Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fabric Bowl and some Tiny rag cloth doll Rabbits

I just finished these guys and the bowl a few days back. The fabric bowl is a green cotton fabric that I created using a brown thread for contrast on the bowl and added a plaid ribbon around the bowl and for the handle of the bowl.

The tiny rabbits are made from muslin that I painted with acrylic paints and sealed. I filled each tiny rabbit with fiber fill and added ribbon to their necks.
I did not use any patterns, the bowl and rabbits were just an idea I had in mind and actually the rabbits are a cartoon I had drawn a long time ago and just sat down and re-drew them and cut out the image and traced it onto fabric.
On the fabric bowl no patterns were used I just got on my sewing machine and began sewing until I got the shape and size of the fabric bowl I wanted; as usual I torn 1 inch strips of fabric and wrapped it around cotton cording to sew the bowl. In a few days I will be adding them to the art fire store.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cooking up Homemade Black Eyed Pea Stew with Elk Meat

I love Black eyed peas! and this is one of my favorite ways to make it. First I throw a bag of uncooked black eyed peas into a crock pot and add cut up onion; my guys like the onion sliced this way, but you can slice anyway you would like. I add a bit of salt and pepper into the pot also.

Second I begin browning the elk meat in a small frying pan with about a tablespoon of real butter and I add celery salt to this for more favoring to the meat and stew later on.
Once the meat is browned I just toss it all into the crock pot and add 3 cans of veggie broth or stock and 2 cups of water and I set the crock pot on high for half the day and low for the rest of the day, so start this in the morning and by evening time it will be ready. The done stew should be thick and the peas nice and tender, then I serve it with hot corn on the cob and corn bread muffins with cheese baked into the muffins.