Friday Faves

A little collection of my favorite finds on the web this week:
Click the links to check 'em out

 This Dressy sweater pattern from Pickles I just love this!

This super cute springtime wreath from Attic24 makes me want to try crochet again.(the last time I tried crochet; it was bad..tears may have been involved)

 This pretty little bracelet from Etsy seller BeadsStory

These sweet little deer from Etsy Seller FalconandFinch

The Spring 2010 issue of Petite Purls-chock full of great projects and inspiration

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Finished Projects

The past few days I have been working on re-doing the laundry room and I am finally done!
Check it out: Bubbles hand painted all over the place ( starting just above the baseboards) looking like the washer overflowed and bubbles are flying everywhere. I really love it!

Bubbles in the laundry 

AND....I actually finished a craft project. Amazing.
I have a tendency to start WAY too many projects and then it takes me forever to actually finish any of them.

This, though, was a necessity.
1. I burned my other oven mitt(oops)
2. This Fabric is so bright and fun for an oven mitt (It's Pop Dot Red) how could I resist?

This was super easy, I just used my old (burned up) oven mitt as a template.

Oven Mitt

Feeling pretty good that I've been so productive! 0 comments

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

These Chocolate Fudge Brownies are the BEST. We love them at our house and make them pretty often.

The recipe is a tweaked version of one I had from my grandmother.

Caution: These are really rich and chocolatey. If you like cakey brownies or are on a diet that would frown upon a snack of about nine million calories...these are not the brownies for you.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Here's the recipe:


2/3 c. salted butter, plus extra to grease baking dish
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate-chopped into small pieces
1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate-chopped into small pieces
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour

Here's what you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8" x 8" baking dish with butter

2. Melt 2/3 c. butter and the chocolate in a small sauce pan over low heat. Stir constantly. Do not overcook. When melted, set aside to cool for about 5-10 minutes.

3. Cream together the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Use a stand or hand mixer on medium-high speed. Cream/beat for about 5 minutes or until pale yellow and really creamy.

4. Add the chocolate and mix well on low speed. Then add the cocoa powder and flour and stir just until blended.

5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out fairly clean.

Best enjoyed warm with a giant scoop of ice cream.


If you make these brownies I would love to hear your thoughts! 0 comments

I Love Fabric

Look what the mail man brought me this week:

New Fabrics 

This sweet little stack of fabric arrived a few days ago from Fabritopia and I have been admiring it sitting there on my worktable. Not sure yet what I will be whipping up with these, but who cares...they are just so lovely! Very spring-time-y, no? Oh, such cheerful fabric during this gloomy, rainy week, just makes me smile.

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More Baking..

French Breakfast Puffs 

I went on another baking spree last week and made these tasty little treats.
I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen. These bad boys were gobbled up fast, so I made another batch yesterday. They are incredibly easy to make. I highly recommend them.

Bell Curve Skirt Front View
Photo by:Kira Dulaney
In other news, I finally picked a skirt pattern to knit up with my pretty gray yarn. It's the Bell Curve and all the info can be found on Ravelry. I cast on yesterday and will post a progress photo or two soon. 0 comments