Kitchen

All the activities that take place in the kitchen.

In our family, rolled cookies mean something special. Because they require more work than drop cookies, we tend to make them at holidays and other days of celebration. Over the years we have acquired many different cookie cutters, but a few years ago we discovered the joy of making our own cookie cutters, and we’ve never lookedRead More →

It’s Friday… in household across America, it means PIZZA! So what better day of the week to introduce our play Felt Pizza? And not just ANY pizza. We have enough toppings here to satisfy the most discerning palate, or the pickiest eater! And with 6 different toppings… pepperoni, mushrooms, greenRead More →

I first shared this post on my original blog, One Generation to Another back on October 30, 2007. Sometimes after I’ve wiped down the “stickies” in the kitchen after the grandbabies have been helping me, I like to reread this post. I always smile. I hope it speaks to you, too. OneRead More →

A couple of months ago we were contacted by Rhythm of the Home and asked to submit a project for their Autumn Edition. We were very excited to participate since we so enjoy the publication. If you are not familiar with Rhythm of the Home, here is a description from their website:Read More →

Want to go a little crazy with your Easter eggs this year? Instead of the standard dyed eggs, try this easy technique. With a little tissue paper and Mod Podge, you can turn out these colorful and fanciful eggs in no time. This is definitely a craft you can do withRead More →

Remember… If you would like to share your favorite chicken soup recipe with our readers, just email us the recipe, along with a little something about the soup, your website, if you have one, and a pic is available. It’s always so much fun to "swap" recipes with friends! Sue,Read More →

NOTE: There is still plenty of time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us. Just mail us the recipe, photo if you have one, and a little “background” about the cookie. Also, if you’d like your blog shared, make sure to include your URL. Then email all the infoRead More →

This is the simplest Mason jar cover around… so simple it hardly needs instructions!   Materials: Calico fabric 1/4″ ribbon Mason jars 1] Find a round object (I used a 7″ sandwich plate) the size of the cover you want, and trace a circle on your fabric. 2] Using pinkingRead More →

One of the true delights of cold winter days is a toasty warm cup of hot chocolate. Growing up, my Mom ALWAYS had a tin of this instant hot chocolate mix in the cupboard. If stored in an air tight container, it can last up to 6 months in theRead More →

Okay… I have the pattern complete for the Watermelon Tea Cozy. It can be made in two sizes, small 11″ x 9″ and large 12 1/2″ x 10″. Hopeful this should accommodate most teapots! Later in the week, or the beginning of next week, I will share a design forRead More →

This tea cozy can be made in two sizes: small (11″ x 9″) and large (12 1/2″ x 10″) Materials: Materials are the same for the small and large tea cozy. 1/3 yard red prequilted material 1/3 yard green fabric Wonder Under (optional) Small piece brown or black felt EmbroideryRead More →

So, I have a few Mother’s Day gifts I’ve been thinking about. The first being a tea cozy. I decided I wanted to make something “fruity” and a watermelon slice was the first thing that came to mind. I have an old cozy that was given to me by aRead More →

In the realm of “why the heck not?” I’m including a Fried Egg Applique Block, because… you never know when you might need one??? Anyway, since there are eggs all over the place this week, I decided I may as well include one in our FREE Applique Database. If youRead More →

Several weeks ago we shared a pattern for a Knit Basket Weave Dishcloth. We threw together a few easy patterns to help our noobie knitter friends practice their knitting skills with relatively quick results. Today we’re sharing a pattern for another dishcloth. Although the pattern itself is easy, we areRead More →

Easy to make, and the "bumpiness" of the rope stitch makes them very effective when wiping down counters. Make one for yourself and make several to give away as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm)Read More →

What could be more fun and eco friendly than packing a lunch in our Reusable Lunch Bag? These highly functional cuties are fashioned after the old fashioned, standard brown lunch bag, with a touch of "green"! They are easy to make, too. A couple of hours on the applique and an hourRead More →

What could be more fun to carry and better for the environment than this reusable, eco friendly lunch bag! Fashioned after the standard brown paper bags, this lunch bag will hold all the lunch time goodies you’ll be needing! It’s a snap to make, so make a few! A NOTE ABOUTRead More →

  I just finished up our Slumbering Owl Lunch Sack and wanted to share it. This reuseable sack is both eco friendly and cute as a bugs ear! It is much too late (at least for me) to write up the directions tonight, but I will get them done someRead More →

‘Tis the season to be jolly and frenzied! Just like everyone else reading this blog, December is usually a very busy month preparing for the holidays. And despite all our planning, and what seemed like timely preparations, here we are, just 4 short weeks before Christmas, and only 3 weeksRead More →