Archive for June, 2008

Cherry Scones!

We went out for a drive across the river and through Dutchess County yesterday. Misty Mouse found the Fork in the Road…

We found a farm stand where we bought some beautiful cherries…

Today I decided to make some cherry scones for breakfast. I have been craving scones for a couple weeks, but haven’t a fruit on hand that I wanted to try in them. In the cooler months I make them almost every weekend and have the recipe memorized… This is my recipe for the scones I made today:

Cherry Scones
preheat oven to 450 degrees
Sift together:
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. sugar, I use turbinado sugar
cut in finely:
1/4 cup cold butter
stir in:
1 partially beaten egg
1/2 cup milk, I use soy milk
2/3 cups pitted, chopped cherries

Round up on a floured surface. Knead very lightly. Pat out to about 1/2 inch thick. brush with 2-3 Tbs of milk and sprinkle 1 Tbs more sugar over top. Cut into wedges. place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Worst Blogger Award?

If there is one, I should probably get it this month. I can’t believe that I haven’t posted in weeks! It has been awfully busy around here and doesn’t look like it will be slowing down for us for at least a few months.

I have gotten some new items made for the shop! New feltidermy in sizes and colors that I have been wanting to make for a while now. I put the newest ones up on the wall yesterday to show how they look together and to compare their sizes. I love seeing them together like this!

feltidermy hung up

I finally got to make a new plush from a pattern I have been developing. I have been wanting to make dogs for a while now. I decided to start with a greyhound, I just love their graceful lines. Today I finished Zip and added him to the shop.

greyhound plush

Finally our big news that has been keeping us busy… We are moving! My husband and I are both originally from Illinois. We moved to New York almost 8 years ago, when he started grad school at SUNY New Paltz. As much as we have loved it here, we are feeling the pull towards home. We have decided on Chicago. Both of us have wanted to live their since we were children, now feels like the right time to do it.

We would love any help or advice that could be given by any of you who may live in Chicago. We will need a 2 bedroom apartment for September that is cat and dog friendly. We are looking for a safe neighborhood with things to do and hopefully a dog park.

Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting more frequently now that I have figured out a summer schedule. Have a great weekend!

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The Cuteness of Hedgehogs

I’ve been working on figuring out a pattern for one of these for quite a while. Hopefully soon I will have it worked out for the shop.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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