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.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Striped skirt refashion, #71

Yay too big striped skirt!

Simple fix. Take in the sides. Done!
Fits like a glove!

And more cat fun, enjoy! 

Recap!

The end is coming near! I am so excited!
Cheers,
Lauren

BTW 28 more to go!!!!! The end is near!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

quinoa fail

I am  a little bit of catch up because well I sliced part of thumb off and I'm in salvage mode. Its rough. I can't do much and I have to take it easy, Its a boring story but it stems from cooking. Not this recipe but something else.
In lieu of my fail, here is a quinoa fail. LOL At least I can type some..
This recipe is from the Deliciously G- Free, the quinoa salad. I wont even go through the recipe b/c it was awful. It had mint in it which in the end the entire salad tasted like toothpaste. So we called it the toothpaste salad and threw it away. Neither of us could stomach it.
DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!  Fail!

Blah! Happy Sunday, 1 more day to see if my finger makes it. Nervous....

Cheers,
Lauren

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sweet and spicy ham glaze, GF

From the book, I got this glaze recipe for a ham.

We had purchased a large ham on sale and decided we would attempt to cook it. Neither of us have cooked ham before. The boyfriend attempted to inject it with liquid smoke,Then dry rubbed some seasoning on it. What? Don't know, he just went nuts with the spices, like usual. But after that we made the glaze.  It is from the cookbook- The Gluten Free Bible

3/4 c brown sugar packed good
1/3 c cider vinegar (I used apple)
1/4 c golden raisins
1 can sliced peaches in heavy syrup,  drained and cut up !! save the syrup!!
1 tbs cornstarch
1/4 c OJ
1 can crushed pineapple (don't drain)
1 tbs grated orange peel
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger (I used dried ginger)

1. Combine brown sugar, vinegar, raisins, and peach syrup in pan. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low, simmer 8-10 mins,
2. Whisk cornstarch in OJ until smooth. Add to sauce pan with your stuff from #1
3. Add pineapple, orange peel, garlic, red pepper flakes, & ginger into pan. Bring back to boil on medium heat. It will thicken. Stir constantly.

After the ham was baked for a good portion of time (like 30 minutes prior to being done based on weight) add 1/2 of glaze. Back into the oven, 30 minutes, remove and add rest of glaze.

OMG this glaze was yummy and addictingly delicious. It was also spicy but I like spicy! I definitely recommend but not for the weak! Will definitely make again!

Cheers,
Lauren

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White dress refashion, refashion 70

I can't pull off white, all white-without some color.
It was a little big, too long and a bad color.

First, let's use up on some dye! Yeah! I used RIT dye navy blue. And when I pulled it out of the dryer- I was so excited with the result!
OMG OMG OMG, How great is this dress now! The white lace didn't take much of the dye. But I still have a problem, too long. I decided to cut off the fabric below the white lace. Very carefully!

I serged the inner lining quickly in order for it to not peak out from the lace. Done! And the hot water shrunk some of the fabric so the fit was better. No need to sew anymore! Yay!



Here is the recap- I love this new dress!!
Cheers,
Lauren

Monday, September 15, 2014

Red and blue paisley dress, refashion 69

I fell for this dress with these fun small red paisleys on it. I was drawn to the red/blue dress.
A tad big, a tad too long and some bad sleeves- but really this dress had easy potential to become a cute dress.

First, out came these small shoulder pads and the sleeves. Then I took in at the arm holes area b/c it was too big.

I took off 6 inches from the bottom, serger, and hem. 
I also finished the arm holes with bias tape.
Done! My only issue is the fabric with flash is shiny and just photographs odd. I tried!





I added a belt. :) 


Recap! Cute dress!

Cheers,
Lauren

PS- only 30 left!!!! Yes!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The ruffled sweater, refashion 68

This sweater when I picked it up made me scratch my head. Actually, I was with 2 others and they thought- why? So this is the WHY? sweater!
It is not a kids sweater obviously b/c it is not tight. Actually it has soft bra cups inside. But why would you add this ruffle to the bottom. Bc what happens when you put this sweater on is this...
Bum ruffles!!! After inspecting the sewing it turns out the ruffle is sewn on the bottom of the sweater with some red thread elastic. With some precise unpicking the sewing I was able to pull off the ruffle. Very slowly. LOL.
Done!




Recap. Easy fix! Love this sweater!

Cheers,
Lauren

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blue flowered shirt, refashion 67

Yup another button down shirt here we come! Welcome to my serious face. LOL It has taken me a long time to get inspired to fix this top. But I am glad I did!
Love the fabric but it needs some tweaking: collar doesn't button, too big, and bad sleeves.

I redid the neckline after removing the collar. I finished with bias tape. I made a casing and adding elastic helped to cinch the sleeves. Then I fitted it in the bust. :) Done!



Because it isn't a blog of a sewer unless there is a picture of a cat. Here my cat came up and began to talk and photo bomb me

So I picked him up, he just loves attention. 


Recap!!! Fits nicely! Yay!!!
The blog is getting back together slightly. I had a little bit of time to do some sewing. Yay! My time during the week is incredibly hectic! Got to love the weekends.

Cheers,
Lauren
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