Friday, September 18, 2009

A Wolf in a Sheep's Costume

...well, maybe not a wolf. Come to think of it, I've met houseplants more aggressive than this guy! He is the dog half of a costume project for a 4-H sponsored dog show in a couple of weeks. The girl will be Little Bo Peep. I'm hoping the girl will be more excited about her costume than the dog is of his!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Constitution Day!

Remember to thank our Founding Fathers today for giving us a Constitution that has given all Americans the greatest and freest country in the world!

New PJ's

These are for the girl's friend. It's McCall's M4646, with a sleeve alteration. The fabric is a cozy flannel, and I was afraid long sleeves would be too warm, so, I left off the sleeves and bound with bias tape. I also cut the pants at an angle and added lace trim with a satin bow. Another pair of these to come shortly!

Cake With Marshmallow Fondant

Everyone loves the way fondant looks, but the palatability does not necessarily cause one to salivate with anticipation...

I found a recipe for marshmallow fondant, and I was quite pleased with the results.

You simply mix a jar of Marshmallow Creme (found in the baking aisle) with about 3 or 4 cups of powdered sugar and roll/cut away!

You can add food coloring, but be warned, a deep color will require a LOT of food coloring!