Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Linden Tree... All Dress Up for Halloween

Stopped by The Linden Tree in Linden Hills in Minneapolis to see how Whimsy Wendy's products look through out the store... so many creative and unique products to peek at!

My witch-y set and wand in the window.

The Party Puffs look really sweet as window dressing.

The ladybug is a costume ready to go!

Can you see the puffs in the background?

Look at the fabric selection. Drooling!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Birthday Cake Party on a Stick... Whimsy Wendy Style

Birthday decorating in a flash... Whimsy Wendy mini party puffs on a stick!

My Oatmeal Kick... Fast

Every time autumn rolls around, I get this craving for real oatmeal. I'm not talking about mushy, quick cooking oats that come in the round box with the funny looking man on it. I mean REAL oats - steel cut oats.  They look like this... (McCann's is a favorite) hard little cut pellets that take a solid 45 minutes to cook.

Now, I've discovered a faster way to cook the good stuff. The night before I want oatmeal, I simply measure out 6 cups of water and set it to boil. I add 1 1/2 cups of steel cut oats to the boiling water and let it roll for one minute. Now turn off the heat and leave it overnight covered on your stove top. The next morning, the oats will have absorbed most of the water and only need to be heated up for 10 minutes to a nice chewy consistency.

For a little added nourishment we add raw cranberries for those last 10 minutes.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Apple Time

Every fall, I bring home a bag or two of apples and experiment with all sorts of new apple recipes. Here's my new one:

Super Easy Apple Galette  (Rustic Apple Pie)
1 uncooked home-made or pre-made pie crust
2 small or 1 large thinly sliced apple
1/4 cup sugar
Pat of unsalted butter
egg wash (beaten egg with a little water added)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out pie crust on baking sheet. Toss sliced apples with sugar and spread in the middle of pie crust, leaving 2"-3" on the edge to fold. Fold loose crust over the apples on the edges. Egg wash the crust and sprinkle with little sugar. Dot apples with unsalted butter.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and apples have cooked down.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Catch Up Day... It's a Pink Theme♥

I can't believe it's been three weeks since I've posted... Life has been a little more upside-down than usual, spending time in my work room really helps me think things through. There is something very theraputic about working with your hands. It's calming. There's a purpose and an end result!
Today is catch up day featuring new reversible crowns in pink and brown, bedecked princess hats with gorgeous rosette blooms and new Party Puffs that were just sent out with a custom order. The puffs feature one of my favorite color palettes: pinks, grey and whites. Stunning!
The Pink, White and Grey color palette was created for Birthday party custom order.

Love the grey and pink combo.

This order included six different sized puffs including  2", 3", 6", 9", 12" and 18" diameters. The big ones are show-stoppers!

New fabric selections for my Whimsy Wendy reversible crowns.

Floral patterns and stripes... since their reversible, you mood will set the stage.

Raveled rosettes set their own stage. They are the perfect accessory to the hat.

These lovely satin and fringed roses were cut from an upholstery trim I tracked down from a wholesaler in Florida.

Fuchsia hat, mauve trim, lavender in the roses.

Very elegant for a princess.