Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ya just {never} know...

Hello!  I realize it's been a couple weeks since I last posted, but there just aren't enough hours in my days to get everything done I need to get done this next week.  I'm sure a lot of you are in the same position. 

Until last night, I hadn't stamped in over two weeks --eek!-- and I haven't been visiting my favorite blogs much or leaving comments either {I'm sorry, ladies}.  It was great to get to stamp again but I'm still struggling to find my mojo...and hope it returns ASAP because I haven't got any time to spare!  I really shouldn't be taking the time to blog, but I needed a little break. ;)

I've been working on a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter, and it's {finally} just about finished...though I won't be able to share it here until after she opens it since she's been known to pop by here every once in a while. ;P   However, I can share with you my last sewing project {aka "the gift"} I made for her birthday.  In case you can't tell, it's a flannel rag quilt pillow and matching coasters:

 It's a shame when gifts turn into more like "trial-and-error" projects, but sometimes that's just the way it goes {for me anyway -lol}.  This was the first time I'd made anything like this before, and the directions I'd found, unbeknownst to me, left quite a bit to be desired.  So, the next time I make these things {I have fabric for two more pillows and several coasters all cut and waiting}, I'll have a better idea of what works, what doesn't, and what I'd do differently. 

Also...a few weeks ago, Laura from Stampendous was browsing the Web and emailed me to ask if she could post my Changito recipe card on their blog.  How fun is that?!?  It's so cool...though kinda unnerving too...that anyone can have access to just about anything on our blogs.  Guess I'd better watch what I write. lol  Anyway, here's the link to their post if you didn't catch this particular recipe card here the first time around:  http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/christis-recipe-cards/

And since I haven't anything new to share with you today, I thought I'd share a few more recipe cards with you.   Fairly simple...and flat...but they're still much more fun to cook with than the typical recipe card, don't ya think?  ;)

Love that cute li'l {Whipper Snapper Designs} chicken.  And that recipe's a family favorite too. ;)  If you're interested in the rest of the recipe, just leave me a comment and I'll get it to you after the holidays are over.

This next one is a recipe Sharon Harnist shared on her blog last year.  It's absolutely delicious...and totally addicting!  I'll be making {and possibly wearing} some of it this week. ;P

The front:

And back:

This last one is something that can be made and used for a sweet great neighbor or teacher gift.  Just spoon it into a festive air-tight container and add a pretty little tag...doesn't get much easier, and it tastes pretty good too. ;)  There are many different variations of this sort of recipe, but this one, shared with me by a dear friend, is my favorite so far:

I'm sorry I won't be including the supply lists for these recipe cards --I made them in a mad rush last December and didn't have time to write it all down-- but if you have any questions, just ask and see if I can figure it out for you. 

Break time's over.  It's time to get dinner on the table for a very patient and hungry family...and then it'll be back to 'work' after the dishes are done.  I've got some very special guests coming in less than a week with a TON to get done before then, so in case I don't make it back here for a little while {or over to visit your blog}, I wish you all a joyous and blessed Christmas.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!


Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Christi! What a wonderful gift you made for your daughter! I'm sure she LOVED it! I love it, myself. I'm sorry the instructions left a little to be desired, but you muddled through and created a fabulous project! Yay, you!

Your recipe cards look fantastic, too. I have't gotten to the point of decorating recipe cards, but you are right, they sure look better than some that I own. Although several of mine have my mom's handwriting and they will be treasured forever.

Thanks for taking the break and sharing with us.

I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a joyous new year my sweet, sweet friend!

Pat said...

I'm so glad that you took a break and made your way to your blog and glad to hear that you have found your way to cardmaking once again -- time is a precious commodity in December! Congrats on the posting of Monkey Bread to the Stampendous Impressions blog! and the other recipe cards that you made for Monica are precious as well! You've already heard my comments on the pillow but this was my first glance at the coasters -- too cute -- and treasures for her, I know! Love you ... your Mom

Sarah said...

OHHHHH THE GIFT!!!! finally I get to see it. WOW it is just flippin' amazing. You are so clever. I also love your recipe cards.
Stampendous contacted me about my wreath cards and I said they could use them...but they never, ever did...I was bummed.
Have a great Christmas if I don't catch you blogging again before then!

Sharli said...

Your gift is just beautiful!!! I'll take one of the extras??? (LOL)

I do love your card with the Anna Wight chicken - it just struck me as PERFECT! Made me smile.

Have a wonderful Christmas - I'm sure we'll all regain our Mojo after the holiday frenzy dies down.


June Houck said...

Mmmmmmm the pillow is gorgeous! Your recipe cards are anything but flat :)

I'm glad I am not the only one that has been MIA from blog reading...we'll be back to blogging in the new year when we are back in our routine :)

wendyp said...

Wow! That pillow is gorgeous! Looks so cozy and comfy too!

Congrats on the shout-out at Stampendous!Awesome job with the recipe cards!!! Loving the puffy foam on the hot chocolate!

Susan (rainy) said...

That pillow and those coasters are FABULOUS!! What a wonderful gift of love AND comfort. :)
The recipe cards are so fun. I love the mix of fonts.. I'm going to assume that the cursive writing is a font 'cuz if that is your hand writing then you should design a font for sale. Love those cards.

Jeanette - said...

Christi -

The pillow and coasters are wonderful!!!! I've always loved the rag quilts, but have never made one, maybe one day! I also love your recipe cards - I would love the rest of the Chicken Stew recipe, it sounds yummy! Congrats on Stampendous using your recipe card. It doesn't surprise me, you're SO talented!!!