Pom Pom Hearts: Fun, Fuzzy, & Unforgettable

Pom Pom Hearts: Fun, Fuzzy, & Unforgettable

Do you have yarn in baskets, bags, boxes or tucked away in the closet of your craft space? Pom pom makers (Click here for a four pack.) are the perfect way to transform that random yarn into something beautiful. I recently hosted a craft day with some of my favorite people; where we created some gorgeous pom pom hearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Check out my YouTube videos on how to create a stunning heart for your home. Supplies Needed: Variety of yarn Pom pom makers in two sizes Plastic canvas 5 mesh Ribbon Misc. Tools: Scissors, sharpie, thin crochet hook (optional) Basic Steps: Create the pom poms for your heart. View video 1. Cut the plastic canvas to the designed shaped. The numbers below are described in the video. View video 2. 29 up 2 over 10 up 1 over 5 up 9 on the diagonal 11 over 9 on the diagonal 14 down Repeat for the other half Tie the pom poms to the plastic canvas. View video 3. Hang with a ribbon. End of video 3. Check out some of the hearts that were made during the craft day. Thanks ladies for letting me share your amazing creations.   Talk to you...
Buttery Roll: Best Compliment to Any Winter Soup

Buttery Roll: Best Compliment to Any Winter Soup

I love winter soups! The ones filled with savory meats, tons of veggies, and hardy grains like barley and quinoa. The only thing better than a warm filling soup is the soft, buttery roll that is used to sop up the last of the broth at the bottom of the bowl. Soup is a great winter food and even though TN is experiencing a heat wave of 70 degrees in January, I can image it’s cold and that I need a bowl of soup and buttery roll. I have been making bread since I was young. You can imagine with 12 people in the house that bread was a staple and much more economical to have made than try to purchase. Bread making was an all day process and usually involved a bowl large enough to sled in. My old bread recipe produced a hardy bread worthy of dipping but I was looking for something a bit softer. There is a fine line between a bread that chips a tooth, and bread that doesn’t wilt away in soup with one small dunk and I think my sister Deidre may have found it. Courtesy of her friend JoAnn!   Now Deidre lives in a place where winter soup is not only good but necessary for survival; North Dakota. Not sure if you have seen the weather for ND but snow is quite abundant there this winter. SO much so that her and her four kids are often snowed in for 3 or 4 days at a time. Her lovely roll recipe is a perfect accompaniment to a meaty beef stew or cheesy potato soup....