Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scripture tote

I made this bag as a sample for a friend. A relative saw it and asked if I'd make her one. Sure! I agreed.
Then she told me to make it just like that one but bigger.

Ack! I looked all over Pinterest, Google and Etsy for a suitable pattern. They all had something about it I didn't like.

So after days of searching, I decided to draft my own pattern based on the dimensions the relative wanted.

I can't wait to show the finished pictures. And I'll even write up a tutorial for it when I get all the bugs worked out.

Here is the original bag that started this fun challenge.


Also on the works is an extra large project bag for sweaters. With a zipper.

And a project bag for my sister who has recently taken up crocheting!! Yay!!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pad Thai 2

I recently tried some pad thai from Fit Cooks Couple on Youtube. I really liked it. Much better than the recipe I found years ago on the back of the noodle package.

I changed how I made their dish though and wanted to write it here so I don't forget how I made it. It's a wonderful recipe. Check out their Youtube channel!

Here is the ingredient list with my changes:

1 Tablespoon coconut oil 4 teaspoons minced garlic from jar. (I love this stuff)
4 green onions, chopped. Slice and separate the whites from the green parts. 1 pound cubed chicken breast, raw 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp soy sauce 12 oz (225g) Thai- style wide rice noodles 3 cups water 1/4 tsp himalayan salt

Heat wok with oil and add cubed raw chicken breast. Cook until done. Add garlic. Push chicken to the side and add in the beaten eggs. As the eggs cooked, stir to combine. I like to mix the chicken and the eggs together at this point. Next add the noodles and water fish sauce, sugar and soy sauce. Cover with a lid. Cook until noodles are soft. Stir together. As it cooks,the water will absorb into the noodles. The first time I made this dish, I tried it hot from the skillet and didn't like it. But I put it into meal prep containers and heated it up the next day and it was delicious! Don't forget the toppings! I didn't think it needed so much oil especially since you are cooking the noodles from a dry state.
To serve (optional) Crushed Peanuts Chopped Cilantro Lime wedges --------------

Old Shale Scarf and fabric

I bought some yarn this week but could not bring myself to start another project until I finished at least one of my current WIP's. So, ...