March 22, 2014
March 20, 2014
What an awesome challenge theme this month: sausage & mushrooms! (Although, my two younger sons were not quite as excited – they
We figured we would buy our favorite sausage from Sprouts, and then find something mushroom-y to do with it. Probably hunt down some poor defenseless portobellos & stuff 'em. Same ol' same ol'...
So I ground five pounds of chicken. (It's best to use the skin & fat for flavor, but I only had boneless/skinless.)
I had about a pound of crimini mushrooms that we stemmed, brushed with olive oil, then stuffed with the fresh sausage.
|(The sliced potatoes lining the pan? those are the sausage foundations for the antimushroomites...)|
I cannot tell you how amazing these tasted! (But, we might or might not have taken another pound of the sausage destined for the freezer and mixed the chopped mushroom stems in and roasted them in muffin cups and devoured them on the spot; barely waiting for them to cool...)
Looking for more Sausage & Mushroom recipes? Look no further than the links below...
March 18, 2014
So, for St. Paddy’s day my family begged for Irish Nachos.
March 6, 2014
Hot-gluing Madame Grotsky’s headpiece was a fun project.I used flower pins to add extra tucks to her dress to shorten it a bit.
The elves' raggy clothing I drafted based on a child’s pajama bottom pattern & various-sized tee-shirts. (Somebody needs to teach some people how to use a measuring tape! The sizes we received on costuming forms from a few parents, were, ummmmmm – OFF!)
My biggest challenge for this show was to transform Theodora a refugee into a spirit when she is accidently shot by the soldiers. I had to slightly alter the bodice to fit her slight frame. After some tucks just below the shoulder, I added a strip of velcro to close the back. (Then I needed to tack on a fluffy bow to cover the two inches of fabric that stuck out from her back!)
Here’s a video of the skirt of the dress cascading from where it was hidden under her overcoat. I simply stitched little plastic curtain rings around the bottom of the bodice and correspondingly on the edge of the underskirt (there were four layers to gather up!) Opening night had a much better transformation than the one I was able to film the last show.
Of course I have to leave you with a couple pictures of my son!
It is now time to start thrift-shopping for items to use in costuming for the up-coming play. Because of the difficulty going through clothing racks trying to keep my purse on my shoulder; I started borrowing the “Kurse” to keep my wallet, phone & keys strapped to my body.Sew… it was time to make one of Reen’s “Hipsters” for moi!
I’m in the process of stitching one for my aunt who takes her doggy for long walks. Also quite handy as she plans to be travelling internationally this summer. She’s excited that it will fit her passport & other necessities that need to be within immediate reach. Don’t you just ♥ the little hand-stamped medallion I monogrammed to hang from her zipper pull?
About a month ago I showed some baby boy giftings, and told you I had a few girly things to let you peek at . I did not lie .Really .But I’ve still got some unfinished projects on the stack .(…just one or two…) So don’t go too far .I just might finish a couple…