Thursday, July 28, 2011

Home Made Ice Cream

One thing on the summer list was to make ice cream.
I thought I would take a little different spin on it.  When I was in junior high I learned how to make ice cream in a can.  My sister and I would roll it back and forth to each other and had tons of fun.  Plus, got to eat delicious ice cream.  So I thought we could do that as a little activity!  Great idea, right?
Well, I didn't have any cans but found lots of different recipes online on how to do ice cream in freezer bags.  So that sounded just as good.  And we gave it a go. 
We filled our bags with all the ingredients.  Put ice and salt in the bigger freezer bag and started mushing it around.  Then we kept mushing it around.  And still mushed it.
After the 5 minutes when it was suppose to be done it was still just milk.  So we kept at it.
This was so messy!!!  Water was dripping everywhere.  Bags were popping open.  Hands were frozen.  But we were still smiling.
Finally after 15 minutes we checked it out....Still just milk.
Sadly, we ended up throwing it all out and dishing us up some not-so-homemade- mint chocolate chip ice cream.
We will mark this little activity down as a great big
I do need to mention that Miss C was a great sport the entire time.

Have you ever tried this?  Did it work for you?  What could I have done wrong?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer List

Did you make a summer to-do list this year?
We did!  And it's been lots of fun checking off activities we have done.
Ours is nothing too fancy.
The kiddos came up with most of the ideas.
It's my menu board I made a while back.  It's just a frame that I glued fabric to cardboard, added a little ric-rac, then placed behind the glass.  It's worked perfect for our summer list. 
It happily sits here, Information Central.
I must have been standing funny.  Everything looks like it's leaning a little...
Hope you are having lots of fun this summer!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Onesie Dress and Tiny Shoes

One of my bestest friends had a beautiful baby girl not too long ago and I decided to try and make something special.  I haven't made clothing for a long time so I was a littler nervous!  But they turned out so cute!
Little details:

Double stitching, contrasting fabric.
The onesie is still all intact so you can button it right up and it stays in place.
The part I was most excited about though was the shoes...
Oh, tiny shoes are so adorable! 
I love the pleats!
I found the pattern for these adorable shoes at homespun-threads
She had a bunch of other patterns I want to try.
One more picture for you,
Thanks for stopping by!