Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Last week, I had a bunch of bags of apples that needed to be preserved because they were at the end of their lives. I think I counted about 30-40 apples here.
What do you do what that amount? Usually I have more than that and make a day of it. Apple Pie filling, apple sauce, apple butter.
Well, I made applesauce. This time, I added a spicey little twist to it. My mother in law suggested it, and it was the best batch of applesauce I ever made.
I peeled and cored the apples, added a cup of red hots, a little bit of sugar and a cup of water and simmered on high for 4 hours. Then I ran it through the food processor and canned it all up.
Yep, red hots! So good, and not surprisingly, kind of difficult to find it August! If you are local, I found them for about 2 dollars a bag at Fry's.
Very red, but very good.
Monday, August 30, 2010
I have been eying those cute apron dresses for awhile now, and on Saturday, I just went for it. Took a deep breath and just plunged on in!
I took a dress I already had here to use for sizing and then added the apron to it as I went along. Here's the finished results!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I would like to introduce you to my new friend. The ruffler foot.
I received it as an early birthday present from my dad and it took me almost a week to brave it. Once I did, I couldn't believe that I was so nervous!
Last night, I made this with it:
It sure beats gathering by hand. I also made a dress with it for the baby.
If you have one, and don't quite get it, or are thinking about getting one, I recommend this free download from youcanmakethis.com.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I am finally working on my maternity scrapbook of Ellie. I am looking forward to scrapbooking this because I feel like I can't do anything else scrapbooking related until this is finished because I don't want too much time to pass while its not done!
This picture is a comparison of 10 weeks and 38 weeks.
Now its time to dig out the journal and get to work!Pin It
Friday, August 13, 2010
This week, I sent my first baby to his first day of kindergarten. I think it has been traumatic for all of us. Today was the third day. I think it was the hardest for him. Can not wait to pick him up in an hour. Its only half day, thank goodness!
I have been in need of distraction. Everything here has shifted, and I have been trying to figure out my new routine. But as my husband always says, if there is a sparkle around, it will catch my eye and distract me. So I got out the rhinestones and glue, blinged out a pacifier and then made a pacifier holder. (The clip is a badge clip covered in more rhinestones). Once she outgrows it, it can be converted to a bracelet.
Only an hour until the weekend begins! I'll try to not think about Monday coming!