Friday, March 18, 2016

Flea Market Flip

Do any of you watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip?  I love that show!  So many clever ideas.........
It was while watching one of the episodes that my husband and I saw one set of contestants turn an old window into a wall cabinet.
 I told my husband that I liked that idea and that I had an old window (hidden under a guest bed of all places) that would be perfect for the project.  Well, the next day he got to work and surprised me with the cabinet almost completed!
 He used pine tongue and groove to build the cabinet box and dividers that section off the interior.  A fresh coat of bright white makes the inside really pop.  (I did have to stop him from painting over the original paint on the window though!)  
Today he attached the hinges on the top and a magnetic closure and brought the finished cabinet in from his workshop in the barn.  It is securely hung on the wall so I can load it with some of my favorite items.  It hangs in the corner of our bedroom and looks so cool.  My husband is really talented and now that he is retired he finally has the time to get creative!  And I am getting so many of my wished for projects done!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mint Cupcakes For St Patrick's Day

Look what I am serving for St Patrick's Day dinner........Mint Cupcakes.
These beauties are an adaptation of this recipe from The Crafting Foodie.
 So what did I do differently?  No cookie on the bottom of the cupcake or as decoration.
 Instead I used what chocolate curls to decorate.  So what I ended up with was chocolate cupcakes filled with mint flavored chocolate ganache, topped with more ganache, mini chocolate chips, mint flavored buttercream frosting and more ganache drizzled and white chocolate curls on top,  Boy was that a mouthful!
Some of the cupcakes will be traveling so I put them in cups to protect them.  Love that idea.  You can still see the yumminess but they stay intact.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Gray Orange and White Granny Square Blanket

After many hours I have completed another granny square blanket!  This one is a little different from the last one I made both in color and stripe width.  I think the wider stripe look more modern.
 I love the burnt orange and gray together and the white keeps it from getting too dark.
And this blanket is also much larger......3 skeins larger.......bringing the total to 9 six ounce skeins.  Many more hours in this larger size too.  You would think that I would be tired of making these blankets but I already have a new color combo in mind for the next one........going to take a little break and then start it.......