Embroidered buttons and Apple “Crunch”

Here is a look at the embroidered buttons I made for Michelle‘s swap.


Fall colors on brown is so pretty to me right now. I watched THIS tutorial, which had the great idea of using a dab of glue stick to keep everything centered nicely.

Five buttons for the swap, one for Michelle (one is for me) were sent early Saturday morning. Late as per Regina swapping fashion (sorry, Michelle).

Here is my apple cobbler that I made for dinner last night– yes, dinner. The kids call it “apple crunch”, which just happens to be great for breakfast too.


Recipe (vegan):

5 large granny smith apples
1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tbsp cornstach
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup old-fashion dry oatmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup Earth Balance buttery sticks,cut into small pieces

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare baking dish by covering the sides and bottom of the dish with a thin layer of earth balance.
2. Peel and cut apples into thinish (1/2 inch), small pieces.
3. In small bowl, mix apple pieces with cornstarch and half of the brown sugar and pour into prepared baking dish.
4. Combine all remaining ingredients, except “butter”, in a large bowl.
5. Add “butter” pieces and combine together with fingers until you get medium (not fine) sized crumbles.
6. Pour crumble mixture on top of apple and press down lightly with fingers.
7. Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy warm with vanilla soy or ice cream.

My two year Blogiversay, Blog Action Day, and an environmentally friendly give-away.

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11 Responses to Embroidered buttons and Apple “Crunch”

  1. Karyn says:

    My heart be still, I LOVE those buttons!!!!!

    And that apple crunch looks scrumptious. I may have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. linda p says:

    those buttons are lovely!

  3. Michelle says:

    Whoo hoo, one is mine, all mine! They look fabulous, I love the colors, and don’t worry about being late. You’re not the only one. :0)

    And I have a huge bag full of the best tasting apples ever, I think I can spare 5 or so for the apple crunch. Thanks! Now I just need to go get some ice cream…

  4. cindy says:

    Love those buttons! If it’s one one thing I hate more than had sewing… well I don’t know what it is. Maybe I’ll get there someday! Thanks for the recipe. I actually have the ingredients!

  5. Leticia says:

    Those buttons are fabulous!! I would love to learn how to do that. And your apple crisp looks pretty tasty, we just might have to try that one!

  6. Those buttons look amazing! Love em!

  7. nichola says:

    I love those buttons. You have given me a great idea for my postcard swap 🙂

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Those buttons are gorgeous! I’m going to have to check out that tutorial.

  9. Cheryl says:

    Just found your blog.. great tutorial on buttons, I have done some before, not as pretty, but it is great to know I did them right. Great when you are doing costumes and need certain kind of buttons and things that need to match.
    Read some back blogs and you have a great bit of wisdom here. thanks

  10. Junie Moon says:

    I received one of your beautiful buttons today in the embroidered button swap. Thank you so much–I love the design as well as the clever presentation card.

  11. Shelley says:

    I am a proud owner of one of your buttons. Thank you for giving me a little piece of your creativity all the way here in New Zealand.

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