Friday, February 26, 2010

They Were Crunchy!

Okay so I follow's what I do and one thing I kept seeing coming up again and again was this Pioneer Woman Cookbook. Since I've tried to start cooking, I did make some horrible caramel corn, Lon bought me this book for my birthday! It was so easy! We have wishlists and anything I've been wanting I add to it and he does the same and then when something comes up we can just order gifts off of each other's wishlist.

Anyway in between all of my papers for graduate school I decided to make the homemade potato skins. Wow they were awesome. And they were crunchy!

I love her book so much! It gives great step by step instructions with pictures. Those of ya'll that know me know I won't spend money on a cookbook when I can go garage saling this weekend and find some pretty good ones for 50 cents but this one is worth it. Oh and she has a website!!! Here's the linky!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sewing, Sewing not Sewing

Okay so I'd like to put up a picture but I've been sewing and what no one tells you about sewing is that STAYING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IS HARD!

I've been working on applique-I understand that applique was probably not the easiest place to start but you know me. I did manage the following things.
1. I can cut fabric.
2. I can use backing and make the fabric stick to other fabric.
3. It looks decent until you look at the lines.
4. Oh and I didn't sew the fabric (a onesie and fabric) together making it unusable.

Hopefully I'll have some pictures up soon. If you have any ideas on how to learn applique-ie moving the fabric and keep the stitching somewhat even let me know.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Look Ma! I Made a Pillow!

Sewing School was a success! Now I'm hooked and I don't know what to do. In class I learned the basics-great for all of us who went to Catholic School and didn't have the option of home ec. I actually made a pillow-see above. Yes, I made that!!! So I have enetered another hobby, and what do I do when I enter into a new hobby? Shop for accessories of course! What am I going to make...hmmm...well Randi's having another baby!!!! It's a boy and there's the onesie I've been dying to try out...we'll see!!!!I'll keep ya posted!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Let the Love Begin!

I'm back at cake balls. This time Valentine's themed cake balls. I used the meltables by Wilton and I'm completely in love with them! I was thinking about making them into cake pops and creating a bouquet for V-Day. Put your orders in now if you want them in time. I love pink and sprinkles and chocolatey goodness on the inside.
Lon asks why are you always making cake balls and I don't get to eat any. The life of a husband-poor thing!