1 Hour Cinnamon Rolls

My friend Heidi posted these in her notes on Facebook. I LOVED that they really only took an hour. Usually I don’t have the patience for cinnamon rolls, but these were perfect for my attention span.

Dough:

5 1/4 cup white unbleached bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 Tbsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp instant yeast
1 egg
2 cups hot water

Mix dry ingredients. Add egg and water. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add a tiny amount of water. If too moist, add a little flour. Mix for 5 minutes. Spray counter with Pam. Roll out dough until it is about 16 by 21 inches.

Filling:

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup softened butter

Spread the softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the surface. Roll the dough up from the long side and cut into 16 slices. Place into two 9×13 pans sprayed with Pam. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes. Bake at 400 for 13 minutes.

Icing:

1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

While the rolls are baking, beat cream cheese and butter until combined, add vanilla, salt, and sugar and beat until fluffy–a few seconds. When rolls are done, immediately spread with icing. Best eaten warm. Enjoy!!!

I didn’t have cream cheese, so we just made regular frosting…still good!

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Name that fabric!

It’s time for a super fun bloggy game…

Name that fabric!

Chelsey emailed me to ask if I knew who made the fabrics I used on this applique. I dug through my scrap basket to try to read selvages, but came up with nothing.

Can anybody help?

Rocket pattern is here, in case any of you missed it the first time.

And if any of you are selling this exact design on Etsy, KNOCK IT OFF! I see you and it annoys me and makes me not want to share. Personal and gift use is encouraged, but if you’re going to make money…draw it yourself, please?

Wow. Not sure where that rant came from. ROFL!

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Guess who…

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Weekend Whirlwind

Crazy busy fun weekend here!

Went out for ice cream with grown up girls only.
My parents came down and spent the night.
Made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast yesterday.
Gave Bennett his first hair cut. I meant to just trim up his ear bangs, but I got a little carried away. See?

Went to my cousin’s wedding. How far away was it? Well, we passed this place on the way:

Dyed a slip cover. More on that later.

Made cinnamon rolls for breakfast today.

And the best part of all?

MY KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW!

They’ve been out since September 4th. The fighting reached critical intensity last week.

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Round Ruffle Pillow

This is from Amy Butler’s book “In Stitches“.
In fact, it’s the stripey one right on the cover. I found a bunch of linen the same color as my piano and have grand throw pillow plans for all of it.
I love, love, LOVE how this pillow turned out…and I only broke one sewing machine needle. In 20 years of sewing, I’ve never actually tried this method of gathering (zig zagging over a piece of upholstery thread). I’m going to use it as often as possible from here on out.
The linen was wider than 45″, so I got away with quite a bit less than the book says you need. I used about 78″. The book says 3.5 yards. I also couldn’t find any 18″ round pillow forms, so I cut up an old IKEA curtain and stuffed my own.
Oh look! I even color coordinated my kid.

Which project from the book should I try next?
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Boo!

Macy had a friend over yesterday. I forced them to help me work on their Halloween costumes for a bit, but we ran out of tulle.
I can’t take those two to Hobby Lobby without them NEEDING to do a project.

They decided to Mod Podge some letters. Here are Macy’s:


Cute, right? And totally do-able with minor supervision for kids in the 8 & up range.

Trace the letters face down on the back of your patterned paper.

Paint the edges of the wood letters black.
While the paint is drying, cut out the letters.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wood and stick down the paper.
When that’s dry, trim any over hang. We sanded in a downward direction to get all the little pieces off.
Borrow some Distress Ink from your neighbor and ink up the edges.
Mod Podge over everything.
I think we’re going to mount them to a board and hang the sign on the front door.

And whilst I was typing up this post, this happened:

Pretty sure he swallowed it.
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