Thursday, November 12, 2009

21st Annual Wolfson House Christmas Arts & Crafts Show...and your invited!!!!

Well,its been some time on posting...but this time I have a good excuse. I'm participating in a craft show here in San Antonio, TX and if you live in San Antonio or nearby you are invited to come. This show is held in an old Victorian Home and the show runs all week long. How great is that!

Here's the invite:


The Recreation Ministry of San Antonio's First Baptist Church cordially invites you to tour the historic Wolfson House and to visit our Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 20
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 10:0 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free Admission* Free Parking* Free Refreshments

Come and visit my craft booth located upstairs first door to left Booth #294
I will be selling Christmas ornaments and homemade cookies, cakes and candy.

Hope to see you there!

Irma :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

13 Days to Halloween Blog Party!!! ooOOOooooOOoooOOoo EEK!

Come join in the Halloween Party hosted by the sweet Sharon at Fiberdoodles and Whimsy and see all who are participating in this fabulous 13 days of Halloween parties.

I would like to show you how to make Tootsie Roll Spiders.

You will need black netting, 4 tootsie rolls, and 2 black pipe cleaners. I used the butter plastic lid for a pattern in cutting the netting. You will need to cut two circles of netting for each spider.

Place 4 tootsie rolls in center of netting.

Cut the 2 pipe cleaners in half. You will then have 4 pieces of pipe cleaners. Twist the four pieces of pipe cleaners around netting enclosing the four tootsie rolls.

These will become the eight legs of the spider.

Shape and bend the pipe cleaner legs.

Now you have a completed Tootsie Roll Spider Treat.

Be sure to come back and visit for the remainder of the 13 days of Halloween.
Happy Haunting!
Irma :)

Monday, September 7, 2009


I apologize for being soooo late! Had computer problems. Now on with the party!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Raggedy Ann!

I have only three, hoping to make more for my collection.

I just love the pigtails on this little Raggedy.

I got this one in an Annie Swap I was in. Her hair looks like mine in the morning. LOL

Hope your enjoyed this Raggedy Ann party. Now go and visit HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAGGEDY ANN and see all the party people.
Hugs :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday! Please be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see the list of everyone showing all of their Pinkness.

These are some of my thrift store finds. I especially love the little pink phone she is holding and the cute little pink flowers on the number 13.

This is a lovely little creamer with the most lovely pink roses.
Hope you enjoyed my pinkness. Now head on over to Beverly's and check out everyone participating this Saturday.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


It's a Rooster Party! Cock-a-doodle-doo! Barb at Bella Vista
is hosting a Show Us Your Rooster Party! Visit her blog and see the 100+ participants showing all of their Rooster's.
I just recently finished an apron for my sister that has some cute rooster prints.

It has such lovely bright colors in the pattern and the roosters are really cute.
This is my 4th of July Rooster. He just looks sooo cute in his 4th of July outfit.

The next two pics are some of my great garage sale finds.

But the top Rooster at our cottage is Julio Iglesias. Here he is with the number one Hen, Ms. Lucy. He loves to strut around to show off in front of the girls.

Here he is showing off.

Hope you enjoyed my Rooster's. Now go over and visit Barb at Bella Vista!
Hugs :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday! Sorry for being a little late. I had computer problems. I wanted to show the aprons I recently sewed. This one has some pretty pink cupcakes This one has some lovely little pink flowers. The print just looks so vintage to me. Kind of reminds me of my Grandmother's apron.

Hope everyone is enjoying Pink Saturday. Now go on over and visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and see who all are showing their PINKNESS!
Hugs :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Just Love Aprons

I have just been in the sewing mood. I found soooo many cute apron patterns. I must have at least 21 different patterns. I just love this pattern, it is so easy to sew. My sister requested an apron for her friend . We were at Wal Mart and she found this cute print. I also made one for her friends little daughter, so now they have a Mommy and daughter apron set.
Now back to the print of this material. If you look close you will see that it has to do with Elvis Presley's Army information. Now how cool it that! So you know I also had to get some of that material for myself.

I also made a flirty apron for my sister. I thought this was soooo cute with all of the ruffles.

Well, that is how I spent my week, sewing aprons. There is always room for another apron.
Hugs :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Refrigerator Bread

I have always wanted to make yeast rolls but could never find the right recipe. I think I found a great one. You make the dough and you don't even have to bake all of it at one time. You are able to keep the dough in your fridge for up to 4 days. Just bake the amount of rolls you want, this way you are able to have fresh baked rolls every morning.With this recipe you can also make it into 2 loaves of bread or cinnamon rolls. I haven't made it into loaves yet but I did make it into cinnamon rolls and everyone could not wait long enough for me to ice them.

