{New Northern Cottage Creations}

Whew!!  This business thing is keeping me busy!!  I am thankful that I’ve always loved creating.  My creativity seems to be on hyper-drive lately!!  There are so many many many things I WANT to CReaTe!  Seriously – my list is about a million things long… you might just get a glimpse of some of those things with my stocked up pinterest boards!!  some of those things will have to wait but I sure do have a large bucket list.

But I have been able to be creative in new & wonderful ways recently….

I’ve been creating lots of new quilts using new and lovely fabrics

And…

I’ve been playing with felt blooms….they are very satisfying to create & put together….I have lots of ideas for these babies…

Did you see the BLooMiNG CRoWNS in the shop?

Felt Flower Crown Headband {NorthernCottage}

Blooming Headband Crown ♥ {NorthernCottage}

Handmade Felt Flower Crown Art {NorthernCottage}

 

Blooming Crown Headband {NorthernCottage}

Wouldn’t these make the most gorgeous crowns for a rustic wedding (for the bride, flower girl, bridesmaids?), or perhaps dress up time for a favorite little girl, or just for everyday…just because…

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This is what’s been keeping me busy…

I sew, I cut, I plan, I post, I list, I photograph, I contemplate, I pin (with actual pins and on pinterest – ha!), I strategize, I cook, I bake, I instagram, I love, I teach, I clean, I organize, I try, I brainstorm, I stain, I paint, I mow, I garden, I read, I study, I discipline, I revise, I eat, I drive, I walk, I adore, I sigh … I get to do it all!  What a wonderful life!

 

I’ve kind of fallen in love with INSTAGRAM!!  you can follow northern cottage on instagram here – it is just so happy & positive & encouraging & well…if you’re there, you know!! ♥

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I’ve listed these GoRGeouS Dinner Napkin Sets in the shop – only two sets of 8 are available – when they’re gone they’re gone…

Wouldn’t they make a tablesetting // family dinner so special and pretty?  They have the perfect tones and color combination of peach and purple and grey and creams….all rustic and vintage-inspired goodness!! Each individual handcrafted napkin is unique and features a mix of delightful designer fabrics patchwork quilted together with a soft neutral linen backing sigh!!

Couture Dinner Napkins {NorthernCottage}

{NorthernCottage} Dinner napkins{NorthernCottage} Pretty Dinner Napkins

{NorthernCottage} Quilted Dinner Napkins

Of course, I’ve been making lots of garlands and quilts from the shop too but thought I’d share some of these NeW creative endeavors with ya!

I love crossing stuff off my to do list (but there always seems to be more to add, doesn’t there?)  Such satisfaction in getting it done!  I don’t sleep a ton – but that’s pretty normal, right?

Happy day to you!!

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{Custom Caramel Apples Bowls}

 

Caramel Apple Bowls {NorthernCottage}

Autumn is setting in!  Isn’t it funny how our food and eating changes with the seasons?  We really like caramel apples around here but they are so messy and so much work and after you’re done eating the outside layer, ehhh – what’s the point?!

Caramel Apple Sundaes yum {NorthernCottage}

So…we create them our own way…

Caramel Apple Sundaes {NorthernCottage}

We cut up apples into wedges or bite sized pieces, drizzle with caramel and then pop on the toppings of our choice.  Usually half an apple (fyi…honeycrips are our FaV!!) is enough for each person – just a nice little treat.

Of course, ya have to make the toppings cute, right?

Why NOT place them in a vintage muffin tin?  A cute display makes them all the yummier!!  It turned out to be a very nice little after school snack!!  bit hit with the kiddos!

{NorthernCottage} Caramel Apples and more!!

This round we offered mini chocolate chips, heath bits, chopped pecans, shredded coconut (you could also use crushed up pretzels, mini m&m’s, oreo bits, peanut butter chips, etc etc etc)  You could even add ice cream or whipped cream to the mix (if ya really really wanted to) Really the possibilities are endless and each person can make their own concoction to suit their mood & tastebuds!  YuM!!

Individual Caramel Apple Bites {NorthernCottage}

Caramel Apple Bar {NorthernCottage}

HaPPY FaLL y’all!!

