Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The girl wanted some cookies...

Well the girl wanted some cookies and I just did not feel like heating up the kitchen so I went on the hunt for some no bake recipes and this one really caught my eye. And yes these are the chocolate turds that we made. lol You can see the kids already started to eat them. 8-)

3-Minute No-Bake Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons peanut butter
3 cups quick oats
  1. In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk, cocoa and salt. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue boiling 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter; stirring until peanut butter is melted. Add oats and mix well.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered.

Makes about 3 dozen.

ETA: I adjusted this recipe. Instead of 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, I put 3 HUGE dollops of peanut butter, it turns out MUCH better.

If I Don't Buy That Fabric I'll Surely Faint!

If I Don't Buy That Fabric I'll Surely Faint!

Few true sewers, quilters or fabric crafters need an excuse to buy more fabric. We are hooked on cotton. We obsess over silk. We daydream about calicos and ginghams and plaids. But just in case you need to explain to others why you have a million yards of fabric at home, but still need a few more fat quarters and just have to buy yardage of the newest prints ... here's a handy list of reasons you need more fabric! Copy this list and tuck it in your purse for quick reference!

  • It is a patriotic duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
  • "Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for a friend!"
  • It's on sale.
  • I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you never know when the weather will change.
  • It's non-fattening.
  • Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house.
  • Because it's there.
  • It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting.
  • The devil made you do it.
  • It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
  • I can't live without it.
  • I have new shelves for fabric storage.
  • It will go with some I bought last year.
  • It's so pretty, and I'll use it some day.
  • I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
  • Without fabric, I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my mat and my sewing machine.
  • It does not promote tooth decay.
  • It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes one feel good.
  • If I don't buy it now, I may never see it again.
  • A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
  • I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.
This is from my 501 Sewing Secrets email. ;)

Friday, July 9, 2010

After a couple of month's I think I have it...

I think I have come up with the name for my new product line. I didn't get very many people commenting to give me a lot of direction but I thank those of you that did. Those that did comment I will be attempting to contact you with a small gift.

So the name that I am thinking of is.... BooBoo Buddies.

It looks like we have a winner then. I just went and looked at the last posting and the comments listed and it looks like Missie from ALLthangsOLDbutNEW2U is the winner. Missie, I will get one created for you and sent out just as soon as I can.