Checking My List Twice…

December 15th

A Christmas Bag

With a pointsetta swing bag sewn for a bit of holiday sass…

birdie recipe cards
we're a perfect blend

And ribbon recipe cards stamped…

covered journal JR

I moved on to covering journals for the writers in my life using Alex’s tutorial… {Her work is stunning.}

thank you notes

And decided everyone needs a set of penguin thank you notes this time of year too.

minestrone soup
minestrone soup2

After a flurry of sewing, stamping and wrapping, I decided if there is ever a time for a carb-loaded soup — it’s now. Pull out your spoons!

Kelli’s Veggie Minestrone

1/2 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 box of rigatoni
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of white potatoes
1 can of mixed vegetables
6 carrots, sliced in rounds
4 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth)
1 can of stewed tomatoes
pepper, oregano and salt to taste

Brown onions and garlic in olive oil for 8-10 minutes in a large soup pot. Add carrots for an additional 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, canned vegetables of choice and let simmer for 30-40 minutes on low heat. Add pasta for an additional 10 minutes. Add spices. Serve with a dash of parmesan cheese, large glass of wine and a 45-minute nap.

A jolly weekend to y’all,

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22 Responses

  1. You are one busy crafter! The soup looks delicious…I’m taking note of this recipe.

  2. Where did you find that We’re a perfect blend stamp? So cute!!!

  3. OK – everything looks so darn good that I am beside myself…

    I love the poinsettia fabric, and everytime you use it it makes me happy! And I love, love, love the ribbon cards – I’ve never seen anything quite like that and it just makes me want to run out and get rubber stamps of my own. (Oh, yeah – and it makes me want to remember where the sewing machine my mom gave me a brazillion years ago is…) The journal is lovely, the TYNs are spot on perfection and your soup is making me drool a little! (although, is that a *little* bowl, or the world’s biggest tater???)

    I hereby crown you today’s “Queen Crafty” – wear the mantel proudly, and use your ruling powers for good, not evil…

  4. you are the busiest woman ever!

  5. Wow, you are so wonderfully crafty! I absolutely love the thank you note idea, I might have to steal it for next year!

  6. Everything looks so cute! And what a yummy sounding vegetarian meal too. How are you enjoying your new, vegetarian, diet?

  7. Wow! Everything looks so incredible!! Love that bag!

  8. Oh my, you’ve been a busy little bee!

  9. Wow! You’re starting to put Martie to shame you crafting maniac! I adore the poinsetta bag. So fun & sassy! Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. that bag is fabulous! love that fabric.

  11. That sure ain’t Campbell’s minestrone!

    Man that looks good!

  12. You put Martha to shame!

  13. oh kelli, i just love those blend cards!! 🙂

  14. Hey! It’s that fabric again!

  15. WOW very interesting recipe……..especially the 45 min nap!!
    Have you ever thought about opening a craft shop of your own? I bet it would be a real success!!

  16. I love the holiday bag. So cute! And the minestrone looks yummy too 🙂

  17. Beautiful work Kelli! Thanks for the recipe too!!

  18. Great stuff! I need to get crafting. Love the recycled jars filled with vanilla sugar. I’m thinking of doing something similiar with bath salts. How in the world did you cover those lids so neatly?

  19. This is the first craft blog that I have seen where half the entry isn’t taken up with whinging about the stress of the season and the amount to get done. Kudos to you for embracing the season and finding joy in all you are doing. If it’s a chore, then the whole meaning is lost. These are brilliant projects and I think I’ll borrow a few of your ideas – thanks so much for posting them!

  20. I’m enjoying watching you have fun–whether it’s the holidays or not, you always have a good time. The poinsettia bag is so pretty. I see the same bits of fabric in some other projects you’ve been doing and just love how it looks.

  21. soup looks yum, yum, yummy!

    love what you’ve done with those stamps 😉

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