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Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Sewing Caddy and an Unusual Dinner

Hi and happy Sunday everybody!  I am excited to have tomorrow off from school so I will be sleeping in a little.  I am trying to shake yet another cold which is threatening to turn into a sinus infection.  Rest is probably going to do me good! 


I can't wait to share this adorable sewing caddy I made.  I got the idea from this tutorial from Flamingo Toes.  I love her blog.  It will be so handy to not have to get my sewing kit out just to grab a tool that I use frequently.  My husband cut the block for me out of scrap wood and I painted it and distressed it with a dry brush and sand paper.  I used little wooden spools for the legs.  I also used thumb tacks in place of the upholstery tacks she used.  I glued on buttons and a cute sewing machine button(shank removed) to dress it up further.  I love it and it will be handy.  I love cute things but I really love cute and useful things! 




I also wanted to pass along a recipe for pierogi casserole.  I love pierogies but it never occurred to me that a casserole of these flavors would be successful!  Think of it-potatoes and pasta?  I have died and gone to heaven!  Cook 9 lasagna noodles as the package directs.  Meanwhile, in a large bowl put 4 cups hot mashed potatoes(I used instant), 1/2 cup cream cheese spread with onion and chive, 6 thinly sliced green onions, 1/2 cup crumbled crisply cooked bacon, and 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese.  Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and layer the pasta and the potato mixture.  On top, spread 1 cup shredded cheddar and another 1/2 cup chopped bacon.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until heated through.  Uncover and bake another 5 minutes.  Let sit for about 5 minutes and serve.  We used it as a main course and served it with bread(more carbs!) and a Caesar salad.  It was delish.  The bacon was enough meat for me, but if you bring this to a pot luck or other gathering, it could be a side dish.  Enjoy! 

I hope everyone has a nice week and manages to stay warm and well.   I got a charm pack of Nancy Drew fabrics for Christmas and I am dying to do something with it.  Take care.  Nancy

22 comments:

  1. Eeeek! I am so in love with your little sewing caddy!! Those spool feet and the super cute thumb tacks really look adorable! Thanks so much for the link too!

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  2. The caddy is really cute. I came over from Skip to my Lou. Have a great week!

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  3. I love the sewing caddy Nancy! What a great way to keep everything together and looking pretty at the same time :)

    Hilda

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  4. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  5. This looks & sounds so yummy!! Thanks for the recipe...pinning it ;)

    - Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute sewing caddy! I totally agree about it being cute and useful! Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday!!

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  7. Your caddy is wonderful! I agree, cute AND useful projects are the best.

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  8. Saw your link on diy home sweet home More the Merrier Monday. What a cute caddy! I really need to make one. So glad you posted a recipe too. It's like a 2-for-1 deal:) My post is #20.

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  9. What a super sewing caddy... I really ought make something similar as currently my sewing bits and bobs are stored in a plastic cookie tub and you can guarantee the one thing I need has somehow worked its way to the bottom just when I need it!

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  10. It's so nice having everything together in one place!
    I am co-hosting a link party today called Tell Me Tuesdays! I'd love for you to come check it out and link up!!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  11. That looks a great sewing caddy Nancy!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. That casserole sounds lovely, I actually have all the ingredients in the cupboard so might try it out sometime soon.

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  13. Your sewing caddy is super cute! And we just love pierogis! can't wait to try your casserole~
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  14. Cute caddy! I love things that make my sewing easier. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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  15. The sewing caddy it adorable and so handy! I need one of those! Thanks for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday:)

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  16. Thanks for linking your fun sewing caddy up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you will join in again this Saturday!

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