Saturday, 31 March 2012

Holly Grace

Thank-you Alysia for the picture of your beautiful little Holly!!!  I love it!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Baby Girl Sandals

Babies shoes are just oh so cute to me.....especially sandals, when they have their pudgy little toes showing, I just love it!!!!  But I found that almost every shoe on a baby gets kicked off, and either lost or I ended up just taking them both off. 
But I have found the solution!!!!!!!!!  ........for baby girls only!! 

Fabric flowered, bottomless, baby sandals!!!!
(perfect for the little girls who aren't walking yet, or if your just going to carry them around still!!
Selling for $10

I have lots more colours coming, and for all the mom's who already ordered headbands for your little dollies, I can also make them some matching sandals to go along with their outfit!!!

Spring Headbands

Here are a few fresh new headbands for spring!

Grey polka-dot with a burst of yellow and an accent pearl (this one looks really good on adults as well)

Black Dahlia on a thick grey band

I have gotten some orders for white headbands, these are just two of the ones, more coming

Friday, 23 March 2012

Adorable Peyton

Thank-you, Rebecca for taking and sending these adorable pictures of your sweet, little girl.  Here is Peyton wearing her new headbands!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Anna's Pot Roast with Fluffy Dumplings

I tried this recipe from "In the Kitchen with Anna" by Anna Olsen the other week, and it was one of the best pot roast we have tried.  And it wasn't a ton of work either! 


The First Braise:
3 1/2  lb boneless blade or chuck beef roast, tied
salt & pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 rib celery, roughly chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1 cup (or more) chicken or beef stock
1 can diced tomato

1 lb mini potatoes, cut into quarters
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 medium white turnips, peeled and cut into wedeges
1 bottle dark beer

To Serve:
1 Tbsp butter
salt & pepper
Fluffy Dumplings

Preheat oven to 325 F and season all sides of the roast.  Heat a dutch oven pot over medium-high heat and add the oil, heating for 1 minute.  Add the roast and sear for 2 minutes on each side until browned.

Remove the roast and reducethe heat to medium.  Add the onion, celery and carrots, and stir until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.  add the garlic, thyme and bay leaves and stir 1 minute more.  Return the roast to the pot and pour in the beef or chicken stock and diced tomato.  Add more stock or water if necessary so that the liquid comes halfway up the roast.  Cover the pot and bring liquid up to a simmer.  Transfer the pot to the oven and cook for at lease 3 hours, turning the roast over after 1 1/2 hours. 

After 2 hours of cooking, remove the roast from the pot.  Strain the liquid to remove the first batch of vegetables-they will be mushy and will have already have given out their full flavor and nutritive value.  Return the liquid to the pot skimming off the access fat.  Stir in the potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips along with the dark beer, and return the roast to the pot.  Cover and continue cooking in the oven until the roast and vegetables both yield easily when prodded with a fork, about 30 minutes. 

To serve, transfer the roast to a cutting board and cover with foil.  Remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon to a serving dish and toss with butter, then season and cover to keep warm.  Untie the roast, slice and serve with vegetables, sauce (the braising liquid) and horseradish on the side.
Serves 6

Monday, 19 March 2012

Sweet Laura-Jean

Thank-you so much Katie for sending me these pictures of her sweet, little girl!!  They are adorable!  Laura-Jean is wearing her new grey headband with turquoise flowers. 
       (Check out Katie's Photography Blog.....She takes amazing pictures!!!)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Bow Ties for Little Guys

We took Joey outside this afternoon, and turned him into my little Pee Wee Model!!!  Here's the latest bow ties that I've made. 
Little Guy Bow Ties, $10-$12, depending on sizing

Friday, 16 March 2012

Bow Ties for Little Guys

Here they finally are!!!!!!!!!  I've been promising a couple of people now to have these bow ties finished and to have some pictures up, but I've been so busy with the headbands, that I've just kept pushing these aside.  But now I have a few done, I still have more material in different patterns that I hope to get to soon. 
I don't have any model pictures up yet, but I plan on taking Joey out tomorrow in his crisp, new, white dress shirt, and getting some cute pictures of him modelling them.  They look way tooooo cute on!!!!! 

Monday, 12 March 2012

New Styles in Headbands

Here are a few new styles of headbands that I've been working on.  Any style headband that is shown, can be customized to any colour you might be looking for. 

    Hot Pink Dahlia Flower on Thick Grey Headband

    Cream Flower with Sparkle Flecks on a Thin Cream Band With Button Centre

     Hot Pink Dahlia on Thin White Band

    Plum, and Rose Flowers on Thick Grey Headband with Green Accent Leaves