Tuesday, May 31, 2016
I crocheted her a chemo cap with purple yarn. I found out yesterday her favorite color is purple. I didn't know when I started making her these things.
I plan to fill the boxy bag with other things I think she may like.
If you have any ideas what else I can put in it, please leave a comment below. I hope to make her several colored caps. Some ginger candy. (Helps with nausea) and some toiletries.
The inside liner came from a friend.
This was the first boxy bag that I've used recycled material. I just thought it was pretty and would look nice. And the purchase helps the homeless shelter in my area. They just recently opened up an awesome thrift shop.
This pattern came from the coats and Clark website. A friend told me about it. I love the way the ends look. It is constructed similar to Noodle head's pattern. The size is nice. Not too big or too small. I've listed it for sale in my Etsy shop.
I finally figured out how to upload pics again, so here are some recent pictures of things I've made. And apparently I can't upload more than a one at a time! Lol.
Here is a sheep boxy bag.
I traded this for some brown sheep nature spun yarn. I've been wanting to create some hand made pouches again.
I'll update more photos as I get the pouch done. I'm thinking of making a knitting needle or crochet hook pouch first. I plan to needle felt a design on it.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I bought some special material to try to make noodle head's boxy pouch. I looked forward all weekend to sewing it.
I tried. I failed. I forgot that my machine does not like to sew starting on the edge. I usually have to start an inch from the edge or else the thread bunches.
So I tried to rip out my work and ended up putting a hole in the fabric! So, I cut off an inch to the width and sewed a no guts boxy pouch.
I wish blogger would let me add pics because the finished result turned out awesome! The bag was 5x4x3.5 I love the size!!!
I took some more material and made a noodle head pouch. Sort of. I did my own thing at first to accommodate my machine.
I plan to sew another one Tuesday and thought I'd blog what I did in case anyone wants to try it this way. Basically, I used the no guts tutorial for the changes.
Until next time!
I wanted to make something to take to hubby's workplace today. I opened up my favorite cooky book and found this recipe- coconut lemon bars.
The way it was made reminded me of my pecan squares recipe. I didn't have walnuts and raisins in the bars sounded gross, so I left them out.
They were a big hit at work. Everyone seemed to really like them. The 32 bars were gobbled up quickly in less than an hour.
I will make them again but for now I'm having fun trying new recipes.
The funny thing was everyone referred to them as pecan bars. They did kind of taste like there were nuts in it, but not one.
To make, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 9 by 13 pan lightly and mix 2 cups flour with 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar. Press into pan and take for 10 minutes.
While it's baking, beat three eggs. Add 2 cups packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, beat all together. Then stir in 1 cup shredded coconut. Pour filling into partially baked crust and bake an additional 25-30 minutes. Do not overbake. It may appear undone, but it will continue to cook while it's cooling. These chewy bars are rich, so cut into 3 by 1 inch bars after they are cooled. The top will be brown. I used lemon powder reconstituted so they weren't really tart, but they tasted delicious! (It may be more tart with actual lemon juice)
Blogger isn't letting me add any pics! :-(