Thursday, October 7, 2010

19 inch Fall Time Primitive Rag Cloth Doll

I just finished new pattern and rag cloth doll for the Fall Season; this is Miss Primitive Fall Time. I sat down a few days back and designed a new cloth doll pattern this one is 19 inches in long and the body is designed from cotton Osnaburg. I have stained the body and all the clothing in my special staining sauce and baked it all in my oven at 200 degrees then I hand painted the face and legs, shoes using acrylic paints took some light weight sand paper and and sanded the entire doll, the last step was to roll everything in cinnamon. So the entire doll looks quite aged. Her hair was a purple bumble yarn that I also stained and dried in my oven; her clothing is fall cotton fabrics. I have hand sewn the hair, arms and legs on using a very heavy quilting thread. The nose of the doll is done with a black embroidery thread using just a single strand. I will be adding her to the art fire store Monday but for now I just wanted to talk about the new pattern and design of doll that I came up with; a quick note I did exaggerate her hands just to give the doll a different look. I plan on making more of these cute fall time dolls and I am working on a design for some Christmas dolls. Later next week I will have another free fun craft project to share with everyone and I will show how I made one of my witch dolls the week after so I have lots planed for the rest of October along with decorating my yard and getting for for Halloween I may have a free giveaway thinking about it for now.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Time Sweet Treat Carmel Apple Bake Recipe

I just had to share this sweet treat for fall time, there in the picture I have just about completed this treat. This is simple and hardly takes any time. So here are the items you will need:
9x12 baking pan greased
2-3 apples, these can be red or granny smith, etc. You can peel the apples and slice them, personally I like to slice the red apples thinly and leave the peel.
2 cups of flour
2 cups of oat meal
1 jar of Carmel sauce
1 1/4 cups of butter softened
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of crushed peanuts (optional)
First step mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, peanuts and butter all together and then press a little over half of the mixture into the the pan. Do this when the mixture is kind of crumbly and sticks together. Now bake about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and begin the second part of the recipe.
Place your sliced apples in on top of the baked portion now begin making the Carmel part of this recipe.

You can go 2 different ways buy the Carmel candies and melt them and pour over the apples or you can buy a jar of Carmel sauce and add 3 tablespoons of flour and mix well then pour over the apples in the the pan.
Finally sprinkle over the remaining flour mixture and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

What I love about this recipe is how you can change it but the use of different apples, nuts, you could add raisins you can use your own Carmel sauce recipe or make it simple by just adding flour to thicken the sauce. So have fun doing up this sweet treat.