Well hi welcome to my little blog. Just my little corner of craftiness, sewing, and refashioning. I am also a newly gluten free eater so you have a little bit of recipes mixed in here.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A pathetic blog

Well hello. Welcome to my almost non-existent blog. I know it has been sad. A sad, sad truth. There has been a lot going on.... I went away for training. As I went away for this training, I caught this doozy of a head cold. It was bad, I went through an entire box of tissues in a single day. It was not a small box of tissues. There was a horrible snow storm, the day of my first class. I tried my hardest to just drag myself to class, make it through class, come back to the hotel and just sleep. I thought I was getting better, but when I got home I relapsed.

I never recovered, I only got worse. Then everything was a struggle. I began to loose my breathe doing the simplest of tasks. I went to the doctor when I realized there was no recovering and I was diagnosed with bronchitis. There was a possible hint of pneumonia in my right lung. There was no sewing or anything  I did start my tshirt quilt. I have not finished it....

I did get part of my New Years Resolutions, I read a book!! For fun!! Crazy right? Well I had a long train ride and this was a great way to pass the time. So I read a book for fun. I know I am behind the times but I also don't read for fun. It is always science related. And then maybe sewing.

I also had a come to Jesus moment. I sewed and refashioned a LOT of clothes last year. A lot. It all has to go somewhere, which is my closet (s). I looked at my refashion pile AND my fabric pile, add in no time to sew and then I had a vision- I have too much stuff. This is not what I want and not what I need as a person. So taking a break from sewing and refashioning to go through my closets would not hurt, it would be beneficial. I can officially say I have gotten rid of a lot of clothes. I could probably get rid of more. I have started some refashions and they should be trickling through the blog. I need to get it together and sew some as well. Hopefully that will also begin. But I realized I would rather have things that I love than things I only semi-love wearing. No worries they were all redonated back to stores. I think of it as one less ugly piece of clothing rotating around the world. :)

At least I was able to write this post. Now off to aerial yoga. I am finally getting back to exercising! Yay!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Gluten Free Friday: Chocolate cookies

Today I decided to try out a mix from XO baking co. They tend to be really good with their mixes. And I was so in the mood for chocolate. So double chocolate chip cookie mix here I come.

The directions are easy to follow. It comes with its own chocolate chips. Easy bake and it was accurate. I wish I didn't wait to bake this mix, it has been sitting in my pantry for a few months, because these cookies were SOOOOOO good!

I highly recommend. :) Will do again!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Gluten Free Friday: Bacon-Egg Breakfast muffins

I wanted to try something different for breakfast. I thought I would try these "quichettes" from the gluten free bible.

Cook bacon to your liking (I like mine crispy) and then break into smaller pieces. Cover the bottom of the baking cups with that- divide between 6 cups.

Beat 6 eggs with 1/4 milk (I used 2%). Then add 1.5 cups thawed frozen shredded hash browns (squeezed dry), 1/4 c fresh parsley chopped up, 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well. Spread into all 6 cups as well. Bake for 15 minutes. Add cheese on top, let it melt. Serve!

These were a big hit with my boyfriend, he inhaled them. He says any time I want to make again, he would be cool with that. Seriously, so these were a big hit. I may mess with different additions to this mix, the sky is the limit.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Gluten Free Friday: Cornbread

The cold weather just calls for chilli. Chilli calls for cornbread. I tried out this mix from bloomfield farms

The recipe was easy to follow and quick. Bake. Done. The  bread was yummy and perfect for chilli!

Recommend and will do again! Nom nom!!!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Gluten Free Friday! Homemade mac and cheese

I miss a good home made mac-n-cheese. I have been looking for a good recipe when I came across this one in the Deliciously G-Free cookbook.
So I cooked the pasta elbow macaroni but 3 minutes less than the box says. I used an entire box.

Now let's make the sauce- it will all be from scratch.
3 c milk
1 tsp potato starch
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbp butter
2 tbp cream cheese
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 cups cheddar cheese

Whisk milk, potato starch, and salt in bowl. In a stock pot melt butter and cream cheese. Slowly whisk in the milk mixture. Add spices. Reduce to low heat and add cheese. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add cooked pasta to sauce and transfer to a baking dish. Cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve!

Love!!! Just love!!! The spices really add some dimension to the mix, much more grownup than something out a box. It makes a lot so it took me some time to eat up, but I was happy to eat it. :)


Saturday, February 28, 2015

The bright yellow shorts-fail

I never blogged about these shorts but thought it would be a good time to do so. I had this bright yellow fabric I opted to try to make a pair of shorts. Used this bright yellow thread- hey it worked.

I used a pattern. But at the end I realized they were too tight. I added a strip of fabric at the sides and extended the waistband.

And I made them too big.

I wasn't too excited about them. And on one leg the fabric got wavy.


They do look ok from the sides. From the sides...

I never wound up keeping this shorts. I gave them away. I was sort of scarred from the entire ordeal and I didn't want to see them again. I really want to make a nice pair of shorts this year. I seem to fail with them Sigh. Let's see what happens.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Gltuen Free Friday: coconut lemon bars

This recipe again was from the Gluten Free Bible. I really like this cookbook.

The recipe was pretty easy

1 c gluten free shortbread cookies crushed
1 stick of butter- melted

Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray
Combine cookies and butter- mix well. Press into pan.

1 package of cream cheese- softened/room temp
grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
1 egg
2 tbp of sugar
1 c white chocolate chips
1 c flaked coconut
1/2 c chopped macadamia nuts

Beat cream cheese, lemon peel, juice, egg, and sugar on low speed until smooth Spread on crumbs crust.
Add white chocolate chips to next layer. Then coconut, then nuts.
Bake 30 minutes and cool. Cover and refridgerate.

These were delicious. It is important to push each layer down with a fork. We highly enjoyed this cookies over Christmas. Creamy with lemon but not lemony enough it was too tart. Will definitely do again!

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