Friday, November 19, 2010

Black Apple Doll

My first of many Black Apple Dolls for this year's Christmas gifts.
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My Easy Split Peas Soup Recipe

1 lb of split peas

2 small carrots diced

3 stalks celery diced

1 med onion diced

1 can chicken stock

1 lb of ham diced

3 cloves garlic smashed

1tsp thyme

Olive oil

1. Sauté onions and ham in olive oil until onions are translucent.

2. Stir in carrots, celery, garlic and thyme.

3. Add chicken stock and water to bring liquid approximately 1 inch above ingredients in stock pot.

4. Bring to boil and simmer until peas dissolve.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Repurposed Sweater Dress

I totally forgot to take pics before I started cutting up my old cashmere sweater. There were a couple moth holes that were to big. Initially I thought about cutting off the sleeves to make cozy winter leggings for the Piggie and a pillow for the living room with the body of the sweater. But then I realized that the hole was positioned such that required some kind patch to cover up the pillow. Then I thought a sweater dress would be prefect. I used one of her dresses as a template and cut the body, then cut the sleeves and re-attached using my serger. It turned out pretty darn cute!

I have to go back and fix the seams in the armpit. I guess I didn't close it off the first go around!