Shabby Miss Jenn

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Filling the Pantry Shelves

Nothing makes me smile like watching the shelves in my new pantry begin to fill up with homemade canned goodies. We have managed to make.......ok....well first let me confess that I actually have done none of the canning. Andy has canned everything and I have pretty much just eaten it. Which actually makes me smile even bigger at our pantry.  haha
We have raspberry jelly; blueberry jam and apple jelly. Spiced Bourbon blueberries was a recipe we knew we had to try and it was amazing with the pork roast it suggested you eat them with. I will share the recipe tomorrow. He also did peaches when they came in season....two versions actually. A regular one and a spiced one with cinnamon and cloves. He did a few jars of pickled beets, chow chow and something else but I can't seem to recall it.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Primitive Folk Art Patterns

Just wanted to let my blog readers know that I have updated under "My Patterns" and added a few of the downloadable Epatterns I have created. Also want to let you know that as soon as this craziness of the craft market next weekend, I am adding NEW PATTERNS!!!!!!!!!!  If all goes well......I shall be adding at least 10 new patterns. It has been way too long

Thanks for being patient while waiting so long. I love seeing what folks create with my patterns.

31 Days of October

One of my best friends Heather, made a post about a blog challenge that she is taking part in for October. Right away I was all jumping around my creative space and thinking OH too! Me too! Then just as quickly, I stubbed my toe, lost my footing and landed face first into the mountain of doll parts and painted canvas on the floor by the end of the bed.
Seems as I am up to my eyeballs with muslin, thread, paint tubes, canvas and dirty water for a craft market in less then a is the scoop :

I sat down and quickly made myself a logo. Figured best way to get ready to commit is to have spent time fighting with the PSP program I have. Nothing gets the creative mojo flowing like that. So the logo is now added (and I'm actually loving it).

I wrote on bright post it notes and stuck them in strategic places that will catch my eye each day, like the desk and my panty drawer......I will do my best to sit down at some point in each day and add something to the blog. Sometimes you might luck out and get a big old ramble about something. Other days, it could be a snapshot of something I'm sewing on or maybe painting. Other days you may hear what I had for lunch and see a photo of one of my cats.

I'll do my best to aim high ;)