Monday, September 9, 2013

Back To School!

Holidays are over :( School has begun .. and in attempts to making lunches more fun.. We whipped up a couple batches of pizza muffins, froze them by 2's, and they are easy to grab and go :)
So, you will need :
1 cup pepperoni, chopped
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
Set aside 

 In a bowl, combine:
2 cups flour (1/2 white, 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp Italian spices
1/2 tsp salt
In a separate bowl mix:
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp melted butter

Whisk together, and add to dry, until flour is all incorporated. 
If too dry, add a little more milk.
 To that, add your pepperoni and 1 cup of cheese.
 
Fill (SUPER GREASED) muffin tins, top with a spoonful of
 pizza sauce, a little cheese. 
Bake at 400, for 16 minutes.
Enjoy :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

PB Oatmeal Cookies :)

 Monsters love cookies, but really....who doesn't? The milk dunking size ones are best. You may have seen that we have conquered Chocolate Chip Cookies, now we are trying to perfect these ones :)
 Le Ingredients are :
- 1 Cup Margarine, melted for 30 seconds in the microwave
- 2 Cups of Brown Sugar
Cream that together, until light and fluffy
Then Add :
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
 To the wet ingredients, add :
- 4 Cups Rolled Oats
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda.

Gradually add 1 cup of flour to this mixture, depending on the dough, you may or may not need the whole cup. I like to start out with less (1/2 cup), and add more after my first tray, if needed.
Drop by greased table spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, turn pan, and bake another 2. Approximately

We like to take ours out a little soft. Makes them a little less crunchy. 
Sherman appreciates it, since he doesn't have alot of teeth :)
Enjoy :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happy August

 Hello! Happy August! Trying to keep more current with my blog, thought I would share a few photo's of some recent monsters :) I have been sewing like crazy, without procrastination this time, and lots of newbies are taking shape :) The downside... socks and stuffing are depleting. I had no luck shopping for either last weekend, but this weekend will try again!

 Some new faces that were recently shipped off to Whistler :)
I am loving the little cyclops red head, he looks rather mischevious!

  Batch #2 has been shipped to Summit Lodge, and number 3 is in progress :) I am also adding to the pile, to get my etsy shop plumped up a bit, as well as 1 Christmas Craft Sale I've decided to attend on November 30th, in Lacombe. I will post more on that as I get details.

 I hope everyone is having an awesome summer vacation! And I know, if you are like me, back to school is nearly as exciting :) I love the break, but I love routine too. 

In my never ending journey, trying to make some of these guys a bit
"different", I am liking this new look :)

See ya soon! xo

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summatime!

Hello :) I know it's been FOREVER since I've posted.
Thought I would update a little, to fill you in a little on our busy days!

So, I am still sewing, although I have decided not to do markets this year.
I know it is going to make it hard for people to adopt, but you can, email me, facebook me, or etsy me, and I will for surely work something out so you can get the monster you want and love!

In other news, which I don't post must personally... our 2 oldest boys graduated this year :) SO PROUD of these two and their accomplishments! So very Handsome, and Grown Up! Graduation was so much fun, alot of work, but worth it for sure! Time really does fly by.

And last, but certainly not least, we have new baby snuggles in our family! 
This is my new sweet niece Amelia, and her big awesome brother Jack, LOVE them!

So, life has been busy, monsters have been waiting, and that is the great thing about them, they don't put up too much fuss. I am currently sewing arms for an order to be shipped out, but feel free to contact me anytime, if you are looking for a certain one!

xo

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Have You Ever Been to Whistler?

Hello! Happy Spring :) 

Finally a monstery update! I have been wanting to share this exciting news for awhile, but had to wait until it was "official". "Official" meaning, getting my butt in gear and getting all these monsters sewn and tagged, and shipped off.
  
 I was contacted about a month ago, from a lovely lady at the Summit Lodge in Whistler BC. Asking to adopt a pile of monsters to put in their hotel rooms for adoption. Such a cool idea!

 And so, the sewing began. These guys were really excited about their 
mountain adventure, the ski-ing, and the spa. 
 Finally getting to #100 in about 4 weeks. Tagging them, and shipping 
them off. I chose not to name these, so if you end up adopting a Summit Monster, I would love to hear what name you came up with! I will attached pictures of them to my flickr page, and will add 
the names in, if you send them my way ;)
 
Exciting news in my little monstery world!

So, if you are in Whistler, and adopt a monster while staying at the
 Summit Lodge, send pics my way ;) I would love to see them! 

Pile #2 is in progress :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Feb

I know.. it's nearing the end of February already, and I have yet to keep up to my biweekly posting. I am in the process of trying to learn how to revamp my blogger, and well.. it's not that easy. I also tried posting from work (where I spend majority of my day), and firefox does not like my blog, and therefor will not open it! Ack!

So in the next week or so, I will be catching up on some blogger tutorials, and seeing if I can give my blog a bit of a new look :) As well as sewing some newbies! My current monster count for 2013 is at about 48. My goal, is to sew 50ish a month, so I can keep ahead of the game for Christmas shows... although it seems really really gross to be thinking of that... I am hoping to add one more bigger Calgary show to the mix this year, so I need to plan well in advance!

Hope you are all doing well! xx


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spaghetti Dinner


The Innisfail Grad Class of 2013 will be hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on February 13th, at the Innisfail Legion :) 

5:30 pm Cocktails
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Entertainment

Silent and Live Auction throughout the evening!

Tickets - $20 each

These 2 little guys will be partaking in the Silent Auction :)
Support Innisfail Grads 2013! 

Comment or post below if you would like tickets!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy 2013

 
Hello, after MANY attempts, I finally am able to post a wee bit on my blog. Blogger is having a few issues, and first I could not add pictures, then text. Pictures are still of a process, but here I am!
 
... 3 months later although! Ahhh
I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! And a big Thank you SO MUCH for all the monster love in 2012. It's always amazing to me how much people love my monsters ;) I am very very lucky! I am hoping to move into a few more bigger shows this year, which should have me sewing alot more, I should be at this very moment actually ;)
 
And, I vow to update this blog more, twice a month I hope, if not more.
 
So, Merry 2013, and you'll be seeing more of Sherman soon, along with other monster news! xo