Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Turning a tube and strawberry yum!

I've been sewing some a lot lately (more to come on that) and one of my projects has a long tube (like for a sash or strap) that I sew and have to turn right-side-out. I was planning to make several of these and was ready to give up on it (because it takes... so... long...) when I decided to ask the expert - Google. Lo and behold I saved my project and my patience with this quick tutorial on how to turn a tube. After I watching this and using this method I was amazed. Amazed at how easy it was and amazed at how I had never thought of that. So simple!!

In other news, its been raining. A lot. I posted earlier on a rainy day activity that I did with my son. One my other recent rainy day activities involved some strawberries from my fridge. Ruffin has been really into the classic Winnie-the-Pooh books lately and they refer in several stories to cakes with pink icing. So we made some. Once again I asked my friend, Google, for some recipes for strawberry cake using fresh strawberries. I ended up using this recipe for strawberry cupcakes - even though the author recommended using frozen berries. They were quite delicious! I used whole wheat flour (because that's what I had) and didn't use quite as much sugar in the batter since I had already cut up and sugared my berries.

I also ended up putting too much strawberry in my icing, which made it so yummy, but also runny.

It didn't affect how my my family liked them, though.

I wish I had some pics of Ruffin helping (which he did!) but it was just me at home, so he needed pretty close (sans camera) supervision. I'm sure you understand. :)

No comments:

Post a Comment