Monday, January 31, 2011

Baby Booties

Did I grab your attention? They are not for me, but I have really enjoyed making baby booties and mittens. I started with an old sweater, cut out the patterns, and sewed them by hand. It was relaxing, fun, and has rejuvenated my interest in sewing. You can even make them tighter and looser in order to get them on or off. I made a couple sets and gave one set to a friend at work (I hope her daughter is using them).





The best part is the book I bought was only $1 and has other patterns as well. Next, I'm looking at buying a sewing maching.... super excited for all the possibilities still to come!!!

[If you are interested in a pair, let me know and we'll talk. I'm going to make a boy set next. Right now, my pattern sizes are 0-3 months, and 6-12 months, approximately]

Saturday, January 29, 2011

First Blog

I am not sure who will read this, but I thought I would try it out. I enjoy reading my friend's blogs, and looking at all their pictures. I thought... if I like their efforts... maybe I should make an effort too... and see who enjoys this one. We will see what happens. Oh, and I love the background of books, books, and books.

As well, I have been stuck to the bed or couch the past few days with a nasty, infectious, sinus infection. This leads my mind to have lots of time to wonder.

I drifted over to Kelby's computer, since I am able to use his laptop from the couch. Searched the internet for new recipes to cook, and found some yummy sounding ones. For a while now, I have enjoyed corn nuts and roasted peas. So when I read this recipe, I knew it was for me. Instead of all the extra salt and fat from the store, I can make my own Roasted Chickpeas!

Ingredients
  Canned chickpeas, drained
  Olive oil
  Kosher salt
  Red pepper/cayenne pepper

Directions
Preheat over to 400 degrees F. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, to taste. Lay on a cookie sheet in one layer. Bake 45 minutes to one hour, depending on how crunchy you like them. Stir every 10 minutes as they cook. Cool, eat and enjoy. I made 2 cans at once, and will eat them in a few days. But be aware, lots of fiber so don't just eat them all at once.

They are delicious. But Kelby said I am not allowed to eat them again when I am sick, as they are SUPER crunchy and LOUD!