Thursday, December 19, 2013

Terry's Fabrics and a Divider Basket

I received some very scrumptious fabric from a
wonderful store called
 
 
The quality of these home deco fabrics
is outstanding!
 
I decided to make a divider basket by Noodlehead.
I used the stars and cherry fabric for this.
 
 
The fabric played very nicely with the pattern.
If using cotton fabric, the pattern calls for both
fusible interfacing and fusible fleece.
With Terry's Fabric I only used the interfacing.
I didn't use anything when creating the handles.
The fabric holds up well enough on it's own.
 
 
I don't know why I was so afraid of this pattern.
Everything went together so easily and I can't wait to make another one!
 
 
I truly LOVE this cherry fabric.
The addition of the tiny blue dots make it extra cute.
 
 
Stop on over to Terry's to see the beautiful collection!
 
I'm sure you're wondering what happened to the third fabric in the first photo
Well, that will have to be shown after Christmas.
But I promise you will love what's made from it!
 
Enjoy your day!
xoxo
Cindy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Quick and Easy Recipes for the Holidays

Happy December!
Have your Christmas shopping all done?
Coal packed away for the naughty ones?
Carrots and cookies ready to go for Santa and the reindeer?
Yeah...me either.
 
But what I do have is a couple of quick & easy,
and even yummy, recipes that you might want to use over the holidays.
 
Lets just start with getting our vegetables out of the way.
I was watching Food Network a couple Saturday's ago.
(LOVE that channel!)
I was watching Trisha Yearwood's show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen.
She was  making this mouth watering corn salsa.
It goes together VERY quickly. 
Actually, this is so good y'all will forget your eating rather healthy!
 
 
You can find this recipe on Trisha's website on Food Network
I will share with you, because tomatoes aren't in season, I used cherry
tomatoes, just because they looked better than the orange things
they try to pass as tomatoes.
(can I get an AMEN!)
 
I took this to work and it was a hit.
Between myself and two of my friends, we at the whole bowl.
No lie.
We are still shocked.
I won't mention names.
Carmen & Shelley
 
This next recipe is a little on the sweeter side of life.
You may already know about it and have it as a staple in your recipe book.
 
Paula Deen's Mt Dew Cake.
Oh
My
Gosh
 
Yeah
That's all I'll say about that.
 

 
It is SO moist!
It is SO yummy!
My mouth is watering right now looking at the picture.
 
I use Pam,
not my friend Pam,
or my cousin Pam,
but a spray Pam.
The one for baking.
Have you tried that yet?
It has a sweet flavor to it so it doesn't take away from your baked goods.
After spraying the pan with Pam
(I like how that sounds...lol)
I sprinkle it with some of the cake mix rather than flour.
 
 
After it's done baking,
and the cake has cooled,
I just slice it up and serve it.
You can make a glaze to put over it,
but it truly doesn't need it.
I've honestly never put a glaze over this cake.
The only glaze that takes place is in my eyes
after my sugar coma takes over.
 
 
You can find the recipe for this little morsel
The only adjustment I made was using 2/3 cup oil instead of 3/4.
 
I'll be back to more sewing over the weekend.
I have my divided basket started and am hoping to finish it up over the weekend.
 
Keep on keeping on and I'll see you back here soon!
xoxo
Cindy
 
And here's my little disclaimer - I was not paid for any of this post.  Not even for the cooking (seriously...can you believe that??).  All these opinions are totally mine, free of charge.