Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cast iron handle cover

After trying a cast iron handle cover pattern I found on ravelry and deciding it was too big, I decided to make my own.

I'm using an h hook and worsted cotton yarn.

I chained 5 stitches and using the magic style potholder pattern, it's looking pretty good. Look got my post about the magic style pot scrubber. Same concept.

Well, it fits the handle but it's too tight of a squeeze to get it on and off quickly. So, I tried another with a chain of 7. I didn't like it at first because it almost seems too big, but I decided I liked it that way after all. Easy on easy off. I may try a chain of 6 next time.



This is chain 7.



This is chain 5.

I like how they look so different. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mug rugs

Since I sold out of my mug rugs at the local kitchen shop, I decided to make some more. This time, I tried a few new styles.

And received an order for 26 of them. I'm going to be busy!



Toddler dress.

I sewed this last week. My new favorite pattern. The whole dress takes about 30 minutes to make.


I hesitated buying this pattern for so long, but I love it!

I plan to make several more.

Halfway to completed goal.

I was feeling discouraged in making the purses so I took a break on them. I even thought of quitting but hubby encouraged me to keep it up.

I finished these last night.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Small batch tortillas

 I tried a new recipe this week and it turned out great.

Makes 4 tortillas.

1 cup of flour
Dash of salt
1.5 Tablespoons of butter
1/3 cup hot water

Mix dry. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Add hot water. Knead until soft. Let set at least 30 minutes with a towel covering bowl. I like to soak in hot water and place in top without touching the dough.

Then roll into 4 equal pieces. Let rest another 15 minutes. Roll out. I like to roll and set aside sooo they are ready to cook one after the other.

Heat up griddle. Fry until puffy and flip over to cook the other side. Store underneath thick towels until ready to serve. This is the secret to keeping them soft!







Blessing bags completed.

The first batch of blessing bags have been completed. Here are the last of them. Next challenge is to make 25 more in a Christmas...