Monday, May 26, 2014

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

These definitely rank in the top tier of muffins I've made (it doesn't hurt that there's a naughty crumble on top of them!). My only complaint is that the muffin stuck a little the liner, but otherwise this is an amazing muffin.

 I used this recipe for Raspberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins (with lemon streusel crumb topping). My sour cream had gone bad, so I subbed greek yogurt. I had frozen raspberries, so I rolled them in flour before putting them in to prevent bleeding while baking.

Monday, May 19, 2014

poppy dress

I bought a long skirt in a  thrift store in Portland 3 years ago, intending to do something with it because I liked the fabric so much...and yep, three years later I finally did. I've spent the past week off and on sewing this; I gave myself some frustrating challenges because I cut some pieces too short and had to keep adding material here and there to give more length in places.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's really comfortable, too. I feel like it took much longer to sew than it should have, but not having a real pattern to work with to make the top made it challenging. I had to take out hems a lot and redo things as I went.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and mother-in-laws! I'm lucky to have such sweet and inspiring women in my life. Love you all.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

bar cart

I recently finished my bar cart. We've wanted one for about a year, but I've never seen one that was decent for less than $150 (thanks Mad Men for spiking the popularity?). There's a few different versions for diy carts floating around on the internet and I went with the IKEA hack because the price was so cheap.

The microwave cart from IKEA on sale for $24.99 (!!!). It doesn't even look cheap. I bought two cans of high quality gold spray paint (Krylon 14k gold) and finished it over the weekend. I'm really happy with how it turned out.