Monthly Archives: December 2013

Homemade Christmas – Last Minute Crafts for the Mini Steams

When ever we go on vacation I try to get a chance to visit the local quilt shops. Its always fun to see what different areas of the country have in their shops. I usually try to go by myself … Continue reading

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Soup 3 and 4: Mock Cream of Tomato and Spicy Tomato Dill

So now that I have given you a whole mess of soup recipes, I have to confess. I don’t like soup. Yep. Not a fan. A few years ago my mom suggested we go to a new to me restaurant. … Continue reading

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Its all about the process – Taking the process pledge

Rosie at Fresh Modern Quilts has a challenge for us. To take the process challenge. I LOVE THIS IDEA! So many people ask me: “Shesh, Steam! Where do you get your ideas?” “How did you even come up with that?” … Continue reading

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Soup 2: Minestrone

This is one of Mr. Steam’s favorite soups. I love it because we get so many veggies into one bowl. Ms M loves it because it has carrots, beans and noodles all her favorite things. 1/2 lb ditalini pasta cooked … Continue reading

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Soup 1: Beer Cheese

Beer Cheese soup is not something I would EVER order. But I had it at a Christmas party last week and FELL IN LOVE! I asked for the recipe and it turns out that its a recipe from my favorite … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas – Gingerbread House Decorating Party

This year marked my 20th gingerbread house decorating party. And they just keep getting more fun! This is one of the mini Steam’s favorite parts of the holiday season. They have been asking for two weeks if today is the … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas – Playing Santa for a Teacher Gift

I love making gifts for the mini Steam’s teachers. I mean after all these folks are not only taking care of my kids, but they are TEACHING them! So what could be more important than letting those teachers know how … Continue reading

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Portable design board and pressing surface

Normally I sew on an L shaped desk. My Bernina sits on one leg, and I leave my cutting mat on the bend of the leg. Behind me is my pressing surface. This lets me trim blocks with out having … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas – Play Market Bags

I have been so excited about the Farmers Market that Mr. Steam and I made for the mini Steams. What is even more awesome is that the kids have been playing pretend shopping and pretend cooking all week! PERFECT TIMING! … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas – Dolly Diapers

Lil Miss M is a toy marketer’s dream. She wants everything she sees on EVERY commercial and in every toy aisle. But it is very rare for her to ask for something outside of those two situations. Doll diapers are … Continue reading

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