Some inspiration here: wow look at all the bunnies and monkeys and bears this woman makes! And knitted cupcakes! Really fun stuff! She is inspiring, no? Makes me want to finish these WIPs; they'll each turn into the pattern pictured:
This will be the cute free bunny from Jess Hutch. Some day....
This will be cute cute felted kitty from Crafty Alien. Her patterns are great!
And Baby Bobbi Bear from Blue Sky Alpacas.
I want to make these soon:
craftoholic: Mermaid Gloves
Clapomitaines to go with Clapotis
and a Clapohat
Time to post a recipe. I'll try to do that each Sunday, though can't promise pics. We usually eat right up anything home-made, and then there's nothing left to photograph except big bulging stomachs, which might turn yours so we won't post tummy pics. :)
I promise I will never post untried recipes. These recipes I share are from my 25 years of running a household and gathering the best recipes I can find, to add to our family archive:
This time I'll share with you all a recipe for Fruit Pudding Cake. Seems fitting, since I have a lot of these:
to make them into this:
Fruit Pudding Cake
2-1/4 cups mixed berries, or rhubarb, or any fresh, frozen, or canned fruit
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Butter and flour an 8 inch square baking dish. Stir together sour cream and soda, THEN add flour, sugar, and salt just until combined. Fold in fruit gently, pour into pan. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool for 15 minutes, then spoon out and serve with whipped cream or ala mode! Yummy for Sunday breakfast with a cuppa.
In today's version I was thinking to use both cherries and blackberries, but the cherries were quaking in fear at the appearance of the weapon of mass destruction...
Besides, I ended up with enough blackberries to do the trick ;-)
The cherries are saved from the terrible jaws of the pitter, for a bit longer.
Yum, time to blog!
Look at my view from my bedroom window (click photo to enlarge). I see this glowing vignette every morning, and every weekend on awakening from a nap (a weekend must):
The glowing red tree is a tri-color beech we had planted smack in the middle of our flagstone patio. It is a very slow grower, so we are pleased to see it finally coming into it's own. Look how that glows....and that's the color in the Spring and Summer!!!