I’ll be there selling embroideries! I’ll be sharing a booth with my friend Angie – she makes bags out of the cutest fabrics – you can see her stuff here! If you’re in the Oakland area you should stop by.
I was a seller last year, and it was so much fun! Patchwork is one of the nicest and busiest craft shows I’ve been able to do. Steady all day, and lots of excited shoppers. It’s a bonus that the other sellers and the folks that put it on are really sweet.
See? There’s me and Tyler being super friendly and awesome last year! Here’s to another fantastic show!! 😀 If you’d like to find out more about Patchwork, have a look at their official website.
This weekend has been nice and productive. 😀
I made a huge batch of homemade red chile sauce with pasilla chiles. (It’s so different than red sauce made from guajillo chiles – I can’t wait to make enchiladas with it!)
Tyler and I went to the nursery and bought some seeds, strawberry plants and planters. 😀 We found a box with “free lemons” written on it and it contained some of the most massive lemons I’ve ever seen, so of course I had to take three of those.
I made another loaf of whole wheat bread and I think I’ve finally perfected it. Now I can have good sandwich bread without milk – and without dropping $5 a loaf.
Roscoe is included because he is so very excited about hanging out on the back porch while we garden.
And now I’ve got to get back to embroidering – I have so many pieces left to make for Patchwork Oakland!
Dry shampoo is something I use all the time. I had been using the aerosol stuff more often, but I feel like it runs out too quickly and can leave lots of build up. The best part about this dry shampoo recipe is that it can be made with things you already have on hand! I’ve been using it for years – it works much better than cornstarch on it’s own, and it’s not stinky like baby powder.
In other words, IT IS PERFECT
Oh, and did I mention that if you use the cocoa you’ll smell like brownies? BONUS
Chocolate cream pie is my favorite sort of pie. This particular recipe has been a family favorite forever – I always loved the holidays and my birthday growing up because I knew Gram would make a chocolate cream pie. My mom now carries on the tradition for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s a favorite among my friends too. It’s fairly quick to make and I’ve never, ever had one go badly. You can even make a pudding out of it by increasing the milk by 1/4 cup.