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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Dino-Hunter Vest

I have a book recommendation for anyone who likes to make kids clothes. This great vest is from that book and I loved making it and the little boy who received it is using it to hunt dinosaurs.
When I saw this pattern in the book I knew I had to make it and when Jake's Birthday came around, it gave me the chance to try out the book.
What boy wouldn't like all these pockets? And check out those buttons. I thought they looked like dino-skin.
The main reason I bought this book was for that cute red cape, but I've since found I like all the patterns. So if you're in the market for kids clothes, check this book out!
Jake's big brother Hunter has been growing a garden and I left with a beautiful zucchini yesterday. Some people don't know what to do with zucchinis. Me, I love them and will eat them with anything. One of my favorite ways is to grill them. Slice them long ways. Put a little oil on them. Season with salt and pepper and throw them on the grill. Delicious!
But last night I throw the on some pizza. Yummy! Added a few olives, tomato slices, fresh basil and sprinkled with fontina cheese.
Then I went a little weird and used leftover pork tenderloin pieces with some zucchini. I was really surprised how well this pizza turn out. I had made the pork with a tomatillo sauce but the flavors worked very well together. When I was growing up, my Grandmother was famous for putting leftovers together and them being even better the second time around. Now the woman couldn't make a hamburger without it being too hard to eat or spaghetti, but her leftovers were wonderful.
I think I've inherited that gene, just with pizza. I think I may try this more often. How about a mac-n-cheese pizza? Add some bacon to it and it may make me famous.

I have no sewing plans today, so I may not be back tomorrow.
So, Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

Pizza looks and sounds amazing! You're a gourmet chef!!

The vest is really darling.

Lori said...

That vest is so cute! Sometihng my son would have loved when he was little!!

M and M plus 3 said...

You're making me want pizza, yours sounds and looks so good, I may have to try zucchini on pizza sometime. Jakes vest is way too cute!