Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years! 2011 was a year of change for me. I finished my first book, signed up for college, and started living in my house my husband and I have been remodelling. My resolutions for 2012 are to get my book published, get A++ in all my classes ;), and to have a really good time!

Be sure to check out my new jewelry at the mini-munchie market.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How To Make Butter ♥

Every once in awhile I like to include a fun "How To" post. This is a very fun, fast and easy way to make butter out of cream you buy from your local grocery store. Kids and grownups can both enjoy making butter!

You will need heavy cream. I used whipped for my butter and it turned out delicious ♥

You will also need a glass jar of some type such as this one. Mason jars will also work:

Let your cream sit out on the counter top for 12 hours at room temperature. I know it sounds yucky but the bacteria that is needed to make butter will be able to grow at this temperature instead of leaving it in the cold refrigerator.

Once you have waited 12 hours, pour the cream into your glass jar.  It will be very thin to start but you will see the transformation soon.

Securely fasten the lid.

Now shake shake SHAKE that jar for 3 minutes! OR until you start to notice the cream is separating from the side of the jar and turning into a very thick buttery consistency (see picture above). Once you notice this shake for 1 more minute.

Open the jar and use the lid to hold the butter back and let the watery liquid poor into a separate glass.

Do you know what you have now in that glass? Butter milk! It is very yummy and great for cooking pancakes, biscuits and more.

Now poor some cold water in your jar with the butter then separate the water into the sink using the lid until you have only the butter left in the jar.

Enjoy your delicious hand made butter ♥

Friday, June 24, 2011

A small glimpse of a picture book dummy

Life is a whirlwind of changes! I have been working on a new picture book dummy and here is a small glimpse of one of the finished illustrations. This is my first picture book and I have to say it is pretty enjoyable. In fact, I already have my next one written out!

©Summer Macon 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Clipart

Easter clipart made for my Etsy shop

Can be used for scrapbooking printing and more :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Etsy Shop - Now Open - Clipart and More!

Check out my Etsy shop here!
I have seen quite a few designers selling their own clipart and I thought it looked like fun so I joined in!
I sell greeting cards, invitations and patterns ♥

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Bitty Bears - Illustration Friday Dust

Having some fun with Illustrator again :) Blogger cuts off the edges so keep in mind it says "cookies" not cookie lol

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yum Yum's Cafe Stickers

I plan on cooking up an entire series of these delicious looking stickers :)
This is the "Sweets" series

© Summer Macon 2011, all rights reserved