Here's the recipe for Refrigerator Bread:
2 pkgs active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup lukewarm mashed potatoes
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
7 to 71/2 cups bread flour ( I used 1 cup wheat flour and the rest in bread flour)
1 .Combine the yeast with all of the water and the remaining ingredients except the flour.
2. Mix in 3 1/2 of the bread flour ( this is where I mixed in the 1 cup wheat flour and 2 1/2 cups bread flour to start with). I put this all in my kitchen aid mixer with the dough hook.
3. Mix in additional flour until the dough starts pulling away from the bowl. I then placed the dough onto a floured board and started to knead and add the remaining flour. I kneaded for about 5 min. until the dough felt like a smooth dough ball. I then sprayed my bowl with Pam Spray and placed the dough ball inside bowl. Cover with plastic and place inside refrigerator. Punch down when doubled in size (about 30 min)
4. Keep dough refrigerated for up to 4 days, punching down if doubled in size.
5. About 2 hrs before baking, shape dough into your loaves and place in pans. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about 1 hr. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes.
6. If making cinnamon rolls, I just took out enough dough to roll out a rectangle and I made a spread of cinnamon, brown sugar and softened butter. I then spread this mixture on top of the dough rectangle and also sprinkle chopped pecans. I rolled it up like a jelly roll and sliced. I placed the sliced pieces on baking sheet sprayed with Pam Spray. Covered them with plastic wrap and let double in size about 1 hr.
Bake at 375 degrees 12-15 minutes. Let cool and glaze. I made the glaze with powdered sugar, vanilla 1 tsp. and about 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
I really liked this recipe and will be making these for our Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Hugs :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009


For this Pink Saturday I will show you 2 of the aprons I made for my sister. I just love this one because of the cupcake pattern.This one is also cute because it has crowns and and says princess.
This is my one pink flower I have. All of the others just wilted away in the heat.

Hope everyone is enjoying this weekend. Please go and visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound and see who all are participating in PINK SATURDAY.
Hugs :)

Friday, July 31, 2009


I have always wanted to make the scrapbook paper letters I have seen on other blogs and finally I made some.
Items needed:

Wooden Letters (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Acrylic Paint
Scrap Book papers (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)

1. Trace the letters onto the scrap book paper and cut out.
2. Paint the back and sides of the letters.(Do not paint the top of the letter as you will be putting the scrapbook paper with Mod Podge.)Let them dry before going to the next step.
3. Pour some of the Mod Podge on a paper plate and brush onto the top of the letter you are working with and place the cut out scrapbook paper on top. Make sure you smooth out the air bubbles. Brush some more of the Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it. Continue this step with each letter. Let dry.

Hope you will give this a try. I know I will be making some more. This was so much fun.
Hugs :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting another great Pink Saturday!. Please visit her blog to see all who are participating.

Sorry for being soooo late! I would like to introduce you to Sophia Loren aka Ms. Sophie. She is some diva. I had one heck of a time trying to get her to pose. She just did not want to participate in this weeks Pink Saturday. I told her she just had to smile and show off her beautiful pink collar with a pink bell on it. She just foo fooed and said what...ever!

Finally, she gave in and said quick! Snap at it and let's get this over with.

Then she just sighed....and said " Is this what all the fuss is about?

Then she just turned her back and said "This is the end"

Hope everyone enjoyed their Pink Saturday!

Hugs :)


Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Love Birthday Cake!!!

I just love to eat birthday cake! Especially when its Big Red Cake! I'm also glad my sister quit counting her birthdays at 22years. That means I can stop at 42 years. You little sister and I have the same birthday...July 5th....and I'm 20 years older than she is. My Dad, Mom, sister and Aunt came over this weekend to celebrate our birthday. We had so much fun. We drank Pina Coladas and Appletinis and watched several movies.
This is my youngest son Mark and our middle son David with myself and DH (Our oldest son could not be here). I guess we were staring at the other photographer as we sure weren't looking into this camera...and looks like our sons thought they would get their heads chopped off by the way they are bending down. My Mom must have been taking the picture, she usually cuts the tops of our heads.LOL

Here I am with my sister, my Mom and Aunt. I guess I was the only one looking at the correct camera. I always have so much fun when they come over as we try to go to all the thrift stores we can find.

The Big Red Cake is a real simple recipe:
1 box white cake mix. Bake as per directions.
1 16 oz. frozen strawberries at room temperature
1 small box strawberry jello
1 Big Red soda can or strawberry soda
1 large tub of cool whip
Mix strawberries with jello and Big red. Stir until well blended. With wooden spoon handle poke holes in cake. Pour strawberry mixture on top of cake. Frost with cool whip. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
(As this was the Fourth of July Weekend we decorated the cake to resemble a flag. We sprinkled with fresh blueberries to be the stars and sliced fresh strawberries to be the stripes on the flag).
Hugs :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Happy Birthday to Deanna of Timeless Things
Please stop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday and see who all are participating in her Baby Photo Party and Movie Star Party!

I didn't get my photos in I only have one that I could scan.
Welcome to the Movie Star Party! Wow! What a wonderful day to have a birthday Party.
Hope you don't mind that I brought along a special couple who also wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

They had a very special birthday cake made especially for your special day.

This cake was made by a very famous Chef and his Assistant Chef.

A girl can never have too many diamonds.

This was such a wonderful party, now let's go and enjoy the fireworks!

Happy Birthday Deanna and may you have many more.
Hugs :)