Thursday, December 27, 2018

Electric Ebelskiver Maker: Christmas Triumph

We couldn't believe our luck. After spending the weekend before at Seattle's Nordic Museum Julefest, we found an electric ebelskiver maker to give Dan for Chrismas! 

My mom, mother-in-law and I were shopping at Molbak's in Woodinville when we found it. Also promoted as a pancake puff maker, Stonewall Kitchen is the company to thank for this wonderful technology.  

The recipe for ebelskiver is a simple combination of ingredients and I can see us making them for house guests for years to come. We dipped each puff in melted butter and then rolled them in cinnamon sugar for our maiden bake on Christmas morning. They were delicious!

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Wreath Making: Grab Some Greens and Go

Tah-dah! I made a fresh evergreen wreath for my front door. I had been hanging onto a wire wreath form with ties for ages (honestly, I think I moved it with me from Michigan) when I saw piles of fresh evergreen boughs at Squak Mountain Nursery and the wheels started turning. I bought a few bundles of juniper, cedar and pine and thought, let's give it a go.
All I needed was a paddle of green floral wire and a Corona Flex-dial ComfortGel Bypass pruner. I went at it with confidence, knowing that first I would fasten the pieces of greenery to the wire frame with the wreath ties. Then I knew I could go back and tighten and tweak the arrangement by tightly wrapping the green floral wire around everything again. It wasn't pretty, but I did it! 

If you look above at my finished wreath, you'll see that it isn't a perfect circle and I have quite a few drooping areas, but I think that's okay. I secured some of my vintage ornaments onto the wreath with thick-coated floral wire. I also made a multi-strand bow with an assortment of ribbons that I had. I felt that this type of bow was in keeping with the vintage-vibe. 

All in all, I'm pretty proud of myself. My wreath looked pretty and I had a unique touch on my front door. I hung it on the door with a magnetic hook and misted it occasionally to help keep it fresh.

#christmasdecorations #wreathmaking #evergreen #evergreenstate #vintageornaments #vintagevibe #DIY #craft #christmascraft #christmas #coronatools