Sunday, April 26, 2009

All dressed up . . .

and ready to be delivered!

This yummy cake is destined to become a door prize at the next charity event! The Bourbon Pound Cake, perched atop a vintage pedistal cake plate, is wrapped in cellophane and accented with a ribbon bow and flower.

For all of the cooks, I am adding the recipe, which was adapted from

Bourbon Pound Cake

1 lb. margarine, softened

3 c. sugar

8 eggs

3 c. flour

1/3 c. bourbon

2 tsp. almond extract

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy; gradually add eggs, one at a time. Add flavorings. Gradually add flour alternating with the bourbon, mixing well. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the cake tests done. Turn out onto a decorative plate and spoon glaze over the cake. Let cool before wrapping.


1/4 c. bourbon

2 tbsp. water

1/2 c. sugar

2 tbsp. margarine

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil 2 minutes and spoon over warm cake.

three little bears . . .

all in a row!
How cute are these cuddly teddy bears! Hand sewn from vintage quilts, they are 24" tall and are just waiting to go home with their new mom!

The bears are available at On The Square Antiques, Troy AL and at

Friday, April 10, 2009

I couldn't resist . . .

I seem to have this natural affinity for vintage children's toys. I fell in love with this vintage canopy doll bed. I purchased it "naked"--without any linens--only the wooden frame knowing I would "make it pretty" with a canopy cover and bed linens. I finished all the sewing and delivered it to the shop, On the Square Antiques, Troy AL yesterday. Dimensions are 30"x19"x28"

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Promises of things to come . . .

In the very near future--at least by next week--this will be a completed (i.e. fully stuffed) bear. He is hand sewn from a vintage quilt and will have vintage button eyes. Miss Hettie's is preparing for Troy Fest--a celebration of the arts in Troy, AL. The antique shop, One The Square Antiques, is located, as the name implies, directly on the town square--right in the middle of Troy Fest--thus making for a golden opportunity. The completed bears (I hope to make at least 5) and my Sweet Peas line of heirloom children clothing will be part of my display.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Here today . . . gone today . . .

The perfect chair--I painted and distressed this chair last December but never found the "perfect" fabric until last week. The entire ensemble was perfect! The cute little round table and the graphic newspaper flowers courtesy of sweethomewhereever finished the design.

Off to the antique shop I went to--anxious to set up the display in the window. It was perfect! But, someone came in immediately and purchased the chair! I didn't even get a photo of the display! The flowers have attracted loads of attention! I just need to design another chair!

A good read . . .

In my world--newspapers exist for the classifieds-they lead me to the next estate sale and nearest yard sale. But today, newspapers have become the latest crafting supply! Thanks to sweethomewherever for the wonderful newspaper flowers!
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