Tuesday, October 27, 2015


My favorite season demands some good recipes!   The other day, I saw this picture posted on my granddaughter's facebook.  She said: My baking helper :)  #pumpkinchocolatechip

Her 'helper' is her cat, Luna. "Hi, Luna!"
But it just so happened that I made a batch of the same cookies that same day!  I guess we think alike!
From the picture, looks like Courtney uses mini choco chips too!

I don't know what hers turned out looking like, she didn't post a finished picture, but here are mine.

Little cookies about 1.5 inches in diameter--bite sized, just right for popping!  I know . . . don't pop too many! The calories add up!  And look at that color!  Just right for Autumn goodness!!!  They won't last long!


2 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 t. vanilla extract 
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix flour, baking soda and power, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside. Cream sugar and butter in another bowl. Add in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until the mixture is well blended.  Gradually add the flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, and blend well each time until all the flour mixture is added.  Add the chocolate chips, more or less as you prefer. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared greased baking sheets. 

Bake for 15-18 minutes @ 350 degrees until edges are just beginning to brown--do not over cook.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then remove to paper towel blotters or wire racks to cool. Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies, depending upon drop size.  Enjoy!   

Monday, October 26, 2015

Autumn Gift Basket ~GIVEAWAYs~

I Love Autumn!  Excited about the colors!  So . . .
Autumn Gift basket ready to go!  
(Also, different giveaways every Monday thru Thanksgiving! 
Come back often to enter!)

Basket would make a great gift  for your Thanksgiving hostess!
Or you can decorate your own home with the Autumn motif items!
Two potholders, one set of fabric coasters, and a reversible (Autumn/Christmas) table runner 
ALL in autumn prints!
A $50 value!

Ready for gift giving!  Autumn items in a cute basket, packaged up with cellophane and ribbon!  
And you could win it!  

All you have to do for a chance to win is comment on this post! 
 (Other ways to enter too, see below!)
Winner announced on November 10th!

Enter to Win!

1 entry:: Leave a comment here in this post! What will you do with the gift basket if you win?
2 extra entries:: Follow Abigail Jayne Art  on Facebook or  thePinkGrammy on Twitter !  Make sure you let me know that you are following with separate comments here to record your follow.

Optional extra entry:: My blog followers get a third entry! If you follow here just let me know by making a separate comment to record that entry.
Extra special optional entry:: Help spread the word!! Use your own facebook, instagram, twitter, pinterest, blog, etc...  to share the giveaway.  Come back and comment here with the link. 

Sorry this giveaway is only offered in the USA. 

Make several entries! Enter now through Monday, November 9th. The winner will be chosen by random drawing and will be announced on my Tuesday November 10th blog post!

* NOTE * If you're a "non reply" or anonymous commenter, please include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!

Thanks to all who enter the Giveaway!  

Also, watch for flash giveaways (24 hours) on alternate Mondays!       

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Friday, October 23, 2015

'Four Weeks of Goodness'

First some old business . . .
The craft shows are coming up so quickly!  I have been busy making some new items.  I think that I showed some of my new items--pin cushions--in this post.  And my progress on crazy quilted stockings in this post. Here is the finished Christmas stocking in a pastel palette.  What do you think?

Also, with the holiday's fast approaching, I know that most of you will be making gift lists and thinking ahead. How about I help you by having a series of give-a-ways! You could win a gift, all ready packaged for giving!   I'll give away two larger gift baskets and two smaller flash giveaways with 
handcrafted goodness
--a gift each week for four weeks!   

All you have to do is follow and comment on this blog, or follow my facebook page or my twitter account.
(I'll give you the FB and twitter connections on Monday!)
Comment for each one that you follow
                     with a separate comment, giving you a possibility of five separate entries toward the final random drawings! (Obviously, if you already follow me, either in this blog or other platforms, let me know in a separate comment for your entry.)

It all starts Monday!  

(Comments must be on Monday's post--you are welcome to comment on this post, but only comments on Monday's post will be eligible for the give-a-way.)   The first gift basket will be unveiled in next Monday's blog post. Other gifts revealed each Monday thereafter until the end of November.  Previous weeks winner will be posted on this blog.  Sew . . . er, so . . . bookmark this blog, or mark your calendar, & set your alarm, so you don't forget to come back Mondays for the all the giveaway GOODNESS!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

New Creations!

Been awful busy making new creations for the coming holiday season--using up fabrics from my stash!  I love using my fabrics!  Here are a couple of crayon aprons that I enjoyed making:

and then I have been making more holiday coaster sets:

I've had a lot of fun.  
What have you been up to creatively?