Monday, August 25, 2014

Make It Monday: Two New Things

This afternoon I tried a new pattern for a standard crochet mandala.
I just wanted something simple that worked up quickly.
The pattern is increased rounds with a scalloped border.
Can't get much easier than that.
 You can find the pattern at A Creative Being.
I definitely want to make more in brighter colors.  I think they will make great gifts with a vase of flowers.

I also tried a new recipe for vegan peanut butter cookies.
My husband isn't a peanut butter eater like me, but he says the cookies are delicious!
And my son just shouted from the kitchen "good cookies, Mom" so you know they gotta be good.
Recipe can be found at Blissful Basil.
Have a marvelous Monday!


Blondie's Journal said...

These are very pretty sort of reminds me of Americana style. A gift along with flowers is a great idea!

I love peanut butter but sadly, just like it jelly and not in anything baked. I can't even stomach making the cookies! My poor family has missed out on them all these years! :(

Jane xx

Teresa Kasner said...

I like the simple mandala pattern.. good job! And bravo on finding a cookie recipe that your guys like.. you're a good mom! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anonymous said...

Your dedication to your crochet projects is inspiring! Happy Mandala Monday, I love the simplicity of this flat circle radiating outward. I thin it would be a wonderful gift with flowers, too!
And those cookies! mmmm peanut butter yum

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

Back atcha', my friend! Cookies AND a beautiful doily - Happy Creative Monday!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmm...peanut butter!

Love the new dishcloth.

Rostrose said...

Hi, you busy crocheting Tammy :o),
your cookie-idea sounds good: In Austria peanut butter is not really common, but my daughter, she discovered it as a little girl in the USA and loves it ever since. So I'm sure she'd love these cookies, too! (She also loves root beer since she tried it in New Orleans... May be she has an American soul ;o)) Thank you so much for your nice words on my blog!
Warm hugs, Traude

Betsy said...

Anything peanut butter gets my vote and that your guys like it too-double bonus! The Mandela is very pretty. I like the colors you chose.

Sam I Am...... said...

I love it! I've been wanting to make doilies with yarn as opposed to thread and this is just what I've been looking for. Thank you! It's also a great way to use up scraps of yarn. The peanut butter cookies sound great..peanut butter cookies of any kind are my favorite.LOL!

Mereknits said...

Love the crochet and the cookies look very yummy. If you got a shot out from your son they must be delicious.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your cookies look delicious! xx

Poppy said...

Such a pretty colour combination, Tammy, which would make the sweetest gift, indeed! Like your hubby, I never eat peanut butter, but I love it in cookies or combined with chocolate in desserts!

Have a wonderful week!


Linda said...

Love your latest creation and the cookies look divine. :)

It's been such a hot humid day here with many places closing early due to the oppressive heat. I did end up meeting my daughter for a quick lunch as she arrived on campus before her afternoon class and successfully embarrassed her once again (it's a gift). We'll try something different in the future - she won't be back here on campus until another couple of weeks due to the upcoming holiday.

Have a nice evening,
Linda : )

kathyinozarks said...

thank you for the peanut butter cookie recipe-I just pinned it on my gluten free board so I can find them again-looks delicious

Mrs. Micawber said...

Such a cheery mandala.

Your cookies always look delicious! Have a great week, Tammy. :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful crochet work Tammy.
There's always something delicious looking for eye candy too!
Enjoy your week.

Anonymous said...

lovely post crochet is quiet these days..working all day long...nice to read your post

linda said...

Beautiful Mandala Tammy, they are lovely to make aren't they. I love peanut butter so I'm off to check out that recipe! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Getting praise from your 'men' is quite rewarding after baking yummy cookies! Your crocheted doily also looks real nice.

Jennifer said...

Good for you trying new things. Your mandala is really nice and the cookies sound delicious.

~*~Patty S said...

Yummy treats and cool are always up to something fun and delicious Tammy!

Dagmar said...

Looks like you had a good what you have made! Xo

Mistea said...

Love the striped mandala.
Peanut butter cookies...Yum!

Mary said...

I was with my SIL at a fabulous yarn and fiber shop in New Hampshire on Sunday - I wished you could have been with me - you would have loved the amazing selection!

Hugs - Mary

Sheila Rumney said...

I had to smile about your son shouting that they would good cookies! You know that they have to be good if the are kid approved! Thank you for the sweet comments on my journal and especially for sending me one of your handmade doilies and sweet postcard.

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy-- the crochet pattern is so pretty-/ I swear you never make anything ugly- lol!! I love that colorful yarn!!

The cookies would be wonderful in my pocket right now-- just sayin!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've been going back over your posts from this summer. I love to read about your travels and see all of your photos. I've been to New Mexico many times, but I don't recall Las Vegas NM.
Thank you for your sweet comments about my mom's passing. Your thoughtful words meant so much.

Createology said...

Simple crochet is the very best way to relax and still accomplish something at the same time. Your cookies do look very yummy! Happy weekend dear...

Anitha said...

Beautiful mandala Tammy.. the scalloped edging gives a nice touch. i love peanut butter and your cookies looks so yummy :)have a fantastic day!

Anonymous said...

Cookies and crocheting, fun. :)


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