Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
It has been along time sense I have wanted to cook, but the other day I decided that today was the day. I cooked a big pot full of stuffed grape leaves. They came out really good. They are super time consuming and involved but once the prep is over it is just a matter of rolling to the stuffing in the grape leaves. I like to sit and watch the news while I'm rolling them. I think about how the people in 3rd world countries must have rolled cigars and how cramped there fingers must have gotten. Once when we were in Turkey I bought this automatic grape leaf roller from the Turkish equivalent of an Infomercial. The Guy was in the Suk ( market) all set up with an over the head microphone ( the kind Madonna used to wear), a table, and piles of rolled grape leaves next to him. He was speaking in Turkish and I could only imagine what he was saying. Anyway he would slap the grape leave in the contraption, throw some stuffing on top and pull this lever that looked like the thruster on an airplane and wallah a nice tight perfectly rolled grape leaf. It took him a minuter to make 37 leaves. I had this idea that I could make the leaves really fast and spend the rest of the day in front of the T.V. eating BON-BONS. When My hubby came home I could throw on a dirty apron and pretend that I spent all day cooking the great meal just for him. LOL It Didn't work!! The thing would roll 2 leaves really nicely and then I would have to wipe it clean and it would just go down hill from there. The moral of the story is " if the locals aren't buying it, you shouldn't either. !!!
Here is the first step. soaking the grape leaves in boiling water.
Nicly packed in the pot
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This is some thing I put together for an upcoming launch with my ebay group BeBeC. I really like it. It came out really cute. The top I did with out a pattern and I was getting a little worried because I haven't had any training and I was afraid that it would get wrecked. It didn't !!! The pants I made using a Euro Pattern called Zuma and I really love them I think I am going to try to make a pair for my self. Maryam was being so silly when we were taking the pictures. My friend Roz did the editing. That is one of my next projects, to learn to edit.
Look at her face. She is so funny.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
So here I am 33 and I am finaly starting a blog. I feel so Big right now! As if I'm talking to the whole world.
I started making clothes about a year ago. I am by no means a designer but I can call myself a seamstress. I construct cute and unique children's clothing. I know that If I just stop being afraid of cutting into the beautiful fabric I could really be good. I have tried many things in my life but this is the first thing that I enjoy and I feel good when I see the end result.
Well here I am and I can only hope that this is a new start for me.