Monday, August 31, 2009
I made a knitted dress for Miss M's American Girl Doll. She had asked me to pretty please make her one and I just had to oblige. I found a simple enough pattern on Ravelry but it turned out so short! I had to add quite a few rows to get it half way to the doll's knee. I used a size bigger on the needles so maybe that was the problem. Miss M liked it well enough though.
Friday, August 7, 2009
6 1/2 cups of chopped up plums
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 box low-sugar pectin
Pit and chop the plums. Pulse in the blender.
Pour into a large pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Turn up heat and bring back to boil.
Add pectin and return to boil, stirring constantly.
Add sugar, return to boil, boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Ladel into hot, sterilized jars.
Seal and process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
These are simple jersey shorts with a fold over yoga-style waist band. They aren't specifically maternity shorts but they work really well for me! I think the waist-to-crotch measurement is a little too deep for my liking but it works fine as far as maternity shorts go. I think I'll just shorten the pattern when I make them again.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I've got such an addiction to vintage Pirex bowls. I just can't get enough of them. I'm pretty religious about checking the thrift store every time I go in. I just found two orange ones today and I almost died. They make the perfect serving/mixing bowls for my ever growing family and I love the handles on the sides.