Thursday, January 26, 2012

Homemade tortillas

Rainy afternoon was perfect for a family favorite. These are so simple, the big kids can easy knock these out on their own.

2 cups flour

3/4 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shortening

Roll out or use a press. Preheat stone to 450*. They only need about 2-4 min to cook. Makes 8. We double it for our crew.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lala's gnome hat

We altered the pattern we used a bunch, I will post our pattern soon.

She put this together super fast with #10 needles and bulky yarn.

Super Sam is finger knitting

Here we go again down the road of too many bracelets, cat collars and gift wrapping. He picked it up pretty quick.  He is such a sweet boy, I wish I could squish him down. Stop growing!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Candle dipping...

He-Man and I were anxious to get a little candle practice in before our Candlemas event for Three Fold Utah and what a great day to do it.  It was rainy and slushy all morning.  Everyone else was busy so we set to work. I wanted tapers the size to fit the birthday ring (I like to light ours at dinner) - these were super cute and way easy.  I do like the kettle/pot that I got at Michael's since it has a nice pouring spout, it worked great for the little votives we made.  I love real beeswax, it smells so good and gives such a pretty light. We found some good deals at for wax to melt.  The entire process from melting wax to finished tapers was about two hours.

Catching up! Lala's cake

In my life before motherhood, I was a cake decorator and caterer.  Lala has been eager to learn cake decorating so last week I gave her a few lessons.  She surprised me!

She wanted me to make her a special cake, one she designed for her birthday so here's what we came up with:

It was the Doctor's birthday this week too so I made this one for him.

Catching up! Watercolor votive holders

I just love these.  They aren't super easy, but they are so pretty when they are done.  Lala and I did these last week just in time for new stories for Super Sam.

Catching up! Super Sam's knights

Honestly, I am not sure how moms that have pretty blogs and post so much and have a healthy rhythm and guess is not all of those right things are happening, but maybe I am wrong. Between our busy children, preparing lessons, running our business and homeschooling, I think I will be happy with posting a few times a month.

Super Sam is way into knights right now so Papa and I set out to make these guys. We create the patterns, they are available as part of Thinking Feeling Willing. These guys turned out so cute!