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{Cozy Autumn Quilts} ♥

As we move full force into crisp autumn days, we get to enjoy the things that come with the passing of summer… like eating up the last Garden Produce, less lawn mowing (yay!), seeing the beauty surrounding us with amazing colors of the changing leaves (what a show we have here in the northwoods!)

We’re saying farewell to shorts and t-shirts and moving into jeans and warm sweaters, trading out flip-flops for leather boots (with cute little socks peeking out, of course!)

And curling up around a fire with a warm cozy quilt.

I’ve been sewing up a storm with lots and lots of custom quilts sized from darling CRiB sized, to THRoWS, and TWiN BeD sized and MoRe.  I’m loving every minute of it!  I get to work with these amazing customers and custom select the PeRFeCT fabric palettes and combinations that fit them, their cozy homes & their busy lives.  What a joy it is to be able to provide something that gives a little extra comfort at the end of a hectic day or to make a very special gift for a very special someone. ♥  I get to help provide a soft place to land at the end of the day!!  Amazing that I’ve ended up here, getting to do this!

Here are some shots of some recent creations that have made their way to their new homes (all over the globe ♥ … to europe, israel, canada, austrailia and many right here in the U.S.)

Sweet Cottage Quilt {NorthernCottage}

{NorthernCottage} Custom Crib Quilts

Cozy Cottage Quilt {NorthernCottage}

Gorgeous Sweet Quilt by {NorthernCottage} Romantic Cozy Quilt {NorthernCottage}

{NorthernCottage} Happy Quilt

{NorthernCottage} Happy Quilt

I’d LoVe to make a quilt (or a sassy little garland or coordinating hoop art) for you or for someone you adore!! ♥

You’re invited to pop over to the shop to explore and order a READY to SHIP or CUSTOM Ruffle Rag Quilt – as well as all kinds of other pretty goodies!!

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{Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini}

ding ding ding ding – dinner’s ready!!

Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini {NORTHERN COTTAGE}

We found a new FaMiLY FaVoRiTe!!

It all started with this pin from here – YuM!  This recipe reminded me of a yummy local restaurant that has a fab chicken tetrazzini on their menu – & I decided to try to re-create.

So I used the beginnings of that pin as my base (so delish!) & added more garlic and fluffed it up a bit for my family!

Served with spinach (yes my kids LoVe SPiNaCH – they’re weird like that – love it!)  and some cheesy garlic bread (because we can’t get enough cheese or butter or garlic…apparently) 

Cheesy Saucy Chicken Tetrazzini - mmmm!! {NORTHERN COTTAGE}

CHICKEN TETRAZZINI
(adapted from plainchicken.com)

here are the ingredients for the chicken seasoning/rub

♥ 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Combine above and sprinkle on (rub it on in!!) to 2 lb chicken tenders (I take chicken breasts, remove and bit of yuck – you know what I’m talking about! and slice into about 3 even strips)

♥ 1/4 cup butter, divided
♥ 2 cloves of minced fresh garlic (or a couple teaspoons of jarred garlic)
♥ 1 tsp salt

2 cups heavy cream

If serving over pasta, get that going now.

In large skillet, melt half of the butter over medium-high heat.  Brown the chicken tenders until done on all sides and golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Place remaining butter into the skillet (feel free to add a few more bits of butter if ya like – we like!), when melted, add the garlic, a teaspoon of salt (& just a splash of white wine if you happen to have a glass nearby – if not it’s still great without!)  Now add the cream, lower the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens up a bit (5-7 minutes or so). 

{NORTHERN COTTAGE} browned chicken

Pre-heat your broiler, place a serving of cooked, drained noodles in a heat-safe bowl, add some chicken and that delightful yummy sauce, place a layer of provolone cheese over the top and place in the broiler.  Cook for a minute or so (watch as it starts bubbling and browning up quickly)

Carefully transfer from that bowl to a dinner plate (so you’re not eating from or serving kiddos a sizzling hot bowl!!) 

You can serve this over pasta of your choice (angel hair, fettuccine, etc) or rice or mashed potatoes – all good!!  This would be yummy on wild rice too!

Saucy Chicken Tetrazzini - mmm! {NORTHERN COTTAGE}

Serious Yum!!  Enjoy!!

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