Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin

Apparently there is a shortage of canned pumpkin this year because of bad crops last year. Thankfully I still have a few cans from last year and haven't had the need to use them. But it got me thinking about making my own pumpkin puree and I decided I was going to make a pumpkin pie totally from scratch. Yesterday I made the pumpkin puree and it was so easy! I used a sugar pumpkin since they are smaller and better for making pies. I might try using a regular pumpkin as well to compare the flavor and texture. I also saved the seeds so that I can bake them and munch on them while studying! (Pictures coming soon!)

Food

I realized I've been posting mostly crafts and sewing stuff so here are some things about food! A few of my favorite food websites are:
Blogs:
Tastespotting
Cheeky Kitchen
Sophistimom

Websites:
Food Network
Allrecipes
Epicurious

Another thing about food. David and I like to make our food from scratch whenever possible and making meals from fresh ingredients. Baking from scratch and making whole foods is so much better than buying packaged foods. You can control what you put into the final product. Plus it has so much more flavor and you are buying and making food from what's in season. I do love fruits and vegetables and I am going to miss all the FRESH produce from the Summer. Time to break out the more hearty vegetables and fruits: apples, squashes, pumpkins, potatoes etc.

Skirt completed!


The skirt I have been making is finally finished! I wore it to church yesterday. Above is the picture of me in my outfit. (Excuse the bathroom clutter behind me, this was the only way I could get a picture of me close up in the skirt...I need to find the tripod so I can use our nice SLR camera.)

Kids Crafts

Homemade by Jill is one of my favorite websites. She is so creative. Here are a few things she's done that I like:

Make your own molded crayons
Home made play kitchen
Another Home Made Play Kitchen
Play Kitchen Inspirations
Felt Playhouse

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quiet Book/Toys for Kids

I love the these tutorials for making toys for kids. One day I hope to make them:

Kitchen with felt food
Felt Playhouse
Car playmat

I have started making a quiet book and need to continue making it. The whole reason behind a quiet book for me is to give my kids something to play with while in church so that they aren't disruptive, and also so that they can learn. I've come up with a few myself by printing off outlines of the alphabet and numbers to use as a pattern. Here are a few blogs that have patterns and tutorials I found helpful and fun ideas:

Quiet Book
-homemade by jill
Quiet Book- Oopsey Daisy
Quiet Book- Nap Time Journal
Quiet Book with LDS pages- Mule 'n Nag Crafts
Quiet Book Pages
Quiet Book- Camille's Casa
Quiet Book- Leafy Tree Top Spot
Quiet Book- Oopsey Daisy
Quiet Book- Serving Pink Lemonade
Quiet Book Pages- My Taylor Made
Quiet Book Pages- How to Make a Quiet Book

Baby Sewing

Some of my favorite sewing tutorials for baby stuff:

Nursing Cover
Boppy Pillowcase
Burp Cloths (another one)
Kimono
Baby Lounge Pants
Pacifier Clip
Crib Skirt
Crib Sheet
Pillows - I wouldn't make these for a nursery but it's great tutorial on how to make pillow covers

Friday, September 10, 2010

Diaper Clutch

Love this diaper clutch and finally purchased one for myself!

Refashioning and Skirts!

I have a friend at church that sews and she makes the cutest skirts and shirts. I've decided that I want to make a cute skirt and have started making it. I still have to shirr the top and add a hem to the bottom of it.

I also wanted to learn how to make shirts but for now I have been satisfied with refashioning shirts. The blogosphere is full of creative people and that's where I get some of my ideas!

Ruffle Shirt Refashions
- She has a few other refashions on her web page that are easy to find once you click the link. I have purchased $5 t-shirts from Old Navy and clearance shirts to do my refashions, cheap and cute!

Materinty Shirt Refashion
- Does't have to be for a maternity shirt

Friday, August 20, 2010

Creative Blog

This is a blog for me to showcase and keep track of my creative works and ideas. I love to sew, bake, and be crafty. The reason I put unlikely in the title is because I never imagined I would be such a well rounded person. I never thought I would study and get my degree in Biology. I never thought I would go to school to be a pharmacist. I never pictured myself to be someone who would have so many things going on in life ; wife, student, pharmacy tech/intern, crafter, baker,sewer; that there is never enough time to do it all. And I never thought I could accomplish so much in my life and be good at almost all of it. Happy creating!