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Yummy to the 10th power! August 7, 2010

So this year I have begun seriously baking for the farmers market. I have a few items that have gone over VERY well! I can not share the recipes with you as they are family recipes but would love to make up drool! First up is the coffee rings, named such not because they contain coffee…because they do not, but because the original idea is that you would eat them with coffee or tea (though I love them for dessert).

First up the original Pecan Coffee Ring:
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Almond Coffee Ring:
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Cinnamon Coffee Ring:
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Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Ring:
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And next we have the cheddar braids which are a very soft moist tender bread that I love to tear apart into rolls. I am not a lover of hard crust so this bread is perfect for me!

The original Cheddar Braid:
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Garlic Cheddar Braid:
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Italian Cheddar Braid:
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Now to get your hands on any of these delicious and VERY yummy bread you will just have to come to my local farmers market! I sell at the thursday public market located in Oak Harbor on the beautiful Whidbey Island located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

 

Party Favor Craziness! February 14, 2010

So I like to spoil children…can’t just do cheap party favors, instead I go all out and make stuff too. We plan on going the day after valentines day as well to get candy to add to it, as well as possibly more favors. I already bought some decorations from the dollar store but will probably get more on clearance after valentines day. I figure if you are born 3 days after valentines day why not use it as the perfect theme! I am expecting a combination of babies, toddlers, and preschool age kids. As such I am going to make each kids party bag up for them specially. I figure by doing it this way and having extra party favors on hand no kid will be left out and each child will get the age appropriate items/toys. Plus I can do it with each child and they can pick their colors and such out! Win win for everyone. Here is what will be at the party: 19 Crayon Rolls, 36 Multi Color Crayon Cupcakes, PLUS pencils, erasers, noise makers, spinny toys that click, and shapes that snap together!

Should be a blast. I have 13 of the crayon rolls done and just 6 more to complete!

 

Birthday Party Favors! February 11, 2010

So Sammi’s first birthday is in just 7 days! I really wanted to make some custom party favors but couldnt figure out what i should make. Then the light bulb went on and I knew what I was gonna make! Mini crayon rolls! Here is a Crayon Roll Tutorial on how to make a full size roll! Being that these are just to be party favors I didn’t feel that a full roll was necessary but wanted more that the 4 crayons that the favor rolls I have seen hold. So here is my solution!

Crayon roll

crayon roll

crayon roll

I absolutely love it and think that they will be the perfect touch to Sammi’s bday! Am going to make some in boy prints as well so that no one feels left out! And by holding 6 crayons instead of 4 I can give the kids enough color variety that they don’t just get random colors! I will still be able to buy 24 pack or larger of crayons to fill them with!

Enjoy!

 

a lampworkers glass rod holder… January 31, 2008

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i have just started to play around with lampwork bead making, which is the art of creating beautiful unique glass creations…in this case beads. i don’t have a huge amount of glass but enough that makes it difficult to pick colors when i am in the middle of a torch session. instead of just dealing with having to sort through colors i made a rolling organizational pouch system to hold all my glass rods sorted by color. it is a specialty item for sure, but i am sure that i could make the same idea pouch into maybe an apron for sewing supplies or such…hum…may have to play with that idea!

this system is about 17″ tall and has 21 pockets that are 2″ wide and 8″ tall, leaving lots of room to view the glass rods. there is an extra flap of fabric on the inside end to fold over your glass as a protective measure against the glass rubbing. it easily rolls and the long ribbon ties allows you to put as much or as little glass in as you would like. it is pictured here with my glass in it.

oh and this is a dark PURPLE not a blue! my camera just wasn’t agreeing with me!

1)system rolled completely out

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2)protective flap folded over

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3)rolled up top side

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4) rolled up tied side

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– jessica