Fabric cutting and ironing station (Ikea Hack)

finished table with cutting and ironing tools

I've been reading lots of sewing books lately, and one common theme is to have a cutting station that's counter-height to ease back strain. This makes sense -- my back has been pretty achy from leaning over my desk to cut fabric. And my ironing board is rather wobbly and really un-fun to use, so I wanted… Continue reading Fabric cutting and ironing station (Ikea Hack)

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry freezer jam

I've been craving strawberry jam these days, and although they're aren't any crazy good deals on fresh strawberries right now I did find a decent enough price to pick up 2 pounds (2 lb/$5 at Sprouts). After pureeing the strawberries in the food processor, I was left with 3 1/2 cups of crushed strawberries. The… Continue reading Strawberry Freezer Jam

Apricot freezer jam

Apricot freezer jam

Ever since making apricot crisp, I've been obsessed with apricots. There not something I had purchased in the past but they were so delicious in the crisp. They're in season right now, and one of the local grocery stores had them at a great price. I had instant pectin on hand from my raspberry freezer jam project, and… Continue reading Apricot freezer jam

Raspberry freezer jam

Raspberry freezer jam

I love jam, but holy cow is good jam expensive! I've been researching what it takes to start canning fruits and vegetables, and at this point it's still a little overwhelming and I'm not sure if the payoff would be there since I'm not currently growing my own garden. This week raspberries are marked way down… Continue reading Raspberry freezer jam