Saturday, August 8, 2015

Paper Crafting for Fall






I like living in Utah for the changing of the seasons.  As unbelievable as it may seem, we actually had snow on the mountains around us a couple of weeks ago (Mid July).  It has been a cooler summer for us in Northern Utah.  Three times this last week, we woke up to a house that was very cool.  The temperature in the house has been between 65-68 degrees.  I even wore my sweater all day today.

So, as the weather changes so does my art work.  I made something to share with everyone.  It is a paper cutting project.  If you are interested in this paper cutting file let me know in my comments and I will send you a copy.  For now enjoy the changing of the seasons wherever you are.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween Party Food, Wacky Cake

Here are some easy to make, delicious to eat chocolate cupcakes.  My mom gave this recipe to me almost 45 years ago.  It is still a favorite.  I really like the cake the second day.  I always double the batch so it will fit into a 9" X 13" baking pan.  No eggs, No butter, No milk, so easy and yummy! Here is a link from the internet for the recipe. The link I have had on my blog got changed, so I have been sending you to a cake with eggs, butter and milk. Not to take any more chances. A quick search on the internet will yield a recipe for Wacky Cake.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Party Ideas

I have had so much fun designing new projects for Halloween.  I found these little rubber squeaker rats at the Dollar Tree here in Utah.  I loved them.  When it came time to put the party together, it just didn't seem right that they did not have an outfit.  So with paper and scissors, party hats and costumes were designed.  They look great, now they just want to dive into all of the treats.

This Trick or Treat Mini banner printable is available in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Party Banner


Okay it is official October is here!  I love October, I love the changing colors, the pumpkins, hay bales, fall leaves and anticipation.  I can hardly wait for Halloween.  I have been busy all last month getting ready to add my new designs to my blog and my Etsy shop.  Deb's Cottage Etsy Shop

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Vintage Fall Clip Art

I love it when coincidences happen!  I was cleaning through some boxes in my work area today when I found an envelope that had a booklet in it for vintage paper flowers.  A little piece of paper dropped out of the booklet and onto the floor.  I picked up the aged, fragile, folded piece of paper. It was a news paper clipping.  I looked for a date but could not find one (I am always one to wonder about all of the what ifs?).  The clipping had a few poems on it, many of them about fall. Talk about timing!  Next, my phone rings, it's my husband on his way to Park City, Utah to sell apples at Park Silly. He tells me that the leaves in the canyons are turning colors and wants to know if I want to go on a fall drive to take pictures of the beautiful scenery.  He has been helping a friend on the weekends who owns a fruit orchard.  He tells me that the fruit from that orchard in unique in that it sits over a natural underground aquifir, which provides consistent mineral rich water to the trees.
It's official, fall is in the air, temperatures are dropping.  Time to bake a fresh apple pie.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Scenes

I have memtioned before how much I love the fall.  My daughter took some amazing pictures that I want to share with you.  So beautiful! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Farmer's Market

The sights, sounds, smells, and the people make the Salt Lake Downtown Farmer's Market so much fun.  My husband plays his accordion there on Saturdays as a street musician.  He is so talented. This year, he is helping a friend sell his orchard of peaches.  He slices mouth watering samples of the fruit then tells everyone "this is not a sample, it is a temptation".  Needless to say he is usually able to sell a whole truck of fruit every Saturday.