Monday, September 9, 2013

Recycling center...

I'm about to show you a cleaning up before this post:)
This shelf has housed our recycling before it goes outside into the big recycling bin for the last two years. As you can has also become the dumping grounds for everything else as well. Bottles and paper were always falling off and it was getting really annoying.
So one day I was in the garage and saw a can of stain left over from doing our headboard. Not one to want to waste anything, I got the brush out and decided to stain the shelf that held our at least it would look nicer!
Thinking I needed to do something to organize the chaos that was the shelf...I moseyed on over to Joann's and got two unstained crates.  Which I then proceeded to spray paint with the purple spray paint that I had in the garage...we're going for low cost here...but what happened?
Not enough spray paint. So I got a black can of spray paint out and it became a hodge-podge paint job of what was in the garage. And then I loaded it all back into the house...
Doesn't it look better? I'm not super sold on the purple, but I think it's kinda funky and am gonna work with it for now. It has made recycling so much easier! All we have to do is take the crate down and dump it in, instead of awkwardly carrying as much as you could, dropping something every two seconds!
You know what's even better? It only cost about 14 bucks. (crates were on sale).
What do you think?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Newest project: Wool Skirts

As promised we have done some new projects...hopefully you saw the hats!
The other new product we're working on is wool skirts for little girls. These skirts fit a three year old... Aria. They have a 21 in. waist and go to her knees.
We can make smaller ones and possibly adult ones, but we wanted to know what the general consensus was.
Without further ado:
Rosy Ruffle

Twirly Christmas Skirt

Asymmetrical Flowers
Please let us know what you think! We want to know if they would be worth selling at the craft fairs this year or not.
Sarah and Nathania

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fall is upon us

Fall is upon least up here in Alaska.

Which means, rain, the fair, school starting, us attempting to keep up on blogging, rain...and by the time you all have "fall" we will have snow:)

Fall also means the beginning of the madness that is craft season.
Long nights, wool and fabric everywhere, panic....
You think I jest, but we are the biggest procrastinators on the planet, but we really have had two years which that is the case. Most people would learn and work ahead of time, at least those who value their sleep...which we always intend to do, and should, because let me tell you the husbands are not too keen on the living rooms looking like crap for the next three months.

And amazingly enough I have done just that...Mom don't die of shock...we are well stocked on headbands and wreaths. I've been after Nathania to get started on the ornaments, and I think she has 4 cut out!

We also have been working on some new projects.

Projects that we would like opinions on. Please, please let us know what you brutal because we want to make things that are liked...and not waste time on the others.

Project #1 - winter hats
Made with a wool outer layer and fleece inner layer. We have 2 sizes adult and child at this time. My apologies for the pics...I hate taking pics of myself :) and my little model doesn't stay still long or enjoy modeling unless bribed with I'm ok with some blurry ones! 

Let us know what you think and more projects will be coming shortly! 

Nathania and Sarah

My friend zucchini!!

Tis the tail end of zucchini season here in Alaska and this year my plants blessed me with lots and lots of zucchini.  Not so much that I was out in the middle of the night blessing my neighbors with zucchini but enough to have me scouring Pinterest for some new savory and sweet recipes. I tried out a lot of new recipes and decided to share them with you , just in case you might still be up to your ears in zucchini!

Super easy side dish and it was a hit with everyone.

A perfect snack for little hands!

I loved these!! I made them in a regular muffin tin rather than a jumbo tin and would watch them closely while baking. My first batch was a little dry. Second one turned out perfect! I would also add another banana and a bit more vanilla.  Definitely making these again!!

This is the moistest bread and just might be my favorite!!  I would put this one on the top of your list!

I inhaled these! So delicious and low cal!

I used green striped squash from the garden instead of yellow and it was perfect dish for the cooler evenings we are starting to get! It was a hit with the husband as well which is a challenge especially when it is a meatless entree :)!

7.  Sausage stuffed Zucchini Boats - Skinny Taste
I could eat these everyday!

8.  Zucchini Bread
recipe courtesy of Deb Feys

2 loaves
mix wet ingredients together well
3 beaten eggs
1 C oil
2 C sugar
2 t vanilla
Dry ingredients : mix well and add to above
3 C flour
1 t salt
1 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1 1/4 t baking powder

mix well and add
2 C shredded/grated zucchini

bake 350 degrees  for 1 hour -  I baked it for 50 mins and it came out perfectly moist!

I hope you have fun trying out some of these recipes and If you have some favorite zucchini recipes I'd love to hear about them!



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