Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve!

Wow! Where does the time fly? I am still in BUSY mode. Still baking bread for the neighbors and I have one more batch of jam to make today. Have some of the cookies made but have a few more batches of those to make as well. (I just love giving homemade gifts to my friends and family). And in between all of that I need to wrap. I have not wrapped one gift!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas tomorrow, and Season Greetings to all.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Autumn Leaves are Falling

The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler. This is my favorite time of year! Time to try out some new recipes in the kitchen, and get started making  most of my Christmas gifts. I Love to make my gifts and hope the receiver of the special gift I have made enjoys it just as much as I did making it just for them. I get so much joy out of coming up with the perfect idea for that person then the hours involved while I am making it brings a smile to my face as I am making it thinking of that person.I truly love to give more than receive. 
The last 2 weeks have been quite hectic around here preparing for the craft show, working the craft show, my normal online orders and Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I hope everyone out there did too. Now it is time to continue on with busy, while we enjoy the upcoming holiday season. It passes much too fast these days. I remember as a kid how it seemed so long between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now it just flies by. Enjoy your weekend.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Local Craft Show

Having a good weekend! Doing a local in home craft show. So good to hang out with the fellow crafters and to see the regular customers again! I love this time of year!!
 My best sellers at the show! Scented coasters or trivets. These are always good sellers at shows and online. I sell them year round online, but this is the time of year that my orders get crazy busy!! I only took the small size to the show, they work great for a tea cup, and a small 1Qt. pot to set on. I didn't have time to make the larger ones that a casserole dish can fit on.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Time Flies

We've celebrated our daughter's birthdays in Oct. The Mister's was last week. This is the cake I made him. Today is mine and I've told him he can make me a Cheese Pie. He asked if I was looking to get poisoned, had to laugh at him. I said you can follow my recipe and it will be great. He made me a birthday cake one year, it was lopsided so he compensated by adding an extra can of frosting to make it look straight. Boy was that cake sweet!! He's such a doll. I will share the recipe I used to make his Strawberry Cream Cake Roll.

It's from Taste of Home
Strawberry Cream Cake Roll


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, cut up
  • Additional whole strawberries
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a bowl, beat eggs with vanilla on high speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes or until lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; fold gently into egg mixture just until combined. Pour into a greased and waxed paper-lined jelly roll pan. Spread batter evenly over pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Turn out onto a cloth that has been sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. Peel off paper from cake; roll up cloth and cake. Cool.
    • For filling, whip cream, sugar and vanilla. Unroll cake and spread filling over it; sprinkle with strawberries. Roll up the cake again and chill 2 hours before serving. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar; garnish with strawberries, and additional whipped cream if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

    Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 237 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
  • Taste of Home 
I also promised a picture of the wood items I was working on. They are done and for sale if anyone is interested. Just send an email and let me know.

This pile of wood parts becomes this Bunny with changeable ears for the holidays. I call it the Holiday Bunny.I've been makin' him for years and he is quite popular.  I make lots of different ears to go with him. (sold separately though). I did sell him as a set but most people like to pick and choose the ears to go with their bunny. So they are all sold separately now.
I'm also working on a wood turkey will add a picture of him when done.
Enjoy your day. I know I will. The Mister took off work today to spend my birthday together so we are going out on a date.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Must de-hoard my fabric collection!

My Etsy Listing 
I am seriously De-Hoarding my fabric collection. Here is Fat Quarter Bundle #L. There are 18 FQ's in this bundle that are all winter related. All 100% cotton cut at my local quilt shop.The price of this bundle is .85 cents per Fat Quarter. I've taken close up pictures so you can really see what the fabric looks like. I plan to list many more FQ bundles.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


One of my grandsons at school dancing to Thriller He is a jester in black and red with a skull face. the whole group did a great job! Click the link below to watch the kids dance.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Working with wood

Does anyone else think that cutting out wood is relaxing?  I spent yesterday morning cutting, sanding, gluing, clamping, and now  I need to add some wood filler to one piece. I'll post a few pictures when the project is done. I was cutting pine, what a nice scent as I was sawing. Reminded me of Christmas and the scent of a fresh cut tree. Ok back to reality. Back to the project.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I've been quite busy

I've gotten done a few new patterns. All my patterns are for sale on my website.
These are so adorable and very easy to make.
Click here for Fancy Pants Pattern Ebay Auction 

 Here's my Olde Scarecrow Doll Pattern. His face reminds of the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. I wasn't trying to resemble anything just did it free hand and that was the result. I hope everyone has a good week. 
Click here for Scarecrow Pattern Ebay Auction

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today is my son's birthday. He is 32, wow I feel young!Happy Birthday!! I'm working on a couple of new patterns. Will preview them on here when I get them done.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hi everyone welcome to my Little Craft Cottage Blog.