Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sewing: Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Skirt

My daughter Looooves Strawberry Shortcake. Almost every night (ok, every SINGLE night), she request to watch Strawberry Shortcake after her bath. She knows the songs, the dance moves, the characters, and even the lines. She is SS biggest fan!

So for her 3rd Birthday I decided to make her a Strawberry Shortcake skirt. I used a SS fabric that I had leftover from a quilt I am making for J. My plan is to finish her SS quilt by summer.

I am telling you she loves Strawberry Shortcake.

I also decided to make a matching top. To make it easy on myself, I bought a simple white tank top and appliqued SS on top.

Viola! A SS skirt with a matching top.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sewing: Refashioned dress

Yesterday I finally got out my old skirt that use to fit me 10 years ago. Can't believe I carried that thing around so long. But it was still in very good shape and still very clean and I knew I wanted to make a dress for Juliana out of this last year.

I really did not have to mess with the length at all. Just needed to be tucked in on the sides and it fit perfectly.

It really only took me less than an hour to do. I have three other skirts ready for a transformation as well.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Cooking: Lemon Curd

So my mom came over for a visit a couple of weeks ago, which means bags full of fruits. Avocado's, lemons, and oranges. This trip she had brought an extra bag of lemons. Oh boy. What to do with all these lemons!

Hmmmm, make lemonade of course.

But I wanted to try something new with lemons. So I searched online and for some reason Lemon Curd just sounded so tasty to me. I actually never tried it before and it looked so yummy in the cute little jars at the market so I thought I'd give it a world and try it out.

I used this Lemon Curd recipe online and was actually not to hard to make! I spread some Lemon Curd on my piece of toast the next morning and MMMMMM was it good!

My daughter wanted me to take a picture of her toast(with strawberry jam) too.

I then stored it in a container and labeled it with the date I made it. It is good for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!

Hmmmm, what else can I make with Lemons?