Today, as it's Monday, I shall of course be linking up with Wendy over on her blog for Handmade Monday. Make sure you have a wander over there and see what everyone's been up to!
In all the post Christmas chaos I've not really managed much this week. However a swift kick up the bum will hopefully restore the balance of that.
Last weekend saw the return of the takeaway challenge and after a quick look in my veg rack and at some recipes I produced a butternut squash and potato curry.
It was quite quick and easy to do, onions lightly fried until soft (but not coloured), add garlic, turmeric, curry powder, cumin, paprika, then the vegetables (in this case butternut squash, potato and mushrooms) a tin of chopped tomatoes, a tin of coconut milk and leave to simmer until the veg is nice and soft. Seemed to go down well and I was crowned the *Queen of Curries* by my hubby, so Domestic Godessness is restored! Tim now has to take up the gauntlet and produce the next 'takeaway' so watch this space!
I have been a little bit crafty this week, as it is a family birthday so obviously cards had to be produced. Caoimhe enjoyed making her card, using my 'sheen' to make paper flowers to stick on. And I came up with this:
I also made a book mark from some things in my stash:
I'm quite pleased with it I have to say. It turned out more or less as I imagined, which is a rare event!
I have decided to use the New Year as a bit of an impetus to actually do some things I really want to do. On the agenda is:
Completing my English degree, which I had to abandon when I had Caoimhe, and which I hope to restart again in the next 18 months.
Learn to use my sewing machine, and also learn how to hand sew better than I do already (which wouldn't be difficult since I am rubbish at it!)
Learn a new craft skill - don't know what yet so I am open to suggestion!
And sell my handmade things.
I'm working on the last bit already, tentatively. I think you are always your worst critic, and I wonder if anyone would ever actually want to buy the stuff I make. Well there's only one way to find out I expect!
So, with that in mind, my goal this month is to set up a Facebook page and a Folksy shop and then see where it takes me!
Til next time!