I've been hard at work on my very first before and after project for Heart of Gold. I took plain canvas tote bags and decorated them in different styles. The first was pretty simple, just used some fabric paint and ribbon. The second was a bit more difficult - well - much more difficult. I used gold burlap, leather, bamboo handles and accented it with gold buttons and studs. I had forgotten how much sewing leather sucks!!! Here's some pics the the final products. They're not up on Heart of Gold's website yet because they have to be photographed professionally. And you all know that my photography is not the least bit professional, but, hopefully you'll get some idea of what they look like.
Are you getting ready for turkey day? Tom & I decided to have a quiet dinner at home with just the two of us. I do not think we've ever done that before. I'm looking forward to not having any set schedule. Tom wants to find just the breast of a turkey and try deep frying it. I'm game. We'll make some traditional sides like stuffing, fresh cranberries and sweet potatoes, but we'll add some stuff from our food co-op. Kale, rutabaga, & turnips will also be on the menu. I've never cooked the latter two, so it will be interesting at the very least. If the recipes I find are amazing I'll share them with all of you. Eats lots and enjoy your Thanksgiving!!