Sunday, April 24, 2011

Egg Salad Surprise Sandwiches

Need a twist on the traditional post-Easter egg salad sandwich?  Try this recipe to use up all those leftover hardboiled eggs the kids had a blast decorating.  

A little food coloring never hurt anyone right?  Shell the eggs and rinse.  

Egg Salad Surprise
12 Hardboiled eggs
3 t dijon mustard
3 T Mayo
Shredded Lettuce
1/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. diced red onion

Mash 3-4 eggs, add dijon mustard, mayo.  Stir.  Dice eggs into bite size pieces.  Mix eggs, lettuce, onions, cheese and mashed mixture.  Spread on sandwiches. Serves 6.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hoot-a-licious Rag Quilt

Just finished this Hoot-a-licious rag quilt out of Valori Wells flannel Hoot Owl Friends in Blossom, Bliss Elephant March in Tangerine among a few other prints I'm too tired to quote at the moment.  

Or maybe I'm just distracted cause I burned my hand on piece of monkey bread that tried to hop out of the pan on the way out of the oven?  Well anyway, I think this turned out just gorgeous and I hope the lucky recipient is just as thrilled.  What are you doing up this late anyway??

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Going Mod with Patty Young Sewing Patterns

I'm super excited to have Patty Young Sewing Patterns in my shop!  Have you ever seen so many cute little girl patterns?  Clearly these will be fun to pick the fabrics on and to sew into adorable little ensembles.
These patterns would be cute in modern prints or vintage prints.  Love the "do" rag on this one, perfect for a summer day on the boat, a picnic, or a bike ride to get a cool treat at your favorite local ice cream parlor.
Last but not least, I think this one is just so incredibly cute with the apron, chef's hat and oven mitt, I'm jazzed to use up all my cute scraps on this one!  Get 10% off these new patterns with MODKID10 promo code at my shop thru 4/20/11!
Which is your favorite?

Monday, April 4, 2011

April Showers Bring New Hooded Towels!

There are two new towels out by one of my favorite designers, Amy Butler.  They are the Coventry Blue and the Woodfern Grey.  See the transformation from a towel and washcloth into a hooded towel below.


I matched the Coventry Blue up with a playful paisley and voila!  You've got one, fun towel!



This Amy Butler Laurel Dots in Cilantro matches the border on this towel great, don't you think?  This one works well for a boy or a girl.  Stock up now!

Celebrate these great new styles with me by using promo code SHOWERS10 on your next purchase.  Expires 4/7/11.  Get your handmade gear here!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

March Roared Out Like a Lion

Well March roared in like a lion and out like one too!  It brought April on with lots of rain.  We are experiencing flooding in local areas and it's hard to remember "the bridge is out" when you need to head to the flood challenged areas.  I crossed this bridge one day before it was closed...look at how the water is barely going under it.  I also berated myself as I was driving over thinking--this is so stupid Ahmelie, what if it falls while you are on it!
The bridge didn't fall, thank goodness! None the less, these natural disasters are awesome to behold.  I don't know if I will ever understand how water that looks stagnant, can wash away the banks of a river that haven't changed visually in years.  Amazing, don't you think?
What kind of spring weather are you experiencing?