So getting my mojo back yesterday was fab. I decided I would make a bag, I would have loved to use the monkey fabric but actually the flamingo one was better as it had a smaller print. So I made this Amy Butler Pattern up
And this is how it turned out
It looks full cos it is! It turned out really well actually but it's a little small for my normal size bag, it was really an experiment, so I think I'll sell it on. Here's some other pics.
There's a little pocket inside too!
And you can get quite a bit inside too, I just prefer something a little bigger.
So I'm going to try this pattern next
This is more my size! The bag I made is super sturdy and I'm pretty pleased with it.
And so on to the Risotto.... I resolved to try a new recipe every week this year if possible! I did this a couple of years ago and it totally revitalised our normal day to day foods. I'm vegetarian so I tend to get veggie mags for a bit of inspiration, in one I saw a Porcini, Tofu and Pak Choi Risotto, I kinda like the sound of it so I tried it last night. As any cooks out there know, Risotto takes some attention but actually it ended up absolutely delicious! Here it is...
Then something totally random which I keep meaning to tell you about as it revolutionised my wearing of clip on earrings! Last year I was saying to Kay from Rocket Originals about all the lovely clip on earrings I have that I never wear cos they hurt and she told me about something she'd bought on ebay that is basically a plastic cushion that fits over the back of the earring and makes it sooooo much more comfortable!
Anyway today I wore these lovely confetti lucite earrings, which I'm ashamed to say I've never worn
With the fabulous cushions on and they were great!
Here's a pic of the earrings with the cushion back showing on the earring and on it's own.
They really are a marvel, I cannot recommend them enough for fabulous vintage clip on earrings! I got them on ebay but put earring cushions or pads in google and I'm sure you'll come up with something.
I also went to a Trade Fair today to look for new goodies for Notorious Kitsch, I didn't find any new suppliers but some of my old suppliers have some great new lines so I'm looking forward to stocking them soon.
I'm back to the same Trade Fair tomorrow to help my good friend Sue on her stand Pennychoo, we sell her cards and she also has her own website, she's got some great new designs, so it won't exactly be hard work selling them to buyers!! It will be weird to be on the other side of the fence though, I'll let you all know how it goes.
Anyway that's my news for today, hope you've all had a fabulous weekend, see you in the week!!