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Not so good with resolutions…

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m just not so good with resolutions. I made a New Years resolution to get back to blogging. Well, here it February and I’m just now doing my first post of the year. I think maybe I made to many resolutions this year. Blogging, healthier eating, concentrating on the shop and getting it stocked again. I’m happy to admit that I have not been doing too badly on my second and third resolutions. I’m making better choices when it comes to what I put into my mouth. I’ve also been very busy stitching up a storm, trying to get my shop stocked up after the Christmas craziness.

What were your resolutions this year? I would love to hear them!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon! No, really!

Southwest Flavors

I have a new recipe for you today! I get so tired of spending so much money on prepackage food. Besides having to spend so much on such a small amount of food, you really can’t be that sure of what all is in it. There are some Southwest Rice Patties that I really like from Morning Star brand, but a package cost $4.99 for 4 patties! I much prefer making up food from scratch at home…it really is less expensive and I know exactly what is in my food. Most of these ingredients are ones that I keep on hand in the pantry anyway.

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~Southwest Black Bean Patties~

1 cup brown rice

2 cups chicken stock…I like to make my own and keep it in the freezer

1Tbs Olive Oil, plus more for cooking up the patties later

1/2 of 1 small onion, diced

1 Large clove garlic, minced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

3-4 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp. chili powder

dash of cinnamon

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 can  corn with chilis, drained

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 beaten egg……this is used for a binder, vegans if you know of something else that could be used, please let us know. :)

Heat 2 cups of stock with brown rice until boiling. Once boiling, cover and turn down heat to low and cook for 25-30 minutes depending on your rice. When cooked, fluff and turn out into a large bowl to cool.

Next: Heat olive oil in a frying pan on med/low heat, add onions and cook til transparent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, black beans and spices, mix well and cook for a few minutes. Add corn and salt & pepper to taste.

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Mix all together and add to cooling rice. Let set for just a few minutes to cool further. Mix in your bread crumbs and beaten egg.

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Form with damp hands into patties. This recipe will make 11-12 patties.

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Cook these a few at a time, for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown.

swcookingpattiesWe like to eat these on warmed wheat tortillas with fresh spinach, cheese, sour cream and salsa. 1 to 1/2 patties per person is plenty for a satisfying dinner.

swpattieontortillaYou could serve these anyway that sounds good to you! Avocado on these is delicious!

There are so many other possibilities for this once you have the basics of this recipe. It all depends on what you want. Another plus of this recipe is that it really didn’t cost that much to make. It cost under $4.00 and made enough patties that we were able to freeze 8 patties after feeding the 2 of us. Now we have an easy go to dinner ready to heat up in a pan any night of the week.

Now, for one more southwest flavor today…There is a turquoise jackalope feltidermy in the shop today!

jackalope32cuJackalope 32 Feltidermy

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Present to a peaceful hunters?

This was translated from another page that I found one of my feltidermy featured on. I found it through Google on Metrobloggen – Presentgurun, another Swedish site!

It read: Present till en fredlig jägare?

En smårolig present till jägaren – eller jägarens barn! – är “troféer” av filt, monterade på rejäla plattor, precis som jakttroféer ska vara. Dessa finns att köpa eller specialbeställa hos Girl Savage för runt $30 och uppåt.

Which when translated in Google translate says: Present to a peaceful hunters?

A smårolig gift to the hunter – or the hunter’s children! — Are “trophies” of felt, mounted on sturdy plates, just like hunting trophies should be. These can be bought or specialbeställa of Girl Savage for around $ 30 and up.

I have added a couple new Feltidermy to the shop this week. Jackalope 24 Feltidermy

and Bookish Mouse 6 Feltidermy.

I also added a new Plush today!

Emmet the Embossed Felt Deer is now waiting for a new home! He was stitched from royal blue, embossed felt and couldn’t be any cuter!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! which in Swedish, according to Google translate is: Ha en trevlig dag och tack för att stanna till!

A Couple *Inspired* Ideas

I always love to see what inspires people to create the items of their craft. I thought I would share a couple of mine with you today.

First is the latest jackalope feltidermy.

Jackalope 23 Feltidermys’ inspiration came from one of ArgyleWhales‘ sweet bunnies, Yoshimi. Isn’t she one of the cutest bunnies ever?

I just love her black ears and the rings around her eyes! Of course I had to make her a jackalope in girlsavage style.

Before that I was inspired by Xanadu on Broadway to make a Pegasus! My husband did the revamp on the website, then we went to go see the show. After seeing the pegasus in the show, I just had to come home and make one!

You can find the Pegasus plush here in my shop.

What inspires you to create? Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to go create something new!

New designs and one not so new…

I am excited to finally have time to work out some new patterns! I had time to work on whales this week, something I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. Here are my results:

A Very Pleased Plush of a Whale

and

Whale Feltidermy

They were so fun to design and create, I already have more sea life ideas swimming around my head.

I also had time this week to make a new jackalope plush! Gertie the Green Jackalope was made from some new sea foam green wool blend felt that came in the mail last week. She can also be found in my shop.

I had some excitement yesterday with the Three Blind Mice Feltidermy being chosen by this week’s Etsy Featured buyer, Sonia from I Can Has Cheezburger. This was her suggestion for a use for this Feltidermy:

“Mount it above your cat’s food bowl to show that your pet has a discerning taste in interior decoration. ”

Hilarious, thank you Sonia! You can see the whole article here in the Storque.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend! For those of you in the States…Happy 4th of July!