I finally finished Chase's embroidered superhero wall quilt. We used one of those cool Ikea curtain lines to hang it. I wasn't all that thrilled with my quilting or binding techniques but overall I am happy with the finished piece.
OMG I can't wait to try these! They look amazing and oh so easy!
Caprese Bites Ingredients 1 can pizza dough, equivalent to 1 large pizza
4 oz. mozzarella, shredded or cut into small squares as wide as your tomatoes 20-24 cherry or grape tomatoes2 Tbsp. butter, melted 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a pie plate with cooking spray.
If using canned pizza dough, use a pizza slicer to cut dough into 24 equal squares. If using homemade pizza dough, break off dough into about 24 walnut-sized pieces and then stretch each to become a 3-inch or so circle.
Make each of the bites by slicing a tomato in two lengthwise, and then sandwiching a piece of cheese and a torn piece of basil between the tomato halves. Then gently place the little tomato sandwich in the center of the pizza dough, and wrap the dough around it to make a ball. Pinch the ends together so that they are secure, then place each ball seam-side-down in the greased pie pan. Repeat with remaining ingredients until the pan is full. Brush the tops of the little dough balls with melted butter, then sprinkle with the dried oregano.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are slightly golden. Remove and serve immediately.
Capricious told me about this great tutorial for turning a T-Shirt into a tank! It literally takes 15 - 20 minutes and the results are soooo cute (I ended up using plain cotton fabric for the strap instead of a piece of the shirt). I want to get some plain white shirts and use some funky patterned fabric for the straps and do a bow over one shoulder. So fun!
Chase has been asking about a pet lizard so we looked at bearded dragons. They are soooo cute as babies and if they stayed that small we would probably already have one but as you can see they get A LOT bigger. Hmmmmmm......
I just finished The Butterfly Cabinet. It isn't the type of book I typically read but it was short and interesting. It would be a very good book club book because it would raise plenty of good discussions.