Friday, November 30, 2012

Easy Homemade Donut Hole Recipe

I may or may not have made the world's best banana bread, 
and donut (doughnut?) holes in the same day... you'll never know! ;)

These are super easy to make, I actually made them while I made dinner! The rice was cooking, the gravy was simmering, the veggies were steaming... All the healthyness going on in my kitchen! So I had the urge to whip these out. And I'm sure glad I did! :)

Easy Donut Hole Recipe

1 1/4 cups White Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 tsp. Vinegar
1/4 cup Sugar
3 Tbsp Butter, melted
Optional: Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon, Cocoa... for coating
2-3 cups frying oil (vegetable, canola...)

Pour oil into fryer and set at 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate small bowl, whisk together milk, vinegar, sugar, and butter. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Do not over stir. Using a cookie scoop/ melon baller, drop balls of the dough into the heated oil. Fry for 3-4 min, or until golden brown, and then flip them over and do the same for the other side. Keep a close eye on them as not to over cook them! Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Roll them in coating of your choice while they are still warm. Serve fresh.



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Warm Boys Dress Pants

I made these fully lined boys pants with back pockets!
I love a free pattern and these were easy to make, 
so I thought I'd share em with ya! :)

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Finally Another Lamp!

It's been pretty quiet here on the blog... 
I've been spending time with family, and adding new items to the Shop
Isn't the metal wire lamp lovely!? I have one in my craft room, and I sure love it!
If you like it, scoop it up quick! Mr. Liv makes them by hand, and he doesn't make them very often!! 
I've also added a new bag with a doily on it! :)
burlap purse with bow adjustable strap coffee bag fully lined with blue and brown print with doily

Come check out Sylvie Liv shop, and nab these lovelies before they'e gone! :)


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Holiday Items In The Shop!

Brown and Oatmeal Tan Felt Flower on Cork Wall Hanging Decoration
simple burlap christmas stocking with cream wool felt flower lined with white cotton
christmas garland wool felt circles and vintage paper circles in red green and gray

Be sure to check out the SylvieLiv Shop for our new Christmas decor, and for Holiday gift ideas! :) 

We also will be adding more lighting soon! :)

Have a good week!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Awesome Craft Sale Today In Brighton MI!!!!!

It is here! Today is the day of the Design Junction Craft Sale!
Seriously guys, this sale rocks! 
There is something for everyone...
The prices are very good...
Don't miss out!!
There will be door prizes!
Admission is free!!
Really, there is some serious talent showcased in this sale! 
Try some delicious home baked treats!
Hope you can make it!
Also going on in downtown Brighton today is the Holiday Glow Festival!

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Open From 10am- 6pm
Brighton Community Center
555 Brighton St.
Brighton, MI

Christmas Gift Series: DIY Ideas

Christmas Stocking-Handmade Vintage Ticking -Small striped Blue And Tan Ticking Holiday Stocking

This week, I have shared gift ideas for Baby, Toddler, Preschool Girl, and Preschool Boy. Are your wallets empty yet?! ;)

For me, making things is just as fun as shopping! So naturally, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for DIY gift ideas... 
Here are some of the things I will be trying to tackle before this Christmas:

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle   
I love this Printable Map Puzzle and it would work for a boy or girl, for a range of ages!
diy paper dolls
This Paper Dolls printable is so cute, and would be a fun way to use up scraps! 
Here is anoher fun use for scraps! This Car Caddy is perfect for any young boy!
These dolls are so darling! And with the printable template, they are easy to make! 
These Felt Slippers are actually super simple! They could be for any child (or adult) in your life!
Have an old men's shirt or pants laying around? This Bunny is a cute way to upcycle them into something fun! 
Yep, another use for scraps! Isn't this Trumpet cute!?
This Monkey Tutorial is so cute! It could easily be made into a boy too! :)

This Wooden Rainbow Set looks anything but homemade! 

Is that a good list to keep you busy!? 
I just love making something from nothing! :)
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Gifts Series: Preschool Age Boy Ideas

stock photo : Vintage photo of boy with bicycle (early fifties)

I always have so many boy gift ideas. I bet I could save a lot of $$ if I just went out to the garage, gathered up some real tools, and wrapped those for Christmas! Any boy would be pleased with that! :)

Christmas Gift Ideas For Preschool Boy...
Canvas Teepee - Fold Away Tepee With Bamboo Poles
Tegu Explorer Set Tint
'Dash' Cape & Mask
GIANT VINTAGE WORLD map floor cushion, world map cushion, pillow 86cm/34inches x 61cm/ 24 inches .
Vintage Wooden Abacus - Russian Soviet calculator (7" x 5,3")

Tomorrow I will post some links to some fun DIY children's gifts! Because although it is fun to shop, it is just as fun to make things! :)