Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Right here is how you make it:
725 grams of cucumber (about 2)
500 grams of green tomatoes
500 grams of red onion
cut up finely and place in a bowl, covered with water and a tablespoon of salt
24 hours later, drain off water and add
750 mls of white vinegar
500 grams of sugar
bring to the boil and boil for 20 mins. I stir it quite a bit to begin with to make sure the sugar doesn't burn.
Finally a small bowl mix up
1 tablespoon of curry powder, mustard powder and corn flour, make into a paste with some of the vinegar. Add to the mix and boil for another 5 mins.
In to jars yum!!! And it doesn't really taste like curry, it is worth a least one go!
Also I have been doing some sewing (of course). So my wee man picked out some material before Christmas and it was all a bit crazy so only have made these yesterday...ops
It is burda 9641, I have used this pattern loads!!! A couple of times like it is, a couple of time without pockets, with half the amount of pockets. It is so easy to change around. Anyone who sews and has boys know there really isn't a lot out there so I find this a good staple and well Ryan loves what I make for him so he is happy and that is the most important! Yes he was Batman at kindy today, and that was the best of the shorts I could get.
Now birthday girl... Well I used "Little Girl, Big Style", it is a book by ummm not sure but it is on a lot of crafting blogs and easy enough to find. I made the size 2 twirly skirt, finished off with ribbon and sequin trim, plus a T&T tee-shirt with sequin trim (I added). I did think about making a tee-shirt but it was only $4, I can't make a plain tee for that, so I just brought and embellished, surely that is crafting too?? The material (oh shame) is stuff I have had lying around for a couple of years, the top tier was from covering jam tops a very long time ago and the second and third, I can't even remember where and why I brought that. So good to see it finally being used he he he
Well enough for now, I am looking after my friends two boys today, so don't think and sewing will be happening today.
Monday, January 24, 2011
I used left over pieces from Adele's quilt, so still nice and light for twirling.
I also made myself a bag. I am just so pleased with this! You know how every now and then you make something that you just LOVE and want to show it off...well this is one of those projects. Over summer I treated myself to the Amy Butler pattern, "The Birdie Sling", it is a huge bag, I could get lost in it. Then a bit later I got a "treat" afternoon where I got to go fabric shopping by my self, so I picked this amazing fabric by Moda. Near our beach they have just opened a Cushla's Village Fabrics and I just love it. So anyway, here is the finished project. It is lined with a lovely teal blue fabric...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
And even better for my birthday, which is still a week away, but I found my new book and just had to start reading...I got an Amy Butler book. And once again there are a whole heap of bags I just want to make. I am going to be so busy.
Plus baked a couple of cakes and starting making some relish, but more about the relish next time.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have just sent away my order to join the www.sewaddictivefabrics.com sew along!!!! I am very excited and been waiting for this as soon as it was announce she would be doing one. The anticipation of the item to make, looking at possible fabric...heaven! So anyway it is a cool summers hat, she is doing a good deal on the patterns (which as cheap any way) and some fabric. Should be fun!!!
Making good progress on my quilt, I have to get it into the quilters tomorrow, so a lot to do today, cross fingers
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I have no idea what happened to all my photos? So I guess the older posts make for boring reading, grrrrr
Anyway, tomorrow is my Dad's birthday and he and my mum are planning a huge overseas trip, so I made him a small toilet bag, you know for on the plane, since you can only take small tubs of "stuff" and a passport cover. I just made up the passport cover pattern, cut out a rectangle a little bit bigger than a passport, I really should have gone a bit bigger but I think it will work. And for the bag I used www.prudentbaby.com/2010/05/man-gift-toiletry-bag-with-oil-cloth.html but I didn't use oil cloth, I just interfaced both pieces and it seems to work well enough, and if it does get dirty the whole thing can go in the wash anyway!
right photo...I hope it stays!
For the rest of the evening I will be working on Adele's Princess and the Pea by Heather Ross, quilt...Oh and yes I did manage to cut out most of the other quilt, lack of fabric meant I couldn't do the rest
Monday, January 17, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Thats all for today, waiting to get the splash back fitted to the fall then heading back over to the beach, only a few days left of our holiday
Monday, January 10, 2011
January 11th, 2011
- The other day I woke up and I just knew...I HAD to sew. Not a choice but a need. And a whole heap of things that I have no one to gift to, I made baby stuff all day but no longer have babies. I did finish off my efforts with something for both of my kids so they weren't too unhappy.
Anyway the first few items are from Anna Maria Horners book "Handmade Beginings" which can be found on her blog www.annamariahorner.blogspot.com It is truely amazing, simple and I have made so many things from it and I am sure a few more things will be made. Notice the fabric! Yes another "free" item. To be fair and slightly shamed, all the outfits posted today are "free", yes this is now much I have lying around and even worse this is fabric which is lying around our beach house, so not even my "good" stuff....I am an addict!
Two pairs of reversable pants, for a boy and a girl! Just way too cute!!!! I love this pattern, great for winter babies as the two layer keep them so warm, I wish I had this book when my babies were little!
- So next I opened my new Christmas book, One metre wonders by Hoskins and Yaker. It is awesome as a few of the projects are great for using a bit less and can be a bit mix and match. LOVE IT!
So from this I made: Sorry the photo is upside down
It is a lined wee top for my little 2 year old (plus I cut out one for a 5 year old, don't know one!!). She was quite excited till I wanted her to wear it, and well we all know how well that can end up, tears and topless
So myself, well I did make up a skirt, sort of threw a couple of patterns together and came up with a skirt, I like it, not so much the fabric, but since it was just lying around, so free, he he he, It will do the trick this summer
It needs a hem, but my overlocker is at home, and I don't know why I just hate hemming!
Anway thats my last few days, I have a few other things cut out ready to go, plus I splashed out it a big way and brought a fantastic Amy Butler pattern and all the stuff I need for that....Starting that soon!
It was a divided bit and little slots for EFTPOS card and stuff. It was the first time that I had made something that turned out well the first time...make sense?
Anyway now I have it all sorted I bet I could pump these out pretty quickly!
Down the pattern is from www.noddle-head.com/2010/04/gathered-clu
I did read the instructions a whole heap of times, but if you just work with it and do it, makes far more sense.
Anyway enough for today, brought a couple of my books with me tonight, going to make a list of things to make YAY!!
January 3rd, 2011
Anyway, instead of posting everything on to my Facbook pages, which I am sure bores people I am going to keep this record, mainly for me, and I guess if anyone else is interested.
I have already made something for this year, and for a change for me! I just have to get the link of the pattern then will post a photo. It is a super cute wee purse which I can see being made numerous times. Especially when my wee girls gets a little older. And even better mine was made with every thing I already had, no trips out to the store YAY!!! So basically free!!
Right until we meet again