We had a beautiful day at the Wintermarket. A little chilly at times but when the sun was shiny it was warm enough to even take off my coat. It was a wonderful environment to sell our stuff. Rachel had a TON more for sale than I did. I admit that I’d gone through a period of time that I felt like there was no point to making onsies/hats anymore. But I’ve had a lot of orders lately and after doing Wintermarket I feel re-inspired. I had received an order a month ago for a little girl whose mother was a ballerina. This was a very fun project for me. I got to combine three of my “old” skills with something new. The hat and ball are crocheted. The little girl is painted on with acrylic paint. The leotard ? is appliqued on and then I sewed on a little tutu. So cute and so fun (I hope it holds up in the wash).
Today I read Proverbs 14:4:
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
I have translated it into my own version: “Where there are no fresh baked goods, the kitchen is clean. But abundant yumminess comes by the strength of the cook.”
Today I didn’t have to leave the house at all. YAY! The kids and I made Grapenut Muffins.
1. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 cup grapenuts. Mix well, cool, stir 1 cup oil in well in grapenuts.
2. Mix 1 1/4 white flour, 1 1/4 wheat flour, 2 1/2 t. baking soda, and 1 t. salt.
3. Beat 2 eggs and 1 cup sugar. Add dry ingredients. Stir in 2 cups buttermilk and add 2 cups dry grapenuts (not the ones from step 1). Mix well.
4. Add grapenut mixture from step 1.
5. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 in greased muffin pans.
*Batter may be refrigerated for several weeks.
As some of you may know…I crochet. Some of you may not know that I sell my stuff. Check out my website…LittleKnots.com. I made Joanna this skirt last year and she wears it all the time. I can’t believe how many complements we get when we’re out. So I thought I ought to make some more and see if I could sell them. They’re going for $30 each, you can even pick your own colors. I’ve got one finished and another one on the way.