Hi I'm Skyler, and I'm into crafts, sewing, baking, and other domestic intrigue!

Posts made in December, 2012

Weekend Sweets: Lemon Cookies with Glaze

Weekend Sweets: Lemon Cookies with Glaze

These lemon cookies are one of my new favorite desserts, and by far the best lemon dessert I’ve ever had! Ingredients: Cookies: 2 C flour 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 T lemon zest 2 T fresh lemon juice 1/2 C butter (softened) 1 C sugar 1 egg 1 t vanilla Glaze: 2 C powdered sugar 1/4 C fresh lemon juice (add slightly more if needed) 1 T lemon zest Step 1: Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, soda, salt and lemon zest together. Step 2: In...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Doctor Who Inspired Bow Tie

Fat Quarter Friday: Doctor Who Inspired Bow Tie

Once again, this is a guest post by my husband. I hope you like it! I swear that I make other things than bow ties. No, really. Anyway, after making several of the original bow ties, I decided that I wanted to try some with a different look. In particular, after watching Matt Smith as Doctor Who in the recent seasons, I wanted a bow tie like his. Narrower, with a lot more point at the edges, and a smaller knot in the middle. A bit floppier, and...

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Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

These are a very unique and delicious cookie to try this holiday season. They’re gingerbready, but also a little bit citrusy. They’re a lot of fun and I love how they turned out! Ingredients: 7 T butter 1/4 C + 1 T maple syrup 1/2 C sugar 1 T lemon zest 1 t orange zest 1 t cinnamon 1/2 t ground cloves 1/2 t ground ginger 1 1/2 C wheat flour 3/4 t baking soda 1/8 C almonds (blanched and finely chopped) whole blanched almonds for...

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Fat Quarter Friday: First Aid Tin

Fat Quarter Friday: First Aid Tin

I’m mega in love with my fabric covered first aid tin! It might just be one of the cutest things ever. Everybody has some of these weird tins that they don’t know what to do with, cover them with some cute fabric and turn them into something you actually want to own. Materials: Random tin Fat quarter Felt scraps Mod Podge Foam Brush Glue of some sort Step 1: Take your tin and lay it out on top of your fabric to make sure you have...

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Weekend Sweets: Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Weekend Sweets: Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

I got this delicious recipe from my sister Aubry, who got it from her mother in law. It’s rich and decadent, and perfect for the holidays. I changed it up a little, basically what to do after step 3, and I’m very VERY happy with the results. They are a lot of work, but they taste like something you’d buy at a fancy chocolate place! This recipe makes about 20 small truffles. Ingredients: Insides: 1 C semi-sweet chocolate...

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