Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 3/100 complete.
Today I made ‘Aromatic Rice’ p29 when I tasted it in the pot I thought it was ok but not raveable however my taste buds are obviously a little off. Husband (and I) both had seconds and Master 1 absolutely hoed into it. Which surprised me because it does have a little kick. So I will be freezing the leftovers in Master 1 sized portions. incidentally those silicon muffin trays are brilliant for such events. When weaning, now master 3, husband came up with this idea after I had cracked several ice-cube trays trying to get the vege purees out. (Obviously I made my baby food being a too-cheap to buy the stuff in the jar and tree-hugging hippy that I am!)
My creative thoughts today have revolved around the use what you have concept. So I picked a large bunch of rhubarb from our 3 prolific plants and used the ‘mueslie bars’ I made the other day to top them. Rhubarb cooking is so much more enjoyable since I started to use scissors to cut it instead of a knife. Included some pictures of the rhubarb looking lovely. Homegrown produce.
On the same line I thought I’d share pictures of a large quilt I made last year using the ‘whatever you have’ idea. The front is made from a duvet cover I no longer liked, a genuine retro family linen cupboard single sheet and some off-cuts from a skirt I made. The quilt is backed in some unbleached calico I was given when my mother in law went through her sewing room. The quilt is bound in some packets of old binding that a friend was getting rid of. I did buy the wadding and some of the thread. All in all though a pretty cheap event.
Just goes to show that the leftovers, mistakes, unloved pieces and garden offerings can indeed be creative inspiration.
Off to do a bit more work on the chair. (Motivation low – effort and thought needed!) Once that is finished I can keep working on my denim and scrap quilty thing. (Motivation High – faster project!!)