Monday, April 5, 2010
Your ideas have inspired me to get busy with my magazine clippings. I am going to begin working on some kind of notebook. My new mantra is "Cook one new recipe a week." (I'm good with the goals...but the follow through not so much. Remember the writing down 5 things to do each day? That lasted about a week.)
Over the weekend I cooked 3 recipes from my magazine clippings...something I wouldn't have done without ripping out pages from my magazines. Reading the ingredients and looking at the beautiful photography got me inspired. The three I picked were delicious and were a treat visually too. I plan to share them with you soon....but today we're talking tomatoes.
I made the two pictured above this morning. The larger one was made from a 8" x 4" bias rectangle. The smaller one was cut 6" x 3". I filled both with crushed walnut shells. (bird litter from the pet store) I love the weight that the crushed walnut shells give to a pincushion. The walnut shells don't have much "give" to them. Do you think these look like tomatoes or pumpkins? The larger one looks a bit like a pumpkin shape to me. I used pearl cotton and pulled it tightly....still not much definition. I'm going to purchase some wool roving and try using it and compare the results. What do you use?