Thursday, June 09, 2016

Roundabout pie

I saw a pie here ... and fell in love with the idea of arranging the veggies in circles and then I made my own - of course I didn't follow the original instructions. Apparently I take pride in reinventing the wheel. :P
Now after quite a few pies I have a routine set for my own vegetable pie :)

3 sheets of frozen puff pastry

1 egg
160g curd
200g cream cheese (in Latvia the clear choice is "Dzintars" for all of you who doesn't live here .. well I just hope you have something similar in your stores too)

Decoration:   ;)
1 beet (boiled, cut in strips)
2 potatoes (boiled, cut in strips)
2 carrots (boiled, cut in strips)
1/2 zucchini (cut in strips)
100g cheese (cut in strips)
100g sausage (cut in strips)
drop of oil

as you can see - decorations list may
and should vary from pie to pie ;)

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Wavy crochet bunting ▼▽▼▽▼

I bought a lovely variegated yarn and took it with me when I visited my parents and in the car I doodled and crocheted and frogged a lot of random things .. I had no idea what I wanted to crochet and if I wanted to crochet at all .. and then after 7hours in the car when I was almost home again I felt like the yarn wanted to become bunting (it seems like I am having a bunting-fever over here)

Abrevations used (US terms):
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
htr – half trebble crochet
tr – trebble crochet
tr3tog – trebble crochet three together
st(s) – stitch(es)

Row 1
Ch 30.

Row 2
Sc in 2nd chain from hook. * Hdc in next st. Dc in next st. Htr in next st. 3 tr in next st. Htr in next st. Dc in next st. Hdc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. * Repeat from * to * 2 more times (second time around there will be space for one sc at the end instead of three).


Row 3
Ch 3. * Htr in next st. Dc in next st. Hdc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. Hdc in next st. Dc in next st. Htr in next st. Tr3tog. * Repeat from * to * one more time. Htr in next st. Dc in next st. Hdc in next st. Sc in next st. 

Random rambling: happy accident

Last Tuesday night I fell down the stairs ... accidents do happen :(
And I cried a lot because of the pain and my own stupidity and because it seemed to me that every plan I had made for the summer just went poof...
Now a week later - I know it's nothing mayor just few abrasions and bruises ... but it still hurts (not just my pride :D) I still find it impossible to stand on full foot but it is getting better :)

Monday, June 06, 2016

Ribbon bunting!

More colour more fun ;)

I had this ribbon drawer .. 
That would be something I could say if I were fancy .. to be honest I just had a seperate plastic bag for them in my big bag of wrapping paper and gift bags .. and yes that doesn't sound even half as nice as ribbon drawer ..
O, well - it served it's purpose well - it held all the ribbons from previously received gifts, from gifts I had packed myself and used less ribbon than I had expected and what not.

And it seamed to me that there are sooooo much ribbons there, that I figured why not ribbon bunting!