Hi there! My name is Jody! I am a wife, mama, and own the Fabric Shoppe! I love to find BEAUTY in EVERYDAY life! I hope to inspire you here with fabrics, tutorials, recipes, and crafty inspiration! Stop back often and enjoy!
Thanks to you all for making this year an exciting new adventure. I truly enjoy reading your kind comments and emails everyday. Thanks for brightening my days. I feel blessed to have made so many new bloggy friends. And I am excited for what the coming year brings!
Annual Cookie Exchange Christmas Party with the girls! This year I made eggnog cookies for the exchange and they turned out really well. If you like eggnog you will love these!
Eggnog tea cookies
2c AP flour
2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t table salt
2 sticks unsalted butter softened
3/4 c sugar
2 t vanilla
for the icing:
2 c pdrd sugar
2 T unsalted butter softened
1 T milk
1/4 t rum flavoring or 2 T light rum
Mix flour nutmeg and salt together set aside. Cream 2 sticks of butter in another bowl until smooth. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until incorporated, then mix in the flour mixture just until blended. Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and put on prepared baking sheet 2" apart. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until firm to the touch and light brown on the edges.
Yea!! I finished up the Christmas cards. I choose a simple design with minimal stamping. After a 3 day assembly line process, the winning photo went on the inside. Now I just have to get them all addressed and stamped. No simple task!
We did a little photo shoot in my kitchen (it's the only place with natural light in the apartment). My goal was to get a few good photos for our Christmas cards. I made a little pink and green and tutu with the help of this little tutorial on youtube. The hubby helped me out making sure the baby did not fall over! Thanks babe! And even though she would not smile I think I got a few keepers. I will post our finished Christmas cards later this week.
Here's another great holiday craft! I think this is an adorable idea to make with the kids. I can see it adorning my kitchen window! I don't know how long it would last in this house though. There's a nifty tutorial here by Posie Gets Cozy. I love Alicia's blog! Hop on over there and check out the vintage village on her mantle. So very lovely!