Monday, February 2, 2009

Jessica's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I got this recipe from my sister-in-law who is lactose intolerant and makes these to fill her sweet tooth cookie-indulgance craving.

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup crisco
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chips

bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quick Chocolate Sheet Cake

Mix together in bowl:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Heat on stove:
2 cups butter
1 cup water
2 Tbs. cocoa

Pour hot mixutre over flour mixture

Add :
2 eggs
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup milk

Bake at 350 for 20 min.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Quiet Time Nesting Shapes

Next Divas:
Tuesday, January 13th
12:00 p.m.

What you'll need:
-bring any scraps you might have that would be cute for the shapes(you could even patchwork fabrics together if you don't have large pieces)
-you can also bring thin batting scraps to line your shapes with
-the largest shape will be about 10" by 10", the next 8" x 8", the next 6"x 6", etc-you can make as many as you want
-whatever closures you want (zipper, snap, tie, clip, button, velcro-might be noisy at church, etc.)
-sewing machine, thread, scissors, pencil, paper(just white computer paper)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Decking the Halls Again!!!

Christmas Tree Skirt
Tuesday, December 18th at Gram's
12:00 noon

Print out this sheet to help you at the fabric store:

Friday, October 3, 2008

No-Sew or Some-Sew Pillows

Date: Tuesday October 14th
Time: Noon
Location: TBA

No-Sew Pillow How-To

Lay a 20-inch square cloth napkin face down, positioning it to resemble a diamond. Center a 12- or 14-inch square pillow form on napkin. Fold in 2 side points of napkin to middle, then fold up bottom point. Hand-stitch through all 3 pieces of fabric along upside-down V, about 2 inches down on each side. Stitch a button to bottom flap near point. Fold down top flap; sew a loop of cord to underside of fabric as a button holder, ensuring it fits snugly around button when closed.

Thanks, Martha!

Sewn Pillows:
*Pillow Form
*Fabric (A flat bed sheet works well if you can find it in the right color)
*Matching thread
*Large Button for each pillow

Thanks for the picture & Idea, Pottery Barn!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

White Sandwich Bread

I found this recipe off of the Fresh Loaf website and use it weekly! My husband is disappointed if I buy bread from the store!


2 cups all-purpose enriched unbleached flour
1 cup bread flour (or all-purpose flour, if you do not have bread flour)
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup sugar
1 cup warm milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 - 1/2 cup lukewarm water

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. Mix and adjust water until all ingredients are incorporated and the dough is capable of forming a ball. Pour the dough onto a flat, floured surface and knead for approximately ten minutes.
Return the dough to an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled in size, approximately 90 minutes. Shape the loaf and then let rise again until the desired size is reached, approximately another hour.*
Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes, until when tapping the bottom of loaf the bread springs back and makes a hollow sound.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Roman Shades

Okay, Divas! The next project is Roman Shades. Here's some pictures of how we hope they'll turn out:

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16th
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Provo @ Gram's

The pattern has been emailed to a few Divas, if you want it, let us know and we'll get it to you.

What you'll need:

*Note: The amounts of the supplies that you need depend on the size of shade that you are making. The following worksheets will help you make all the calculations. Print both pages then grab a pencil, measuring tape, calculator, and some chocolate and have fun!
  • Designer fabric
  • Thread to match designer fabric (invisible nylon thread will work great)
  • Lining fabric (Block-Out or heavy fabric).
  • Polyester Cord
  • Plastic Rings
  • Mounting board
  • Weight Rod
  • Screw Eyes (one for each cord)

  • Sewing Machine with Zipper Foot
  • Scissors
  • Seam Ripper (hopefully you won't really need it)
  • Staple Gun
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Measuring Tape
  • Calculator