Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ear warmers, mittens and cinnamon applesauce ornaments

I made these for 3 kids in a family that my church small group adopted for Christmas.
This is Evie mixing up cinnamon applesauce ornament dough.

One that Evie "made" for her little friend Miciah - they both love Thomas the Train.

I had a request to put the ornament recipe out here:
1cup applesauce(I used unsweetened) and 1 cup ground cinnamon (I saw another recipe that did 1/2 cup cinn and 1/2 cup flour but haven't tried that)
as you can see I put the ingredients in a zip loc baggie and mush/mixed them till they were forming a dough then just sprinkle your work area and rolling pin with some cinnamon and roll out to about 1/4 inch or maybe a little thicker (if you roll it too thin its hard to get off the counter and is more brittle when dried), use a straw to make holes for hanging later, then you can either air dry or put in a 200 degree oven turning often till dry... then you can just string up or decorate with glue/glitter/etc.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hers and Little Hers Gingerbread Aprons

I just got done with these tonight - it feels so good to have some sewing projects completed. I have been so bad lately with getting multiple projects prepped and partially done but not getting all the way through them. One of these is for me and the other is for Miss Evie. Hers was done before she went to bed so she is modeling it below in her cute reigndeer jammies. I didn't take a close up the the green fabric has little yellow stars, and gingerbread men holding candy canes so the red and white seemed fitting. I didn't use a pattern, just kind of winged it. I even used my serger for part of it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Zero to lots in two days

Our blizzard... this was after we had shoveled.
Yesterday when we got just a few inches - the bald spot is where my husband was parked when it snowed.
Practicing her snow driving.

This was the night of the first real snow - she didn't want to come back in... no, seriously we almost had to drag her back in.