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

Posts made in February, 2013

Mitered Edge Baby Blanket

Mitered Edge Baby Blanket

This is a great little baby blanket that comes together quickly. It looks harder than it is, so don’t be scared off from trying it, it’s really a piece of cake, you just have to be precise in your measurements. Plus the mitered edges look really nice. My mom taught me how to do this, and it’s one of my favorite things to whip up. It’s also a great method for edging other types of blankets, like a bubble blanket for...

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Weekend Sweets: Brownies with Spinach and Blueberries

Weekend Sweets: Brownies with Spinach and Blueberries

I recently checked out The Sneaky Chef cookbook from my library and have been pleasantly surprised with the recipes I’ve tried! I love these brownies. They give me my chocolate fix with a nutritional boost!  Seriously, give them a try. I’ve changed the recipe some, but you can find the original recipe through the link below. Ingredients: 6 T butter 3/4 C chocolate chips 2 eggs 2 t vanilla 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C purple puree (spinach...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Reversible Headband

Fat Quarter Friday: Reversible Headband

I am dying to cut my hair. It’s at this horrible length right now that is just driving me bonkers. To avoid drowning my sorrows in a bag of chocolate chips or going into a rage and using my sewing shears to hack away my locks, I’ve decided to try to do things that make my hair look cute. So, I made these adorable reversible headbands, and guess what, they’ve helped! I’ve kept the scissors away from my hair and mostly...

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Fat Quarter Friday: Business Card Holder

Fat Quarter Friday: Business Card Holder

This is a quick little project that is super cute. Plus, it’s a scrap buster which is always nice. I found a tutorial for them here and made a few changes. Materials: 2 fat quarters or scrap fabrics scrap of interfacing button hair elastic Step 1: From your main fabric cut two 4.5″x5.5″, from your pocket fabric cut two 4″x4.5″ and from your interfacing cut one 4.5″x5.5″  Step 2: Iron the...

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Weekend Sweets: Flourless Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Weekend Sweets: Flourless Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Yum. This is an excellent recipe. It’s a truffle-y brownie cake, and it’s oh so good. Plus, it’s only about 200 calories a slice (if you cut it into 12 pieces that is)! Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 C chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) 3/4 C sugar 2/3 C cocoa powder 1/2 t cinnamon 1/4 t salt 4 eggs 1/4 t vanilla Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9″ round cake pan. To make sure it comes out nice and clean...

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