Saturday, 12 August 2017

Throw Pillow with Ribbon Piping and Tassel Corners.

Here we are back on another weekend with a sweet and simple stitching tutorial.
Our today's craft is a throw pillow. I have too many of them and I always find a place for new ones. No one can say NO to one more cute pillow. can you?



In this tutorial I'm showing you how to attach a ribbon piping on the edges of the pillow and make your own new pillow in under 30 minutes.


Let's begin.


Material:



  • Fabric of you choice.
  • Scissor.
  • Silk thread.
  • Ribbon/lace.
  • Sewing Machine.
  • Tapestry needle and a thread.
  • Poly fill/Cotton stuffing.


Steps:



  • Cut the two pieces fabric of the (same) measurement of your choice. I had the dimensions of 15 X 20 "
  • Put them one over another with wrong sides facing outwards and right sides facing each other.
  • Take a ribbon/lace and fold it in half.


  • Put the lace between the two pieces of fabric and sew along all the edges of the pillow.

  • Alternately you can first sew the ribbon to one of the fabric pieces and than attach another piece over it.


  • Leave a nice gap for the filling to in.

  • Turn the pillow inside out. 

  • When you have stuffed the pillow take a tapestry needle and a thread and sew the gap.


  • Make some pretty little tassels and sew them at each corner. You can further add beads to decorate it further.
To know how to make a tassel click here!
  • How does your pillow look like? Mine looks awesome. 


Saturday, 5 August 2017

How to Make Shami Kebeb at Home.

It's a snack time. I haven't shared any good recipe since a quiet long time. As a matter of fact I'm not much into cooking but I do cook sometimes and it's good. I promise you that.
The recipe I'm sharing with you today is Shami Kebabs. It's a must have delicacy in Indo-Pak cuisine and for all the meat lovers around the world. 
It's suits well for both, who likes spicy and who prefer little less spices.



You will need.


  • Minced Mutton- 250 grams
  • Channa dal- 1 table spoon
  • Cooking Oil/ Ghee
  • Caraway seeds(jeera)- half tea spoon.
  • Deep fried onions- 3 table spoons
  • Garlic Chopped 2 cloves
  • Coriander leaves- Half cup.
  • Egg- 1
  • Salt to taste.
  • Ginger Chopped- 1 teaspoon.
  • Red Chillies.

Method.


  • Prepare the Channa Dal (split in half) by soaking it in water for about 2 hours.
  • Mince the meat in a mixer/grinder. 
  • Heat 2 tablespoons on cooking oil/ Ghee in a non-stick pan. Add Caraway seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Chillies, Minced Meat and drained Channa Dal. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt. Mix well and cook till all the moisture is dried up.
  • Add coriander leaves and Fried onions. Put the mixture in the mixer grinder once again and make a fine paste. 

  • Take out the mixture and make flat kebabs. 

  • Break the egg in the bowl and whisk it well.
  • Dip each kebab in the egg and shallow fry , turning the sides once.


  • Serve hot with green chutney.