Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday craft

This is my craft for today.....I made a blanket for a friend's new baby girl.  And, of course, I had to make her a headband (aka brain too.  :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pillsbury Cupcookies Recipe

 Hi!  If you want an interesting recipe to try, try these Pillsbury Cupcookies!  They are downright delicious!! Instead of cake batter, you use cookie dough.  Instead of baking them in a regular cupcake tin, you use a mini-muffin tin.  You wrap the cookie dough around a cherry and cook it.  Frosting and sprinkles come next and then "voila" you have a delicious treat!!  Happy Sunday!!
Here's the recipe:
24 whole maraschino cherries,
well drained package (16 oz) Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!® refrigerated sugar cookies (24 cookies)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Red sugar.


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 mini muffins cups with paper or foil candy cups (about 1 1/4 inch). Pat maraschino cherries dry with paper towel. Flatten each cookie slightly. Place 1 cherry in middle of each flattened cookie. Shape dough around cherry to completely cover; shape dough-wrapped cherry into ball. Place dough balls into candy cups. 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove candy cups from pans. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, melted butter, almond extract and enough milk for spreading consistency. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with red sugar. .

Saturday, December 10, 2011


HI!  Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!  I have been procrastinating sooo much today.  I know that I should be working on my Christmas blankets, and baking....but instead I have been making ornaments and cutting out felt to make felt flowers (the gray one pictured above).  Totally random. lol.....Anyway, the top ornament was made with a just a $4 clearance frame at TJ Maxx and some text that I added on the computer. The next ornament was made with a spindle and wood moulding (Michaels).  I painted it silver and added beads etc.  The next one was made from a little block of wood that I had.  I drilled a hole for the wire hanger (which I twisted around a pencil) and added embellisments.  It was a fun, waste of time on a Saturday morning while my husband was at work.  lol...Have a great day!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Sister

Sisters are a gift from God.

Sisters are your friends.

Sisters stay right by your side

As life twists and turns and bends.

Sisters never let you down.

They always lend a hand.

Sisters are the best example,

Of footprints in the sand.

Sisters always love each other.

Their love never fades away.

Instead- God makes it grow

It grows stronger every day.

Sisters may disagree sometimes

But they always stay together.

No matter where your sister goes,

She's in your heart forever.

I want to dedicate this poem to my sister Kathy.  It is her 42nd birthday today.  I wish her lots of love, laughter and happiness on this day and always.  I love you Kath!!     Deb

Thursday, December 8, 2011


My silly Cats!!!!  I want to put presents under our Christmas tree but my crazy cats spend all of their time there!!  The one pictured facing forward is Basil and the one behind him is Squishy.  I think that they like the soft tree skirt underneath the tree!!   Tomorrow is officially my "sewing day" (after visiting grandma).  I need to do a lot of sewing to get caught up on my Christmas gifts.  It was another beautiful day here in California after the fog burned off this morning.  It was a bit "chilly" for us Californians though- in the 30'

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Hi.  The tree pictured above was made out of an old paperback dictionary that I had laying around the house.  I folded 150 pages of the book as I watched Michael Buble sing on his Christmas Special last night (I enjoy Michael Buble's singing sooooo much!) All you have to do to make this "paperback book tree" is to get a paperback book with 150 pages (no less, tear out excess pages if there are more than 150). Tear off the cover and back-leaving the spine intact.  Starting at the first page, take hold of the top right of the page and fold it in toward the spine.  Then take that same page again and fold it once more toward the spine.  Fold the remaining bottom piece up so you can have a flat bottom for the tree to stand on.  Do this 150 times and then glue the front and back pages together to form a tree.  For the top of the tree, get a toothpick and insert it in the shank of a button.  Insert into spine at top of book.  Have fun decorating it!! I was out in the freezing cold this morning "spraypainting" mine with a bit of silver.  lol....  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Christmas!! I took a break from blogging for a while because I was having problems with my health.  But I'm back and ready to really enjoy the season.  I decorated the house for Christmas this past weekend.  My mantel was fun to decorate. It feels very "wintery" with all of the silver. I made some Christmas ornaments  for the tree from some $1.00  frames that I found at Rite Aide.  They are moving their store and liquidating their inventory.  The frames were wood and black, but I spray painted them silver, added cord for a hanger, and added a Christmas photo.  There were 9 altogether.