Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Next pillow, Irish Chain

That one went together easily and came out great!






And y'know what? The previous three color denim pillow's already gone. Sis gave Dave $20 for it :-)
So I've bought another pillow and got to make Dave a new one.
The pillows are just regular bed pillows @ $3! The small square kind like you get for a couch are $8, phooey on that.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flying Squares Patchwork Pillow Cover

The girls threw white, black and blue jeans in the giveaway bag all at once, and I saw them together and couldn't resist.
Had yet another learning experience. "Flying Squares" looked easy until I tried it. Ha!



Back of pillow, more recycling :-)



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Carob Blobs

The thing with carob is to just get chocolate out of your head. It's not chocolate, it's not a chocolate substitute either. It's just a nice-tasting brown bean ground to powder that's good for you (just like chocolate is!)

CAROB HONEY BLOBS

2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 - 3/4 cups honey
3 - 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp soda
1 cup carob

I dropped by ice cream scooper onto cookie sheets and baked at 350 for 15 minutes.

FROSTING

2 packages cream cheese
2 big mixing spoon scoops of carob powder
1/2 cup honey
2 TBSP butter
2 tsp vanilla

The boys said, "This is way better than some kinds of ice cream we've had before, but not better than all kinds."






Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cookie Blobs

No recipe! I just mixed stuff up and baked it by scoops. It was a couple cups of barley flour, a baggie with some leftover oatmeal, all the bananas on the counter that were getting too ripe, dried papaya cut into chunks, raisins, chopped walnuts and honey to texture, and a bit of baking soda dipped out with the tip of the wooden spoon.

I call them blobs so I don't have to say "cookie". If I said cookie the kids would be disappointed, but they're perfectly happy with the blobs.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A fabric memory, but vague

When I pulled out this particular strip to iron it, I got a whole shiver up the back thing. I think my Mom made me a dress out of this fabric when I was a little kid.




That's pertinent to nothing, isn't it? Well it's just one of those human memory things. I'm tickled to see that fabric again and gotta share it with the internet.