Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Top shelf

Hello gorgeous!
My new fabric shelf.
Weeeeeeeeeee I'm so excited to finally be able to display my stash.

There was some water damage to the bottom so Mr CP set about repairing it.
He said something about a router and started sawing planks of wood.
Next thing I knew, he'd done some fancy shmancy routing (routering?), something I had no idea he knew how to do and it was all fixed. 
Look at how perfectly he did the corner!
He's awesome and much more handy then he has let on.

So in honour of his super handiwork, I thought I'd better do the shelves justice....


Folded and in somewhat organised order, floral, novelty, stripes, spots etc etc etc etc etc as you can see.
Mr CP came into the room and said, "What the f*#k is all that?!?!?!"
I guess I outed myself to him.

So, how and where do you keep your stash?

Ab x

Ps. Dare I say, there are still all of the ongoing projects and things that are not on the shelves and yet, even with all of this fabric, I do not feel like I have enough ;o)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Un-sausage rolls

A couple of crafty minx types have been hassling me for this recipe so I thought I'd better share it.
It was passed to me by my aunt and although I was a bit sceptical, I gave it a try and whoa Nelly, I am sooo glad I did.

The key to sharing them with others, especially meat-and-three-veg menfolks types is to tell them nothing. When they ask, "what's for tea?" the answer should be sausage rolls. It's not a lie....

Makes 12
Prep: 10 Min Cook: 25-30 Min

1 Cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 Cup pecans
3 eggs
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs (I use oregano, basil, thyme & rosemary)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 Cup quick oats
1/2 Cup dried breadcrumbs
3 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 200degrees C
Process cottage cheese, pecans, egg, onion, herbs and soy sauce in a food processor.
Add oats and breadcrumbs.
Pulse until combined.

Step 2:
Cut each pastry sheet in half.
Fill each half with two heaped tablespoons of mixture.
Roll into a sausage shape and cut in half.
Brush top with a little milk.

Step 3:
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place rolls on tray and prick pastry with a fork or lightly score with a knife.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Serve hot or cold.

Note: The sausage rolls freeze well either cooked or uncooked. I make up a double batch and have some in the freezer for those lazy nights.

My dad is a good cook and he's always been known for his sausage rolls. They are damn good, but.....
I like these better. They look like meat, they taste like meat but they are light and you don't get the greasy feeling after eating them.

One of my friends and her husband came for lunch and we had the un-sausage rolls. He's a very plain eater and would never choose a vegetarian meal and he didn't pick that they weren't meat.

Try them out and let me know how you go.

Back to all things crafty. I bought a little something for the sewing room....

I've already insisted we move it into place because I knew if I left it in its temporary spot, I'd fill it will crap and then have to unpack it to move it. I couldn't help but put a few quilts in for the photo though. A bargain at the local oppy that I think will end up looking pretty fab once it's stripped and attacked with some white/off white paint. That will have to be down the track because it's already full of crafty stuff.

I hope your craftiness finishes are happening, I'm still pegging away at mine and I think I can get at least one WIP completed in February. What are you working on at the moment?

Ab xx