I have been really busy lately with the kids' needs and activities, so I haven't had time to put together anything worth reading. Last week was truly tiring, so I wasn't certain I would have even made any sense! Ramble ramble whoops ramble blahhhh. I haven't had time to finish many new pieces, either, but am working on some fun commissioned items. I hope to post pictures by the end of the week!
This week, I also get the chance to make some hats for my daughter's theater group. I am happy to be able to help, though coming up with a pattern that didn't waste a ton of fabric was a little frustrating at first. (Remember, I was pooped out and bleary eyed. That, plus my kids kept coming in while I was working it out and asking me questions. Repeatedly. And loudly. Woof!)
Now that I have the pattern ready to go, I should have them done by no later than Wednesday. Hooray! (If you ever need to cover a In-N-Out hat, let me know. I'll send you a copy of the pattern! LOL)
I was watching my youngest today as he did one of his "chores". He was supposed to be watering the grass in the backyard, and he was....sort of. Seeing how he went from one spot to another, dripping water on his pants (on purpose, mind you) and watching him stop to drink from the hose (I know, we aren't supposed to do it, but I loved it as a child) I swear, my heart ached. My other two are already getting so big. I feel like time is falling away in large bits and soon I will be left looking for my babies and wondering what happened.
I find myself catching these moments more and more frequently as of late. I took my youngest to visit his father's grandfather last week and took a picture of them together. The contrast between young and old, new and not-so-new, was striking. I couldn't help but think how the great-grandfather was someone's baby, too.
Enough of that. I'll be back when I have something visually interesting (or just plain interesting) to share.
Almost forgot! BEST ever recipe for individual shortbread cookies.
1 lb butter at room temp (Take a minute to roll that around in your brain. A POUND! Yum!)
1 c confectioner's sugar
1 c cornstarch
3 c flour
Cream butter and sugar. Add cornstarch to flour in a separate bowl. Gradually add cornstarch/flour mix to butter/sugar mix. Continue until well blended. Take walnut sized scoops of dough and roll them into balls. Gently flatten the balls and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes. These should not be browned and will be very pale if you have done it correctly.
These are so good. Bliss.
Until next time!