Jack Frost nipping at my front yard this morning.
Ok, so you know how you can bake little individual cheesecakes in a muffin pan? And put a vanilla wafer at the bottom for the crust? Well, I decided to try muffin sized pumpkin pies. Instead of vanilla wafers, I would use ginger snaps. Sounds good, right?
Well...turns out pumpkin pie filling isn't as thick as cheesecake batter. All the ginger snaps floated up before the baking was done, some all the way, some just halfway. Not one stayed down at the bottom.
They still tasted good, but it was a little odd to find a half submerged cookie in the middle of the treat. Luckily I made them for the girls at work, so they were still appreciated. At my office, aesthetics take a backseat to taste and I have yet to find a dessert they won't devour.
If you wanted to try these mini-pies, I was thinking a tiny dollop of royal icing on the underside of the cookies might hold them in place, but this is purely theoretical. Please share results if you give it a try!
I'm the queen of quick projects these days. This weekend I made two throw pillows to give as Christmas gifts.
These only took a few hours each and very little fabric. Tacking the back of the binding down by hand was by far the longest step and I did that in front of the TV. All in all a satisfying project. I haven't chosen recipients yet - maybe my sisters. I could easily knock out a couple more, so I really need to sit down with my gift list and make a plan.
The pillow backs. I love the button print!
My knitting is quick and easy at the moment as well.
Want to guess? Not pompoms. Not hydrangeas. Not tribbles.
I have (re)discovered the joy of novelty ribbon yarn. These scarves take me only a few hours and they are really pretty. They are soft and light - very reminiscent of a feather boa. I think the younger girls on my gift list will get a kick out of them. Since I took these pictures, I have finished a third one and I'm 30% done with #4.
Next up - my Dad's Christmas sweater. I'm picturing color work in shades of grey with a dark red for contrast. I've been sick all week, so I didn't make it to Tuesday night knitting, but I hope to get to Yarn Cravin' Friday to peruse the wool room. Cascade 220? Superwash would be nice. We'll see. There is always some yarn willing to follow me home!
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