Most of you know I love the Sketchbook Wandering Blog and it's author..the wonderfully creative Rita..
She recently made some mini watercolor books and I followed her lead..I have made 2 and while they can't compare to Rita's I am getting the hang of the ones made with glue..I glued my fabric and my cardboard..
A few years ago I made some journals for watercolors but I wasn't excited about them after all..these I am..after all..:) what cute gifts for friends too:)
Thank you thank you Rita for the inspiration..that post just called my name right away.
We are babysitiing 3 of the littles in the upcoming week....I baked these muffins and they are good..
Good enough to be in the keeper binders..
honestly I have drawers..full of keeper binders.
You can find the excellent recipe here..they really are that good..made them for the babysitting week.. but...
.. Jacques and I shared one w/ coffee to taste test:) I did make a small difference in the topping..I added more flour no oats..wasn't sure about the oats w/ the boys..sometimes one weetinylittledifferentthing is enough for them to say..no thank you nana:)
I had a little pre-mother's day weekend w/ my girls in Plattsburgh NY..Cross-border shopping..so excied I found a bean bag chair for Lucas' upcoming graduation..a chair to sit comfy and read in his room..you should have seen the car;)
We ate at The Brewery and enjoyed our meal.. an app..a huge plate of home made pasta and then we shared the adult sized skillet of the cookie skillet above..it was huge..all 3 of us ate some..and yes Miss I Don't Eat Sweets indulged.
When I came home I knew I wanted o recreate for the boys..smaller scale..and there you have it..Skillet Cookie for 2..(actually 4)..courtsey of My Evil Twin's Kitchen..thanks again Sonia!
Those spinners are the rage here.
My seedlings are so ready to go out..but the weather is actually frightful this May..the flooding has continued..the weather grey drizzly and chilly..apparently a lot of rain coming Sunday and Monday:(
My calendulas..some have buds and my tomato plants..most look like Pippi Longstocking.All leg.
Been in an Italian mode for eating these cold days....pasta..pizza..the usual..a new pizza though from this book.. Dennis The Prescott..available everywhere!He's an IGmer I follow..gorgeous gorgeous pics..happy for his success as a cookbook author.It was really good♥
There has been a lighter meal in between the pastas..I assure you.
That dear Marie..the cookbook author.. :)/artist../mom/nana/spouse/sister..etc.. she inspired me also w/ her darling mini Victoria Sponge cakes..
I am a copycat..you all know that..
thank you to everyone I learn from..♥
Thanks to my girls who are great ..loving moms..
Thanks to my mom♥for just about everything ..plus everything.
And Thank You LINDA!
Isn't it funny and nice and lovely when you find a blog..you love?
I love recipes..and art and photography and family.. and gardens .. and ..well.. day to day life..
..with anecdotes and stories..and PICTURES..I love words too:)
and sometimes Littles mixed into the recipe..
Linda..hit a spot..s..lol..w/ her gardens and girls..(real life..not chickens) and Miss Vivian..and Florida..and food..etc..
Look how beautiful and precise..♥There is another one hiding underneath:) She will make a future appearance.
Actually almost edible:)♥
My friend Susan is so agile in stitching too:)
what is wrong w/ my mind and fingers?..I AM GOING TO LEARN TO MAKE THESE.One day:)
Have a peek and see how all this happened....sweet really:)