Pies, Purples, and Pouts…

I received my first Valentine card of the year today from Joy. It is the sweetest little card that says “from Calvin” on the back.

I wonder who he gave it too??? Hmmmm…
It’s the cutest thing and there is a brad up in her hat that has a piece in the back that makes her eyes move from side to side. I’ve never seen one like this before. Joy said it reminded her of me when she saw the little girl was carrying a pie. I gave my Apple Pie recipe last year and Joy made her “first” apple pie from it. You can see that post and recipe HERE.

Speaking of pies, we had the leftovers from the Chicken and Spinach Pie tonight. It was just as good tonight, but the crust wasn’t quite as flaky… Several people asked me for that recipe… so here’s another one… I just took pictures of the directions and hope you can see them well enough. If you need to click on the pictures and they will enlarge.

This is what mine looked like last night…

Here are the ingredients enlarged for you…

This is the Phyllo baking sheets I used. They are 9 x 14″ and super thin. I opened them up, and spread them out on a cutting board, then I kept them covered with a dish towel as I put it together. It’s not something you have to be super careful about… just slap those sheets down and dab them with the olive oil between layers.

I used a silicone pastry brush to brush the olive on the pastry sheets.

Here are the directions all in one shot, if you can read them better this way…

…and this just shows how to make a pie collar, to keep the edges from getting too dark. I put my pie collar on about 20 minutes into the baking…

…and speaking of collars, I’m not sure if my next dress will have one, but here is the fabric and a few extra pieces I may use. Laura has already thought of the title… “Springtime in the South.” If you missed her comments, you’ll have to wait and see who this will be for!

Just a reminder too, that Molly’s dress is on Ebay right now. I normally have my dresses run for 5 days, but this was going to be too late for Valentine’s Day if I did that so it ends Thursday evening. You can see it HERE or click on the picture at the top of the right side bar.

NOW… if nothing above made you smile, I have something that will!! Susette sent me the most adorable picture of Riya and Krish in their younger days and it is… well, you’ll just have to see it… it’s a little bit sad, and a little bit sweet… It’s a classic and I’d have that thing blown up and put on my wall somewhere! Thanks for the smiles it has brought to me and will bring to others!

Well, that’s it for today. No sewing for me as I was working on closing out my books for my sewing business. You know…tax time! :o(

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

Please spread the word!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPrint this pageEmail this to someone

~ Pink Perfection ~ Perfect for Molly ~

Molly looks glorious in her new pink dress. It’s all finished and listed on Ebay if you want to take a peek. (HERE)
It was wonderful having a dress come together like this one did. There were no problems…everything worked perfectly…no ripping out…of anything… and I LOVE IT TOO!
It’s always good when I can say that… :o)
This fabric is fabulous and I wish I had it in every color! I’d be accenting everything.

This listing is only a THREE day auction… Valentine’s Day is closer than I thought… I didn’t get enough done on it when my brother and sisters were here, but that’s okay. I’ll send it Priority mail and hope it gets to the winner in time.

I have a few pictures to show you…

(Click on any picture and it will enlarge.)

Molly didn’t want a stuffed animal…she wanted to look in the “props” drawer and after looking everything over, she decided on the Strawberry Shortcake puzzle. I didn’t have the heart to tell her Strawberry Shortcake was from the 1980’s…so I just let her have it.

I made her socks and then added a little color to them in the form of glass beads… sort of cute, don’t you think?

I worked all day finishing up her dress and then getting it listed on Ebay… I had to make it up to my hubby, so I made a Chicken and Spinach Pie recipe he found in his Backyard Poultry magazine. It was good and he said mine was prettier than the one in the magazine… Here’s theirs…

…and here’s mine… :o)

Well, that’s it for me tonight! My hubby has chemo on Wednesday this week… so I hope I can do some sewing tomorrow… I’m thinking something for Spring, although I sure would like to make that coat pattern I downloaded. Hmmmm….

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

Please spread the word!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPrint this pageEmail this to someone

Another piece for Molly’s pink dress…

Thank you to everyone for carrying on and chattering with everyone in the comments while I was visiting with my family. We accomplished lots and were all pretty relieved at the progress we made.

I’m so glad Linda had shared her doll house with me and wasn’t it fun to scrutinize the rooms for the tiny little treasures? Marilyn, the books you gave us links to were outstanding too… and I’m like you, chandeliers aren’t everything. Wouldn’t it be fun to shrink down and go in those little works of art?

Well, now to Molly again… only one thing has changed since you last saw Molly’s pink dress. She now has a slip…

…a white tulle slip that has 2 layers and can be pulled apart to make it even fuller under your doll dresses.

I found some pink shoes in my shoe drawer that will work just fine.

Maybe I’ll get her socks made and her hair bows and her “accessory” figured out tomorrow.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

Please spread the word!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPrint this pageEmail this to someone

Molly’s dress is coming along… & a few questions…

We made it though the day and I thank all of you who prayed for us. It’s 2 more months of Chemo for my hubby and then we have some hard decisions to make. But today was good…not comfortable, but good! So thank you! You kept me preoccupied with your comments on the way to St. Louis, and Marilyn even sent us a picture that made us laugh.
It was of sweet little Anna. Marilyn said Reuben could probably out-destroy Anna, but she was working on it!

We got home pretty late and my hubby was resting so I took the opportunity to work just a little bit on Molly’s dress. I gathered up her skirt and attached it to the bodice…now it’s starting to look like a real Valentine’s Day dress! I just have the trim pinned to the bottom, but it will be shorter than that… I just wanted you to see the effect of the trim near the hem.

Since that’s all I managed “sewing wise,” I thought maybe we could have some interesting conversations in the comment section below…You don’t have to answer ALL the questions, but maybe some will jump out at you and you’d like to comment on them.

How about a few Valentine questions…after all, Valentine’s Day is less than 2 weeks away…

What is your favorite Valentine memory, maybe from way back when you were in school?

Did you decorate a Valentine box, wear a special dress, etc.?

Perhaps you’d rather have some questions about something else? How about these:

Did you ever name one of your dolls after someone or name a doll something you really like?

What is your favorite online source for any fabric/handwork (knitting, embroidery, crewel, crochet, beadwork) materials/supplies?

Let’s get a few dolly questions in here…

How long have you been collecting dolls?

Which doll is your favorite?

Well, let’s see how this works out… thanks in advance for playing along…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

Please spread the word!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPrint this pageEmail this to someone