Thursday, July 23, 2015

Instagram

Hello! I am having a little GIVE-AWAY on Instagram :) So, if you are on there, you should check out my feed @stufdmonsters. I also added a slideshow of pics over here ---------> 
For any of you that aren't :)
Up for grabs is Melly, this fluffy pink monster! Melly is about 8" tall, and is a little shy. She loves ham sandwiches, grape bubblegum, thumb wars, and sheds a little. A lint roller is great to have on hand :) If you LOVE her, and are on instagram, all you have to do is be a follower of stufdmonsters, and comment on Melly's pic! Winner will be drawn on Sunday (July 26th).
Good Luck! xx

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rrrrrexor!

Argyle sweaters are my FAVE. And this 3D guy was also a fave. I haven't ever made one all attached in one piece like Rexy (my nickname for him). He would stand on his own, was extra hugable, and I wanted to keep him.. what's new. He has since been adopted, but I'm sure he is loving his new sunny surroundings, while armed with ant spray.  
Yes, he hates ants. Loves hugs... and Dinosaurs. Well, on the big screen, he doesn't think he would ever want to actually meet one, not the bird ones anyhow. Dinosour's though, best candy eva!
To show how awesomely BIG he is, here he is pictured with his friend Ferl. Ferl was a little afraid of him, then they shared a grilled cheese, and bff's they became :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer!

Hello! Happy July :)
Markets are one of my fave things in the summer. Unfortunately I haven't been able to stock enough monsters to sell at a market, but we still enjoy touring the Red Deer Farmers Market most Saturdays. I have signed up for one Sale this year, in Calgary in September, I will post more on that soon!
It's been SUPER HOT in Alberta. Like, take to the basement and hibernate hot. Sherman has been keeping cool though ;)

Sewing newbies nearly every day. Summit Lodge is still adopting monsters, which again, has been so awesome. I've had great feedback from all over the world! I've been trying to post more on instagram, so if you want to follow, look up "stufdmonsters".
Hope you're having an awesome summer! I am sure Sherman will be up to some new adventures soon, will post pics ;)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rhubarb Muffins

These are so good! I adapt this recipe depending on what ingredients I have on hand, and they ALWAYS turn out tasty! I've included the "original" though, if you want to try it. 
 
Ingredients :
1 1/4 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil ( I used 1/4 cup Oil / 3/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce )
1 Egg 
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Buttermilk (Substitute by mixing : 1 tbsp Lemon in 1 Cup Milk, Let sit 10 min)
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Rhubarb
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda 
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Baking Powder

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet in another. Add dry to wet, do not over mix. Fill greased muffin tins and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. They usually take the full 25 if you are using the applesauce.  Let cool.

The Topping = The Best Part
Mix 1/2 cup Sugar, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, and 2 tbsp Butter.
 Spread a little (or a lot) on each muffin. 

Devour! Or... At least that's what my family does :) xx

Friday, May 22, 2015

Nelly & Nib

I found these super cute tiny socks in grey, red, & back. I thought I would do a couple mom/baby combos :) I have made a few of these previously, but it's been forever!

See, so little!! The mom, is made from a sweater sleeve :)
Once I had them stitched up, I used part of a sock to sew a little pouch on, for the baby to fit in.
And here you have Nelly and her little guy Nib :)

You can find them here, in my etsy shop! xx 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring!

Hello! Happy April, soon to be May. My blogging hasn't gotten any better... I'm still working on that. I've been sewing daily, with majority of my monsters going to Summit Lodge :)

Normally I would have some lovely flower pics of plants popping up in my beds. But my yard has been massacred, & my perennials are in pots... deep breaths! - We have a summer project on the go :)
This little guy moved to Hawaii last week, I can see why he's so happy!

Always seeking different looks for the wooly grey guys. I do like these antlers :) Gives them character for sure!

If you are on instagram, you can find my feed by searching "stufdmonsters", lots of new faces there. I will continue to try and update my Etsy shop regularily, which just hit 200 sales. HOORAY! As well as my Made Urban.

I am really hoping to do a Red Deer market or two this summer! Will be posting more on that when I know. xx 

Friday, February 13, 2015

More Mocha Cupcakes!

I made a couple batches of these for a Valentines treat, using my fave, previously blogged Mocha recipe. So, you need, Betty Crocker Cake Mix :
To this, I added 1 cup of Buttermilk, 4 Eggs, and 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
 
I think the trickiest part is evenly distributing the mix among 24 tins! Bake according to directions on the box, 20 minutes at 350 in my case.

Now, the icing I whipped up in my Mix Master (you can use a bowl and electric mixer as well), and it was a little messy, so there are no pics. THIS post shows you how messy. THIS RECIPES ROCKS :

MOCHA ICING :
Dissolve 1 tsp of Instant Coffee in 1/4 Cup Warm Water
In your Mix Master Bowl ...
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened (a little), Whip a Little
To that, Add, 1/4 Cup Cocoa, Mix
Then 2 Cups Icing Sugar, 1 Cup at a time
Add Your Coffee Mix in Between Icing Sugar. 

I let this whip up for a minute or so, scraping the side, until it's light a fluffly!

Normally I double this for 24 Cupcakes. One batch isn't quite enough, 2 has enough for some serious taste testing :) 
Bake, Cool, Decorate however you would like! I bought these little toppers and liners at Superstore. Seriously Cute!
 
Enjoy! xx