My husband came home RAVING about a dish one of the students brought to the last luncheon held at the Learning Centre. The luncheons are always a huge success and a wonderful opportunity to try new dishes because the students come from many different ethnic backgrounds. In this case it was a Canadian gal who baked up a batch of Jamaican Patties, funnily enough. At any rate, when my Mr. kept on about these (I was unable to attend) I decided to take an attempt at them myself. Now, he DID bring the recipe home for me, however it went somewhere into the depths of my
suitcase purse which is like a hole going into the bottom of the earth… So, I went to allrecipes.com and found THIS recipe and I was pleased how they turned out! My Mr. gave them a 4 out of 5 star rating!
The dough has curry in it, giving a nice warm colour!
Ground beef and bread crumb mixture.
Put a tablespoon on dough cut from these guys.
Brush with egg.
Bake in a moderate oven (I reduced mine to 350 f)
And I’ve also been busy thinking up new ideas with tatting. Taking inspiration from Krystledawn, (Check out Krystle’s Etsy Shop for the most LOVELY items!!! )
I decided to take this plain rhinestone necklace I picked up at a yard sale a few weeks ago when my Mother in Law was visiting, and to embellish it with tatting and added a charm onto it.
Plain Black Rhinestone necklace
Adding tatting around the stones – tricky!
I then created a matching pair of earrings.
The “balls” came from a completely separate piece of costume jewellery.
The tatting really does add a “punch” to the rhinestones!
Ok, and I will even confess, I was so excited to wear this set that I put them on to wear when my Mr. and I were going to Penticton last night… only I wound up saving it for today. I was hoping he would think it was nice I wore it during the time we were together. As he reasoned with me, it was not so special wearing it to my yearly mammogram (yes daughters I listened to you!) and of course my Mr. is right haha. I had not even thought about that. Anyways, I will wear it out on a date with him today – a REAL date involving food and everything LOL!
And I’ve been experimenting with tatting small flowers (the reason I started tatting in the first place, for my sister Nina who makes beautiful cards – I wanted to make them for her cards) and so before popping some in an envelope to mail for her I photographed one and then created some pretty elements for YOU to use for your projects! They measure about 3 inches (though the original flowers were about 1 inch in size) These may be used in any way you wish, only I ask you credit me by linking to my blog and if you could let me know how you use them I’d love that too! I desaturated one flower and kept it in psd format with the pearl separate so you can recolor the flower and then pop the pearl on top again. Click the preview to download. Please DO NOT share the download link directly – please direct your friends to come here to get the link. Thanks!