Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Colorful, Delicious Spring

I love the traditions and rituals that come with season changes.  Some are the same each year for spring -- sugar cookies, egg dying, egg hunting, chocolate bunnies.  But how we do them is never the same.  And some we change out according to what we see, where we end up, what we're in the mood for.  They're all so good -- I want to eat'em all up : )

This is our very favorite sugar cookie recipe:                                            
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

Cream butter and sugar together.  Add egg, vanilla and almond extract.  Gradually add flour and salt.  Divide into 2 disks and chill.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes.

Yummy Frosting
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt butter and combine all ingredients.  Beat until smooth.

I love this glue batik project that we found. We use it as a tablecloth for our small table. We're dreaming of making some prayer flags, too. I can practically see them fluttering in our backyard.

Can you believe these are made from egg carton cups? I want to leave it this way, Sela says we need to paint it in spring colors.  I'm sure she's right.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

I made this sweet summer dress for this sweet girl!  It was so easy that I could do it with this sweet girl and a toddler running around.  It's so easy that she and I can make some together!  I can't wait to gather more fabrics and even some pillowcases - the original inspiration for the style.  I'm so happy she likes it because I want to make more more more!