Who knew? I must live in the dark ages that I never knew about these two little inventions before.
Well, I finally crawled out from under my rock and am in heaven! Heaven, I tell ya!
My two new favorite things…
A butter bell. Weird concept but it works! You take this little crock and
fill it a third of the way with cold water and fill the bell portion with butter.
Yes, I said butter, real honest to goodness butter. I still stand behind the thought that a little bit of real butter is way better for you than the junk that most margarines are made out of of. Place the bell portion upside down into the crock and leave it sit on your counter. Don’t put it in your refrigerator. Yup, you heard me right, no refrigeration needed. Strange huh?
We’ve been using it this way for two weeks now and not gotten sick yet. I was brought up that most everything goes in the refrigerator so this is really thinking outside the box for me.
The result – soft spreadable butter every time. No more microwaving the butter to soften it only to have it turn to liquid and run all over.
I suspect these have been around for years. I’ve probably just been under my rock but am loving this “new” invention now.
The second new discovery of mine which I know has been around for a long time although I never “got it” is the 1/4” foot for a sewing machine. Wow! What a difference!
I’ve sewn for years but this little baby takes the headache and stress out of sewing that’s for sure, especially quilting. On the right side of this lil ol’ sewing presser foot is a metal guide to butt your fabric up against as you sew and wallah you have a nice, even, straight 1/4” stitch!
I’ve always went by the mark on the plate of the sewing machine and would get
crooked semi-straight 1/4” seams. Problem solved now. I use to dread topstitching because it always looked messy. No more with this handy, dandy gadget!
The result – beautiful 1/4” seams!
If you don’t have either one or both of these items, they are a must have for sure!