Sunday, May 29, 2011

My little crafter in training

I have an assistant, she is 4 feet tall and she weighs about 42 pds and I am in love with her, office romances never work but I think this one will. She is my mini me (except for the fact that she looks almost nothing like me facially, but has my body)

I was working on one of my favorite crafting projects, embroidering tea towels with Day of the Weeks and cute little characters, when my mini me came up on my lap and asked to help, so I let her do the outs while I did the ins, she would giggle and laugh and tell me oh how much fun it all was.

However, eager beaver as she is, she wanted to do all of it, so I let her do a few ins and a few outs and she handled it like a pro.

I asked if she would like her own little sewing kit for her upcoming 5th birthday and she is seriously thinking about it. I finally have a craft buddy, oh what fun we are going to have.

Her finished work

To everyone who has a crafter in training I wish you a safe and happy Memorial weekend, and as always happy crafting

Friday, May 27, 2011

I love Summer's bounty

I love summer, I can not help myself, I love to bake. It calms me like nothing else, until I mess up and get flour all over the place, but that is not what happened this time.

I have always wanted to make somthing with plums, they signify something in me, adult, mature, fancy. Just saying "Plum Tart" makes me feel fancy.
So I finally did. I got 2 pds of these pretty purple plums and then found a plum recipe. Wasn't excited about the crust, I have crust making issues, they like to stick to the counter, no matter how much flour I use, which probably still isn't enough. But luckily it was a sinch, and so was this entire recipe.
Some of the juice did boil out and cause this weird deep purpley black tar looking thing, so lesson there use parchment paper, but other wise it was a success.

when my beautiful little girl tells me I am a good cooker while gobbling up a slice of my creation, it is always a success.

now if you would like to try this recipe, here is where I found it, I feel I will be returning to this website a lot in the future:

Since I conquered my crust making issues with this recipe, I think I will make something with apples, maybe pie, maybe another tart, who is to say. So for everyone out there hope you are having a wonderful summer and making and baking what makes you happy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Starting Fresh

Hello everyone my name is Sarah, I love to make things, sew things, knit things, anything. I love the feeling of making and seeing the creations I can make with my hands, heart and head so that is what this blog is about. I started blogging about 2 years ago with another blog, but it wasn't what I wanted and I didn't really blog all that much, so I am starting fresh here.

Here I will post pictures of what I have made, am making or what I want to make. It may be sewing related, knitting related, cooking related or just what I think is totally cool and awesome. I am hoping that this new blogging experience will be what I imagine it to be so here goes.

Hope to meet and get to know everyone who reads my new blog and that we all share and experience great crafting together.

So until next time, Happy crafting