Wednesday, April 25, 2007

another apron and cookie of the week

Mama owl, baby owl! This is my entry for the March/April tie one on. The theme, rick rack. I really didn't know if I was going to do this, however when we were in Florida my mother came across my grandmothers rick rack, and asked me if I wanted it. Well, of course! I made these while there, and since my mother doesn't have a fabric store around, we hit her linen closet. These are made from old pillow cases. The owls are made out of a few scraps my mom had in her stash. The inspiration for the owls came from my friend, Merrit, who was having a "meet and greet" for her new precious baby, Finn. She made invitations with the cutest little owls on them. Hopefully she will get back to blogging soon to show you!
These are actually now very special considering they have my mothers pillow cases and my grandmothers rick rack. I guess I will have to make my sisters each one!
We finally got back to our cookie of the week. Charlie got to choose, and he chose:
Butterscotch Chips
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Heat oven to 350. Mix sugar, butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Add flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat until dough forms. Stir in chips.
Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

31 comments:

Sarah said...

Yum! Even after all that cake and cupcakes last weekend, I still have room for a cookie. What a lovely tradition!

What a nice way to preserve pieces from the past — make them into something new.

KeanaLee said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I bet your mom would love one too!

kim said...

Very inventive! I love the green gingham. How do you stay so thin with all the cookies? Not fair!

sunneshine said...

I love the aprons - you are very creative! And those are some of my favorite cookies ever!!

Devonshire said...

Those aprons are way too cute! Fantastic job and cookies - love them!

Kara said...

I can see it now...I whole family of owls. Too cute. It is so great that you were able to pull together fabrics from your grandmother and mother. That sure makes it two special aprons.

Those cookies look amazing. Darn you!

Scoutj said...

I wanna cookie!

Asa said...

Oh, yummy - will have to try out that recipe. Lovely aprons.

Asaknitter
www.knittingnutter.com

Kaet said...

those aprons are really special, i think your sisters each need one too! maybe even make one for mom and grandma!

Sonya said...

Mmmm. Cookies! And what a score, your grandmother's ric rac! So fitting to make a mother-daughter apron set.

shelly d said...

Your the bomb!!!! Of course I want one :)

erin said...

those aprons are so darling! really, if i had a sewing machine, i would run upstairs and copy it. not really, but you know what i mean. :)

hege said...

Such pretty, cheerful aprons! The owls are awesome, I love rick-rack, it's just fun. And those cookies look scrumptious...

tiennie said...

Too too cute!!! Love the owls!

Anonymous said...

Those are the most adorable aprons. The cookie recipes that you post look delicious. I am wondering if you are using the trans-fat free shortening and if so, which brand? Have you ever substituted butter instead? Did they turn out? Sorry so nosey, I just want to use the recipes but I don't use shortening...I love your blog!

Windy Knitty said...

The aprons are just adorable--especially with the fabric/rick rack from your mom and grandmother.

mle said...

So cute!! that is so awesome to have unique aprons that have some history!
I'm going to have to try those cookies too. I love butterscotch!

Betsy said...

Those aprons are wonderful! I love that they match but are not exactly the same and great use of rick-rack! April has totally gotten away from me--I so wanted to do this one. aach, you can only do so much, right?

opportunityknits said...

Pretty handmade vintage aprons! The butterfly on your daughter's T shirt is so pretty too!

Hege said...

Love your aprons!

a blossom knits said...

Awww, mama and daughter matching aprons . . I love it!! That's so special. I remember putting on my Grammy's aprons while we'd cook. She'd laugh so hard because they'd go to the floor on me! Years later, after she passed . . I was going through some drawers and found her aprons. They were so small! I miss my Grammy every day. These memories are so special . . your daughter will always remember all the love and care that you put into making things for and with her. My mom wasn't so crafty and I don't have any memories like that . . other than she used to read to me a lot (she's a teacher). I plan on sharing homemade things with my children.

I really like your daughter's butterfly tshirt!!! Where did she get that? Oh . . let me guess . . someone made that. ;)

Stacey said...

so cute!!

mmmm - butterscotch is one of my favorites!

rustic roots said...

okay girl! I've updated the blog. Of course, I didn't get to the owl situation yet. That's on another computer. I love love love the aprons!!! Great job! :)

lucy said...

Wow! Those are the just adorable aprons! I love the rickrack trim. It gives a really nice touch. Delicious cookies too.

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, those are the cutest aprons I've seen!!!! Who knew rick-rack could look so good!!

Alisha said...

Great aprons!!

I just did butterscotch chips in our regular chocolate chip cookies today...so good. I took pictures and plan on sharing soon.

betsy said...

So cute, I hope you frame that picture!

So Much Fun said...

I LOVE RICK RACK! And owls were the mascot for my highschool (how nerdy, right?). Your creativity kills me, I want to sew, any suggestions on how one starts, like machine wise? I know how to sew and thread my mom's old Singer and eveything, but have no clue where to begin since it has been a while.
P.S. I save all your cookie recipes!

Jody said...

Hi...Love your aprons! Owls are all the rage right now, you know. =) I just picked up some patterned fabric to try and make some aprons. I have no idea what I'm doing really. DO you happen to have a pattern? Is there a good place for me to pick one up? I'd love some input...if you have the time. =) Thanks for sharing- the pics and your cookie recipe too!

kelli ann said...

fab, fab, fab aprons!! what a great use for all that rick-rack: cheers!

Kristi said...

I love owl aprons, and those cookies look yummy.