Here on the Thimble Belle blog you can look forward to yummy recipes, art, sewing and crafting tutorials, as well as some interesting stories and images to help brighten your day.

So kick back, grab a glass of sweet tea and enjoy a few stories about this and that, or learn a new recipe or technique so you can go out and create something wonderful of your own. Which I look forward to hearing about of course!

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you all have fun and stop by often.

Refurbished Lap Desk

Earlier this year while we were cleaning out my granny’s barn, my brother ran across this broken old school desktop. When I saw it, my eyes lit up because I immediately knew what I could do with it. To me, it wasn’t a piece of trash to toss into...

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Minis

So…how do you make meatloaf better? You wrap it in bacon of course! As the old saying goes, everything is better with bacon, and it couldn’t be truer with these tasty little creations.  These bad boys are packed full of...

Lollipop

This week I felt like working on something fun and light-hearted, so I decided to go in a sweet direction. Lollipops! Who didn’t love these as a kid? There were like a million different flavors, shapes and sizes, and they were all awesome....

Lemony Shrimp Pasta

Summer to me is synonymous with seafood, and this is one of my most favorite seafood dishes. The rich sauce is full of flavor and a zing of citrus which is just a perfect pairing to the buttery, lemony shrimp. I’ve had similar dishes at coastal restaurants...

Lazy Days of Summer

It has been such a beautiful, sunny, and warm July weekend. Too bad I’ve been indoors trying to get over the crud. Apparently, there isn’t really a name for this sickness, so I’m just calling it “The Crud” which sounds like an old...

Plugged In

This past week I dropped my latest painting, Plugged In, off at the Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts in Florence, AL for this year’s Mostly Blues exhibit. This is my most favorite exhibit to be a part of because it’s centered...

May Art Challenge: Flower Crown

As a follow-up to last month’s art challenge “April Showers”, this month’s challenge is all about flowers! April showers bring May flowers as the old saying goes. Anyway, even though this time of year is always rough on...

April Art Challenge: April Showers

This month’s art challenge was inspired by that age old saying: “April showers bring May flowers”. It’s true too. It’s been raining a lot around here lately, and all the winter trees are starting to turn green again. The plants are starting to sprout buds...