Remember my Valentines Dayapothecary jar, full of JUMBO ♥ shaped marshmallows?
Well, I used 40 of them, like the back of the Rice Krispie box says...20 PINK & 20 WHITE. BUT, since they are over sized marshmallows, I added an extra Tablespoon of butter & did4 Tablespoons instead of just the 3 that the recipe calls for & 6 cups of Rice Krispie cereal to make
I sprayed the inside of a plastic egg with PAM & stuffed both sides with the warm gooey cereal & melted marshmallow mixture. I could barely hang onto it, it was so slippery & then I could barely get it open, as it stuck so tightly.
I got exactly ONE egg done & gave up!! Smooshed the rest of the mix into PAM coated non-stick pans. Love these Farberware pans for stuff like this!!
You just have to be careful not to scratch them when cutting. I use my plastic lettuce knife so it doesn't scratch them. That's my tip for today.
The Rice Krispie Treats taste good though...just a hint of strawberry to them, from the pink marshmallows.
Well, back to the drawing board...it was a cute idea but I didn't have the patience to do any more eggs. I had too much else to prepare for the Easter feast on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by, though.
I’ve noticed that Feed Burner does not send out emails of my posts when I use too many photos. It tells me “file is too large”. Yet, if I do a post with only a couple photos, it will go through & a multitude of back posts go through along with it. ???
I don’t understand why one post with several photos is blocked but then a ton of posts with even MORE photos goes through?
So, I’m testing by doing this post with only a few photos of the pillowcases that I made for my granddaughter to match the bed linens I made for her American Girl doll, seen here.
I hope both will go through this time. Technology can be so frustrating at times! *sigh*
My granddaughter, Ms. C. has this darling little canopy bed for her American Girl dolls. It came with the pink & yellow curtains that you see here. It had a thin yellow cover on the foam mattress & a flimsy pink & yellow blanket.
I thought it was time to make some new linens for her. I first made the little white pillow & stuffed it with fiberfill. I then made LOTS of ruffles to trim the pillowcase. I cut the blue polka-dot fabric into 2" wide strips, folded them wrong sides together & used my gathering foot to ruffle them.
I made an envelope-like case for the mattress to slip into, like a fitted sheet...only better, as it can't come untucked.
The top sheet has a large hem at the top, trimmed with white lacey flowers, that match those on the pillowcase & quilt.
The quilt is reversible & consists of a top floral layer, Warm & Natural batting & a backing of the pale blue dotted fabric. It is thick & soft & feels very luxurious!
I used my machine's embroidery mode to quilt it with this little feathered heart design from Anita Goodesign's CD, "Quilt Feathers".
That quilt's ruffle was cut larger...4" to start, folded in half, wrong sides together & again I used my gathering foot to ruffle them. My settings on my machine for using this foot are the longest stitch length possible (7) & the highest tension...9 on my new Quattro2 Brother machine.Your settings may vary, according to your machine.
I made two more decorative pillows, whose covers are stationary. I even tied the bows on the bolster pillow in knots & hand stitched them into place, to keep them secure. Little things like that can get lost so easily otherwise.
Today, I'm making a matching set of normal sized pillowcases with MORE ruffles to go on Ms. C's big girl bed.
If it ever stops snowing, I want to run out & try to find some pink or blue solid sheets, too. I hope to add edgings to the top of them, in the floral fabric, so they'll match.
Her bed is fit for a Princess! It has huge, gorgeous crystal knobs on all four corners, similar to this bed:
♥♥♥ Magical Dreams in both places,
for a little girl & her dolls! ♥♥♥
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today. We're under a "Winter Snow Advisory" today, so I'm going to sew all day long & not leave the house!
My dining room table is set just like it is every year,
with my Chantilly Tiara GREEN glass dishes.
A new addition to the table is this lovely sugar shuttle that I stumbled across in a local consignment shop. It is MUCH prettier than the first one I bought, years ago!
I usually serve cashews in mine, but this year, I've used spice gumdrops instead. The little scoop makes it so nice to serve yourself just a few.
The two matching Muirfield crystal relish dishesare new, as are the pretty GREEN votive candle holders.
The delecate silverware pattern is Onieda's Wildwood/Always, 1958. It goes well with the lightness of the dishes on the Waterford tablecloth.
My centerpiece is a gift from my little sister & I just LOVE it! Each little round serving tray folds up to the center, making it very easy to store. So thoughtful of her to share her treasures with me. Thanks RuthE!!
Another shared treasure, which isn't mine to keep, is this Celtic beautiful table topper. Cuisine Kathleen received it from Marigene, with the stipulation that it had to be passed on to another blogger after using it for the party. I have my Celtic cross on it & it has been in our guest room all month long.
I wonder who it will go to next??
Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House & please go see all the other participants of the St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. Thank you, Kathleen for hosting such a fun gathering each year!Nobody does "Irish" better than YOU!!
I'm a critical care RN & was married 28 yrs to a warm & funny family practice physician, who passed away 2-7-15. I wish we had found each other sooner, so we could have loved each other longer.
I have 1 daughter & am called "Nana Rett" by her 3 children, my 2 grandsons & 1 delightful granddaughter. (Hubby had 12 grands & 3 great-grands, too)
I enjoy sewing, quilting, smocking & embroidering clothing for them along with playing tennis for exercise and do throw an occasional dinner party just to keep my cooking skills from getting too rusty!
I hope your creativity will be nurtured here.
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