Monday, February 28, 2011

Dress from sweater:)


I had a beautiful, off white color angora sweater, but after washing, it stretched out so much, that it was not suitable for wearing. It was a pity, because I liked it-it was so soft and feminine. I couldn't throw it out, so I just cut and sew a new cute dress for my daughter. I added crocheted pink rose and a pink ribbon for decoration. I loved the result!Warm and cozy dress for winter!

Pizza


Pizza is easy to make, yet very nourishing and tasty food for your family. I like making pizza at home, fillings are always generous and pizza is juicy and fresh! Yum!
Ingredients:
For dough:
300 ml of warm water
1.5 tbsp of yeast
1 tsp of salt
1,5 tsp of sugar
1 cup of whole wheat flour
Plain flour as needed
For filling:
You can use any vegetables and meat I used:
50 grams of olive oil
300 gr of meat
1 onion, peeled and chopped well
Tomato paste
Capsicum, cleaned from seeds and sliced
Mushrooms, sliced thinly
Tomatoes, sliced thinly
garlic cloves, sliced very thinly
Some cheddar and some mozzarella cheese, grated
First of all you have to make dough. Mix together salt, sugar and water, add in yeast and mix again. Put in 1 cup of whole wheat flour, mix and then start adding plain flour until you will form nice and soft dough. It must be a little sticky, but not too soft. Cover dough and put in warm place for about 1.5 -2 hours.
Meanwhile prepare filling. heat oil slightly and put in onions. Fry until onions are soft and then add in meat. Fry until meat is light brown. Add in salt. Set aside.
Prepare all the vegetables and slice them separately.
When dough is ready, form flat circle or rectangle with a slightly high edges. (Depending on the size you can make 3-4 pizzas) Brush tomato paste all over the surface. Put in 4-5 tbsp of meat and layer evenly. Put tomato slices, then capsicum, mushrooms, garlic. At the end grate cheese on top and bake until crust is golden and cheese is slightly golden.
Serve and enjoy!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Butterflies from plastic bottle


We made this butterflies with my daughter the other day and enjoyed the process. You can use this kind of butterflies for decorating or for some kind of head band, or something else. They are really beautiful and fun!
You will need plastic bottles, scissors, glass colors and a glass liner.
First I cut out some squares from bottles, just to make our work easier. Then I draw butterfly lines with golden glass liner on them and Sevinch started to paint inside the lines. We let them dry and then cut out the shapes.

It was nice mother and daughter activity:)
You can make different things out of plastic bottles, just use your imagination!

Beautiful sweater for girls


As soon as I bought wool that I've been searching for, I started this sweater for my sunshine. It turned out so warm,light and comfortable sweater. I use about 230 grams of wool, knitting needles and a hook.
First I started with the top knitting with this scheme:

I measured it while knitting and when it totally covered my daughter's shoulders, I closed the edges.

I put my knitting needles away and started crocheting.
Improvise and try to make your own sweater, as I really depend on my eyes I can't give you the real measurements and all the explanation on how to make it. I can give you only schemes that I used, hope you will find it useful.

And a closer look:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Easy tutu for girls


It's been a long time since my daughter kept asking me to make her a tutu. She loves ballet! I searched internet and find very easy tutu tutorial and made it in 1 hour! Now my sunshine is wearing it all day long and keeps telling me thanks!
So, you will need:
- net fabric as it is shown in photos and cut out long strips (length 20-25 inches and width 3.5-4 inches). Length of the strips will depend on the length of the skirt
-wide rubber band that will match with the size of the tummy
-some ribbon for decoration
Sew two sides of a ribbon to make circle, tie every strip of the fabric around it. If you want to make the skirt more puffy, add more strips. You can tie it as you want. You can use different knots, choose yourself.

My new blog!

Hi everyone!
Almost everyday I make something, so I've been thinking about how nice would it be to share my experience or something that I learn so, I decided to open my new blog about ... about everything! I will be posting everything that I want to share! That will be cooking, knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, crocheting and many other things. I hope you will find it interesting and useful!