Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rustic Bench

 I've been meaning to catch you up on some of the projects my husband has been commissioned to do.

 This was a nice rustic bench with painted black legs.  His client had a general design in mind, and Andrew drew up this one. Beautiful. I love how he made it look old.  I want one for our house!

This was almost a year ago already.  I can't believe how time flies. 
And she was so tiny, and look how sweet.
I'll try to get more of them up here soon.  

Breakfast tomorrow?
How about Dunkin Donuts at home

Sewright Blog by Ruth Yoder

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Awesome Sauteed Peppers and Onions

I have the luck of having red, yellow, and green peppers.  I wanted to use them as a side, so I came up with this
1/2 Cup of each pepper, sliced into strips
1/4 Cup of Onion, sliced into strips
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Dash of Salt
Fresh Ground pepper
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
3 Tbsp Red Wine vinegar

Saute the Peppers and onions in olive oil for 7-10 Minutes over medium heat. 
Add seasonings, and stir around for another minute. 
Turn off the heat and add the red wine vinegar. 
That's it, your done.  Serve it up.  I had mine with Sausage and Rice and a slice of bread I toasted on one side with butter, garlic and basil.  Wonderful! 

From Plain Jane to Night out!

Sewright Blog by Ruth Yoder

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Fresh Green Beans from your freezer

Ahh...spring.  I just love that smell of fresh air.  I also love garden fresh vegetables.  Obviously it's too early for vegetables in the back yard, but I made these green beans the other day, and they hit the spot.

8 Oz Frozen Green beans
Bacon Drippings
3 Tsp Brown Sugar
Pinch of Salt

Add frozen green beans to a tbsp or so of bacon drippings.  Cover and let it heat up for 5 Minutes.  Then add sugar and salt.  Pepper is optional.  Uncover and saute until cooked through.

Spring starts Tomorrow!
I've already been to a garage sale, I can't believe they were already ready.  I got a purse for $1.  Super cute.  I went about transferring my things over, only to find 7 Pens & 3 Pencils, not to mention old receipts and bags of snacks for the little one.  Anyone else collect so many of one thing? and not even know it?

Happy Spring to you!

Need a lunch idea?
Chipotle Chili Chicken Sandwich

SewrightBlog by Ruth Yoder

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Reversible Pinafore Shirt for a Toddler

I saw this cute Pinafore dress made for 6-12 month babes.  The lady made the pattern but was using the dress as a shirt for her toddler girl.
I tried it, and it is an easy pattern.  However I do wonder if it printed at 111% instead of 100%.  She said there was an issue with it, and this fits my almost 2 year old perfect, even almost as a dress.  Matched with some cute leggings this thing is super cute.
I used fabric I had on hand.  I think I will make a pattern for a regular top without the pinafore back to save on fabric and extra long stitching. 
You can find the pattern here.

Dinner tonight?
Sweet Potato Latkes

Sewright Blog by Ruth Yoder

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Honey Roasted Potatoes

Do you have a vice? or something you adore to do? If I had to name a couple, it would be cooking + sewing.  I don't mind the dunkin donuts run either.  That place just smells like happiness. You?

4 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Tbsp Honey
Pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 375 F Degrees.  Mix honey, pepper, Dijon mustard and Olive oil in a bowl.  Using a whisk works well.  Then add potatoes and mix all together.  Spray non stick spray on your baking pan, and add potatoes.  Bake for 30-35 Minutes, until fork tender. We had it with fish sandwiches and corn.  Very nice flavor.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sewright Blog by Ruth Yoder

Friday, March 2, 2012

Reversible Baby Boy Vest

 I saw a super cute tutorial on how to make this vest over here.
 I used jean and some "pleather" I had in my fabric stash.   This vest was easy to make and now I'm coming up with a girly version of my own.  I didn't add any buttons to this one, but you can of course. 
 I think I'll be making another one, but with cotton fabric.  It would definitely make the arm holes easier to do.
 This one went to one of my nephews.  Now I'm on to make a shirt for spring for my little one.

Lunch or dinner this weekend?

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla

Stop by and leave me a comment...!  What would you sew if you had the time?

SewrightBlog by Ruth Yoder
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