Annabel's House
Summer Corner #2

Button Bouquets


We made buttons bouquets yesterday and had so much fun. I got the idea from Kiddley.I am getting some fun ideas there. We took old bottles and I printed up this saying

"A button's place is in the home!"

and added paper strip to the bottle. It was soooo easy. The quote came from a little button book I have.

" A button's place in in the home !

on the pillow, on wearths, on quilts, on curtians"


We also made Oatmeal Gingerbread Muffins. The reason most of my muffin recipes had both butter and a little oil is butter adds flavor, but a little oil makes a much moister muffin.

Oatmeal Gingerbread Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins   



1 cup regular or thick-rolled oatmeal

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 all propose flour                                                   

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda                                          

1 teaspoon salt

1 TBLS. cinnamon                                                      

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg                                          

1/2 tsp. ground coriander

1/8 ground allspice


1  cups buttermilk                                                    

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses                                                    

1/2 stick melted butter

1/8 cup oil                                                             

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper muffin cups.

2. In a large bowl, combine combine dry ingredients. Then add wet.
3. Divide the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
4. Bake for 15-20 muffins or until top springs back when lightly touched.



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Cute as a button!!! :-P Hey, did my Tuesday e-mail come through? If so, did your reply bounce back? I hear we've got bouncing issues and I'm trying to figure out how big they are... (Hee Hee, that almost sounds like a personal problem. I'm talking about E-MAIL of course)!


I love buttons and that's another fun way to use them!!


I can't tell you how excited I am right now...I just ordered Annabel's House from an ebay store and I'm hoping it arrives for my daughter's birthday on Tuesday!! (I payed extra for fast shipping) Both my girls and I *love* dollhouses and Annabel's looks so fun and pretty. Thank you for posting about it.

Also, I have printed out the zucchini and muffin recipe and will let you know when I try them!

Thanks again!


That recipe sounds yummy! The button bouquets are adorable!! Have a blessed day!!!


What a wonderful craft! It's the kind of thing I would love to do with the kids when they were younger ~ how I miss that! I am hoping to make the muffins this week; thank you for the recipe.


Very cool button bouquet! The cookies sound good, too. Thanks for visiting my blog!


Cute bouquets and a yummy muffie recipe. It's always fun to come visiting "your neck of the woods." ~Jody


oh what a lovely mummy you are!


Oh how cute! You are so creative! I love how you 'stage' your photos and you do a great job to make them so interesting. I even spotted your gazebo out back...nosey, or what?!
It looks so green in your neck of the woods at the moment!


Hey Clarice! I'm making the warm zucchini salad for dinner tonight along with shrimp scampi. Thanks for the yummy idea of the muffins also. I'm thinking I'll make those and take them along Thursday night to my knitting group. Wish you could join us!


Mrs. Staggs

Great sounding recipe!
I like the button flowers and especially like the idea of putting the quote in the bottle. I've been intriqued by putting things in bottles since I saw a photo in a magazine a couple of years ago where an artist used them to display old photos. So many interesting possibilities.


Those muffins sound really good. Love the button bouquets. Mom


I love Kiddley, too! Those button bouquets are great. I'm going to try out the oatmeal gingerbread muffins tomorrow morning - always trying to find ways to get more iron-rich molasses into the lil' ones!

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