I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be sharing my favorite tea time treat, and here they are... Old World Raspberry Bars. I have been making this recipe for a few years now, and it never fails to impress. It is very rich and buttery and just a scrumptious dessert that is perfect with tea. These bars never last very long around my house, and in truth, I don't make them that often because they are so decadent - but for a very special tea party - these are a must! They are also great for holiday entertaining. And yes, they're every bit as delicious as they look! The best part is that they are super easy, even if you don't bake that much or think you can't bake well - these are a no-fail recipe!
I am honored to be this month's guest designer for artsymama's A Year of Color Blog. This incredible blog was Kari's brainchild - she has highlighted a color theme for each month of the year and it is packed with photos, tutorials, party and home decor ideas, inspiration galore and lots of fabulous contributing artists. And at $1 per month - you can't beat it for value! It's not too late to join - you can still sign up here and you will not be disappointed!
For the month of March, the theme is monochromatic color schemes. My project featured petite button dresses, which I made from scraps in my scrap basket, felt, buttons and trims. The tutorial is posted on the Year of Color blog if you're interested.
And how about a petite tea cake, and an Ascot hat and purse to go with these outfits??
These were super fun and easy to make - I will post the directions for the tea cake in an upcoming post. I've really been on a handsewing kick lately! The possibilities with the dresses are unlimited.
Work is grueling but I have Friday off so I am looking forward to lots and lots of creating with a brand new, gorgeous Jenni Bowlin kit that is calling my name!
And if you haven't seen it yet, there is a new inspiration blog at Jenni Bowlin Studio - you'll want to check this out regularly - Doris has already posted a giveaway and lots of lovely eye candy!