Thursday, January 31, 2008

Apron Exchange - by MER

This is from my sis and here is a copy of her blog!

a darlin' apron for D-lyn

So here it is in all it's first apron and one of the first completely successful sewing projects I've done all on my own. My sisters and I have an apron exchange going on and I drew my sister D-lyn's name. She's an English Country Cottage/Romantic Vintage kind of gal so I think she'll really like it. I'm proud of myself for sticking in through and re-doing a lot of things just so they were right (however I did finally figure out what a narrow hem was after I'd done most of them incorrectly...oh well...D-lyn can change them if she likes :)). I'm especially fond of the little birdie on the pocket.

Mer~ it is so darling I agree!
I can hardly wait to wear it and feel adorable as I serve at my next Tea party!!
Thank you for participating in this cool Apron Exchange!
I had fun!! I am glad you did too!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Secret Garden Trellis

Working on a smocking design.
My inspiration is from the 'Sound of Music'
Remember the play cloths from drapes? This dress isn't from drapes.
But the green vest with the faux lacing down the front
give this feeling to me of that type of dress.
The skirt and the sleeve are in a floral and check print.
I have quite a lot to do left.
I will update on my progress!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gingerbread cookies

Here is the Recipe! Enjoy!

3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup shortening
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses

Put shortening and sugar together in a bowl. Mix together. Add eggs and molasses. Stir, mixture will not be smooth.
Combine flour, ginger, soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Add 1/3 of flour mixture to molasses mixture. Stir. Add half of the remaining flour mixture and stir. Add remaining and stir. If dough is too stiff to stir use your hands to mix.
Shape into a ball wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours.
Roll out with rolling pin ¼ inch thick and cut out men with cookie cutters.
Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes depending on size of your men.
You can decorate with raisins, fruit, and nuts before baking or with frosting and candies after baking.

Friday, January 11, 2008

After dinner Tea Party!

You are Delightfully Invited
An after dinner Tea!
January 9th , 2008
Wednesday night at 6:30pm

Bring along your favorite
Tea time goodies!
come have
a delicious time!

I love to have cozy get together and have delicious goodies!
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