Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Last week when I was over at my friend's house, she was making this bread.If you love that fancy restaurant bread with the crackling crust and soft center, this is the bread for you. It sounded really good, and then I saw the results so I had to try it for myself. While I admit I seem to be jumping on this person's bandwagon (sorry Char...what can I say, you are amazing), this recipe is too good not to share! It's actually really easy; a little messy, but very simple. I didn't have instant yeast, so I just used a little more of active-dry yeast and it turned out great. While mine doesn't look that pretty, it tastes delicious. Everyone in my house loved it and we ate the entire loaf yesterday. We will definitely be making this again.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I finally got T's quilt for her twin bed done! Hooray! Since we painted the new room the same purple as the nursery, I didn't want to go buy all new decor for that room (I'm cheap, I know), so I cut up the bumper from the crib bedding set, found matching gingham fabrics, and voila...T now has a quilt to match the room and Kennedy's quilt that I made from her over a year ago from the crib ruffle. Throw it on her bed and here is the end result!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I think my girls' new favorite movie is "Kung Fu Panda". So I went online and found these cute little Panda cupcakes, compliments of Family Fun. Of course those look better than ours, but my girls still had fun with our creations. Yes, I know that pandas aren't green, but the recipe called for black gummi bears and I couldn't find those, so we improvised with green.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Several months ago, I was convinced by my friend, Char, to make some twirl skirts for my girls. For those of you who know Char, you know how incredibly talented she is. If you don't know her, just check out her blog and you will soon be impressed! I am nowhere near the seamstress that she is, but she promised she would help me out. So I went to the fabric store and the fabric has sat in my laundry room for the past 4 months. Finally, last week I went over to Char's house and we completed these: Aren't they cute? We made one for both my girls and they love them! It was a little like painting by numbers, but sewing. Char would tell me "cut these fabrics into 4" strips", then "sew these together with a 1/2" seam", and so forth. It was fun and I really appreciate all of her help (which was a lot)! Thanks Char! Stay tuned for wrap-around dresses, which is another project Char assured me I could do and I will need her assistance on. (Again, purchased the fabric 4 months ago and it is sitting in my laundry room, ha!)