Monday, September 30, 2013

Felt Flowers {Draw Cut & Roll}

The other day as I was thinking about making some Fall decorations for my apartment I came across this blog that had a tutorial for making felt flowers.  It looked so easy that I ran to the craft store and bought some fall colored felt to try it out.

Just follow these very easy steps:

Draw, Cut and Roll!

  • Trace a circle on the felt using any round circular item

  • Cut the circle out and then make a spiral cut going from the outside toward the inside

  • Start to roll the flower from the outside end

The possibilities are endless!  Check out the tutorial at Little Things Bring Smiles for more ideas on different kinds of flowers you can make.

I'll post my Fall decor ideas and how I'm using the felt flowers soon!  Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome Fall! Pumpkin Pancakes with Pancetta

Somehow the summer has managed to have come and gone!  So in honor of tomorrow being the first official day of Fall I made some Pumpkin Pancakes with Pancetta sprinkles on them.  I was browsing around for a recipe and found one here.  It sounded good but I adapted it to what I had on hand and made it my own way.  It's a great recipe for two and very easy to make.  Here is what I did...


1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1/3 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
Dash of salt
Fry up the pancetta in a cast iron skillet until crispy.  In a small bowl mix the milk, pumpkin, egg, vanilla.  I a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients.  Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ones until all mixed together.  Heat up the skillet with the pancetta drippings over a medium heat.  Add a scoop of batter (about 1/4 cup)and cook until bubbles appear on top.  Flip over and cook until done.   Serve with maple syrup and sprinkle pancetta on top.  Enjoy!