Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Here is a before and after of a drum table I found at the thrift store.
I painted it with Amy Howard chalk pain in Kembel, sanded the edges, rubbed it with stain and rubbed it with Annie Sloan furniture wax. I painted a little gold in the grooves, too, but it's hard to see in the morning light.
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 8:53 AM
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial for machine binding a quilt. They have great tutorials and quilting fabric.
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 10:53 AM
Saturday, July 19, 2014
I recently went to a baby shower for a baby boy. Instead of playing games, we crafted. I couldn't finish in time, so I took mine home to finish up.
We each made a scrapbook page and painted a onesie. Here is the scrapbook page I did. It has the Bible verse "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Creator of the sun, moon and stars, who does not change like their shifting shadows." James 1:17
I used Paper Studio's Woodland Retreat paper, and I stuck the page in my sewing machine and sewed a border around the page and the frame.
Then I drew this little hedgehog from the paper, and embroidered the design on the onesie (Because I don't paint!!).
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 6:12 PM
Friday, July 18, 2014
utorial from the blog Stitches in Play (thank you!).
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 12:39 PM
Monday, June 2, 2014
Tonight I made these tiny cherry pies.
I used 1 pie crust recipe (see below). I rolled out the crust and cut 12 - 4.5" circles using a Tupperware lid. I pressed the circles into a muffin tin and filled them with cherry pie filling (I used one can for all 12 pies). For the top crust I cut 2.75" circles with a cookie cutter, and cut little hearts out of the center with a miniature cookie cutter. I didn't press the edges together and learned the hard way why the edges should be pressed together: so all the filling doesn't bubble out the sides. Oh well.
Top with a scoop of ice cream if you like.
1. Mix 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flower and 1 teaspoon each salt and sugar. Cut 2 sticks chilled unsalted butter into pieces. With a pastry blender, cut in butter, working until mixture is similar to course meal.
2. Add 4 tablespoons ice water; work with hands until dough comes together. If dough is still crumbly, add more ice water a tablespoon at a time (up to 4 more). Do not overwork.
3. Divide dough in half, and flatten halves into disks. Wrap disks separately in plastic; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
4. Roll dough out onto a floured surface.
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 9:04 PM