Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thangles Quilt :: Completed!


It's just about done! I picked up the biggest quilt I've ever made from the quilter yesterday. Now all that needs done is trimming and binding. I am so hoping this quilt is big enough for my parents' bed because I've been wanting to make them a quilt for awhile and these colors are perfect for their room!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

{ something new }


The other day I received this pretty green chair from CSN. It is a very welcome addition to my often cramped and chaotic sewing room. There are a few reasons I am really pleased with this chair:
  • It was quick and painless to assemble - no man required!
  • It rolls around the floor very easily/smoothly.
  • The color is very "me"! (as you can see, this chair is offered in many different, fun colors.)
  • The height is easily adjustable.
  • There are no arms on the chair, which makes it very handy for sewing.
  • The seat is extremely comfortable.
  • It was freeeee! Thanks so much, CSN. I love working with you. :)
Right now they're on sale for $59.99 and free shipping (USA only, I think).

I hope you're enjoying your Monday! I know I am. So far I've put supper in the crock pot (bbq pulled pork), made a banana/walnut/chocolate chip loaf, and have dough rising in the oven (cheese/onion/dill buns).


Friday, February 18, 2011

{ little miss hooty pants PDF pattern $7 }

Little Miss Hooty Pants is my own unique design. I thought it would be fun coming up with my own pattern, and it really was! This darling little owl pattern is the perfect stash busting project; a great way to use up those little scraps!

Why not make a Little Miss Hooty Pants owl to coordinate with the latest quilt you've made? She makes a great pin cushion and adds a sweet, whimsical touch to any room's decor. Since the owl stands on her own, she works well as a pin cushion and would make a great gift for the quilter in your life.

Little Miss Hooty Pants is approximately 6" wide by 7" tall. If you're interested in purchasing this pattern for $7, please email me at  I accept PayPal from anyone in the world, or Interac Email Money Transfer from Canadians. The PDF pattern will be emailed to you immediately upon receiving your payment. If you'd prefer to order through Etsy, here is the link!

Thanks for checking out my Little Miss Hooty Pants! I hope she brought a smile to your face. :)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baking :: Madelyn's Bread Recipe


There's nothing that makes you feel more domestic than baking bread; especially when it turns out! Recipe source via Madelyn's blog!


Bread Recipe

2.5 cups white flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour (or you could use 3 cups of regular flour)
1.5 c very warm water (55 deg)
1/4 tsp Quick Rise instant yeast
1.5 tsp salt

Mix yeast in with: 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, add salt
Stir in water, mix thoroughly.
Add in remaining flour, stir til flour is combined.

cover with a damp dishcloth, Leave to rise 10 hours - overnight works great - in pre warmed oven (200 deg then turn it off )

when dough is done rising, put on floured surface, flour your hands, turn dough into itself once or twice, cover with plastic wrap, let rest 15 min.

Spray cooking spray to Dutch oven, flour generously (including sides)
Plunk dough in Dutch oven, sprinkle with flour, put dutch oven lid on
let rise in pre-warmed oven for 1 hour 30 min.

Turn oven on to 450 (leave dough in oven as it preheats)

once up to temp, bake 30 min. Take out of pan. Let rest for min 30 min