Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Trent

Another year has flown by. Trent made 24 today.  And he's the baby.
We celebrated eating out at Don's, had Baskin & Robbins ice cream cake, a ton of presents, and a lot of fun.

Where does the time go!.

Wishing you a great day and many more.

Love, Mom & Dad, Jennifer, Brandon, Julie

Monday, October 19, 2009

Beautifully spooky

I don't know how else to describe this except beautifully spooky! I received a package today from Amy in the Spooks Rattles Pots and Pans Apron Swap.

The apron is a shimmery orange with orange and black plaid ties.

A spooky skull tote bag. A bag of candy corn. And she made some fabric note cards for me.
It is all so cute. Thank you Amy, I like it all.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Safari Baby

A wild safari baby he's gonna be. A friend of Jennifer's at her work asked me to make a safari theme baby quilt for her sister-in-law's baby shower. She wanted greens, browns, yellows, and orange. I finally found some fabric after searching for 2 weeks.

With lions, tigers, girrafs, elephants, and monkeys.

And the backing is a match print to the front panel.

It's a perfect baby safari print!! And nice comfy cozy.

I have some extra fabric and extra time to make a few accessories for the new baby too. Like a hanging bag with pockets to hold baby stuff - powder, lotions, comb, brush, etc.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Try these

Try these easy cake recipes. I'm going to make them this week.

Dump Cake
1 stick butter
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple
1 pkg yellow cake mix

Dump cherry pie filling in bottom of baking dish or pan
Dump crushed pineapple on top
Dump dry cake mix on top of fruits, kind of crumbling all over
Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over top
Bake 375 for 45 minutes
Cool Cut Serve

You can use an angel food pan or spring form pan -- then cool 5-10 minutes and Dump onto cake plate.

The Thing Cake
Preheat over to 350. Grease 9x13 pan
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick butter or margarine
1 egg

Mix together. Mixture will be thick. Spread into pan.

Then take
8 oz cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar
2 eggs
Mix well and pour over cake mixture in pan.
Bake 45 minutes.

Courtesy of Sherry.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Halloween #2

Also, I completed my project for the Spooks Rattles Pots and Pans swap. It was to make a halloween apron to send.
I used this pumpkin spice fabric (that's the real name of the fabric), really cute. Lined it with a tiny orange checked fabric. Made a double pocket all the way across the bottom and appliqued a whimsy witch cut from fabric. Added this so cute orange/black spider web ribbon. Sure to make any witch happy to wear.

And instead of a traditional witch's hat, this witch will be wearing a witch's black rose and ribbon hairband. And I sent her a flask of edible bones for her brew and a cute bat serving plate.
I hope she likes it.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Halloween

I participated in a Halloween witches cupboard swap
I absolutely love my package I received. Thank you Sherry.
Witch's stew mix. So clever -- candy eyeballs, suckers, and other halloween candy, and plastic skulls, rats, spiders and stuff.
And pickled people. Instructions -- add green colored water to jar of skeletons.
My own witch's cookbook. Sherry did a fanstastic job making the the recipe book. I'm going to try the recipes.
And there are witch's family photos -- a family of demons with green eyes!! And fall popouri included! And the crocheted spider web with a spider on it!!!

And to my person I sent this:
One black witch's cat. It's not your typical Hello Kitty who is usually pink, white, cuddly and cute. But a black, arched back, crooked tail hello kitty who's been hanging 'round out back. Yes I made the cat.
And some witch's spices for her brew. A dash of spider, pinch of bat, stick of bone, and crawly creatures. Some pumpkin stones, eerie hands, halloween candy, and a witch's dishtowel. I hope she likes it all.