Friday, July 30, 2010
Welcome blog friends. I hope everyone is getting a break from the heat! I have another shop from the great Dirt Road Team for you to visit. Please stop by Donna's shop called Valentine Fiber Art. With over 900 hearts and over 300 sales, you will see why she is so successful. Donna makes the most incredible one of kind owls, pot holders, jewelry Kanzashi, crochet cotton cloths. Check out the crochet trivets for your table. Donna does amazing work, and you will be very please with what she has to offer. Remember you can type "drat dirtroadteam" into the search bar to find more unique shops from a great team. Come back next Friday to find another great shop.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 10:17 AM
Monday, July 26, 2010
Welcome blog friends. I have three more wonderful shops from the Old Farmhouse Group for you to check out. Get something cold to drink, and have a great visit. The first shop is Choose Moose Primitives Designs, where you will find ornies, bowl fillers, from candy corn to candy canes all made from fabric. What has been made from fabric is amazing! The next shop is Country Primitives, where Nikki makes very large pumpkins, witches boots and make do's. The pumpkins are very large and would add to your fall season decor. The last shop is Crow Ridge Hollow, here you will find a large collection of hand painted items. Check out the cell phone charging station. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift, and we all have those cell phones, and I pods! When you are done with your visit remember you can type in OFG Team into the search bar for more amazing artist from the OFG Team. Come back next Monday for three more great shops.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 8:18 AM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Hello blog friends. Hope everyone is doing well with the heat, and storms. Get something cold to drink and visit the Dirt Road Team. Today please stop by the shop of T.L. Fisher, called Fisher Art Works. You will find a large collection of wild animals. Original done in pastel and acrylic, you can order a print in the size that would work for you home. Starting her art career in the Virgin Island, and now in Idaho since 2004, there are many pictures for you to pick from. Take a look at the Eagle Eyes, you will get the feeling he is watching over you. Maybe is watching over this great country! Also type in "drat dirtroadteam" into the search bar on Etsy, and find more artist and their amazing work.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 7:54 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Bread in a Jar
To make you must use a jar with no shoulders, they are sold here has freezer jars.
Using your favorite quick bread, bake in a jar, and enjoy later, with out freezing. First mix up your bread. Using clean jars, spray cooking spray on the inside of the jars. Sprinkle sugar on the inside, and coat the sides of the jar. Add you bread mix, and bake 30 - 60 minutes. Watch to see when it is done. Depending on the size of your jar the time can vary. While the bread is baking, boil your lids for about 3 minutes. When the bread is done carefully remove from oven, place lid on top, the screw on the rings. The heat from the jar, and the lids will seal itself. Add a cute label and enjoy. Great gift to give to some one who is moving into a new home, shipping overseas, or at Christmas time.
2 cups peeled and grated raw zucchini
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups shifted flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Beat eggs until foamy. Beating oil, sugar and vanilla, and mix well. Beat in grated zucchini. Shift flour with salt, cinnamon, soda, and baking powder. Beat into 1st mixture, and then fold in nuts if desired. Bake in jars quarts 60 minutes at 325. Loaf pans 60-70 minutes at 325.
Enjoy and save money!
Posted by Rose Clawson at 9:27 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Posted by Rose Clawson at 8:53 AM
Hello friends! With the heat wave going around, please be careful! When you come in from the heat please get something cold to drink and visit the three shops I have for you today! The first shop belongs to Joy from Bee Joyful Quilts. You will find quilt patterns, and my personal favorite is the Joy of Sudoku. I love doing Sudoku puzzles and this is a fun quilt to put together. The next shop is Briar Patch Primitives. Filled with prim dolls, please take a good look at the prairie dolls, made from new material, aged to perfection. The last shop is Cats Designs, where Charlene makes signs, hand painted items, totes, and Raggedy Annie. After you visit these shops remember you can type ofg team into the search bar on Etsy, and finds more wonderful shops with handmade items. Great way to cool off!
Posted by Rose Clawson at 8:01 AM
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Hello! It is time to meet another member of the Dirt Road Team on Etsy. Please take a minute to visit the shop of Wise Owl Handprints. Amy does block printing from her own designs that she carves. Her wild life is so life like, and amazing. Her cards will be in a gallery in the south of France that is opening 8/14. So if you are in France next month, stop by for a visit. Check out the beauty and grace of the lilac swan, and if you can not decide which one you like the best, look at the great assortment pack. Amy carves wolverines, toads, whopping crane, eagles, owls, bison, and many more. Enjoy your visit and remember you can type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar for many more amazing artist. Have a great and wonderful weekend!
