Wednesday, May 16, 2007

More Good Things

These pillowcase bags are very addicting. They can be made in about an hour, or maybe even less if you're really good. I had no hubby today to model it though! This one took a little longer, because Isaiah learned how to climb up on the couch and take things off the end table. Needless to say, he needed a little more supervision after that. Well, actually, after I found him trying to drink out of a teacup candle I had there.

Speaking of teacup candles, I made some more last night. I love making these! My thrift store always has the best teacups. I haven't had the heart to make these ones into candles because they're so pretty. But they need to be made into something, any ideas??
Saturday John and I enjoyed some good BBQ and yummy margaritas. I had originially wanted to make the Watermelon Basil margarita from Martha, but I had no basil, so I modified the recipe to my liking.

Watermelon Margaritas


1/2 cup tequila ( I used sauza silver)

1/4 orange flavor liquer (I used Grand Marnier)

Juice of 4 limes

2 tablespoons of simple syrup

Cut the watermelon into 1 inch cubes (doesn't have to be exact) and place in the freezer. You can leave these in until they are solid like ice cubes, but I only left mine in for about 1/2 an hour and it worked out just fine. If you would like your margarita more "frozen" just add some ice cubes. Add the watermelon and rest of ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth. Serve in a glass with a sugared rim.


lera said...

I really love the tote. I'm going to have to make some. I have plenty of pillowcases (and totes, actually). I printed the directions off the MS website.

Heidijayhawk said...

just picked up the new MSL and haven't even opened it yet! i can't wait to make one of those totes! and a tutorial for the candles please!!! if you have the time that is!

Karyn said...

See??? Pillowcase totes are addictive! I love your latest, so pretty!

Christina J. said...

I love the tote - it's adorable! I love that magazine. Sigh.

Anina said...

Your thrift store has great pillowcases too! I might have to get that magazine. I think I'll just subscribe, actually.

Jess said...

I am loving that pillowcase tote. It's even cuter than Martha's!
Thanks for the Watermelon Margarita recipe, now I know what I'm having on Saturday!

beki said...

Your totes are so cute! I think I need to pick that issue of Martha.
I'm seriously drooling over your margaritas. Yum!!

Tips Of All Sorts said... about using the teacups as planters, jelly molds or bird feeders ?
Clara :-)

Anonymous said...

super de duper idea for the tea cups and you still can use them to drink out of....put one of those big vinyl covered cup hooks on either side of a curtain, then hang the cup from it. you can lay the curtain behind the cup for curtain tiebacks.easy peasy!
and i am lovin your thrift stores...where do you live????