Friday, February 18, 2011

Felted Hat Flowers

A few months ago I searched for a wool hat with flowers to buy for HL. When I couldn't find one I bought a plain wool hat from Wal-Mart and added felted flowers.

I used a good quality felt that had a wool fiber content, soaked it in very hot water, & dried it in the dryer. The die was used to cut five graduated sizes of flowers. I used a running stitch to gather a small circle in the center of each flower, then stacked them together and added the button from my button stash. I spent a lot less time making the flowers than I had searching for a hat with flowers.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scripture Tag #26

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

Colossians 3:23

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chocolate Candy Box

This chocolate candy box is filled with cake balls, peanut butter cups, cookie balls, & chocolate truffles.She used this die to cut a paper box lined with waxed paper. She painted the inside with chocolate. When the chocolate was set, she peeled away the paper. The bow is also made from chocolate.

Cookie balls
18 oz. chocolate sandwich cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, soft
Process cookies in a food processor until crumbly, then pour into a large bowl. Add cream cheese. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until well combined. Shape into 1" balls. Dip balls into melted chocolate.

Cake Balls
1 package cake mix
1 container of ready made frosting
Bake a 9" x 13" cake according to package directions. Cool, crumble into a bowl. You do not need to use the whole cake at once. Add enough frosting to moisten. Shape into 1" balls. Dip into melted chocolate.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Scripture Tag #25

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcake

This Chocolate Strawberry Cupcake Hannahlily made was incredible. It was a Chef Chloe's winning cupcake recipe on Food Network's Cupcake wars. You can find Chloe's recipes here .
HL mixed her own recipe for cream cheese icing with Chef Chloe's icing recipe for the icing on her cupcakes. It made it even more flavorful.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lavendar Basket

This is a picture of the basket before it is complete. Our dear friend spends the day at the hospital at the side of her critically ill husband. Since she loves cheesecake we got her a slice from Earth Fare on the way to the hospital. A bow was added and it went in the basket. She loves purple. Everything she was wearing and everything she had with her was purple. In the basket is a mug, tea, cards, bookmarks and handmade lavendar soap.
Handmade lavendar soap.

Yesterday I took Lemon Poppy Seed muffins to her to share with her sons.
I also took muffins to a couple of sweet ladies at Michaels that are going through difficult times. Muffins don't solve any problems but hopefully they will feel that there are people that love them and are praying for them. This is one of our favorite muffin recipes from Connie. The recipe is listed in a previous post if you would like to make some.