Saturday, 3 October 2020

Tips on Handmade Items With a Unique Sense of Style

Hi There….. Do you love handmade items, just like me? Perhaps you have a unique sense of style?

Most of you may already know that I am very creative and a big fan of handmade items. Where to start, I design and make jewelry for myself. I sew things like skirts for my granddaughter, and I paint and draw. You don’t have to tell me; I know it’s a lot. Oh my, and I even forgot to mention that I occasionally do some knitting too. 😁

Then again, it takes a lot of time before I finish something because there are only so many hours in a day. My joint problems also slow things down. Yesterday I tried to do some work on a sweater I made a while ago. Well, I finished it, but the collar wasn’t very good. That’s what you get when you try to do things differently from what the pattern says. 😂

Unfortunately, my thumb arthritis stood in the way and caused me so much pain that I had to stop. I hate it when my body tells me what not to do, but I suppose that is something I just have to learn to live with. 😟

Not that I am proud of it, but if you want to know more about my chronic illness, you can read my blog from a few weeks ago.

What did you say? You want me to blow you off your socks with more interesting stories? 😲

Oh my, Aren’t you the charming one? Let’s talk about customized designs and personal service, then. How is that for meaningful conversation? 😎

No seriously, today I would love to talk about an Etsy shop with fun fabric accessories like sunglass/eyeglass cases, purse size jewelry or change pouches, card cases, clutches, kids’ gifts, hair accessories, wrist cuffs, handbags, and shoulder bags. 

All handmade items a pretty woman with a unique sense of style would love. That’s why the name of this shop is Joliefemme, which is French for ‘Pretty Woman’. 😊

I feel that it is time to show you some unique designs that you can find in this lovely shop.

Teddy Bear and Teeny Tote Gift Set 

Warm Flannel Head Kerchief Plaid Plum

Love is True Skulls On Gray Sunglass or Eyeglass Case

Black Pumpkin Ornamental Mini Pillow

Dia de los Muertos Fabric Clip on Hair Flower

Frosty Blue Snowflakes and Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Kid's Summer Tunic Top Pink Strawberry and Blue Floral

Pleated Fabric Face Mask Red with Anime Girls

Colorful Assorted with Plush Stuffed Animal Carrier

Frida Flower Headband Red Fuchsia Pink or Peach

Did I say too much, maybe? No, you can never have too many unique stylish items 😉

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love, and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Tips On Where To Find Some Great Fall Recipes (2)

Hi There..... Are you hungry for some great fall recipes? 😋

I hope so, because that’s what today’s blog is all about. Ha, I didn’t beat around the bush this time. Usually, I let you simmer some more and have you guess a bit what my post will be all about. As you can see that’s not today. 😀

Last week I shared my first part of fall recipes, but there are plenty more where those came from. You absolutely have to read the first post I made on this topic. 😉

If you haven’t read it, know that I am not that fond of cooking. I only cook when I have to, and I have to admit that nowadays my hubby spends more time in the kitchen than me. 😊

But that’s not just because I am no avid cook. He often prepares all the vegetables for me because it’s painful for me to peel and chop them. The destruction of the cartilage in my hands is getting to be more and more a problem. Soon there will be nothing left of me but a pile of bones. Maybe I can give them to my granddaughter then so she can play with them. 😂

Did you realize that the earliest known written recipes date to 1730 BC, and they discovered them in Mesopotamia? Other early written recipes date from roughly 1600 BC and come from a tablet from southern Babylonia. Can you believe that I find those kinds of things interesting? I suppose you can, but would you still believe if you knew that I hated History in school? 😁

Ah, I bet you weren’t suspecting that. If you are eager to learn everything about this subject, you can find more information on this page of Wikipedia.

But I am certain people will have passed their family inherited recipes a lot earlier. I bet you have some of those up your sleeve. That doesn’t mean I can’t give you some extra inspiration. Everyday meals can be great on a regular day during the week. 😊

Most of us have kids at home that have to get their dinner on time, and these meals have to suit a tight budget. Then there are days when you get some more time in the kitchen and squander just that bit more. Here is my second selection of great fall recipes for those special days. 😍

Recipe For Mushroom Soup

1 onion
250 grams of mushrooms (or another type of mushroom)
olive oil 2 tbsp
25 grams of wheat flour
vegetable stock, 500-1000 ml depending on how creamy you want it
dash of white port
(soy) cream to taste
Pepper and salt to taste
some rosemary for garnish

Sweet Potato And Pak Choi Stew With Crispy Portobello

700 grams of sweet potatoes
500 grams of floury potatoes
2 bushes of pak choi
2 portobello mushrooms
80 grams of panko
protein from 2 eggs
4 tablespoons of flour
4 tablespoons of sunflower oil
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

Sweet Potato Sauerkraut Mash

600 gr sweet potatoes (weigh before peeling)
2 cloves of garlic
0.5 tablespoon of fennel seeds
a good dash of olive oil
sea salt

1 bag of sauerkraut (520 gr)
4 cloves
good splash of white wine (or water)

Cheerful Autumn Pumpkin Soup

One and a half kilo of pumpkin (ask the farmer for a tasty variety if there are several varieties, if not butternut squash is always good)
1 liter of vegetable stock
1 large winter carrot
1 small leek
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 generous teaspoons of curry
1 teaspoon of cumin
150 ml of cooking cream
Olive oil

Have fun cooking and enjoy your meal 😋

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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