Two posts in a week? I’d better slow down before I pull something.
Even though I don’t DO a lot, in my head I am cooking glorious meals that spread across my table like a William-Sonoma catalogue cover and making crafty things and clothes that would be good enough to actually wear. I’m not sure if it is time, motivation, or skill that keeps any of these things from actually becoming a reality, but I still think about them for a fairly large portion of my day.
A few random bit and pieces I have been perusing:
Colette Sewing Handbook – I just received this and I’m just flipping through it, but I’ve spotted some good tips for projects I’m currently working on and at least one of the patterns included looks good enough to make
Oliver & S Bedtime Story PJs – this pattern is out of print (as usual I am late to the party), but I’d like to make these for both the girls, so maybe I can find them somewhere out there
A search on that pattern brought me to The Dabblist whose into all kinds of craftiness with a passion level I’d like to achieve. Her site also lead me here to….
Craftyminx Crotchet School – I tried crochet once and even made a blanket for Elise before she was born. I liked crotcheting but bought some nubby but beautiful yarn to make a shawl for Amelia and I couldn’t see the stitches because of the texture and I got totally aggravated, so ended up chucking the whole hobby. Maybe I’ll try again.
The Punch Bowl – 75 Recipes Spanning Four Centuries of Wanton Revelry- To put it simply, I like punch, particularly when it has booze in it. I’m not sure why punch as fallen out of favor but wherever we are spending the holidays this year, we will be having punch. I am certain this is a kitchen task I will more than willingly make time for and follow through on. You have all been warned.
Cakespy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life – Written by Jessie Oleson of cakespy.com – This book is 100x more awesome than I had expected. It doesn’t focus on ingredients as much as presentation, meaning there is no complicated cake recipe that takes 3 hours to make as all the sweat-equity is put into making whimsical-looking desserts.
Birthday Cake French Toast, Cakes Baked in Jars, and Pie Fries? The girls are going to be in sugar-high heaven.