Monday, February 18, 2008

It's been a while since I posted

It has been a fairly busy week here but I did completely finish the diaper bag and it turned out really well. I bought some more Pellon and I plan to make one more at least - I figure I need one for myself now.

I also made this little bag from the Winsome Baby - Art to Heart pattern book. This is a little bag to hold a couple of diapers and some wet nappys -- isn't it cute. I am going to make a little changing pad as well with the blue and green fabric.

But I decided I need a little change of pace for a while. I started on this little Japanese fabric wall hanging. It isn't that big - 14" x 36" So I pulled out all my Japanese fat quarters and such and scanned the pattern into the computer. It is all going to be hand appliqued - so something I can work on instead of the Dear Jane -LOL!!

I don't usually post recipes on my blog but I made the best muffins last weekend. I like to have some muffins to take to work with me for morning coffee. I have a terrible time finding the exact recipe that I like and for the things that I have in the cupboard, so I made up my own recipe to use a couple of old bananas and some oat bran and ground flax, and to use up some really hard crunchy Kashi cereal that Jim bought at Costco. The Kashi cereal is like a granola - so I would think any old granola would work - just to add a bit of crunch instead of adding nuts. So - since it is my own recipe I thought I would share it.

Pam's Muffins

2 cups flour
1/2 cup Oat bran
1/2 cup ground flax
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup sugar

Mix dry ingredients well together

Add to dry ingredients
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots or raisins
1 cup Kashi cereal

Mix wet ingredients

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup oil
2 tsp Vanilla
3 mashed bananas

Combine wet and dry ingredients
Add some frozen berries

Bake in muffin tins at 350 for 20 minutes

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  1. Sooooooooo, you're making a diaper bag for yourself! Hummmmmmmm is there anything you should be telling us? LOL Geez, I have everything except the Kashi! Love the little bag! Will you also be making a little bag to go with your diaper bag? Gosh, you've got my curiosity going! lol Have a great evening! Oh.... you really ought to be having those muffins with milk! ;o) LOL

  2. Lovely little bag. Do you know already if it is a boy or a girl?
    I am a sweet tooth. You can be sure I will try you muffins.

  3. That's a pretty diaper bag. The pattern is great as well - it is one I am hoping to make someday - I look forward to seeing yours.

  4. Great diaper bag...I have a new grandbaby on the way and I think I'll be making one of those! Thanks for the great muffine recipe. It's sounds wonderful.

  5. Thank you for sharing your muffin recipe - just one question, what is Kashi? I've never heard of it before.

  6. I am slowly getting around to my favorite blogs. Your diaper bag is wonderful!!! I love the frog bag. When is the baby due again?

  7. Hello Pam!
    Just stopping by to read your pages. I found you over at Jeanne's blog this morning.

  8. Love the frog, so cut. The Japanese project looks fun.

  9. The frog is so adorable, what a fun project. Your new Japanese project looks like it will be a nice change from that complicated bag.

    Thanks for the recipe, I love muffins.

  10. I actually have the ingredients to make your muffin recipe. I'm going to make them. Thank you.

    I like the wall hanging that you have planned. My mother would like something like that but she wants some black in it. There is a shop in WI that carries the fabrics that I need. I have nothing, batiks and regular cottons.

    Enjoyed your family photos on the sidebar. Nice touch to your blog.

    I am hoping that the next couple of days will be the end of our extreme cold for the winter, I can dream!

  11. Recipe sounds good. I am thinking what I have in my cupboard and what I can "flub in" with to make up the difference. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh and I forgot to say I like the take-along bag. :o)

  13. The little diaper bag is precious. And those muffins sound really good.

  14. I love the little frog bag. That is adorable! You are making a diaper bag for you to use as a diaper bag? Did I miss something?

    I love your Japanese fabric project. Is that in the same book with the hexagon one? This will be really pretty - I've seen it in a store in Washington.

    The muffins look yummy!

  15. Hi Pam, love the diaper bag..what a great idea, and the second idea that occurred to you is just as good!
    I think your Japanese piece will be alot of fun after Dear Jane stuff *VBS*
    The muffins sound great...I also love a muffin in the morning. Hard to find really good recipes for them. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Finn

  16. The wall hanging looks stunning. I am looking forward to seeing your version. The diaper bag looks very cute. Take care.

  17. Good to see you using some Japanese fabrics Pam. I've seen that wallhanging before, so I know it will be lovely.

  18. Can't wait to try your muffins. I love good muffins but usually don't indulge because I figure they aren't that healthy. These look like they would be a good healthy breakfast. I always have that Kashi cereal around - I like it for breakfast too.