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So Excited about Sewing

Hi Everyone!

I really apologize for the absents.  I realize how much I rely on technology when it’s a problem.  I’ve been having issues with uploading and saving pictures in my photo library on my new laptop from my camera , so please forgive the quality of the pictures in this post from my cell phone.

Well,  for the past couple of months, my interest of sewing clothing for myself has increased.  Now, I sew pillows, curtains and other items for my home, but I haven’t had the courage to sew clothes for myself. Sometimes I find it a little challenging understanding pattern instructions.  I came across this wonderful blogger MiMi G Style and have been obsessed.  I just love her style and her teaching tutorials.  They are really easy to follow.

I’ve decided to sew a few summer pieces following two of her tutorials on YouTube and in her Blog.  The first is a maxi skirt.

DIY skirt edit

 

 

I also made an easy knit pencil skirt (warning it’s made to hug the body).

DIY Pencil Skirt edit

It’s a stretch knit with stripes on one side and polka dots on the other.

What I also like about the blogger is she now has an App in iTunes and Google Play where you can communicate with other sewer and ask questions. You have an entire community giving tips and encouragement.

Have you thought about sewing your own clothing?

 

 

I’M NOT IRISH, BUT I LOVE GREEN

I'M NOT IRISH, BUT I LOVE GREEN
I’m not Irish, but I love all things green, except of course green eggs and ham. Did you know it’s Dr. Seuss Month?  Anyway, these are my things green.

Treasure Tuesday

Hi All!

I hope you had a great weekend!  I’m sharing one of my finds from Goodwill.  I’m still in the organization mode and I love little storage boxes. I found these for only $.99

Storage Box 4

They are nice wooden boxes and the green insert feels like Plexiglass.  They could be used to hold jewelry, office supplies, my sewing tool, or anything.  That’s why I like them.  I was thinking about painting the wood and adding a stencil design to the plexiglass.

Storage Box 5

Storage Box 3

Storage box 1

What do you think about this idea?

Bread Pudding and Bourbon Sauce

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One of my favorite deserts.  I love bread pudding.

This is one of the items on our Thanksgiving menu and wanted to share with you guys

Ingredients:

7 slices of French Bread (sliced 1″ thick)

2 cups of milk (1/2 whole and 1/2 evaporated)

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

2 T vanilla

1/2 cup raisins

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 tick of butter (softened)

break French bread in cubes.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add bread to the mixture and make sure it’s blended well together.  Let soak for about 15 minutes.

Preheat oven at 350 degrees

Pour mixture into an ungreased pan and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes.

Bourbon Sauce

1/2 cup bourbon

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 stick butter

1 teaspoon butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Melt butter on medium to low heat in a sauté pan, add brown sugar and cinnamon and stir.  Then add bourbon.  I usually lite the bourbon on fire to burn off the alcohol. Once bread pudding is done, pour bourbon sauce over pudding while hot.