Friday, March 18, 2011

lil baby hats

There are a lot of girls in the other room, playing wii dance party. Or something like that. I'm hiding in here, thought I'd blog the hats I made yesterday. I didn't really use a pattern, but I did google how to crochet a rib. I liked it!



Saturday, March 12, 2011


My daughter was invited to the birthday party for a little girl she babysits. We went to Target for a small baby doll. I learned my lesson making these beds last fall, always buy the doll first. I made several but couldn't find babies small enough to fit, never mind that we had a million that size when my girls were small(er).

I based this on little doll bed purses I bought for my daughters at a craft fair before Easter many years ago. I know the concept is an old one. When I showed this to a good friend of mine she started gushing at the memory of her own doll bed when she was young.

(the blanket is a separate piece)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sugar Cookies

These are the cookies on which I was raised. Every Christmastime my mom would make batch upon batch which we kids would decorate using her cloth piping bags. At Valentines she would make us each a giant heart decorated fancy with our names written across (Mom is amazing with frosting!). I remember shamrock cookies and bunnies, stars and pumpkins. These cookies are happiness, joy and childhood wonder all in a single bite.

Mom's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

1/2 c. softened butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg

Then add:
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream

Stir together, then add:
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Roll & cut out.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for 6-8 mins.
The cookies should still be pale, but dry-looking.
Dough needs no refrigeration (that's the best part!).
Makes about 2 dozen cookies, depending on size.

They are so, so yummy.