Friday, April 27, 2012

I'm still here!

I have been very busy this past couple of weeks, and will get back to my real life soon.  I was put in charge of getting 200 black circle skirts sewn for our church for a show.

Here are about half of them...  All are done.  Yippee!!!
I will return next week with Easter skirts which aren't finished yet!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hippoty Hop! Easter's on the Way!!

It’s time for the sewing of the Easter dresses!!  I have five granddaughters… I was raised matching on Easter and raised my daughters the same.  We love the matchy matchy!  This year, we decided lace was the theme.  It’s hard finding lace that didn’t scream tablecloth, but settled on this black lace from Hancock Fabrics.  I didn’t necessarily think we wanted black, but white is too Bridal and the other colors not right.  Then the girls got to choose   I choose their color for the underneath—
not to match last years color of skirt.  I decided on the patterns, figuring that the older girls were 10 and didn’t need a baby dress, and the younger got a younger looking dress.  I used McCalls patterns.The older girls and the
 younger girls  All finished and ready to hunt eggs! 

And the girls kind of working it out by the Easter Chick. 

I still have to finish my daughters skirts, and start the DILs skirts!!

And I went ahead and bought me a dress—from a hospital gift shop!  I figure maxi dresses have been out for a few years, so I’m almost in fashion!!?!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cookies by Pinterest!

I’ve been looking at these Oatmeal Crème Pies that I pinned for a while now.  I try to only pin the things that I might actually do, so I decided to try my hand at these yummy looking cookies.  I followed the recipe exactly as written.  It was very easy.

 This was my first time using parchment paper.  My beef with parchment paper is that it’s wider than my pans, and I couldn’t get it to tear off right.  I have this pic, but the paper was more gnarled that it shows.  Why don’t they make this for the home sized pans?  I took to cutting it with scissors. 
 I also tried to spray the pans with Pam, but the cookies stuck and broke even though they were still warm when I got them off the pan.  Anyway, the cookie baking went well—my small scoop is 1 tablespoon-ish size, so they dropped well. 
I then made the crème. I ran out and have to run to the store for more—I guess I used too much. Can you really have too much? So, when I get more marshmellow crème, I am going to make this batch a bit sweeter. This filling would also make fabulous icing – especially for some chocolate cupcakes! I would recommend making these to everyone!

Are you interested in the recipe?  Go to this blog, and you get to see how much better her pics are.  Just when I think I'm getting better pics.  Hey, I used that Macro setting!  whatever that is!