Friday, August 31, 2012

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Giant S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies
from this blog....is it possible to improve on wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookies????
Well, give these a try...


1 C butter, room temp
1 C brown sugar
3/4 C white sugar
2 large eggs
1 T pure vanilla
4 C flour
1 t salt
1 1/2 t baking soda
12 oz. milk chocolate chips (or semi sweet if you prefer)
3 regular size Hershey's Chocolate Bars
3 full (rectangles) graham crackers
6 marshmallows cut in fourths


Make cookies (cream butter; add sugars, vanilla, eggs, dry ingredients, chips)
Scoop heaping 1/4 C dough on cookie sheets (the recipe said use muffin top pans...but I didn't have any)...press down gently...then break two chocolate pieces in half and press into dough.

 Then break and press in a few pieces of graham cracker...



Next a couple chunks of marshmallow....I used two...could have used three pieces...



Bake at 350 about 10-11 minutes...let cool on sheet. This recipe makes about 18 large cookies.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Doll Clothes Short Cuts - tights from Dollar Store Knee Highs...


Here's an easy way to make doll tights out of a pair of adult size knee highs...I got these at the dollar store for $1...I found these instructions here...


 Turn the socks inside out, measure the distance on the doll from waist to crotch and crotch to toes.
Mark and sew with a zigzag or serging stitch.

 Cut away and slit sock on inside fold line from waist to crotch.

Pin this center seam and sew from front to back..
 Turn right side out and you're done!...

Here is  our dolly in her new tights... 
  
 They look really cute with her jeans skirt.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Grandma Fun!


So I got this cute doll for Penny...and before mailing it off to her, thought I'd make a few clothes (most of the Corolle outfits start at about $25!!!)...first I made this nightgown...with some flannel I've had around ...plus I knit her some cute slippers...


Then I made this cute little dress (and bloomers)...
These were pretty labor intensive...so I started looking for a few shortcuts... I found a couple of good sites...one showed how to make doll leggings from knee hi socks from the Dollar Store...and another, again using Dollar Store underwear to make doll socks, panties, etc. 

    After making the cute leggings I decided to make a jeans skirt...so I got an old pair of jeans (thanks, Mark), cut off about 4" across the bottom of one leg,  cut another 2 1/2 inch strip to make a waistband with a velcro closing on the tab...and put together this cute little jeans skirt (I'll do a separate blog post on making these clothes).

Now Dolly needed a top to go with her skirt...I liked the idea of repurposing clothes rather than starting with fabric...so stopped at Kmart where they were having a 70% off clearance in the baby dept...  I got this little t shirt for $1.29...I cut out my doll blouse, keeping the ruffle collar, and placing the sleeve bottoms along the bottom edge utilizing the hem...and made the shirt she's wearing above...

 (Last night with different light the shirt looks pink)...

 On a roll now...again with a cheap (ummm, discounted) Kmart baby jacket that cost about $3.00...I cut this jacket, keeping the bow snap front and appliqués...


OK...one more bargain Kmart dress (for $2.75)... cut off the ruffle and used to make a skirt, then cut a top keeping the neck ribbing, back snap closing, and puffed sleeves...added a little appliqué...and made bike shorts(we'd hate to dress our doll immodestly!)...



Tired of doll clothes yet? I found some girls jeans leggings at Goodwill (for $1.00) and cut out these little jeans pants, keeping the bottom hems that were already stitched..sewed up the legs and added elastic at the waist...Easy peasy!  This was a lot of fun...coming your way, Penny!




Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lindi and her new Bunny Buddies...

Lindi's new friends... S'mores and Mopsy (now we just need Cottontail and Peter)...Very cute!