Monday, February 7, 2011

Cute Cupcake Crochet pattern

I received this pattern in my email this morning from all free crochet by the Bittersweet Blog
and thought that they were the cutest things. I wanted to post this mostly for myself so I would have it handy and for anyone else who is interested. They would make a colorful decoration for a party or anytime and also a cute gift for a little girl.


With brown worsted weight yarn and an F hook, sc6 in a circle
Sc twice into each st (12 sts)
Sc1, sc twice into next st* around (18 sts)
Sc2, sc twice into next st* around (24 sts)
Sc into back loops of each st
Sc around
Sc11, sc twice into next st* around (26)
Sc6, sc twice into next st, sc12, sc twice into next st, sc6 (28)
Sc13, sc twice into next st* around (30)
Sc around
Break yarn


Sc6 in a circle
Sc twice into each st (12 sts)
Sc1, sc twice into next st* around (18 sts)
Sc2, sc twice into next st* around (24 sts)
Sc around
Sc3, sc twice into next st* around (30 sts)
Sc around for 3 rounds
Skip one st, 5 dc into next st, skip one st, sl st* around
Break yarn, leaving a long tail to sew with

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Frosted Ginger Creams

I have had a few inquiries about the ginger cream cookies I posted on facebook so I wanted to post the recipe for those interested. These are great cookies because they don't need to be cut out and decorated as intensely as gingerbread men and are not as gingerery as the gingerbread men.


  • 1 c shortening
  • 1 c brwn sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c molasses
  • 2 T vinegar
  • 5 c flour (about)
  • 1 T ginger
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 T butter or margerine
  • 2 c confectioners sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 T milk or cream
  1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar until light; beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well to blend. Add molasses and vinegar.
  2. Sift together 4 c. flour, ginger, soda, baking powder and salt; stir into batter. Add additional flour as needed.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. (I baked for 13)
  5. Let cookies cool
  6. Meanwhile, blend butter and confectioners sugar together, add vanilla and milk or cream and beat until smooth. Spread over tops of cooled cookies.
****as a note...I did not have enough to ice all of the cookies so you might want to double it.***

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Eyes Beheld Trees

Felt To The 1st Degree

out the window
snow is falling . . .
white everywhere I look

Kim Calmes

Monday, October 25, 2010

Brand new treasury from Jennifer Jones Jewelry featuring great red gifts for the holiday season!
My yellow pear coasters were featured in Monet Wares "Perfect Day Off" Treasury which is perfectly yellow. Please take a peek:)
Featured in a treasury by Missie Rabdau about enjoying your porch in the fall. Great teasury which embraces the best of relaxing in the out of doors. Take a look