Monday, March 30, 2009

Dropping By... say that the quilts are done! I'm going take pictures tomorrow and write up all the details of how I took the children's art work and turned it into a quilt. I'm extremely anxious to get working on something new. I've been mulling Easter ideas around in my head and need to figure out what I can actually finish by Easter.

I'm crossing my fingers for enough sun tomorrow for a successful photo shoot!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kids Say The Darndest Things

While driving in the car...

Violet: "Are superheros real?"
Me: "Not really."
Violet: "Oh, hmmm. Yeah they are, some are real and some are not real. I think I just saw a superhero flying in the sky!!"
Me: "Really?"
Violet: "I think so."

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Homemade Goodness

Graham crackers and milk where one of my favorite snacks as a child. I could eat a whole package myself. Dunking until it was just right, still with a bit of crispness, not too soggy.

My kids haven't really experienced the goodness of graham crackers and milk because most brands are full of hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and bleached flour. I have found a couple of brands that have a good ingredients list, but are totally lacking in flavor.

Why couldn't I make some? So my quest began. I found a recipe in my stash of cookbooks, but the attempt failed miserably. I couldn't be satisfied until I had successfully completed my mission. I scoured the Internet, I found recipes and compared them to the first. Finally I found one I felt looked worthy.

It was my first time visiting Baking Bites.

The graham crackers worked perfectly and tasted better than I'd hoped, with a hint of molasses, honey and cinnamon. And it couldn't be easier, just throw all the ingredients into a food processor. I've since made them many times, sometimes using cookie cutters for fun shapes, but usually I just cut them straight with a pizza cutter and snap them apart when cool. Just like when I was a kid.

*Please follow the link for the recipe, the only thing I did different was to use white whole wheat flour for the total amount of flour instead of a mix of AP and whole wheat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The kindergarten quilts are coming along. The artwork has been printed onto the fabric and the fabric is cut and ready for sewing.

There has been a lot of work getting to this point, there were 48 images to scan, material to prep and then cut. Then came the printing, washing and more cutting. It is very exciting laying them out and getting to see the work coming together. The auction is in about 4 weeks, must get sewing!