Sunday, January 27, 2008

Herbert the Owl

So the other day I had this intense desire to be creative. After searching through my many craft books I decide on this cute little owl. He is very sweet and not much trouble at all, if only our children were that way. The pattern for Herbert came from the book Plush You!

Just a couple more pictures of shows we have done recently. Our next show that we are going to be doing is the FARM CHICKS!!!!! (June 7th-8th in Spokane, Wa)Can you believe that. We are so excited and cannot wait to be a part their show. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Yummy Raspberry Streusel Muffins! Thought we would share the recipe ... ENJOY!!!


1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg,lightly beaten
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cups fresh raspberries
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. To make the muffin batter, sift flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a medium size mixing bowl and make a well in the center.

3. Place the egg, melted butter, and milk in the well. Stir with a wooden spoon just until ingredients are combined. Quickly stir in the raspberries and lemon zest. Fill each muffin cup three-fourths full with the batter.

4. Mix streusel together and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes.

5. While muffins are baking make glaze. Drizzle glaze on muffins while still warm.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The picture below is from the first time we sold our things in a shop as Unexpected Necessities. We were so excited to have our things in a real store for the first time.It was alot of work to keep our space full, and looking good, but well worth it for us. Unfortunately the little shop closed about 2 months after we discovered them.