Friday, October 22, 2010

GF apple pandowdy

 for Craft With You Kids Week, my 12 year old son & i baked together & since we are both gluten-free, it was GF baking... this is how we baked gluten-free apple pandowdy...
gather baking supplies: GF all-purpose flour, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, sugar, 7 apples, butter
 in small bowl, add 1 cup GF all-purpose flour
 1/4 cup sugar
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1 stick butter (=1/2 cup) cut into small pieces, mix
 1/4 cup water, mix
 in large bowl add 7 apples peeled, cored & sliced, 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 2 tablespoons GF all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon cinnamon, toss
 transfer to saucepan, add 1/2 cup maple syrup
 medium heat for about 5 minutes
 transfer to baking dish, dot with 1 tablespoon butter
 drop dough on top of apples
 bake 35 minutes in 400 degree F oven.  YUM !
 then my son baked GF chocolate chip cookies (box mix)
 btw, have you seen these new GF products?  GF Bisquick baking mix...
 & Berry Berry Kix cereal...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

bird & flower rubber stamps

it's Craft With Your Kids Week & together my 12 year old son & i made these cards.  it's the Thank-You Cards & Stamp project from the Craft Hope book.  the bird & flower rubber stamps were designed by Geninne Zlatkis, be sure to check out her hand carved stamps tutorial on her sidebar.  my son carved out the rubber stamps & now they can be used over & over again...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

kid's art supply storage

this week is Craft With Your Kids Week.  we are doing arts, crafts, & baking, but first of all i wanted to get all the art supplies better organized & in easy reach for my kids so that they could help themselves... you see, we used to store the art supplies on top of the fridge where i had to stand on a chair to get items down for them... well, not anymore... i painted an unused cabinet in the kitchen & now the art supplies are in easy access & close to the art table

PS kid's art caddy tutorial can be found here

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

coat with scarf

October's pattern for the Carefree Clothes for Girls sew-along was the coat with scarf.  i knew for sure i wanted to use mustard yellow yarn for a knitted scarf, so i went & searched through scarf patterns on ravelry & found a free knitting pattern called mustard scarf !  how perfect was that !?!  a huge vintage button (made in Holland) was added to the scarf which was made with super soft 100% organic cotton.  and for the coat i knew i wanted to repurpose a 100% wool jacket i've had for at least 10 years (it sure got a lot of use).  the blue wool jacket was wet felted (washed in hot water in the washer) which made it shrink & the fabric became thicker.  this coat ended up being quite simple to make, just 3 pieces were cut out: body & 2 raglan sleeves which were zigzag stitched on.  what a bonus that the 4 buttons & 2 pockets were already in the original jacket !

Monday, October 4, 2010

BurdaStyle voting

thank you BurdaStyle for putting my Project Runway Competition entry in the top 50 !   go vote for your favorite ~ mine is #27, hint, hint, hint ;)