Sisters Share It All: Pinterest Challenge (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Project 1:  Quinoa and black beans

The quinoa was actually very good.  I tried it for the first time while we were in NYC last year, in cold salad form.  It made me want to throw up.  It was awful (It was mixed with celery and cranberries too, both of which are not my favorite. You may be asking yourself, "why did she order this?" In my defense, the menu said something like 'mixed with seasonal vegetables'.  I find myself thinking, "since when have dried cranberries been a seasonable vegetable!?!).  But since then, I have seen so many recipes where it was used and looked tasty, that I wanted to try it in a hot form, thinking I would like it more.  I was right!

Project 2:  Envelope Clutch

This is the part where I admit that I had high hopes for this clutch. It looks okay in this picture if you don't look too closely...  I tried really hard, I promise. I bought special interfacing so that it would't look homemade, and spend several hours carefully patterning, cutting it out and sewing it together.  In the end, the corners are a little bunchy, the flap doesn't lay flat because the lining is slightly too small, and i burned my hand twice with the steam on the iron...  I am clearly not cut out for the purse making industry. That or I will not win any prizes for time management this week, because I totally rushed at the end. Anyway, I wish you luck if you decided to make a purse.  Believe me when I say that I won't be posting a purse tutorial on here anytime soon (unless I go stark-raving mad and decide to make purses until I can get them right. Highly unlikely).

Check out the fun things that Janssen and Merrick did for their Pinterest Challenge this week:


For Part 1 of our Pinterest challenge, click here.


  1. My husband really likes quinoa cooked in chicken broth and yellow curry with veggies. It's pretty good. It's a weird texture cold.

    And your purse is awesome. I'm really struggling with the sewing pin I have too. I have to rip out at least one of every four squares I sew.

  2. I think the purse is really pretty!

  3. I like the fabrics you chose for the purse!

  4. I give you props for attempting the bag! I think its cute!
    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

  5. I'm glad you gave quinoa another shot! It's one of my favorites.

  6. I love how the envelope clutch turned out, I think it's really cute, and looks professional to me!


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