so, even if you arent vegan, keep reading, because i promise you these donuts are simple, easy and you probably have everything you already need!
makes 6 large donuts // original recipe found here // vegan modifications made by me
you need :
*1 1/2 tablespoons vegan butter [i use earth balance] ; melted
This past Sunday night, my sister-in-law and pal Ruth hosted our first ever sewing party!
The night included 10 gals, 5 sewing machines, lots of wine, good food, and tons of crafty goodness.
It was unbelievably fun and inspiring to share a few hours creating together. It was especially fun because this was the first time many of the gals had touched a sewing machine in years!
Kudos to Di for sticking it out during the bobbin threading frustration with her Singer. In the end, she walked away with a completed project. In fact, we had multiple tote bags and great progress on the baby’s nursery decorations!
The tote bags turned out amazing! The bags are reversible and have a professional looking finish. It’s a great first-time project. You can find the tutorial we used on the Skip to my Lou blog.
We are hosting another sewing party in March 2012 in Reno. Please comment on this blog or send me a message if you’d like to join us!
I’m excited to share two easy projects to help you make your own jewelry holder.
The first is from my sister-in-law, Leslie, who is a new mama (her son is only 7 weeks old!). She’s reconnecting with her crafty side during maternity leave which is so much fun! In fact, we recently hosted a sewing party with our girlfriends that I can’t wait to blog about.
Finding creative ways to store or display your jewelry can be tricky, but below are two easy ways to reduce clutter and make your own jewelry holder!
What you need:
- Frame with cork ($3.99 at Michael’s.)
- Small bottle of green paint ($0.79 at Michael’s)
- Scrapbook paper
My Jewelry Holder
What you need:
It’s after 10pm as I write this post and my mouth is watering. I could blame it on the pregnancy, but who am I kidding. I could eat pizza all day, every day.
Since I’m not doing much skiing this winter season, I’m finding new ways to get out and explore the mountains with the Child. Promises of hot chocolate is a pretty standard bribe. Call me a bad parent, but it works.
After a recent hiking adventure, we ate lunch at one of my favorite places at the Northstar Village – Rubicon Pizza Company. Have you been there? The Thai pizza is AH-MAZING. And the Child’s pizza that I helped devour was also insanely good. (Who’s a good parent?)
You can read my ode to Rubicon in my post on Snow.com.
Have you eaten here yet?
I read a lot of craft and sewing blogs, and always feel a twinge of jealousy when I see pictures of sewing groups and craft communities. I used to think and say, “I wish Reno had some of those!”
The universe listened and 2012 has been off to a crafty start! Ashley of Paisley Ann Home recently hosted a bracelet making night at her house. Our goal was to make three bracelets, but after so much gabbing and snacking, we were lucky to walk away with two! It was so much fun meeting new gals and learning a new skill.
If you want to try making your own hex nut bracelet (they’re super cool) view the tutorial.
Below are a few pictures of our creations from that night.
To see more pictures from our bracelet night, or to take one of Ashley’s classes, check out her site!Pin It