Day #5 – Playing with my Sewing Machine – Embroidered Name on Dollar Store Easter Bunny

Big title, huh lol? I can’t believe that it’s been almost a month since my Day #4 post about my sewing machine! Between my granddaughter’s birthday and Easter I haven’t had a lot of time to just go to the Craft Room and play, or if I have been down there it’s just to complete a project and then haven’t had time to sit down and actually type the post!

Today I start on my laundry room!!! A big job that is going to not only require my organization skills, but painting, a bit of drywall, painting a concrete floor as a few examples. I know it won’t be done overnight but I am looking forward to getting it done finally….. but for today….

Here is an Easter Bunny I bought from the dollar store to try to embroider my granddaughter’s name on. I did have some tension issues… something I have been struggling a bit with (you can see where I had tension issues on the letter “S,” and other spots)… some things come out perfectly and others require various tension changes throughout the patterns. I did anticipate this would be a learning experience and it has been… and a fun one!

Sandie

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Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin – In the Instapot

I swear I’ve used my Instapot more this week than I have in the past few weeks. It has come in handy to make lunch meat alternatives or just quick meal prep. The Boys love pork tenderloin but I hadn’t tried to cook one in the Instapot and figured it was high time!

This is the recipe I used to make it and it was a huge success…. not only were both plates devoured, it also passed the Chocolate Milk test lol!

Sandie

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Hot Cross Buns

 

 

 Is it really Easter if you don’t have Hot Cross Buns? Not to me, so this definitely deserves to be posted again lol!

 

 

 I have never made Hot Cross Buns before, and certainly never from scratch considering my fear of yeast until the past year or so!  This year however I saw a recipe on Pinterest and decided I just had to try it.  What could possibly go wrong?  Other than the 3 of us eating a whole pan of nice, warm Hot Cross Buns….. Nothing! (embarrassed face)

Here is the link to the recipe I found and that turned out absolutely perfect!  I want to give credit where credit is due and this recipe was easy to follow and the results could not have been better.  https://www.sweetestmenu.com/blog/homemade-hot-cross-buns#_a5y_p=5201793

Sandie

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Ham in the Instapot

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, Chris has gone completely off processed lunch meats. This has made it interesting finding other options to send in his lunch. I have done numerous Turkey Breasts to slice for sandwiches, same goes for Roast Beef in the Instapot. I have sent egg salad and tuna salad and the occasional PB & Banana sandwiches, trying to keep things different. This time it was a ham. When I was grocery shopping one of the stores had the small, smoked Black Forest Hams on sale and I thought I would cook one in the Instapot and slice it as thin as I could for sandwiches.

Last night Chris thanked me for the extra effort it was taking to come up with and make alternatives for his lunch but I told him that in all honesty having the Instapot made it pretty fast and easy…. not that I minded the acknowledgement!

Sandie

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First Birthday – Beverage/Punch Dispenser Decorating

I wanted my beverage dispenser, that we used for some Pink punch for the birthday party, to be just as “pretty” as the rest of the decorations for the party, with tulle and ribbon and of course a Minnie Mouse theme.

I have to admit that this one of the fastest crafts I did for the party but it ended up being really cute and I am going to reuse the tulle skirt I made for it to make a Nerd onesie and tutu for my granddaughter for Comic Book Day lol!

Sandie

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