Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Have Been Busy

I finally got back out into my strawberry patch today. Boy was it HOT!!! I try to go out early in the morning to pick them, but today it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to pick them. This is my 5th picking. I got 1 whole entire Wal-mart bag and 1/2 of another of strawberries today. I haven't made a pie yet, hopefully this weekend. I did try to make smoothies the other night, but they were a bit thick and tart. I'm sure there is a recipe out there on how to make them better, so I am going to look. I have already given some away... but it looks like I'll also be making jam this weekend too. I would love to share with all of you, but we make freezer jam and I don't think it would work to well to ship. LOL.

Here's a pic of my strawberry patch today...

This is two nights ago pickings the 4th one...

So then I promised myself I would find time to craft these past few days. Work has been rough the chief is out of town, so I get to deal with a bunch of immature men who do not like a woman being in charge. (That's a whole other story) So I craft to take my mind off of it. And so I made up these little girls. They will be listed on my website either tonight or tomorrow. I am so tickled on how they came out. I am going to name each one and attach a tag to them when they are adopted.

I also coffee stained my little apron and bonnet set today. These too will be listed on my website. I have found I need to start selling some things instead of hoarding it all. LOL. I am running out of room for new stuff. So keep checking back on my website for new items. Anyway, thought I'd show the apron and bonnet. Again this is my own pattern.

I know I promised pictures of my cleaned up craft room, but after I made these girls it's a mess again. So I will pick it up and try again. Then I'll take pictures. I promise.
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Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks for visiting today...I love your strawberry garden, and your dolls are wonderfu

Blessings Rondell

This Country Girl said...

Wow, I wish I had a strawberry garden. I just had this conversation with my mom. We love freezer jam. If you ever have strawberry freezer jam, you'll think there IS NO OTHER kind! It's simply the best! We were just discussing trying to make some. My aunt that usually makes us some was telling us that it really isn't that hard. I'm going to learn because I love that stuff!


Doreen said...

Hello. Look at those yummy berries!!! Love your prairie dolls and the apron and bonnet you made are wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by to say hello, do come back anytime :)


plain*worker*primitives said...

Hahah OMG! I have 4 strawberry plants, and I think my Jamie has had 3-4 berries total! It's a sin lol I guess next year I will go for more plants or something. yours look great! Love the dolls too!


kmclaughlin said...

i love the dolls and the apron!!
well, i love all your goodies!!
hugs, kim