One of the blogs I look forward to reading every Friday is Under A Blue Moon. Andrea features her Friday Favorites, and nearly every week there is something that captures my attention. About a month ago, I was drawn into the world of mini donuts. It was a Friday Favorite linking to a blog entitled Such Pretty Things. I immediately put the mini donut pan on my "need to buy" list. Nothing urgent...after all, I'm supposed to be Weight-Watchering.
While strolling the aisles at Hobby Lobby Friday, searching for yet another obsession...water soluble pastels to create journal pages seen here, I found the mini donut pan in the Wilton aisle. Two obsessions, one store. I added cake flour and buttermilk (low fat) to my grocery list.
Saturday morning I woke up with the desire to bake those cute little donuts...the problem? No cute little sprinkles to adorn them. I checked out the Facebook page for the local (and very nearby) cake and candy supply shop and found that they opened at 9:00. White jimmies and two tiny tubs of "petal dust" in hand, I now had everything I needed to make donuts. I could have purchased colored jimmies, but I wanted delicate, hand-tinted pastel jimmies. Yes...there is seriously something wrong with me.
The biggest obsession...garment sewing, of all things...began when I visited Purlbee a few weeks ago. While I wasn't super fond of the fabric choice on the dress they made, I was intrigued by the patterns. I visited the designer's website, fell in love with a few of the four patterns available, and off I went to purchase them (while they were super-reduced at JoAnn and Hobby Lobby). The new patterns are due out any day, along with a fall line of fabrics. I haven't done any garment sewing for decades, and can't figure out why it sounds so appealing now...and why do I want to start wearing dresses? Something's up...