Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Corner! December 2015

Welcome to Christmas Corner, a place to share Christmas sewing through out the year! 
My last minute sewing included some reversible baskets from my own tutorial here.  Made with Christmas fabric, they are just perfect for some cookie decorating kits I got from Amazon for about $6 each.  Now to bake some last minute cookies, if I have the energy!
I found some stashed away, bright and colorful aprons (made from my apron tutorial here) and some dish towels to add to the baskets.
I also made some Cinnamon bread for some last minute gifts.  Make your favorite bread dough (I'll include my recipe at the bottom here).  Roll out the dough.  Mix 1/3 cube melted butter with 1/4 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp flour and 1 tsp cinnamon and spread onto the dough.  Take a pizza cutter and slice it up so it will fit into the pans (which you see I have standing on end) and stack into the previously sprayed or buttered pan.

Lay the pans down and shake a bit to level out the bread dough.

UPDATE:  Place a damp towel over the pan of dough and let raise in a warm place for about half an hour.
Put in the oven at 350 and bake for 45 minutes.

Take a knife and run along the edges of the pan and the bread comes out of the pan easily.  Wrap in foil and give away soon, since it's delicious when it's warm!
I've already seen a few sew alongs I want to join in on and of course have many UFO's (including Christmas ones) I want to complete and also some patterns to share here in the coming year.
This is the 2016 sew along from Quilt Doodle Doodle
My favorite Bread Dough recipe

1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar (you could use less)
1 egg
1/8 cup (1/4 of a cube) of butter
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour, (plus 1 or 2 tablespoons so the dough isn't sticky)
1 tablespoon of yeast.

I put the ingredients in this order into my bread maker on the dough setting, but if you don't have a bread machine, just mix all ingredients together, let rise, punch down and let rise again.  Roll out your dough and follow directions above to complete the cinnamon bread.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by Christmas Corner!

Linking up with Connie at Free Motion by the River (she has a darling little runner that I definitely want to make soon)
Fast and Easy Table Topper Tutorial
This one is made by Carole at My Carolina Home


Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh my gosh, Merry Christmas dear Sheri
Thank you for this super yummy recipe. I might try to make it right this very minute lol
I always love your creativity and generous sharing of your mad skills
Have a lovely time with your family and friends
Love always

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a neat recipe!!! Looks good! Merry Christmas!

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

Thanks for the delicious bread recipe, Sheri! You've really made Christmas a year round project and it's been fun to see everything you've created. Happy New Year!

Daytona Damsel said...

Love the baskets. I j have been looking for a simple style basket to make for my grands and for myself to corral quilting tools. This is perfect.


Linda said...

Waiting patiently to hear about the quilt alongs you have found. Enjoy the holidays.

Elaine said...

Oh what fun those project gifts. Looking forward to seeing more UFOs checked off!