Friday, January 8, 2010

My background pic

This is driving me nuts!! SOmeone help me I need to fix my background picture and I have no idea how to do it. lol

Friday, January 1, 2010

Wool Longies!

Happy New Year everyone!

I started out my New Year's Day sewing. I don't know why.. it just seemed right. What did I come up with, you ask? Here is it what I came up with!

This is my youngest modelling. I just wanted to try them on to make sure the waist was right but she loves them and refuses to take them off now. :) They actually match her dress perfectly!

Another, slightly more lady-like, picture. ( The odd face is because she's saying See how nice they look? She's currently potty learning so my thought is that we can use these at night over her cloth diaper. I think she might end up wearing them a bit more often though because she really does like them.

I also made a pair in newborn size. I meant for them to also be for baby but the sweater I udes for these ones felted very tight so it wasn't big enough. They still turned out super sweet and the newest addition will be able to wear them. :)

So sweet!
The sweaters I used were bought second hand from Value Village on a half price day. I bought a bunch with the plan to make diaper covers and longies but never got around to it until now. The reason? I'm in a cloth diaper swap and my partner said she would like to try longies. What Luck! I have everything I need to make them here! I just needed to test it out! So here we are! Now I have the perfect sweater pick out for her little guy. Now all I need are his measurements and I'm set.
These really are so easy to make. I felted the sweaters by washing them in a hot/cold cycle then drying on high. I cut off the sleeves, cut the seams down to the inseam, sewed the sleeves together and then made a waistband. Voila! That easy!
If I could remember which site I used as an idea I would post it. Maybe I'll find it again and post it later.
Next project? Recycled wool mittens with the left overs. Pictures to come I'm sure. :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pizza Dough!

Alrighty! I tried to post this the other day but my computer was decidedly uncooperative. So now I'm back for another try.

My wonderful sister made pizza from scratch last week and that got my mind thinking. I remembered seeing that my bread maker had a pizza dough function. I stored that little bit of info until the day before yesterday when I decided it was time to try it out.

I wasn't planning on making pizza for supper so the plan was making the dough to freeze and using it at a later date. I used the recipe that came with my bread maker.

I LOVE my bread maker! Best Christmas present ever! You'll see more of this bad boy. lol It's sitting on my stove for this recipe but I don't normally use it there. I have a tiny kitchen with very little counter space and I already had the slow cooker working.

OK.. back to the dough..

So first I got the ingredients together.

This recipe called for:

1 2/3 cups water( 80F or 27C)
2tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. dry milk
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. dry active yeast

All the ingredients are added to the bread maker pan in that order with the yeast being added last in to a shallow well you make in the flour.

I set it to pizza dough and let it rip!

This is what it looked like before I tipped it out on to a floured board.

I divided the dough up in to three balls. It made more than I thought it would but I'm totally sure I can make and eat 3 pizzas. ;) Erynn was all over this part too. She wanted to play with the dough.

After I divided it I wrapped each ball in Glad Press N Seal Freezer.
OK.. I need to take a moment here to tell you how much I LOVE this press N Seal stuff! It's fantastic!! Unlike saran wrap, when you pull off a piece of press n seal and it sticks to its self it just comes right apart. It's the handiest wrap ever. I use it to cover anything and it sticks to most anything. You can open and close whatever you've wrapped over and over again without a single issue. Yes, I love this stuff.

Back to the dough..

I'm an anal sort of gal so I then put my wrapped dough in freezer bags and labelled them.
They are now sitting in my freezer waiting so patiently for me to make them in to yummy pizza! Look how happy I am!
Ya.. I'm a