I’m in the sewing mood lately. Fabric and linens are all over the place. You know how it is- trying to decide which fabrics go together, which ones to cut into. Handbags and totes it will be for this week since this is my first of four days off in a row!! That hardly ever happens. It’s just how my schedule worked out for this week. Unfortunately, I will pay at then end of the week with 3 twelve hour shifts in a row. I try to only do two in a row, if I can. Three is pretty exhausting…and I’ll hardly see my babies over those three days 🙁
Anyway, this is what I made today. A little stripey wristlet. Mostly, I was trying to figure out a pattern using pleats. Kind of a pain, but I like the way it came out. There is a little pocket inside.
How do you get it from becoming all wrinkled? I start out with ironed fabric, but once I flip it right-side-out, it looks all, you know, rumpled. It’s a cotton canvas fabric if that makes any difference. I tried ironing it a bit, but the pleats make somewhat of a challenge.
Also made this really yummy spiced rice with cashews for dinner and thought I’d share:Heat 1 Tbsp EVOO in saute pan. Saute 1/2 cup finely diced onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add 2 cloves chopped garlic- saute 1 minute. Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger powder, 1/2 tsp tumeric and 1/2 tsp coriander. Saute 1 minute longer. Add 1 cup white rice (uncooked) and saute on med-low heat for about 3 minutes stirring frequently. Add 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add 1/2 roasted cashews, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 cup favorite frozen veggie mix. Stir- cover and cook 3 minutes longer. Serve and Enjoy!