It’s a beautiful day and I have finally had a chance to list some of the new jewelry items I’ve been working on.
Here are the latest additions to my website:
Day of the Dead Artisan Wrap Bracelet
Celestial Moon & Stars Artisan Wrap Bracelet
Check out my latest creations at Central Coast Boutique
Good Afternoon from the Sunny Central Coast of California!!!!
A beautiful day to work on my new jewelry designs!!!!
Once all your squares are stitched get down on the floor and lay out the squares until you get the design you like. Five rows of five squares.
I’m always trying to find ways to eat healthier!!! This recipe is a staple at my house and it is super easy to make.
Oven Baked Brown Rice Recipe
2 1/2 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
(preferably low sodium)
1 1/2 cups brown rice
(I use 1 1/4 cups brown jasmine or brown basmati rice and 1/4 cup wild rice)
3 Tbsp dehydrated onion
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
(you can omit this and it will be just as good)
Preheat oven to 375º
In a small saucepan bring the broth to a boil
In the meantime, measure out your rice and put it in a 8 x 8 square glass casserole dish
Add the dehydrated onions and garlic
As soon as the broth boils pour it over the rice
Cover with 2 pieces of foil
Bake for 1 hour
Thats it!!! Super simple!!!
I like to stir in sauteed mushrooms after it comes out of the oven. Be inventive, you can stir in any veges, herbs, parmesan cheese, leftover chicken etc!!!
I am a new Grandma to a beautiful baby girl named Maddie. So I was inspired to make a baby blanket. I haven’t made a blanket like this for over 20 years and it’s was great to find such fun and funky fabrics to work with. Well, so far I have gone a little overboard and have already made 3 blankets. (Maddie is only 13 days old) and I have plans for more blankets, bibs, cart covers etc!!! LOL. Anyway this will be the tutorial for the first one.
All you need is 1 yard of cotton fabric, 1 yard of flannel fabric, a contrasting spool of thread, and 2 packages of large ric rac if desired.
Put your fabrics right sides together with the flannel on top and pin. Trim the edges if needed so all of the edges are even. Both of my fabrics were 45 inch width so I didn’t have much trimming. Fold back the flannel layer as shown.
Pin the ric rac and measure from the edge 1/2 inch so you will be stitching along the bottom edge of the ric rac.
Now turn your blanket right side out and press. Top stitch all the way around 1/4 inch from the edge. This will also close the 5 inch area you left open.
Thats it!!! You’ve got a cute baby blanket. You could make it smaller and use as burp cloths or for a car seat blanket or go bigger for crib size. Play around with the trims. Lace, ruffles, etc!! The possibilities are endless!!