Craft With You Kids Week, my 12 year old son & i baked together & since we are both gluten-free, it was GF baking... this is how we baked gluten-free apple pandowdy...
gather baking supplies: GF all-purpose flour, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, sugar, 7 apples, butter
btw, have you seen these new GF products? GF Bisquick baking mix...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
it's Craft With Your Kids Week & together my 12 year old son & i made these cards. it's the Thank-You Cards & Stamp project from the Craft Hope book. the bird & flower rubber stamps were designed by Geninne Zlatkis, be sure to check out her hand carved stamps tutorial on her sidebar. my son carved out the rubber stamps & now they can be used over & over again...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
this week is Craft With Your Kids Week. we are doing arts, crafts, & baking, but first of all i wanted to get all the art supplies better organized & in easy reach for my kids so that they could help themselves... you see, we used to store the art supplies on top of the fridge where i had to stand on a chair to get items down for them... well, not anymore... i painted an unused cabinet in the kitchen & now the art supplies are in easy access & close to the art table
PS kid's art caddy tutorial can be found here
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
October's pattern for the Carefree Clothes for Girls sew-along was the coat with scarf. i knew for sure i wanted to use mustard yellow yarn for a knitted scarf, so i went & searched through scarf patterns on ravelry & found a free knitting pattern called mustard scarf ! how perfect was that !?! a huge vintage button (made in Holland) was added to the scarf which was made with super soft 100% organic cotton. and for the coat i knew i wanted to repurpose a 100% wool jacket i've had for at least 10 years (it sure got a lot of use). the blue wool jacket was wet felted (washed in hot water in the washer) which made it shrink & the fabric became thicker. this coat ended up being quite simple to make, just 3 pieces were cut out: body & 2 raglan sleeves which were zigzag stitched on. what a bonus that the 4 buttons & 2 pockets were already in the original jacket !