Saturday, February 26, 2011

TAD 24- carrot cake!

Today we are headed to a tea party. Just a handful 20-somethings, plus our little girls, because we were feeling generous! I am in charge of dessert...and nothing screams TEA PARTY! like piles of carrots and cream cheese, right?!

~Aunt LoLo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TAD 24- caramel corn!

We are snowed in, and caramel corn felt like the perfect way to celebrate. This was my first time making it...and it won't be my last. Yum!

~Aunt LoLo

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TAD 23- runner, quilted

I got the runner quilted, and am super close to finishing the binding. I love how it's coming together. The tiny lime green binding makes me so happy!

~Aunt LoLo

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

TAD 19- bread

Real creative, right?? Saturdays don't usually leave a lot of free time for crafting...but baking bread can't wait. Mmm.

~Aunt LoLo

Friday, February 18, 2011

TAD 18- quilt blocks

Got started today on the blocks for a table runner. A mix of thrifted linens and leftover calico from another project.

~Aunt LoLo

TAD 17- tong yuen!

To celebrate the last day of Chinese New Year, and today's full moon, I made some tong yuen (little balls of glutinous rice flour and water). I served them with peach syrup. They were tasty, but came out quite a bit tougher than the ones my MIL made when she taught me. Oh well- I guess that means I just need to try again. Yum!

~Aunt LoLo

TAD 16- a teeny blanket

This was meant to be a church-themed White Elephant gift. Get it? It's the Comforter.....

Heh. Yeah.

~Aunt LoLo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TAD 15- chili

Today, I made a huge batch of chili. Half was for us, and half went to an ill friend for dinner. And since chili isn't that photogenic....you'll just have to take my word for it. Heh. Cheers!

~Aunt LoLo

Monday, February 14, 2011

TAD 14- a hem!

Yes, it took about 5 minutes....but it was totally worth it! My new favorite lounge pants just got a 4" chop, and now I can wear them out without stepping on them. Woohoo!

~Aunt LoLo

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

TAD 12- sugar cookies

Today, my favorite sous chef and I are making sugar cookies for a party on Monday.

~Aunt LoLo

Friday, February 11, 2011

TAD 11- a card

Can't elaborate much...never know who might be reading! Mums the word....

~Aunt LoLo

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TAD 10- knit washcloth

I must be the worlds slowest knitter! I started this months ago, and just pulled it out again. I ran out of yarn, so I knotted on another color and kept going. It will be a kitchen dishcloth for my sister when it's done.

~Aunt LoLo

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TAD 9- Fixing a pillow

My industrious toddler has de-buttoned two of my four sofa pillows over the last year. Each time, it's a hunt to find the missing buttons. I finally had to admit defeat, though, and replace one of the buttons with a fabric button gifted by another blogger. It has a tiny rabbit on it, which I thought was appropriate, given that this is the year of the Rabbit. (by the way, today is the seventh day if the Chinese new year...which makes it EVERYONES birthday. So, you know....happy birthday, y'all. Happy year of the rabbit!!)

~Aunt LoLo

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TAD 8- wheat bread

I really hoped THIS would be the February that got me into the craft room!! Oh well....creating in the kitchen is tastier! This is an experiment...my favorite bread recipe, using half whole wheat (ground by my awesome sister.)

~Aunt LoLo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hello? Is this thing on?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to set up my Posterous feeds this year...here goes nothing! 

Thing a Day is back!

I'm still working on my interpersonal issues between me and Posterous...but at the very least, Posterous put up my first post yesterday. Woot!

Go here to see what I made on the first day of February. My hope is that I get all my ducks in a row, and can document my journey here as well, through the wonders of AutoPost. We'll see.

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!!