Image: Fake Virigina
One of the kids told me tonight that dinner tasted like dog food. Charming. It was my second attempt at the slow cooker. Both times my food has turned out bland and lacking depth of flavour. I'm using recipes from scratch (not sachet packets). Failed on the ratatouille. Failed on the beef goulash. I thought slow cookers were easy. Any advice?
I am participating the in Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival. And my entry is very, very understated. You may think it doesn't look like much... just a lot of white flannelette. It took me ages to make. I was so pregnant at the time I started that my Mum bought all the materials for me because I couldn't carry them. It is the size of a queen bed and took many hours to make (and many reels of cotton thread!). It's extremely heavy and so snuggly in the winter.
Image: Patchwork Angel
I've crocheted a bag and sewn the lining but I can't figure out what handles to go with. Anyone had any experience with crocheted bags and handles? I'm really wanting some leather or leather looking handles. Maybe pink... maybe brown. The pattern is from Stich Style Bags. I'd like longer handles so I can put it over my shoulder.
Images: Lucky Bee Bee
The latest craze in our house (or maybe for me? :-)). Lucky Bee Bee necklaces and bracelets for little girls. They are just so unbelievably cute and we have been picking them up cheap as chips at KMart. They have been discounted to $2 a charm and $8 necklace with 3 charms. Yes, the fortune cookie has a real fortune in it and the babushka has 3 dolls. And the lunchbox has a mini sandwich in it. There are over 70 charms to collect. We might have to stop at the 12 or so we have ;-)
Choc chip cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
13/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
125g choc chips
Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg. Mix in sifted flour and salt. Add choc chips. Shape into small balls and bake until golden.