Friday, May 28, 2010

1940 Knitted Sock Pattern

I do not knit but mother made almost all my clothes.
She passed away a few years ago and I still have several pairs of her hand made sock.
They are lovingly  tucked away and saved as lost treasures and fond memories.
I do have all her old patterns and books and share one of my favorites with all of you who do knit.

Cable sock with French heel.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Back Yard Update

Framing Started on Decking

Garden seed in and plastic covering the tomatoes.
Pink rock now comes all the way up to the deck starting area.

Yard Update

As you can see we are moving along down the little yard.
We have the little circle in and some more pink rock in.
And most of the fenceing stained and sealed
May 15 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Custom Paper Flowers Found by Donna in NC

Everyone Knows How I love Paper Flowers.
Donna in NC found this link and posted it over on the forum boards.
Check out this beauty and the bottom of the tutorial  page many other paper flower instructions.
Other flowers found HERE @

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sock Elephant Tutorial

Found this cute sock elephant tutorial over at

The link to this can be found HERE
Check out her other fun and interesting tutorials on the right hand side of the page while you visit this cute blog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Paper Tea Purse

This darling creation was created and made by Crazy Sue over on the forum chat board.
She designed and filled it as a tea holder purse.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Purple Cow

Ginny's Purple Cow

2 (3oz) boxes raspberry jello
2 c boiling water
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 lg can crushed pineapple (don't drain)
1 c chopped nuts
1/2 c sugar
1 c sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Dissolve jello in boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Mix pie filling, pineapple and nuts. Add to jello and mix well. Pour into 9x13 pan and chill until well set. Mix remaining ingredients and mixer and spread on top of set gelatin.

Paper boxes

Linners has shared her paper box creations over on the Forum board
From Linners
I saw this idea somewhere on the internet and decided to make my own templates and give it a try. It measures 9 inches long, 9 inches tall, 4 1/4 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep. I may fill it with flowers or cards or outgoing mail...not sure yet.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Waterlily

Donnainnc made these and shared them over on the forum board.
They look so beautiful in her pond.
I think there craft foam .
Great job Donna

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Raining Cats and Dogs

Found this site full of cute patterns for soft animals.
Cat tutorial and pattern can be found HERE

She also had this cute Doxy. HERE
Patterns are listed 
Be sure to click and copy all 4 sets.
Then scroll down and print out the instructions and how to sew directions.
Check out her other cute stuffed items.
Great site.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For the Mom

Another wonderful project made by joesmom over on the chat forum.
Great use for old cups and plates.
She made these as mothers gifts but they would be wonderful anytime.
I am still waiting to hear if there glued or drilled and screwed.
They would be cute as African violet planters as well as dried flowers.
Wonderful job Lynn / Joesmom

Friday, May 7, 2010

Clever Recycling

These mothers day flowers are made by
Check out what these are made of and how theeeeey were made.
Stop by and see all the other beatiful creations from comman junk

A Rose is a Rose

Ok Friends You will never guess what this flower is made from.
This very clever crafter has created a beautiful rose from common plastic spoons.
The tutorial can be found HERE with lots of good photos and instructions.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Flowers flowers Flowers

Well Freinds it's been two days without a flower tutorial and I found a great one this time.
Fabric flowers so creative and beautiful ,I will use them on everything..
Pin them on your drapes in a bedroom.
Glue them to a mirror
Make a barrette topper or headband side piece.
Pin them to your coat.
Make a refrigerator magnet.
Pin them to a card or send as gifts.
Change the color and use a marker tags on your craft bins.
Endless .The tutorial with lots of photos can be found HERE

Safety Pin Bracelet

The safety pin  Bracelet is easy and quick .makes a great fast gift with little to no expensive.
Tutorial for this beautiful bracelet with tons of easy to follow photos can be found  HERE

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dutch Baby

If you have never had a German pancake called a Dutch baby you have got to try one.

I have had these for years at the Original house of pancakes in Oregon.
I have only tried to make twice but this is not a bad recipe.
Find Recipe HERE
I like them smothered in powdered sugar butter and Yes use the Lemon or lemon Curd or brandied Lemon all very tasty and a good moms day breakfast.

Brandied Lemon Butter French Toast

4 eggs
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 thick slices bread
Powdered sugar, optional

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
4 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3-ounces brandy

In a shallow dish, beat eggs, sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla. Soak bread in the above mixture.
Heat butter over medium-high heat and cook each slice of bread until slightly brown on each side.
Serve with Brandied Lemon Butter and lemon slices. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
FOR BRANDIED LEMON BUTTER - Melt butter over low heat. Spoon off any foam that forms. Pour into a dish, leaving behind any sediment in the pan.
Wash the pan, pour butter back in the pan and add the sugar. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, rind, and brandy; stir until smooth.
Pour over hot French toast.