Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Outfit Of The Day: I Made Skirts

My first blog entry was bout me being inspired by a designer and some fabric. So today I'm here to share with you, one of my creations. Using two of the three fabrics I bought I made two skirts, both with broad waist bands. One of the skirts is 30 inch and the other is 21 inch.

This project  brought back memories of me taking scraps of cloth from the bin after my mom had finished sewing an item for a customer. Those days scraps could have given me a top, which required no measurements, just a vision of how I wanted it,  and a rough, free hand pattern. Gone are those days.

I thank my mom tremendously for teaching me the basics of sewing, how to draft and sew a straight skirt, a basic top, straight dress and shorts.

It has been so long since I've tried my hand at sewing garments that I made some errors, but they're not visible and I'm not telling where they are...lol.

I see endless outfit possibilities with these two pieces (church, meetings, liming etc).

This outfit comprised of the 30 inch skirt. I wore this to church.

Hurry up and take the picture. lol

This was just an extra effort, I made a brooch/hair accessory from scraps of the fabric.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Soup for a rainy day

I was a bit under the weather today, both literally and figuratively. Solid food was my enemy this weekend. So to soothe my appetite and aching stomach, I made myself some soup. However, currently being on a vegetarian diet, I decided some cabbage soup would hit the spot.

  • 1 large onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 a large green pepper
  • tomatoes
  • carrot
  • 1 container (10 oz. or so) mushrooms
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • half a head of cabbage
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 packet Maggi all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper
I didn't have fresh mushrooms so I opted for canned.
I cut all my veggies into bite sized pieces. I eventually did not use the whole tomato (I wasn't in the mood for pieces of tomato), but added 1 tablespoon of tomato paste instead.
I finely chopped the garlic and sautéed it in the olive oil. I then added all the veggies, the tomato paste, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and the maggi seasoning.

I sautéed the veggies for about 5 mins, then added 4 cups of water to the pot.
I then covered the pot and let simmer for an hour.

This meal took a while to make, but I loved the simple flavour, and the cayenne added the right amount of heat for this cold, rainy day.

Please try this recipe, feel free to add and omit as you like. Experiment with different spices to make this your own.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Hey You Beautiful

quote from just-smileology

There are days when I'm feeling a bit down and I need a friend. Some who'll say these truthful words to me, to remind me of who I am.

Their  reward will be a gigantic smile on my beautiful face.