Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anniversary Pie

What's so special about June 9th?

It's our anniversary! Three years, yay! To celebrate I made a pie. I didn't have much in the house, but I did have some peaches and cranberries left over from the holidays in the freezer, so I made a Peach-Cranberry Pie. David said it was the best pie he has ever had, ever.  So, in celebration of our anniversary, here is my recipe.

Use your favorite two crust recipe, I like to add 1 tsp of poppy seeds to my crust with the dry ingredients before cutting in the fat.

-4 cups peaches (frozen or fresh, whatever you have)
-1 cup whole cranberries
-1 cup sugar
-1/3 cup flour
- 1 to 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp almond extract (I didn't do this, but I was thinking today that it would be really good)

Mix filling together in a bowl and then pour into pie crust. Cover with top, add cute venting design.  Bake for about 40 minutes. When you take it out of the oven you might be able to hear the cranberries popping!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Derby Day

My little sister had a roller derby this weekend. Rice Crackr is fantastic! She's a jammer for the Sick Town Derby Dames.  Mom, Grandma and I put pictures onto the back of our Sicktown shirts, they turned out awesome.

All of the supplies came from JoAnn's, really easy. Shirts are by Flat Track Revolution.

Rice CrackR

Friday, June 4, 2010

Birthday Awesome

Thanks to Miranda for giving me these awesome Unikey covers for my birthday, making it both mystical and magical.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Princess Birthday

For our niece's 4th birthday I made her a "Princess Belle" dress. Morgan has been going through a serious princess phase for some time now, something I completely understand. As a child I only wore dresses from the time I was three until I was in kindergarten. I felt like I really had to go all out this year because she has high expectations for this birthday.  Apparently a few weeks ago she told her mother that her birthday was coming up and she was so excited because everyone who loves her will be there. That's a  lot of pressure and I had previous plans for the weekend, so I went a little crazy on the present. 

It has been a long time since I made anything this small, and it was something of a challenge. I should have gone with the invisible zipper instead of the standard style - they're so much easier and always come out better. Lesson learned. Gathering the overlay fabric was more of a challenge than I was expecting, but overall it turned out great.

McCall's Pattern #5494.

I hauled out the serger because the fabric was so messy, but I've never had great luck with it. It seems like it should be so easy, I think I need to take a  class.

From Old to New

For my birthday my mother gave me a beautiful apron handmade out of antique table cloths. The aprons are carefully crafted to preserve the original needlework.

My grandmother also sent me some old table cloths that belonged to my great grandmother so that I can try to come up with something new on my own. The table clothes have stains and spots that won't come out, so the trick will be working around them and coming up with something original. Any suggestions? Here is a link to another neat find on "upcycling" a wedding dress.

The cloth below with the bird design is for a card table, a really neat design.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Creative Inspiration

President Uchtdorf is one of my favorite speakers.