The Sewing Machine LIVES!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Well, you coop a person up long enough on a snow-laden hill and something highly unlikely is bound to happen. For me, it was sewing... sewing... yep, I said it, sewing. I finally got my mother's old 1960's New Home sewing machine to come alive.
I'm no seamstress... not even a little... but I've managed to sew a pillow case... an OVERLAPPING flaps pillow case. I know, I know. Some of you are gasping and shrieking at the thought, but it's true.
Grace picked out some fabric that she really liked at Hobby Lobby, and so it happened. Yep. The real deal. Me, a sewing machine, a couple of ugly words, and a pillow case.
Grace is quite proud of her new pillow case.

Next, a pillowcase dress! (oh mercy.)


Wooden Spoon and Fork

Friday, February 11, 2011

I found this old beat up giant wooden spoon and fork at a garage sale last year for $2. I knew then that I wanted them up on my kitchen wall... but they needed something more than just their current discolored beaten wooden look. So, I finally got around to digging out some black paint I had - about 4 years old might I add! (LOTS of stirring and shaking). I gave them a wipe down and started painting. When dried, I thought they looked great but maybe a little too "polished" for my country kitchen full of barn wood pieces and chicken paraphernalia so I distressed them a bit with a fine-grit sandpaper.

Now, I think they're PERFECT for my wall!


More Confections

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I've decided to start doing more "caking" and other confections (see my new site at:, so today I made up demo batch of confections (for Jack Henry employees) that I'll be offering for sale for Valentine's Day this year. They'll come in boxes of 8 in a white box with ribbon ($10). I tried to think of something totally unique that you wouldn't be able to easily find in a store.
So, here I present to you my Valentine's Day Rum Balls!
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