September 30, 2009

banana bread cookies

I've been meaning to make banana bread for some time now since I've got a freezer full of very ripe bananas. I had this fantastic idea to make banana bread in a cookie form. As with most of my great ideas, it's been done before. I found several recipes and decided to try this Martha Stewart recipe which made these wonderful cookies--

I made some alterations. I omitted the egg and used an extra banana (an idea I got from cupcakepunk's blog). I didn't use parchment or rotate the cookie sheet. They turned out perfect! I was feeling very domestic and pretty proud of myself. And then I made the last batch of cookies--

I made my son dinner in between batches of cookies and left the broiler on. The cookies didn't fare so well!

September 25, 2009

little animal

It has been a MONTH since I made a card. I have missed out on so many great challenges! I would have loved to make a card for each sketch this week for the Caardvarks Sketchfest, but a card a day is so impossible for me! I did make a card today using Heidi's Friday sketch:

I made a jungle-themed card for 365 Cards Day 209. I don't think my picture could be any more crooked:

The papers are DCWV Animal Crackers--perfect for this challenge. Thanks for looking!

September 22, 2009


I can't believe it's been a month since I've posted anything on my blog. I haven't made a single new card in a MONTH! My poor Etsy shop is pretty empty. I just haven't felt like making cards. Life's been busy with work, finishing our basement, and an almost three year old. I haven't been completely unproductive because I have rediscovered how much I love to sew. I purchased a clearance Orla Kiely tablecloth at Target awhile ago. I showed some restraint and only bought one. I wish I would have bought them all--I love the way my new shopping bags turned out:
I used these morsbags instructions. The bags are easy to make and they fold up nicely to fit in my purse. My bags weren't completely in the spirit of morsbags since I purchased something new to make them instead of using thrifted fabric.
I like the idea of morsbags so much I'm making some for their Nolcha challenge. I registered a pod (just me for now), ordered my labels, and started cutting and sewing. These two bags are made from a thrifted shower curtain (from Target--still new in the package).

I have two more cut out and ready to sew together. I also have seven more bags cut out from an adorable polka dot sheet, so I've got lots of sewing ahead of me!