- Ribbonwood Cottage
- About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.
June 30, 2009
Is bigger better? These are two eggs from our chicken pen. The bigger egg is from an older hen and of course the smaller is from a hen who just started laying. We are getting ready for Patriotic festivities this weekend. We are making things for a big church barbecue on Sunday! I decided to make some sugar cookies.
I rolled the cookies into little balls, baked them on the cookie sheet and then when they came out I put these Hershey candy cane kisses on them! Yes they are from Christmas but they tasted fine to me! Yes I had a couple with a cup of java.....happy dance in the kitchen!
Thanks for your visit! Later this week I'll show an incredible strawberry dessert I am making...yumarrooooo!
Psalm63:3 "My lips will glorify you because your faithful love is better than life."
June 27, 2009
Ok....no more waiting...printersdevil...is the winner of the patriotic giveaway! Congrats. I will contact you and send you your stuff....if you give me your address...that always helps!
June 24, 2009
As I looked around the other day and noticed I had a few watermelon things here and there. I love watermelon, and I love the yellow meated watermelon in Texas...Have you ever tried that? It is soooo sweet and delicious. It tastes just like red melons, but it is yellow. Like brown and white eggs....they are the same....but I do prefer brown eggs.
These are made out of Osnaburg fabric, which is similar to muslin, it is tan but a little nubbier. You cut the shapes from the pattern, stuff them with stuffing. Then you paint the rind part green with a paintbrush, and the white part you leave alone. After it dries, paint the meat part of the watermelon red or dark pink. Let dry. If you want a prim look, then tea dye next. Very last, I dipped a small paintbrush in black paint and add the seeds. Let dry. You could spray with varnish, or leave alone.
I love them and plan to make more!
Here are the patterns. I looked for the link I had for the free pattern and of course if was nowhere to be found. So I did the next best thing I traced around the watermelon wedges I had and made the pattern here. Hold your mouse over the pattern, click on it and it will open in a new window, then right click and a new window will open, click on save! Then you will have it in your file...like I should have but don't! Big smile!
Crochet watermelon wreath @ http://www.crochetwithattitude.com/
Crochet with attitude is a great site for patterns.
To order this cute little pattern go to http://www.littlehouseneedleworks.com/
Leave a comment to be added in the Patriotic giveaway!
June 19, 2009
This happens to be for any of my college age kids who come home to eat California Ripened Watermelons...that are wonderful this time of year...I made this sign because I seemed to have watermelon plants popping up around our deck in the past....no one seems to know who it could have been!
I love vintage tablecloths but rarely use them, so I decided to start making some pillows out of them. Love the vintage cottagey feel of the roses on the white worn wicker. Below is our new little Coco Chanel....she wants to tell you about the giveaway below!
a little farmhouse pillow I made.....
a few of my favorite things....love that rick rack!
and some of my button collection, I have collected buttons for years! These are in our favorite colors, Red, White and Blue!
June 18, 2009
One of my all time favorite blogs is http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/
She is witty, creative, writes great little stories and she had a giveaway that I was blessed to win! YIPPPPEEEEE. So of course with camera in hand! I took pictures of the box!Here are just a few of the goodies...I could hardly look at the rest of the stuff because I kept thinking I just saw these pictures on her blog and now here they are in my house!
Thank you so much Miss Cherry! Be sure to visit her blog @ http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/ You will get a big kick out of her blog and great sense of humor!
BECAUSE I AM SO BLESSED BY THIS GIVEAWAY I AM HAVING ONE...TOMORROW COME BACK FOR PINK SATURDAY AND I WILL POST THE GOODIES. TILL TOMORROW! YIPEEEE!
"Give and it shall be given."