Thursday, January 12, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
I had a visit from my sister and we were talking about making felting toys. So I ordered felting supplies on Amazon and tried my best to make this mouse I had it in my head. I dressed her up with a fabric my friend sent me from Japan. I still need more practice to make more complex figures, but it was fun to make this one. But for now I am happy with my kimono mouse, and the snow today helped me to take these cute pictures. I think I like felting.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Since my husband became interested in canning, he has been making soups, stews, sauce and fruit to stock and we don't have to cook every day. So for this Christmas, we decided to make a big batch of fruit preserve to give as gifts. The advantage of canning is to be able to make a big batch in one day, and it will last in the can for a year. He tried different recipes, and pears in orange-flavored liqueur and apple juice had the best taste. We also added cranberries, apricots and thin slices of orange peel. After they are all properly cooked following canning fruit instructions, I made the labels. They make pretty gifts, and I think they are pretty tasty. It is fun to gift your friends with something you make. We hope everyone likes.