Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sewing, Baking, and Crafting.

Yesterday we made a bunch more coffee sleeves, we are thinking about selling them in local shops. Making a little extra money would be nice!


Sarah and I also made these little pillow creatures.


they are just fabric filled with quilt batting. they are kind of cute in a bizarre way. haha.


i also made some ginger snap type cookies. i didn't really care for them, but everyone else loved them. we'll probably make some to give as christmas gifts. we are going to make a huge batch of different cookies and put them in cute packages instead of buying people things they don't really want or need. : )

here's the recipe:

3/4 cup vegetable shortening, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375.

Combing shortening, sugar, molasses and egg and beat with mixer.

Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and spices, add to to sugar mixture and mix well, Chill dough.
Form into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar (i used cinnamon sprinkles!) and place on greased (i used parchment) cookies sheet 2 inch apart. Don't press down!

Bake for 10 (mine took 15) minutes.

i really want to get out and just take some photos, but i haven't had time lately, plus it's been rainy and overcast every day. i'm going to try to do that this weekend.
Also, today is my one month blogging anniversary! It's been fun.

Oh yeah, I've been tagged again! This time by Hillary at The Gleam of Rose Tea

The rules are you have to grab the nearest book, go to the 123rd page and write down the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th sentences.

The book nearest to me was the cookbook Baking Basics and Beyond. I swear my blog is becoming one big ad for this book. hahha. But I have to follow the rules!

The same method is used to cut in the butter or shortening when making the biscuit dough for cobblers. The biscuit topping on cobblers needs to be baked until golden brown. Bake crisps, cobblers and brown Bettys until crisp fruits are fork-tender and the slightly thickened juices are bubbling away. Serve these homespun desserts warm with ice cream, whipped cream or creme fraiche.

Good to know. Confession: I like cobbler more than pie.
Thanks for tagging me, Hillary!


  1. Hi Hannah!

    Good luck selling your coffee sleeves in local stores! I think they would do great. If you do begin selling them, let me know! The pillow creatures are so cute also.

    I just made your chocolate chip cookies and they turned out so beautifully! They are still too hot to taste, but the batter was really good. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. The creatures are cute and eclectic! The recipe looks yummy; I love ginger snaps.

  3. you should TOTALLY sell the sleeves. i truly believe they would be a big hit, especially at a farmers market or something. or find a coffee shop that sells fair trade/organic coffee and ask them to sell them there. it seems like most fair trade/organically minded coffee shops are into supporting local enterprise. and you could sell them on the internet and advertise them as a perfect stocking stuffing gift. AND you could tell the blog "fig and sage" (if you haven't heard about them, they feature all organic eco-friendly products) about the
    sleeves, and maybe they'll feature them in a post.
    wow, i just got totally excited about this. i'm sure you and your sis already thought about all this, sorry for the bombardment! :)

  4. thanks for the tips! i'll definitely show them to my sister, sounds great!

  5. yum that sounds good:) you should definitely read Redeeming Love. This is my second time reading it. Its such a beautiful picture of what REAL love is like.

  6. What a GREAT looking ginger snaps. It looks so beautiful! yummy.... Thanks so much for sharing.


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