Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Stockings

Just wanted to show these photos of my latest project....
Homemade Christmas Stockings

When I was looking online for a pattern, I found these stockings for sale (no pattern) and I fell in love.  I love the different faces, the large scale of the characters.  After I found these, I couldn't find anything that even compared.  These are just so our style.  And with that, I knew I was making up my own pattern for them all.

I just love how they turned out!
Usually when I make something myself, I hate the finished product. I notice only the mistakes.
But not these.
I am really happy with how they turned out.
When the husband opened them, he couldn't even tell they were homemade.
Now I consider that a successful sewing project!

And now I just need to finish embroidering our names on each of our stockings.
Maybe if I start now I will finish in time for Christmas next year!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I have been dying to try this Eggplant Involtini recipe I came across on Pinterest.  Eggplant is a new taste I'm loving these days.  Why I didn't know about eggplant before, I have no idea.
Anyway, we tried the dish tonight, and it was  Seriously, you gotta try the recipe out.

And on the eggplant, there was a recipe for Easy Eggplant Pizzas.  It will officially be my next eggplant adventure.  Basically, just slice the eggplant into rounds, top it like you would normal mini pizzas, cook it at 425 for 12-15 minutes, and enjoy!