Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pie in a jar and Show and Tell

I was blathering on here the other day about how I like to give everyone little gifts when we meet for holiday dinner. Well ... I think I may have found this years idea, I hope I hope! Look at how fun and cute these are - Pie in a jar!

I stumbled across this post at Our Best Bites.
Our Best Bites

Aren't those adorable?! Which reminded me of these ones at not martha from 2008 ... cute as can be!
not martha

From what I can glean, the adorable and wee pies in a jar, originated at Lloyd and Lauren.
Lloyd and Lauren

Onto the Show and Tell portion of this post teehee ... you may remember this post about the giveaway I won from the adorable Pam at yoborobo. Well Pam overwhelmed me with cute and wonderful stuff and I wanted to say Thank You back for her kindness. So I found this darling pumpkin pattern on the internet - it was a large sized pattern and I shrunk it into pumpkin ornament size and stitched it up for Pam, included a See's Candies Halloween Milk Chocolate Pumpkin, I made her a pumpkin card and I wrapped it in pumpkin paper. Pumpkin Extravaganza! (Yes, I am anal that way, you found me out bwahahahhahahaha)

Re the pattern I used for the ornament - my silly middle aged brain had remembered it as being a pillow pattern - well it turns out to be a woodcrafting pattern! It is a free pattern from Country Corner Crafts and was designed by Susan Luinge. (scroll down to the bottom of the page and it's on the right bottom - I made the small pumpkin head)
Country Corner Crafts

I also found the stitched pumpkin card pattern on the internet. You can find the pattern at Make and Takes. I only used two ply of embroidery floss because I thought the suggested six was too thick - now I wish I had used more. WAH!
Pumpkin Stitched Card Pattern


  1. These Pie in a Jars are just the cutest. What a great idea. I will have to go check out my jar collection now...... Pumpkin are so precious.

  2. Hi Kate!
    Aren't they darling! You're so lucky you've got some canning jars already, I need to buy some. QUICK!
    Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed the pumpkins, I had a lot of fun making everything. :)

  3. Sally! I forgot to tell you how much I love the card! I have it in front of me right now, keeping me company. It's just lovely! :) And is the pie in a jar really a pie in a jar? Or is it like a candle that looks like a pie? I will have to investigate. ;)

  4. Hi Pam! Yup, that's really pie baked in a small mason jar, isn't it fun?!

  5. Can you really bake the pie in those jars...interesting! And your pumpkin ornament is so cute!

  6. Hi Lori!
    Thank you so much, I had a lot of fun stitching him! I haven't done any embroidery in years and the past few months I've begun to play again and I'm really enjoying it. I had forgotten how much I love fibers.
    Well ... according to these other bloggers, you sure can bake the pies in mason jars ... I'm skeptical too but I especially adore the girl who does "not martha" and she says it works, so I'm going to take a leap of faith and try my own. Fingers crossed they don't explode on me, huh?! ;)

  7. When I come to visit you I always need to have plenty of time because I know there's going to be a lot of neat links to check out. I am about half way through your list of blogs two posts down. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into this. Enjoy your day! Twyla

  8. Sally - just wear goggles when you open the oven door! LOL! I'm sure it will be fine, the mason jars are thick, right? Maybe you bake it at lower temps. :)

    And what time do I show up for chocolate and sharing anxieties? I am so THERE! xox

  9. Hi Twyla! You're so sweet! I'm so glad to know there's someone else besides me that enjoys looking at new blogs - I find it a lot of fun.
    Lindsey's party looks adorable, I love that you go all out and make it so much fun, what a great mommy you are! :)
    Happy week to you,

  10. Hi Pam!
    I think goggles are in order and maybe a flac jacket too! ;) I ordered some beautiful jars online so I don't know how thick they are yet YIKES! I'm starting to get a wee bit nervy about the whole thing, even with baked pies as evidence on other peoples blogs. hmmmm ... maybe those are CG pies in a jar? bwahahahhahahhahaha
    Chocolate and conversation on tap at all times, come when the spirit moves you or you have low blood sugar! :)
    Happy almost Thursday,

  11. Hey Sally, do you want to participate in an Art Swap? You only have to make one thing... Go to my blog and email me and I will send you the details... :)

  12. Hi Lori! I saw your post this morning before I left for my errands - I'll run over to your blog now and see what's up! :)

  13. Hi Sally! Just stopping by to say have a fabulous weekend and watch out for exploding pies! hahaha!

    xoxo Pam

  14. Hi Pam! I'm beginning to waffle on the pies in a jar - of course after I've already ordered a case of jars. ;)
    Happy weekend to you!