Thursday, August 27, 2009

Name Change

So, I'm working on my etsy account again. I let it go there for awhile, but now I'm back with a whole new name and new vision for it's future. Presenting: Poppies & Poetry.

Handmade whimsy for your pleasure. Stop by. I plan to be loading it up with all kinds of goodies over the next week or so.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lemon Obsession!

As I may have already mentioned I love all things lemon...especially desserts!

I found this recipe recently on and it is now my new favorite. So easy to make and has the most gourmet result for minimal effort. The top bakes up into sort of a light angel food cake and the bottom becomes a rich lemon sauce. Perfection!!

Embarassingly enough, the damage done to this is all done by me. Don't judge, once you taste this you will not be able to restrain yourself without help. I promise!

Lemon Pudding Cake:

4 eggs, separated
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup white sugar
(I cut sugar downfrom original recipe)
1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk

Beat together egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon rind, and butter or margarine until thick and lemon colored. Combine sugar, flour, and salt; add alternately with milk to the yolk mixture, beating well after each addition.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Blend egg whites into batter on low speed of electric mixer. Pour into 8 inch square baking dish.
Place a pan of hot water in the oven, and set the baking dish into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Kitchen Towel to Fab Pillow

During one of my many yard sale-ing days this summer I picked up this super cute Anthropologie kitchen towel for just 25 cents.

What a steal, right?

Well it was just too cute to wipe greasy hands on, so in as little as 10 minutes I transformed it into a pillow.

I know I've seen this done out there before as well as an instance where someone turned an Anthropologie towel into kitchen curtains.

Super cute results when you start thinking outside the box!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Plain Awesomeness!

Not sure if awesomeness is an actual word, but that's exactly what came to mind when I saw this:

A Pacman grooms cake by the domesic scientist. This would be absolutely great for any occasion in my book (-the bride and groom)! Genious!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

TuuuuTuuuu CUTE!

I made two tutus, matching monogram shirts and coordinating hairbows for two very special little ladies of a close friend of mine a few weeks ago. They wore them on vacation to the Isle of Palms and so these stunning pictures were born:

Thanks and kudos to the stylist, Jill (Mom) and lead photographer, Vince (Dad) for these adorable shots.

Vince happens to be a very talented photographer. Check him out at

I just ♥ making these!