Snow White Takes to Baking : A Couch Adventure

 

 

 

Christmas Recap

 

Last week we were continuing the Christmas festivities and I forgot to post. School started up today and I had to drag myself out of bed this morning. I am not much of a morning person so getting to sleep in over Christmas break was lovely. All the fun wore me out and I am wishing we had an extra week of recovery.

 

 

This year I was lax in getting pictures of the children but I did manage to get one photo at my In laws.

 

Snow White Dress

 

 

I finally completed the snow white dress that my daughter has been asking for for over a year. I gave it to her for Christmas.

 

 

 

I told her to make a funny pose and she chose to do a split. She loves to show off her flexibility to us old people. She watches a lot of ballet videos so she practices all sorts of crazy poses that I could only dream of doing.

 

 

Front of the dress

 

 

The sleeves were the most difficult. I used the Georgia Dress pattern and this sleeve tutorial.

 

Holiday Baking

 

 

The holiday’s may be over but the food is not. We still have a freezer full of bakes. Anyone else? Here I made cinnamon bread. We kept one loaf and I gave the rest away.

 

 

Oatmeal raisin cookies are a favorite in our house. Recipe from Betty Crocker.

 

 

 

The best Peanut Butter cookies I have ever had.  From The Bush Family Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Stories.

 

 

 

 

Peppermint Bark. This was made using pantry items, white chocolate chips, semi-chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.

These are just a few of the bakes still in our freezer. I think I got the baking bug out of my system. For now anyway.

 

Sketching

 

 

I declare my lady completed. I added some more shading.

 

 

My next in-progress sketch is my daughter. I am using a school picture for reference. I am finding it a challenge to sketch someone I know. Even after a lot of tweaks it never seems quite right. This will probably end up as a practice sketch. I am hoping to get some better quality paper for final drafts.

 

 

Tea Day

 

 

 

I am joining the T day ladies for Tea, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. I got a lot of tea for Christmas and I am excited to share it all with you. My tea today is Organic Caramel Vanilla Candy Rooibos Tea. It has delicious chunks of caramel in the tea, although you can’t see any in this photo. Rooibos tea is made from the African red bush. It is considered an herbal tea and has no caffeine. It is very delicious and I would consider this a dessert tea.

 

 

Happy Tea Day,

Kate



14 thoughts on “Snow White Takes to Baking : A Couch Adventure”

  • Oh my Kate. That is an adorable Snow White dress, our daughter must love it, and she’ll remember it for ever as a special gift I am sure. And nice family photo too. It looks like you had great holiday. And even though tis is the first year in forever I didn’t have to get up to go to school, I still woke up early, and didn’t want to get out of bed either. I can relate to that feeling. The holidays are over, which is always a little sad. Your bakes look amazing. Have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

  • Beautiful family photo, and that Snow White dress is gorgeous!!
    Seems that one of the positives of the stay at home orders and Covid was having more at home family time, and yes, more baking and cooking:) I made egg nog bread for the first time in some years and it was a hit- at home, and for those I gave some away to.
    Happy New Year and a happy T day!

  • Kate, you are such an excellent seamstress! I love the dress you made for your daughter-I can just see her smiles when she opened up the package. My Mom was excellent seamstress-she sewed everything for her home including all of her clothes and mine and my late sisters. I never was very good at figuring out how to adjust the patterns to fit.
    Lovely family photo and loved seeing your tree and stockings.
    Happy T Kathy

  • Cute pic of your family and you certainly are dressed perfectly 🙂
    Cute dress and wow, now I feel really old! That is a lot of baking and great work – the tea sounds yummy, too.
    Happy Tea Day

  • I can’t sew a straight line, and never cut fabric, so that dress you made was absolutely incredible. Looks like you had at least TWO wonderful Christmases and lovely photos on Christmas, too.

    I am in awe of your baking and the peppermint bark sounds like something I would make. I also LOVE peanut butter cookies, too. Nicely done on the completed sketch, too.

    Santa knew what to bring you for Christmas, and that tea sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it, as well as your Snow White dress and baked goods with us for T this Tuesday,

  • Lovely family photo, Kate. The Snow White dress is heart-melting. When I first saw it on the manequin, I just thought “awww …” Thanks for sharing it on your darling daughter. Yay, she can do the spilts. I can too. But I don’t think Snow White ever did (grin).

    I still have Christmas cookies. Some are to give to people I haven’t been able to connect with yet. Others are for a small post-holiday gathering. Then I’m sure that Dhris and I can finish up the rest.

    You’ve already captured something of your daughter’s features. It’s hard not to judge your own work from the start. I struggle with that as well.

    Wishing you the best in 2021 and a Happy T-day today! Hugs, Eileen

  • Your tree and gifts and decorations are a truly stunning display! Love the little dress you made, it’s a daunting project…at least it would be for me. I remember too many years staying up late in order to finish a dress for my daughter in time for the holiday! And really yummy looking bread too! Happy New Year!

  • The snow white costume turned out beautiful! All your baking looks delicious and so does your tea. Great family photo too ~ I’m with you, I need another week! Blessings & Happy New Year!

  • Kate your children are beautiful and my baby Winston looks so grown up! Miss you guys and the family photo is wonderful! Have a blessed new year’

  • What a gorgeous costume you made for your little girl and a lovely memory. Mmm, raisin bread, oatmeal cookies your house must have smelled heavenly. Happy T Day!

  • This is a lovely post. I really like your family photo. I was good about the baking, no goodies left over. That costume is amazing but I love your daughter’s socks. I would wear those myself. Your drawing turned out well and I knew immediately your next sketch is your daughter. Have a very nice day.

  • Oh My! Your lucky daughter, she looks absolutely delightful in that dress! How lovely to see you all together, your children are growing up so quickly! Not only do your dressmaking skills impress but your sketching is fantastic – I can see your daughter straight away! The baking bug is still going strong here – there were some recipes I didn’t get around to trying out over the holidays so they are next on the list! Your goodies all look so good! The peanut butter cookies would be my favourites – I would love the recipe if it’s possible!
    Belated Happy T day and wishing you all a Happy New Year! Chrisxx

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