2015 Arrived and school took up most my hours.
My breaks as usual were spent planning and printing. With the pending arrival of the mid year holidays, I made myself a promise. I would spend less time on school planning and use the time to learn something new.
After watching endless Masterchef episodes, I decided there were two things I wanted to learn to do well. The first was steak. Using Gordon Ramsey’s instructions i managed quite well on our first try using a few Rib Eye steaks. I also made a Sherry Mushroom sauce that was scrumptious.
The second thing I wanted to learn to make was something I had only ever heard about on Masterchef…Panna Cotta! What a very easy dish to make! My family enjoyed it very much and it has been requested a few times since then.
Two other quite significant skills I have started learning this year is Crochet and Sewing. Although I have had sewing machines for quite sometime I just did very basic things and my mom has helped me pick up a few things along the road. But this year I have been quite serious about learning and with the help of a good friend and YouTube I have been successful.
I do realise I am in danger as being known as the bag lady! I really enjoying making them although I find it difficult to give them away as my daughter keeps claiming them.
Bag my mom claimed the first because of the colour and my mom in law has the second one.
I upcycled my sons cargo pants into a backpack…I need to lengthen the straps but he likes it.
I made us a large swim tote with a waterproof inner. Works great but maybe a zip would have been good too.
Upcycled Jeans bag
My mom’s christmas messenger bag with pockets I made for her present. Attempted my first zip too!
There are a few more things in between that I have sewed..clothing mostly for kids and myself. I have learned lots and hope to link pattern sites soon.