Monday, May 31, 2010


This is a photo of a sample bag I made for a few students in my class.. Of course, my words came out sideways because I wasn't paying attention to they way I cut the fabric, but being that it was just a sample, it didn't matter. This was the first time I ever put a zipper on a tote bag. The hardest part was getting it to match on both sides of the flanges. I got the pattern from an old issue of Sew Simple Magazine, then I adapted it a bit by adding lining and securing the straps better.

I also experimented with yoyos. Don't know what I'll do with those in the photo or if I'll make any more. I'd like to attach them to hair clips, but I don't know where to get the hair clips.

I liked the bag so much that I made one for my mom for Mother's Day. I liked the size, and it came together pretty quickly.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

In our garden

I had used lots of green onions for my food class at school and didn't want to throw away the roots, so we planted them. This is a picture of how they looked after they were just planted. Can you see how they're kind of bending over?

The next picture was taken a week later. They look a lot better. I think that's when I cut a few stalks from it for something I was cooking.
There were also sweet potato flowers in the indication of potatoes...we need time to dig.

What are you growing?

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I've been playing around with the combination of flours I use for my bread. I think I like this combination the best...I could change my mind. It's brown rice flour, white rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch/flour, cornstarch, and potato starch/flour. I've also found that mixing half the yeast in with the flour mixture and putting half in a well, makes the bread rise higher, rather than putting all the yeast in a well.

This is a picture of a quilt my grandmother made. My mom was cleaning out one of the closets and she found it. I was very happy that she gave it to me. It is still in very good condition.