Sunday, January 30, 2011

Piddlin' Around

Just been piddlin' around with a couple of projects today.

Abby's hair is at an awkward length now, so pigtails are the best way to go. BUT most of the bows I have are singletons. Plus, some of them are overwhelming on her little pigtails. So I made a set of mini bows to see how they would look. I think they'll be cute.

I haven't glued them to the clips yet. I'll do that tomorrow.

I have also been making a little outfit for my great-neice Zanissa. How can I not spoil her? She's named after me, for Pete's sakes! Great Aunt Mary hand-tatted some little butterflies that I've been saving for a special project. I didn't want to squander them on just anything.

Here's what I have so far:

I'm going to have to reposition the butterfly and add a couple details. I love the headband though. I may have to do one for Abby. I'm also nearly finished with a little white tutu for Z. Hopefully they'll at least put her in it long enough to get a pic for me!

And I made cinnamon pie crust tonight. Josh has been begging for it for a while. I remember my Mom baking pies around the holidays. She always made her own pie crust- which is a talent I did not inherit. I can make a lot of things, but a pie crust? Nope.

But when she made pie crust, she always kept the edge pieces, buttered them, sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar and baked them until they were crispy. A great treat I always associate with chilly winter nights. I cheat and buy pre-fab pie crusts, but I hope the memories I make with my boys are just as sweet.


Rachel said...

sounds fun and yum!
bella loves the bows!

Anonymous said...

how cute. and ill make sure i get a pic with everything on,i love the head bands and i cant wait to get the tutu im super excited for that. ttyl
good work and the headbands and shirt cant wait till we get them.
alex and zanissa kriegh

Weltha said...

These are so adorable...and tatted butterflies? Those are HEIRLOOMS! That is so cool. I love, love, love your blog!

Nesser said...

Thanks, Weltha! So at least someone understands why I was so careful in choosing a project for the butterflies. I have a few left so I will naturally make something for Abby. I wish Randy's Aunt lived closer so she could show me how to make them!

Becky said...

We use the leftover pie crust too. We roll it out and use butter, sugar and cinnamon. Then we make them like cinnamon rolls. We call them tootsie rolls. Not sure where the name came from, but they are tasty!