Friday, December 6, 2019
|The picture shows a white cake mix. I used yellow for the pumpkin cake.|
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
1 package yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker.)
1can of pumpkin puree (I used Libby's)
1/4 cup oil (I prefer sunflower oil.)
1/4 cup of cream (You can substitute the cream with milk)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (I make a blend of 5 spices but it is much simpler to buy pumpkin pie spice. I will share the blend at a later date.)
I placed all of the above ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mixed the ingredients with an electric mixer for approximately 3 minutes.
Prepare a 9 X 13 cake pan by oiling the inside and coating the oil with a light dusting of flour.
Note: If you do not have flour, reserve a tablespoon or two of cake mix and use this in place of flour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min. The cake should spring back in the center when lightly pressed with a finger.
Cool, cut, and serve with whipped cream.
I hope this post finds you well! Thank you for viewing! Dawnie
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Not long ago I found 3 quilt blocks with the Dresden plate design. I have always loved this design. The stitching around the design is made with a blanket stitch in pink thread and of course by hand. Most people would pass this purchase up since the blocks are older and limited to 3. I decided to make the quilt blocks into a table runner. I cut the blocks down, did the sewing on the top and I was making the ties when I folded the project up for the evening. Oh no! I was about 3/4 of an inch or more off on the end measurements. I was so careful measuring and cutting---or at least I thought I was. I took over half of the table runner apart, corrected the size issue, placed the table runner back together and I now enjoy it on my table.
If you come across a single quilt square or two and you love it, don't pass up the purchase. There are several ways to use quilt squares. Fabric strips can be sewn around a quilt square to make it larger and use it as a table topper. It doesn't have to be quilted with bound edges. I have used a quilt block I made (it looked vintage) for placing under a decorative item in a decorative grouping in the family room. I hung the edge of the quilt block over the top of our bookcase. This quilt top had raw edges. Also, if you have a newer quilt block and you live in a country home or farmhouse, don't forget that you can tea stain quilt blocks used for decor. My last suggestion is to use a quilt block as a backing for family pictures.
Since I am not working at this time, I seem to have plenty of time to do projects. I am using some of my hand-spun wool yarn and making winter hats. If you need one, check out my Etsy shop.
How is everything going for you? I hope all is well.
I do appreciate you viewing my blog post. Dawnie
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
A while back I found an antique pot holder made in the shape of a bonnet. I wanted to replicate it, with a few little changes. This is what I found:
|The top of the bonnet has been quilted with a sewing machine. This is very thin.|
I made a pattern. I am not an artist. Remember that when you view my pattern. LOL Oh, the pattern is free......
This is what I made. I used ric rac instead of lace. I also put ric rac along the bottom instead of bias tape. I used a plastic ring to hang the bonnet instead of bias tape. I felt that the bonnet needed to be tied. You won't notice it, but I actually quilted the bonnet at the front and along the left of the bias tape on the top of the bonnet.
I used cotton fabric I had, but you can buy a fat quarter if you don't have fabric laying around. I made my bias binding from more cotton fabric I had on hand, but it would have been easier to purchase some. The cotton batting I placed inside of the bonnet was also leftover scraps from quilting projects. The ric rac came from a package, but I doubt I used more than 12 inches. I also had the plastic ring on hand. All of the supplies are available at a fabric or hobby store. I used white thread so you can see the sewing. Matching black thread would have looked better.
|Back. I added my label.|
Thank you for viewing! Dawnie