made a handy loop on the back to easily hang it up. Overall I am pretty stinkin' proud of my first sewing project!

THESE adorable single serving pies in a jar make awesome presents for any occasion. I had a bit of an explosion with my strawberry rhubarb because I filled it up about 3/4 from the top of the jar. It bubbled over and made a huge mess. Luckily, i was able to wipe most of it off and use them. I will definitely remember to fill up the jars only half way next time.

FYI- One recipe of pie filling and dough make about 4 wide mouth pie jars.

I did THIS project with my new girls I watch full time now. They are 3 and 5 years old. We had a TON of fun collecting the leaves and then making our funny turkey. I love how massive goodle eyes make any artistic animal look hilarious! Cora (the 5 yr old) put spots on hers and said it was now a turkey cow. I can't get enough of these fun lovin' girls! I feel so blessed to be a part of their family for this short time.

I tried to make THESE sweet potato rolls in preparation of excess left overs for Thanksgiving. It was totally disgusting to say the least. The worst part is that I have NO idea what went wrong. I think it had to do with my buttermilk. It was well within the expiration date but looked and smelled a bit funny. :/ Please let me know if you have any good recipes for rolls. I am trying hard to make some kind of bread well by the end of the year!

1 comment:

Darren and Brandi said...

That apron is adorable! I think I might have to make one!