Sunday, November 27, 2011

And the Stockings were Hung on the "Chimney" with care

For a few years now, I have wanted new stockings. We have had ours for YEARS and I really wanted something that reflected more of my idea of christmas rather than a store bought random stocking. I had thought about sock stockings, crossed stiched stockings, knitted stockings & velvet stockings, amoung other ideas. But then I came across these on Pinterest:

So I got out my trusty Serger that my mom gave me a very long time ago: 

Got some AMAZING coffee burlap sacks from my dear friend Stephanie who works at a coffee roasting shop:

Began to cut them in stocking shapes:

Added a cuff and a few embelishments:

 Here they are. I LOVE them! (And of course the one with the great BIG COFFEE words is mine! :o) And unfortunately we don't have a fireplace, so this is where they go...until next year, when you will certainly see them hung on the mantel in our new house!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Homemade Noodles = Chicken Noodle Soup

When I was a little girl and not feeling well, one of my favorite memories was of my Mumsy making home made noodles, then making chicken noodle soup. It was one of my most favorite things that she would do for us. So, a few weeks ago, we all came down with some sort of tummy bug and I got the idea to do for my family, what my Mums did for me. Words can't really describe this process, so I decided to take some pictures to share with all of you

The noodles in the process of drying...

While the noodles were drying, the chicken & veggies were simmering on the stove for a nice homemade chicken stock.

All the noodles just before going into the chicken stock...Yep, we are gonne EAT them :o)

And the finished soup. Thanks Mumsy for leaving me with the wonderful memory of Homemade Chicken Noodle soup for me to share with my family!