This is a page I made for a quiet book 2 years ago. Since then, it has held up pretty good, until last month when my toddler started to rip the leather cords I used to hold the beads. It occurred to me that perhaps this issue could have been averted had I used a different material, so here is my updated version.
Last year, around this time, blueberries went on sale and I just so happened to have picked some rhubarb from my grandmother's garden. The result of these events was the Bluebarb Pie. I wrote the recipe down, but I didn't get any good pictures, so, this year, when blueberries went on sale again I had to make this pie. Luckily, I got some good photos this time around, so here is the recipe for you to bake at home!
Two years ago, I made a quiet book for my daughter and the pages were my first posts to this website. Since then the quiet book has actually stood the test of the toddler. However, there are a couple of things I would do differently if I were to make the book again. Over the next little while I plan to update those previous posts. To see the other pages as well as a list of tips, visit my Quiet Book page.
Basket of Sheets
Last year, I used an old sheet to make a doily rug for my daughter's room. In an effort to use up the left over fabric as well as some yarn that isn't too soft, I started making these little containers. The inspiration for this project came from a "recipe" for a crochet rug using t-shirts. Today's post shares the technique, but doesn't necessarily provide a pattern.
For about a month or so, I have been working with the lovely ladies at Craft Lake City to put together an art installation on Broadway (300 South) in Salt Lake City. Each work is to be installed into steel frames or plakats and will promote the DIY Festival on August 8-9. The first of 17 installations went up on Monday and is on the corner of Broadway and West Temple. Today, I guest posted on their blog about this first art work. Click the picture to connect through to the post.
Strawberry Meringue Kisses
Back in may, I shared a recipe for Almond Meringue Kisses dipped in chocolate. They were such a hit, that I thought I would share a strawberry version of the same crispy little cookies. These bite-sized pops of sweetness are great as party favors or even at a wedding - if you are up for a lot of whipping!
DIY Frilly Apron
It is no secret, I love to bake. I also love spending time with my family so it only makes sense to combine the two. My daughter is still a little too young to do too much, but I will usually pull up a chair and let her dump the cups of ingredients into a bowl. In my fury of sewing over the last month I felt it necessary to make a lovely little apron for her. It turned out a bit big, but that is better than too small.
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
Some years ago, I acquired this recipe at a church recipe exchange. I have made a few changes to the original ingredient list to add flavor, but the simplicity of these enchiladas has stayed the same. I share this dish today because it has made its way into my family meal rotation. So quick, easy and tasty, try this recipe tonight and let me know what you think in the comments!
Part one of this fun little project was all about drafting a pattern. In part two, you will get to see everything come together, which is always exciting!
I'm not entirely sure what came over me about a month ago, but I became obsessed with making little kiss clasp purses. I have made about 20 tiny key chain, change purses and I have 9 larger metal frame purses in the works right now. Drafting up patterns for these is a cinch and sewing them up is even easier, so I just can't help myself, I keep making more!
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here is just a peek into my crafting mind. I hope you find something to spur your creativity!
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