Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snowy Saturday!

Hey yall!!  Here are a few things I made for markets last week.  Apple crisp with some of our apples we have had in my parents basement this winter. 

Nice and thick cinnamony crisp topping.  When they came out of the oven I drizzeled some cinnamon maple syrup ontop of each one. 

Pumpkin spice muffins almost ready to come out of oven. 

Mushrooms, eggplant, onions, peppers roasting for the calzones

Filling for my pot pies, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green beans, peas, corn, and lots of herbs. 

Calzone ready to be folded

ready for baking

YUMMY they smell so good!!  My roasted veggie calzones

And this is what it was like outside thurs am!!  We went to bed on wed with green grass and a bit of rain, and woke up to a winter wonderland!! huge snowflakes comin down made it so absolutely gorgeous outside!!

looking down the drive towards the pasture

down the driveway by the farmstand those bushes along the right side of the drive were just hanging down so heavy with wet snow caked on them

Thought this was pretty!!  snow covered branches.  So it was all about winter the last couple of days round here!  That is ok just as long as it is over by march I am fine with snow now!! LOL
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Be back soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunshiney days and a snippett roll

It has been forever since I last posted. Tried a few times right after valentines day but my pics were taking wayyyyyyyy too long and I had a busy week so didnt have time to keep monkeying around with blogger.  Maybe it was our puter but I really dont think so.  Well I am back and will be posting more things I am working on.  

I had a cookie making festival at the kitchen before valentines day.  Chocolate chip, peanut butter, peanut butter cream filled cookie pies, espresso cookie pies with espresso infused buttercream filling, chai infused shortbread flowers, shortbread hearts, and chocolate chip cookie pies with peanut butter cream filling.  WHEW!! that was a busy busy day. 

Here are a few pics of some of the arrangementes we made for the shop for that wonderful day St Valentines!! 

These were my favo rose this year!~ they opened up just beautifully and those colors were magnifiscent. 

And on to my lastest project!! A snippett roll!!  WHAT fun this was to make!~~  4 of my friends on my craftin forum decided to do a snippett roll swap.   They are really a great way to use up all bits and pieces of wellllllllllll snippetts of this that and everything else.   So I got out some stamps, some pieces of lace, fabric bits, some beads and some scraps in my scrapbook paper stash, and of cource buttons!~! 

Fibers and ribbons and lace oh my!!!  what fun! 

The black backround fabric was perfect!! I found it while out thrift store shopping with my mom and brother, it had flowers embroidered all over it in a silvery shimmery thread so that blended in just great.   I can say I would do one of these again!! it was so fun to be creative and unique.   When I get all 5 of them I am gonna connect them and will share those pics.  
Well I am off to maybe work outside, we have had sun almost all week and in the 40s so it has been so like early spring round here and I for one am loving this!!  Should go to the kitchen and work on some things but I can do that tomorrow!!  I did make up calzones and they went over really well, our chicken pot pies were all gone before 11 am at market friday and my vegetable pasties went almost just as quickly.  Gotta make more of my pie dough and with a full menu out this week I gotta get busy!!  Hope yall have a blessed sunday and I will be back soon!!

I wanted this to be on the prim side and the first one I started working on just wasnt gonna be prim enough for me so I started over with a new idea in mind.  My theme if you will for these was "take time to create"  I cut out pics of clocks and sewn them onto old vintage sheet music papers, the words create art is stamped onto a heart cutout, Love is stamped onto a piece of muslin that opens up to reveal a ticket stub and a verse about happiness. 


Saturday, February 11, 2012


Hey everyone~~  Cant believe how long it has been since I last posted~~ SORRY~~
We have had one issue after another lately.  My mom's dog Axel passed away on Feb 1st.  He was at home and my mom was holding him.  He looked up at her with such lovingness in those big brown eyes as if to say goodbye then put his head on her lap and went to sleep.  I am so thankful he was at home where he was so loved and cared for.  He knew.  He was a joy from the day we got him and really was my mom's protector and best buddy.  He went to the shop with her pretty much every day of his life.  We miss us much and love you "Boodah"

Boodah as I called him loved to play with hard rubber balls.  He would fetch them and bring em back and sit and wait for you to throw it again and the other thing he absolutely went nuts for was the garden hose!! My mom would put it on in the summer to water the flowers and he would try to eat it up!!  Oh what nice memories we have!!  I so wish their lives would be longer they just impact our lives and surely leave pawprints on our hearts!!  Miss ya honey bunny!!