Posted by Rose Clawson at 7:30 AM
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
http://www.etsy.com/shop/adorablecc or you can go to her shop by way of the Etsy mini I have on the side bar. Thank you so much for picking my name, and having this wonderful give away!
Posted by Rose Clawson at 6:47 PM
Posted by Rose Clawson at 6:05 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Hello! Each Monday I find some shops from the Old Farmhouse Gathering team for you to visit. So get something cold to drink, and have fun visiting these shops. The first is Artbyme, where you will find one of kind Halloween make dos. Next we find Ashley's Trinkets, with great key fobs, some vintage items, and home decor. Last we will stop at Bear Mountain Prims and find some primitive pillows, grubby jars, and a Prairie Bonnet. Remember you can type in OFG Team into the search bar for more great shops from a great team. With the holiday coming fast, great way to get some shopping done, while sipping something cold to drink, and in your slippers. Does not get any better!
Posted by Rose Clawson at 7:55 AM
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hello, and please take a minute to visit the shop of Donnarose. A self taught artist working in acrylics, water colors, and oil, Donnarose paints wonderful flowers, pet pictures, and fan blades. This is a great way to add color to a room, if you do not have the wall space for a picture.. Plus she also works in jewelry, making crocheted wire cuffs bracelets, earrings and bookmarks. Everything is original made by her. You will find more great shops from the Dirt Road Team, by typing drat dirtroadteam into the search bar on Etsy.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 7:31 AM
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Posted by Rose Clawson at 11:35 AM
Monday, July 5, 2010
Welcome to Monday and the Old Farmhouse Gathering. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th, and enjoyed some fireworks. Please visit the three shops I have for you today. The first shop is Adorable Country Classics, where you will find many hand painted items, plus a shop banner. The next shop belongs to Apple Tree Cottage with hand painted items also. The last shop is Art Pod Studios where you will find copper plant tags. The holiday season will be here soon, so if you are taking a break from the heat, stop by for a visit. Get something cold to drink and enjoy your visit. The Old Farmhouse Gathering has over 100 shops offering everything from soup to nuts.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 9:50 AM
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Posted by Rose Clawson at 3:07 PM
Friday, July 2, 2010
Welcome and I have to wish the USA a Happy Birthday. Be safe this weekend, and enjoy your time with family and friends. Before you run off to the picnic and firework show, stop by the shop of Mountain Home Pottery. Liz working with clay, a potters wheel, makes one of kind pottery. They are similar in shape and size but the firing gives each one its own markings. Check out how she presses old doily's into the clay to make an impression. Then look at the bowl with the fall leaves around the outside edge. This would look wonderful on your table for the autumn season. Enjoy your visit with Liz, and remember you can type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar on Etsy for more great shops.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 8:55 AM
Thursday, July 1, 2010
12 cups berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc) Use one kind or mix them up.
5 to 7 cups sugar
Wash all fruit, place in a pan, mash well (potato masher works well).
On low heat start to cook down, when the juices start to flow start adding the sugar. After you add the 5 cups check to see how sweet it is, if you use the full 7 cups it will also be a little more thicker.
Cook to it starts to boil, and the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Place in a blender, or run though a food mill. A food mill will leave you with juice, the blender will give you some pieces of fruit. I like a little fruit in mine, but this is up to you.
While the syrup is cooling down, get your jars and lids ready.
Return the blended juice to your pot and heat to boiling again.
Fill each jar to about a 1/2" from the top.
Water bath 1/2 pints 10 minutes, pints 15 minutes. Remove from canner, and listen to your lids pop.
There are great web site with basic canning directions if this is new to you.
12 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups powder milk
2 tablespoons salt
3/4 cup baking powder
Mix together, and place in a tightly sealed container.
To make pancakes use
1 1/2 cups of the above mix
1 egg beaten
1 cup water
2 tablespoon salad oil
Mix well, cook on a hot grill, serve hot with butter, and your homemade syrup.
Some of the mix, with syrup, would make a wonderful gift to a co worker, neighbor, friend, or a elderly person on your list. Place in a basket, gift bag, or wrap up in a dish towel, with a new wooden spoon. The best part is you can read what you are eating!
Some gifts done! I will have some more fresh from the garden or farm market ideas for the holidays.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 7:08 PM