Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

Strawberry Cookies

That’s right. Strawberry cookies. Not cookies that taste like strawberries, but rather ones that look like them.

Last week I was making sugar cookies with my friend Tally, and I started using a strawberry shaped cookie cutter my mother gave to me years ago. Honestly I hadn’t used it before, as I wasn’t thrilled with the stem pieces, but I found that if I cut off the tiny little point of a stem, they could be really cute!

I iced these myself and I hope to make plenty more. Tally has a blog about her craft exploits and I recommend you visit it!

Strawberry Sugar Cookies, you have made the grade!


The Dangers of Fabric Stores

I may not seem it, but I’m not as sewing obsessed as these posts may indicate. That said, walking into a fabric store is outrageously dangerous.

I’m in Vancouver visiting my family for the holidays and I’m spending the majority of my time at my grandparent’s house. My grandmother (whom I’m named after) and I get along amazingly well.

She’s an avid knitter and quilter. Today she had to travel to her favourite fabric store to pick up some thread for her latest project (an amazing fall coloured lap quilt).

I joined her on this forray and while we wandered around looking at the amazing choices for thread and patterend fabric, we decided that I should make an apron while I’m out visiting. It’s something I’ve been needing while I do all my baking this year.

While looking, we found this:

It is a fabric called “What A Hoot” by Camelot Cottons. Isn’t it adorable?

I did not end up choosing it as my fabric for my apron (which I may show off in future posts) but it certainly caught my attention.

“What a Hoot” you have made the grade!

Baby Reindeer Hat!

As my very first post, I want to post a link to someone’s tutorial for a baby reindeer hat!

Insanely cute is it not?
Her website is great! But a little confusing for us English speaking folk. However, the website IS translated for the most part into English (from Italian).
Take a poke around! Super great (and did I mention cute?) ideas that are pretty user friendly.
Baby Reindeer Hat you have made the grade!