Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hoo's in the Forest

We just loved this collection and decided to kit it up into this charming baby quilt.  This charm square quilt goes together quickly and the piecing is easy.  The baby animals, soft colors and scalloped edges really make this a sweet quilt for baby.  It will be the perfect addition to your nursery!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Boho Girl

Blueberry & Lime Boho Girl

We just got this terrific, new line in from Wilmington Prints called Boho Girl.   These bright, fun fabrics are great for home decor, bags, apparel and quilting projects.   We have quilt & pillowcase kits, yardage and precuts available.

Daughter #2 has been back at it again.  She made the wonderful Banana Pudding Pie Cupcakes for our Easter dessert.  They are sooooo good.  This yummy vanilla cake has layers of vanilla wafers, fresh, sliced bananas, banana pudding filling, and topped with fresh whipped cream.  I like bananas ok, but they are not my first choice (I'll probably always have chocolate at the top of my list).  These cupcakes were amazing though.  I would make these for any occasion, especially one where you want to impress.  Daughter #2 never ceases to amaze me.  Thanks again to the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe for sharing their wonderful recipes with us!

Banana Pudding Pie Cupcakes

Also, from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe are these Confetti Cookies.  Daughter #2 wanted to make something to bring to a tea party with friends.  She really liked the recipe for these yummy cookies.  It was close to Easter and feeling festive, she thought it "would be cool" to mold them into an egg shape to make them look like Easter eggs.  She is pretty "hands on" anyway, so it was an excuse to play around with the dough.  I, for one, do not like to touch raw chicken, especially when it has to be battered, or patty the hamburgers, etc.  Daughter #2 absolutely loves it.  She gets right in there and takes over.  She even loves to chop onions and garlic - whatever she can get her hands on.   I can't believe at 10 years old the things she has made or likes to do.  I'm sure she will be an amazing chef one day.
Confetti Cookies

Signs of summer are definitely here.  Hot air balloons dot our morning skies all summer long.  This is what I saw when I walked out of my front door the other morning and just had to take a picture.  If you haven't been out to Albuquerque in October for International Balloon Fiesta, you should come check it out.  It is an amazing week.  Hundreds of balloons go up every morning and you are able to walk around the field while they taking off, which is pretty cool!
Here are a few more balloon pictures taken from our neighorhood.