I finally got those bias tape makers in the mail. I ordered those just after Christmas! They came all the way from China- I hope they are good. A few of you said you were interested in how I used them. Well fret no more! Ill be making a tutorial sometime this week or the next. So stay tuned for some goodness!
On to the cookies.
Adapted from every other snickerdoodle recipe.
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
3 1/2 Cups Flour
2 1/4 Cups Sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract
2 Sticks Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
1 tsp Cinnamon
In a separate bowl combine the cream of tartar, baking soda and flour. Let the butter get to room temperature and mix with the sugar. Whip or stir till fully combined and a bit fluffier. Beat in the eggs and the milk. Followed by the almond extract. You can use Vanilla if you do not have almond. I didn’t have vanilla but I had almond. Slowly stir in the flour mixture. When fully combined add the sprinkles. Im not sure how much I added. Somewhere along the lines of being able to see a good amount of them.
I feel like sprinkles are like glitter. I love them and need it everywhere, the more the merrier. It adds to the happiness.
In the video I used a table spoon to measure out those cookies. I quickly decided that they were too big and used a tea spoon to measure out the cookies.
These cookies are the type that stay fluffy and don’t expand. I baked at 350 for exactly 12 minutes.
I had made Rohan a winter quilt with Heather Ross’s fronts fabric and backed with a green dot flannel. I used old cheap batting that I had here at the house and the first time I put it through the washer the batting just clumped. I was so disappointed.
Now I had to take it all apart and replace the cheap batting with something that would hold up. Ugh.
Tearing it apart went pretty quick and messy. I picked up some Pellon batting and used that. Ahh. Much better.
I did a simple line quilting. It was all pretty quick.
The bias tape I made a few weeks ago ended up being prefect!
I ended up rushing to finish the binding. I did it by machine and it is far from perfect. It makes me what to re do it.
Other than that I love it and Rohan loves it.
The fabric is from Heather Ross from her Far far away line. The binding is a mystery print from Joanns.
He is a very happy little boy. He loves hearing the sound of his own voice. And shows us with high pitched squeals.
He loves books and will constantly pull them out. He loves these baby lit books and I do too! Each page is a word or short sentence and a large colorful picture. Just enough to keep his interest and I’m not fighting to read a book to him.
He does a lot of crawling, rolling and jumping. It’s hard to keep him still.
His first word was mama! And he loves calling for me. He’s very attached to me right now. Which is a great work out for my arms! Lol.
He loves eating solid food and will choose that over a bottle. He still doesn’t fully sleep at night but I feel like we still get good sleep.
He loves all animals and gets really excited when he sees any. We have plans to visit a few zoos and aquariums this summer. I’m excited to see his relation to everything.
Rohan has been teething hard core and sleep is all over the place.
Someone tell this dude I’d like some sleep.
But onto this weeks stash. We took an unplanned trip out to our local IKEA and of course I had to pick up some fabric.
I love it! Look at that asparagus! Makes me hungry just looking at it. It feels like canvas but doesn’t seem heavy enough for it to be. So I am unsure what I’ll be doing with it. I’m thinking maybe curtains in Rohan’s room.
I also managed to pick up issue 29 of Love and Patchwork. It has templates for English paper piecing clamshells. I’ve wanted to do clamshells for a while but I’ve been to scared.
For the back I am using an ikea print that I picked up a year or so back. And all folded up waiting for me to have time to quilt. I did get a few rows done but nothing to write home about. It’s going to take like two months at the snails pace I’m working at. And in case you wanted to see more pictures- the last blog post about this quilt.