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Thursday, April 29, 2010

I CANNOT believe I made this!

Today I went to The Makery for my first ever "Make Your Own Children's Clothing" Class. In just a few hours, I made this:

The dress is reversible and I can't wait to make an entire wardrobe! (Don't look too closely--I did say it was my FIRST attempt :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UK McGriddle at home

McD's Mcgriddles are my secret favorite breakfast food. ...and they don't have them here in the UK.

When I am starving:
Eggo+Maple Syrup+American Cheese Slice+Scrambled Egg.

It takes about 5 minutes to make.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Craft Scissor Clean Up

I have been sewing all day, and wanted to give my scissors some love.

1. Take rubbing alcohol and clean off surface of scissors. You'd be surprised how dirty they are!!
2. Fold a piece of foil 3-4 times, and cut with scissors several times. This action actually sharpens the scissors.

These simple steps will make sewing/crafting just a tad easier. :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crock Pot Meal and other Weekend Stuff

On his way to a knights and princesses party.Fish and Chips in the sunshine on Saturday.
Sunday Crock Pot Meal.
Pot Roast: chuck roast, carrots, potatoes, french onion soup mix and water. SOOO EASY.
Brownie Bottoms. This dessert is AMAZING!!(recipe below)
1. Butter Crock Pot.
2. In saucepan, combine 1/2 C brown sugar, 2 TBS cocoa powder, 3/4 C water and bring to boil.
3. Mix 2 1/2 C brownie mix, 1/2 C chocolate chips, 1 package (2 3/4 oz) instant chocolate pudding, 2 beaten eggs, 3 TBS melted butter. Add boiling mixture and combine.
4. Spread into crock pot. Cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off heat and let stand for 30 min.
5. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter Break Week 2

Yes, we get 2 weeks off for our Easter Break here in Bath, UK. We have been busy, maybe even too busy, since the baby in my belly is protesting a bit, the longer I stay on my feet. Today we will snuggle in and play at home, which I love.

Instead of continuing the laundry list of places we have been, here is a list of a few new great blogs that have been inspiring to me:

The camera arrived yesterday, so more to come!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun Tie Dye Craft

We found this craft at Crafty Crow, which found it on Wendelonia.

1. Take cheap watercolors and put water in each one. Stir a little with a paintbrush
2. Fold paper toweling into a small square or triangle. (like you were going to make snowflakes.)
3. Dip corners of paper toweling into the colors.
4. Unfold and lay out to dry.
5. Use for gift wrap or tape to a window. We also made a little butterfly out of ours.

**I apologize for the horrible photo...still awaiting a new camera, and we are using photobooth in the meantime...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Easter Break Week 1

It is much easier to pack a picnic daily, instead of try to plan where we will be at noon.
One of today's activities.

Yesterday we went to Farleigh Hungerford castle. Within 15 min. of our house. Magical for a 4 yr old boy.
Fabric Store Run!
A new SPRING shade. And the only thing I want for my birthday, since Tate has been asking me for days... Not sure on exact shade, so we might have to go into town this week so that I can try a few colors out.