Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Totally Talented & Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Sewing & Shakes

Totally talented Tuesday comes from Dee at Two of a Kind, Working of a Full House. You can nominate any talent you see fit...a new sewer, a karaoke singer, a wonderful first grade painter...its up to you. See where others have found talent at Dee's site!

This week AM took my sewing machine for a spin for the first time. She has seen me at it on many occasions and has often asked to try it out.

I had left over fleece so I gave her the basics and let her run 3 straight lines to make a "sleeping bag" for her Husky (Webkinz).

She was so happy with herself, she made one more for a friend.

Cute huh??

I believe she's planning on making something really elaborate next, like clothing for her Husky.

I said "we'll see"

Blessed with Grace

There are lots of yummy recipes at Blessed With Grace!

This week it's an easy one...and requires leftover coffee. My hubby and I often put on a pot, we're not every-day coffee drinkers and we usually don't finish a pot unless we both work on it. This is a good way to use up that last cup!

Mocha Shakes (for one - add more to share!)

2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream

1/2 c cold coffee

2-3 tbs chocolate sauce to taste (I prefer real Hershey's)

blend in blender (or the Magic Bullet!!!) & enjoy!

I had one last night when I made the kids regular chocolate shakes. Mmmm... I sucked it down before I thought about taking a photo of it. It looks like a chocolate shake in case you were wondering!


Kristina P. said...

I don't drink coffee, but this is making me crave a Banana Chocolate Vivanno from Starbucks!!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

i wish i could sew so cool she's starting early! and the drink sounds yummy! i love coffee stuff!

Abby said...

That is great that she is sewing! She is going to be a crafy little girl! And the drink sounds great!

Dawn said...

Aww... I think she shows some real talent.

I want to learn to sew. My husband even bought me a really nice sewing machine a few years ago. Sadly, I've never even plugged it in. No point until I take some lessons. My 11 yr. old wants to learn really badly. Maybe this summer she and I will take them together. :)

Dee said...

WOW! She did a great job! I wish i had someone to teach me when I was little! I have my grandma's old sewing machine...but have NEVER used it! I'm thinking about looking up tutorials and giving it a go! :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love the picture of your daughter at the sewing machine. My mom was not a sewer, and therefore, I never learned to sew. So, GOOD for you!! Also, wishing I had some ice cream to make this shake.

Brenda said...

I make something close to this and its very good

Michelle said...

I. Love. Mocha. Shakes. They're the only kind I get from Steak 'N Shake (on the rare occasions I go), and I always wondered how you actually make them, but I could soooooo go for this. Maybe it's best I don't know ;)

Keri said...

Yummy recipe! I stinkin love shakes, with or without the coffee. They're a perfect treat! Makes me hate my diet even more. Thanks!

the RaMbLeR said...

I'm impressed by the seamstress! I can NOT sew.

shopannies said...

good for you mom for letting her try