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.

Shrimp and Rice Casserole

Casseroles are seriously one of the easiest dishes you can make. Some casserole recipes, like this one, you have to do a little stovetop cooking before you pop it in the oven, but once it’s in the oven, you’re basically done until the oven timer...

Refurbished Vintage Telephone Chair/Gossip Bench

The past few weeks my husband and I have been in the process of moving into our new home (thus the reason for the lack of blog posts recently). The new place has lots more room and storage, which we’re totally psyched about, but moving...

Tomato Sauce with Beef and Mushrooms

Romance is in the air ya’ll! Tomorrow is the big day… Valentine’s day! If you haven’t made dinner plans yet, don’t freak out. Here is a lovely dish you can surprise your sweetie with. It might take a little time, but it is really simple to make...

February Art Challenge: Red Hot

Red is a very sensual color. When you think of the color red, romance and passion are the first things that come to mind. So, it’s no surprise that the color red is everywhere in February. After all, Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Pretty much...

Chili

Chili is something I’m always experimenting with. I’ve made it at least 50 different ways over the years. Some were hits, and others were a miss. This is one of my favorites, though, so I decided to share it with ya’ll. It’s got enough spice to...

Jim Yates and The Sombrero Known Around The World

Howdy, ya’ll! I figured since today was inauguration day I would share this portrait quilt I did of a friend of ours, Jim Yates. We met him last year when my husband and I were following Donald Trump around on the campaign trail selling t-shirts....

January Art Challenge: Change

January, much like the color of the year, Greenery, represents change, new beginnings, and renewal. I’ve always looked to January with hope in my heart, a little extra spring in my step, and a mind full of wonderful possibilities for the year to...

Exploding Gift Box Advent Calendar

This year’s advent calendar project was so much fun! What better way to countdown to Christmas than to open a different gift box every day? It was also a great way to use up some of the leftover gift wrapping supplies from years past. I had to...

Crochet Santa Hat

Every Christmas Eve the Curtis clan gathers together for a fun filled night of celebration. We usually kick things off with dinner and catching up with each other. Then we move onto a lively game of dirty Santa, which never fails to entertain....