Thursday, August 7, 2014


I have been sick with asthma for a month. We can't figure out why, no infection but I am having a hard time getting over it. I'll feel better one day and the next day I go backwards again. CRAZY.....

But to not go stir crazy more than normal and I am on steroids...I gotta try and do something!! I decided to sew, why not?

I have been making aprons. I would like to make a bunch and sell them. I have even been thinking about offering custom ones for people made out of a man's shirt that is sentimental. My husband has a niece whose father passed away, I am going to make her one out of his clothes. Isn't that a cool idea? Since they are made with recycled shirts it's not too expensive and that can keep the cost down.

So take a look tell me what you think. I am going to make some grocery tote bags and little girl aprons too.

 This is for my girlfriend. Her husband wore this for their wedding! How sentimental is that?
 What do you think of these pockets? Actually one of them has 2 sections and they are lined on the inside so they look really nice.
 All done I did a lot of embroidery top stitching on this one and french seams on the inside. It's sturdy should last as long as the marriage!!
 This one is going to be a gift someone special is getting married. She likes sunflowers so wahlah we got sunflowers.

 This one I am keeping at least for awhile I like the combination of fabrics, some denim some stripe some quilting, yep it's cute.

 My daughter likes this one. I told her she could trade hers from Christmas for it if she wants too.
I added a button to the pocket. It's a wooden one. So now onto discovering cheap sources for notions always a challenge! But I think I can do a lot of this recycling.

I am going to ask $28 for aprons where you provide the fabrics. Can make them from men's shirts. The bib takes 1/3 yd. The piping takes 1/2 yard. If your shirt is not a large or extra large have to make the ties out of a different fabric. I can get them done in less than a week. Shipping shouldn't be bad they are light weight.

I'd love to make you one do you have a special shirt that is just dancing in the closet waiting to become your favorite apron?

Golden Delicious Soup!!!

I made a new soup this morning.  One of those what is in the refrigerator concoctions but it is da bomb!!!
I have to write it down quick because I want to make this again. I took a picture and then misplaced the camera cord...what do you expect? I am out of it on prednisone, albuteral, etc...etc... and I have the shakes so you just have to use your imagination.

Trust me this soup is outrageous. Also full of anti-inflammatories and super good for you.

Start with a chopped onion,  4 stalks of celery and a bell pepper all sauteing in some olive oil. Next chop and add 2 fresh yellow beets. Everything is cooking on medium heat just stir it now and then while you are chopping the next vegetables. 4 carrots, 1 sweet potato, 2 inch piece of ginger finely minced, 3 small roots of tumeric peeled and finely minced, a few springs of fresh thyme about 2 cups of red lentils, salt and fresh cracked  pepper. Cover with water.
Simmer until done.

Wow folks I know it's hot but you just gotta try this.