Friday, November 25, 2011

Sneak Peek #2 And Q & A Opportunity

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  We did.  It was just the two of us, but we still go all out and cook the big meal.  One of the few things I have learned in the past few years of my new interest in cooking, is how to get a moist turkey.  I brined it overnight, and then when it came time to cook it I loosened the skin and put a butter mixture with herbs and orange zest under it.  I learned to do that with chicken as one of my first real cooking attempts.  The chicken had Parmesan and herbs in the butter instead of orange zest, but it still makes a bird moist.  Along with the turkey R made his fabulous dressing, cranberry relish and he had to have rolls of course since that's his favorite part.  My favorite part are the yams, but this year I made roasted sweet potato spears that had a balsamic vinegar, olive oil and brown sugar mixture on them and then I garnished them with Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts...which is good because there are lots of left overs!

As you can see I have another sneak peek for you of a piece that will be available at the website update on the 2nd.  I have made a smaller version of my rabbit/squirrel/mouse pattern, and the pic above is the first piece.  I love this new size, it's so cute and fits nicely in your hand or pocket.

While I was sewing, I got to thinking about something.  How fun would it be if you could ask all your favorite artists one question about how or why they do something.  So in that spirit, I am going to try a little experiment, and have a Q & A.  If you have a question (please limit it to one) you would like to ask, you can either post it in the comments section or e-mail me using the link to the right.  I can't guarantee I will answer every question, but I will try.  I will post the questions and my answers next week.  I realize a lot of you will be spending time with family or shopping this weekend and I want to give plenty of time for you to get your questions together.

I am off to work on the next piece!  Have a lovely and safe weekend!
Hugs, K. <3


Kays Kids said...

Your cooking sounds yummy, especially the roasted sweet potatoes and their dressing. I might try it.

My question is " When you put claws in a bears foot.Do you put them in after it is stuffed like eyes? If so where do you anchor them to to pull them in. Or. are they put in before the foot is stuffed?"

Amanda said...

Love the turkey tips, I think I'll try the butter under the skin mix. Goose used to be the UK Christmas day bird but we seem to have adopted your Thanksgiving turkey instead!

Heather said...

My question:

How and when do you put eyes in your bear? (a... photo tutorial, perhaps?) XD

I know I've personally already asked you this question, but I thought it would be awesome to see it, and for other people to hear your answer, since it was really helpful to me.

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