I was requested to make a messenger bag for school. Since I didn't want to go out and spend lots of money on fabric, yet I still needed it to be waterproof, I went thrift-store-shopping and found this large jacket:
I cut it up into bits, and removed the lining and laid out pattern pieces and tried different layouts until I was able to make everything fit. I must say I'm rather pleased with the results.
You must go check out a new etsy store that's been opened by someone I know from the Christian Paper Artists yahoo group... she makes really cool stuff! I got a zine from her a while back and it was totally yummy!
Oh, and she's doing a giveaway too, but you really don't want to put your name in for it, because that would spoil my chances of winning. Yup.
You know you're a blogger when, half-way through your lunch, you run for your camera to take a picture of your food...
This was the yummiest sandwich I've eaten in a while. A couple of slices of roast beef, some aged white cheddar, and some home-made onion chutney. Oh. My. Goodness.
The chutney recipe is from the Rebar cookbook; a book that has yet to provide a less than stellar dish. Seriously, everything I have made from it has been amazing. Sweet potato soup... roasted veggie salad... macaroni and cheese... citrus poppy seed cake... the list goes on. I think that everyone needs to have this book!
So, here's the recipe:
from rebar modern food cookbook
2 Tbsp butter
2 yellow onions, sliced or diced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chile flakes
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
Heat butter in a pan over medium heat and add onions. Saute until translucent. Add salt, chile flakes and coriander and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook until the onions are very soft and creamy.