Monday, April 30, 2012

So.. I made a little wreath... errr.. well... not so little as you can see!!!
My friend, Sandy asked me to try and put together a daisy for her.. she purchased 2 woven grapevine wreath forms.. one large.. one small.. I wired white deco mesh to the large one before ever finding the yellow.. 3 weeks and 5 locations later.. still no yellow.. even online it's all sold out.. so, hello Decor-sheer.. I forget what it really is.. but Decor-Sheer is what it's called on the package.. maybe.. it's organza?? Anyway, it worked up so quickly.. big loops wired to the smaller wreath form... then I wired the small form to the large form, found a piece of split bamboo I happend to have thanks to my son, painted it green, added a bow in a complementing green for leaves.. and viola.. a daisy wreath.. it might be too big for even my taste! LOL.. I'm thinking I'll make myself one.. but leave off the stem... sorry I didn't take step by step photos.. I tend to forget that.. maybe next time!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thought I'd share a recipe today...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

1 (2½ to 3 pound) broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
cooking oil for frying

Place chicken in a large flat dish. Pour buttermilk over; refrigerate 1 hour.
Combine flour, salt and pepper in a double-strength paper bag. Drain chicken; toss pieces, one at a time, in flour mixture. Shake off excess; place on waxed paper for 15 minutes. Heat 1/8 to 1/4 in. of oil in a skillet; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer, turning occasionally, for 40-45 minutes, or until juices run clear. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove chicken and keep warm.

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

Drain all but 1/4 cup drippings; stir in flour until bubbly. Add milk and 1-1/2 cups water; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook 1 minute more. Add remaining water if needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with chicken.

You could just use boneless chicken breast in this... yum good!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

After Courtney pinned a diaper cover and addressed it to me...

I had to find a pattern and make one for Ellie...and of course I had to make matching flip flops and a headband.. she already has the flower to go on the headband.. but.. I may make another.. you never know.. LOL.. I found the pattern for the diaper cover here: http:// and the flip flop pattern here: http://"
I'll try to write the pattern down for the flip flops I made.. I just winged it after attempting to make the ones shown.. they're cute.. but came out too big for what I needed... it really was just a bunch of single crochet in a continuious oval until I felt it was the right size.. and a single crochet joining in 3 spots on the top of the sole... nothing fancy.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

So.. I made a little hat...

for Connor Ray.. a little Cowboy hat.. I saw it on pinterest and couldn't resist..This is the pattern I used...

It took a while to find the color I wanted but when I did I was itching to make it.. I've made myself a deal.. 2 crochet dishrags a day until I have 21 or so .. Christmas gifts you know.. however, today.. I had to stop.. that cowboy hat was calling.. and calling loudly.. I only took it apart 4 times.. still didn't like it until Cindy shaped it.. I just couldn't get it right.. now.. to.. make.. matching.. cowboy boots.. that's for tomorrow.. after I crochet 2 dishrags... maybe.. we'll see...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I've been in wreath heaven...

or HeLL-o... not sure.. I've made 3 today.. and taken them apart more than once.. still not thrilled.. Might have to redo them once again because I'm not satisfied.. and they are sold.. I want them 100%... not 99.9%...