I have been skirting around the house!!!!
It is another rain filled day here in Chicago Land. Ughhh!!!!

I decided to make some skirts for a few places in my home.  I liked the idea of a skirt under my farmhouse sink.

As many of you know I do not sew. Ok a straight line on the sewing machine but that is about it.  So I found some black and cream tiers on line and just sewed them across the top to make them fit under my sink.  Then I put up a curtain rod and I had a skirt under my kitchen sink!!!!


Simple kitchen sink skirt and little sewing for me!!




On to project number 2. I had an old bench under this window in my laundry room which was cute but not very useful.  So I asked my husband if he would make me a laundry folding table.  It is so much more useful. So as he usually does he went to work on this table for me.

He just took some stock wood and half stair posts for the legs and a pine board for the table.  We then painted it white.  Then I thought hmmmm it needed something else.  So I had some drapes with a great ruffle on them and decided to make it into a skirt for the table.  

All the sewing done for me already.  All I had to do is measure and cut and sew a new rod pocket which was just a straight stitch on the sewing machine and I had myself a skirt for the laundry room fold table.

I am always in awe of the bloggers that can sew. Something I never learned so I get excited when I can actually re love something already sewn into something new and exciting.
So there you have it.  A couple of new skirts with some  re purposing and very little sewing.
Love it!!!!!
I am thinking about skirting my vanity in one of my bathrooms next.
Hope you are having a great week end.  Raining here but I feel like I am getting a few indoor projects done.
Kris
:)


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I would like to briefly interrupt my decor blog to bring you a super delicious cookie recipe I made tonight and want to share.  It has a secret ingredient in it that makes the cookies taste like Mrs. Fields.

We are getting bad storms here in Chicago tonight so I figured I would bake these cookies since I have the air on.  My hubby is watching his beloved Black Hawks tonight going for the Stanley Cup.  So I thought I would treat him to some yummo cookies while he watches the game.

Here is the recipe:


Whoops,  I forgot to take a picture of the chocolate chips and the vanilla and butter.  I made two batches.  One with milk Chocolate Chips and the other with white chocolate chips and cherries.

3/4 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1 Egg
2 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
2 Tsp. Corn Starch (Secret Ingredient)
l Tbs. Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 12 oz bag Chocolate Chips
or
I bag of White Chocolate Chips
1 bag dried cherries

Cream butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla and salt together.  Add Flour, Cornstarch, baking soda to the mix.

Add your chocolate chips and cherries or nuts or what ever you want to add.

 I put them on parchment paper on the cookie sheet. About 1 inch scoops.
Bake at 350 degree oven.  I used my convection oven so I set it at 320.  Bake until they are golden brown.  

The secret ingredient of corn starch is what keeps them crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside.  The cornstarch keeps them from flattening out. So you get this perfect looking cookie.


Here's the hubby enjoying the chocolate chip cookies while reclining in his fav chair and wearing his lucky jersey.

There you have it.  Yummy tasting cookies.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.  I have a decor post in the next day or so on something I have been working on in my Laundry Room so stay tuned.
Kris
:)