Thursday, August 30, 2012

Santa's Got a Brand New Hat!

It's true... I mean why wouldn't he trade in the solid brimmed hat for this whimsical number? I suppose the snowy winds moving at the speed of light and all that might be why he needs the solid brim... but he's Santa... he could magically keep it on and even keep the jingle from janglin' - amiright? ;)

Well wear or wear not here it is! :) I'm quite pleased with how this turned out, (not that I doubted ;)) but it just goes to show the pattern is versatile and I love that :)... oh and this hat is now available in the shop too! :)

Happy day everyone! Thank you for reading!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Collar Necklaces - Weekend Progress

Wow - I had no idea how much more I enjoyed crocheting and knitting than sewing! These past few weeks have really shown me that - lol. I'm not adverse to sewing, I just find its not as forgiving as crocheting or knitting :). That and the chair I was sitting on was not comfy.. vs the couch I sit on to crochet or knit :)... you see my reasoning ;)

I was able to finalize one more collar necklace this past week and pulled out more fabrics matching them to other fabric swatches which was a lot of fun! I have a lot of tuxedo samples of silk and wool, 100% Lana wool, cashmere, 100% cotton corduroy etc. so its easy to get lost just matching the fabrics! In total I have 10 collar necklaces 3 of which are finalized and 2 of which are already spoken for.

 I also worked on the cuffs I promised my coworker to match her reversible collar necklace and will go fishing for the matching buttons soon :). 

While working on the necklaces I received a custom order for a Santa hat in the shape of the elf hat which I will share with you once its complete :). I think I need a nap before starting on the next step of anything tonight :). Hope everyone has had a great weekend! Thank you for reading!

Fiesta Egg Bake

For the past month or so I've been on a Paleo/Low Carb/Caveman way of eating kick. And I love it! I love what it's been doing for my body and my mind! I appreciate how I'm not ridiculously hungry once hunger comes around and that my energy is pretty much a constant (I'm not up and down from sugar highs and lows). Of course with this new way of eating I'm experimenting in the kitchen and I rustled up this twist on an  egg bake.


- Bacon grease to grease pan with
- 16 oz regular breakfast sausage
- 1 red pepper (diced)
- 1 sweet Spanish onion (chopped)
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/3 c heavy whipping cream
- 12 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp adobo sauce
- 1 jalapeno minced (optional)
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 4 cups shredded cheese

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

2) Grease a 9" x 13" pan with bacon grease and set aside. 

3) Add sausage, red pepper, onion, garlic and jalapeno to a stove top pan. Cover mixture and let simmer until vegetables are tender.

4) As the vegetables and sausage are simmering, in a separate bowl mix together the eggs and spices, mix well.  Add the heavy whipping cream and mix just until blended.

5) Once the sausage is browned and veggies are tender - add them to the 9" x 13" pan by spoonfuls making sure to spread the mixture out evenly.

6) Pour the egg and cream mixture on top of the sausage and veggies. Use a spatula to even out the mixture through out.

7) Sprinkle the cheese on top, using a spatula push the cheese down just until the egg mixture covers the top of the cheese.

8) Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until the top is browning.

I hope you like it! :) It has a peppery kick to it that I really like! The red pepper and yellow Spanish onion help balance the flavors. I'm sure you could exchange the red pepper for a green one and a yellow onion for a white one and still have a flavorful egg bake.

Happy baking! :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Custom Ordered Pointed Collar Necklace

Custom Ordered necklace for a very classy lady :) Pinstriped 100% lana wool with satin and a button she choose :) More pointed collar necklaces will be available in my shop - I have 4 others to share :) ...and in time.. a tutorial :)

I hope you like the pictures! I'll share more as I complete them! :) Thank you for reading!

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