Saturday, September 25, 2010

Working on a new Project, Halloween Wall Hanging Quilt

Well I thought it was time to start a new wall hanging quilt for Halloween. So I have been busy creating a cute Halloween scene that can be hung out for the up coming season. I will have it done I am hoping next Friday and it in my art fire store.
The scene is about being in a haunted cemetery, the first point the the old fence and gate door and into the cemetery one goes to find some ghost floating about. I am using cotton quilting fabrics, broad cloth muslin, cheese cloth to create this quilt. I am not using any patterns but just an idea in my head. I am whacking out the pieces by hand and using some really cute fabric that I bought just a few days ago.
In the scene there is a dog dressed as a mummy, Dracula, flying little witch, and some owls and pumpkins; I better mention the tombstones and ghosts once more.
What will be interesting about this quilt
is that I plan on making or placing some buttons onto the quilt and adding floss to the ghosts so that they will be removable from the quilt. I plan on doing the sewing on my machine using the blanket stitch around each item I have put in place on the quilt. I will back the quilt with some warm and natural and flannel, maybe cut some bamboo and wire to make it a nice wall hanging.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Almost forgot the Recipe for the Strawberry Mango bread

I almost forgot to share the recipe for the strawberry mango quick bread that I talked about so here it is:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 of mango juice
  • frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 table spoon of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/3 cup of milk or cream
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
In a bowl add the mango juice, sugar and strawberries and with a fork mash the strawberries in the mixture; add the the milk and slightly beaten egg, also the melted butter. In another bowl add the flour and baking powder, I did not add the salt but you should add 1/2 tsp. of salt, I don't because I am not allowed the salt. Now add the moist mixture to the dry and mix up using a large spoon. Add the mixture to well greased bread pans and bake at 400 degrees until the tooth pick comes out clean. You can add other items such as walnuts, or try with blue berries, coconut.

I was also busy making a couple of small fall time baskets yesterday these are small ones big enough to throw some holiday candy into them for friends or for company. I used just cotton fabrics and some special cording and of course thread! I will be adding to the art fire store in a few days

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Pair of Proud Parents, our son the football player

Today I am wandering away from crafting just for a bit; I just had to talk about this weekend and my son's football game and him. My was it an exciting game! Those boys won 36-0 and did they deserve it! They all played so well and so hard, they all are turning out to be a good team.
My son plays outside line backer and it seems to be a good spot for him. Friday he got 3 sacks and 5 big stops but the best was yet to come. Near the end of the game he intercepted the quarterback of the other team and ran for 80 yards and the final touch down! So today I just wanted to share with you all how proud we are of him way to go! my wonderful son!