Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Little Crowing around wall quilt

This my next project to finish this cute wall hanging quilt that I started way back in Oct before I got quite ill and the silly camera broke down on me.
My back round is a cotton flannel that I am working on and the crows are cotton fabrics along with all the other piece's.
I hand cut out all the pieces, using no patterns, just an idea that was created in my head. Then I cut out fabric for a back round and use thread to sew the crows, fence, bushes and flower on; I also use just a dab of stick glue to attach and design the story I am creating, in this case its some little crows fluttering about in glee.
I will begin to sew and use decorative stitching around the cut out pieces. Next I will use some quilting batting and back and design a way to hand this cute wall quilt. I also might use some buttons for eyes and to add a little more decorative touch to the quilt. I am almost done with it, so keep an eye out for the finished product.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Finished Crochet wool rag rug

I finished a 22x22 acrylic wool crochet rag rug over the last week. At first I was going to do this rug with a blue and white yarn and then decided the rug needed to be heavier. So I got out some dark green and dark orange and got a very pretty acrylic wool rag rug. I used a 10 1/2 hook to make this rug and just some basic stitches to create it.
Sorry about the picture, as I still do not have a good camera and do I miss my old one! Plus it has been raining non stop since Saturday! and it has been dark and gray on the Oregon coast so getting the camera to stop telling me its too dark has been a small challenge.
I will be putting the rug into It's Just Krazy Kute Productions later on next week.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

Good morning to everyone!
I have a very simple way to make cinnamon rolls to go with a hot cup of coffee, tea, cocoa or just a tall glass of cold milk.
Normally you can find this recipe on any box of Jiffy mix but you can also use Bisquick mix.
What you will need:
brown sugar
Jiffy mix or Bisquick
sweet milk
powdered sugar
melted butter or margin
I just add as much mix as I feel will feed all of us but on the Jiffy mixes there are instructions on how much to add to a bowl and I believe its 2 to 3 cups. I prefer to use milk but you can use water. Add the milk gradually until all the forms together and you can knead it like one would do to bread dough. Knead the dough and roll it out on a floured surface. Spread about 1/2 cup of melted butter or margin onto dough add cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar. Roll dough and slice. ( The reason I am not giving any precise measurements is because you can use your own ideas and imagination for creating these yummy rolls.) Place rolls into a well grease baking pan about 9x11. Bake for about 20 min at 350 or until they look done. Now add sweet milk and powdered sugar to a small bowl mix together until you have a glaze that can be spread or drizzled onto slightly cooled rolls. This is just one idea you can use to create these cinnamon rolls, but there are endless ideas on what one can do to change these rolls and the recipe is so very simple.