Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Finshed rag cloth doll rabbit 18 inch Miss Surefooted

This is Miss Surefooted as she is now completed and in the Etsy store for sale. I think she came out pretty cute, I love her big feet and that is why I named her Miss Surefooted.
I plan on making another one but he will be male and I may make him an entire different way. There is lots I can do with this simple pattern.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What I am working on for Tuesday, rabbits

I actually started this Monday evening but I am continuing and will finish the the rabbit later today. I am using a wonderful old pattern from my collection called "floppy friends". The pattern was created in 1995. I am only using the body design of the pattern and making the rabbits my own way.
I designed my own facial features for the dolls and I am making my own clothes for the dolls. I am using Onsburg once again; I am also dry brush painting the fabric around the face in browns and a bit of light gray and pinks for the ears. The paints are acrylics, yes I just love my acrylic paints! I am making a dress with a applique flower on and green pantaloons you can see the dress in the photo it was some second hand fabric my aunt gave to me, a dress she was going to make( fabric was already cut out in a dress form). When I am finished the doll with be about 18 inches long.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Recipe! What to do with left over Cabbage

A few days ago I had some left over cabbage and I was trying to figure out what to do with it because in my family cabbage is not a favorite food.
So I had some stewing meat about 2 1/2 pounds, some spinach, onion, instant rice, and cream of mushroom soup.
I began by tossing in about a table spoon of butter and letting it melt and coat the frying pan; then I added the cubed meat and browned it.
After it was browned I added the onion, cabbage and spinach and let it cook a little (stirring it often). Next I added 2 cups of water and the instant rice or you could just cook the rice separate in a sauce pan, I used 2 to 2 1/2 cups of rice. Then when the rice is done add it to the meat, cabbage,onion, spinach. In a separate bowl add the can of mushroom soup and 1 cup of water or add enough water to thin the soup out and mix with all the items in the skillet and let simmer about 15 minutes. This comes out tasting really good more so if you are a person not too keen on cabbage, I can get my husband and son to eat cabbage and spinach this way.