Monday, February 27, 2012

Homemade oxiclean

1 part Dawn to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Before and after photos.

Made my own soap

Homemade detergent from recipe on Pinterest.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Adjustable apron

Made for my favorite niece. Has an extra long tie so it can wrap around to tie on the front and hang a towel.

Making my quilted jacket

Steps are out of order, but you get the idea..,,

Rio Grande Valley Quilt Show


My Black and White Quilted Jacket is displayed front and center.

Here is the back of my jacket.

Back of jacket

Monday, February 20, 2012

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 tsp. whiskey
1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
2 cups carrots, grated
1/2 cup raisins (may I suggest using golden raisins)
1 cup walnut pieces

For The Frosting:
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened (1/2 of a stick)
1 1lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
2. Add remaining ingredients, in order. Stir well to combine.
3. Pour batter into 2 greased 9-inch pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 F or until a cake tester comes out clean.
4. Place cake on a cooling rack, and cool. Remove from pan.
5. Make the frosting: Using a hand-held blender, mix sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.
6. Frost cake with Cream Cheese Icing. Serve.

I made in a bundt pan and it was delicious. I'm going to make cupcakes next time I make this. I don't make the icing, as I am lactose intolerant. Plain buttercream icing or glaze. (butter and powdered sugar as an icing,  or lemon juice and powered sugar drizzled on cake) I also do not use whiskey, but used Amaretto from the bottle I keep in the freezer.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pincushion out of a Tuna can

Why another one? I have many sewing/quilting areas.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sign above my craft table

Carpenter's Wheel

Charity quilts can be creative.

I adapted this design to our standard quilt size.

Fabric Art

Made with idea from Pinterest.

Children's shoebox lid

Adult shoebox lid


Made these for Valentine's gifts.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heart shaped pincushions

I made these small heart shaped pincushions
for my fellow quilters.
Made from plastic heart boxes.
I removed lids and stuffed and decorated.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

FMQ Week #5 Stippling in blocks

My arms really get tired. But I guess everyone's do.

Here is the eyelashed back.....darn!!

But the front looks better.

This back is also eyelashed.

But wow!! The front looks better.