Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Slide On Dog Collar Bandanas for Monica

Yesterday we went on a hike and our sweet puppy rolled in dirt, dirt, and more dirt.  When we got home we had to give her a bath, and when I was picking out a fresh bandana for her collar I noticed how raggy and worn most of her bandanas have gotten.  So I used my slide on dog collar bandana pattern and tutorial to create six new, springy ones.

I love this project because you don't have to run out and buy anything new, and it gives you a chance to use up your scrap fabrics.  I had some favorite fabrics that I had barely enough of to do anything with, and this project was perfect for using up the very last of them.

You'll notice that two of the bandanas are smaller than the others.  I experimented with the pattern a little bit to try and make a bigger collar.  I took my clear acrylic ruler that goes with my rotary cutting set and lined it up with the edges of the pattern to add 1 inch to the diagonal sides and 3/4 an inch to he straight/paralell sides.  The result was a bigger bandana--probably the correct size for a corgi or similar sized dog.

If you have a bigger dog, you could probably use the same method but add more inches to the sides to make a bigger pattern.  (Maybe one day I"ll get less lazy and make different patterns for different dog sizes...)

You can see the difference in sizes on the collar below.

Today Monica is sporting a cheery lemon print bandana and she looks super adorable as she sleeps beside me on the couch while I write this post. :)

Have a great end to your weekend and enjoy some fun projects! :)


Monday, April 1, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Green Bean Bundles

We had these tasty bacon wrapped green bean bundles with our Easter lunch.  I was following a different recipe, but found out I didn't have about half of the ingredients.  Since it was Easter, I improvised and made up my own recipe.  They. Were. Delicious!  So now here I am sharing the recipe with you.  Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Green Bean Bundles


10 Fresh Green Beans per Person
1 Slice Bacon per Person
3 Tablespoons teriyaki Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
Two Tablespoons Butter
Salt to Taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.  Wash and snap off ends of green bean.  Steam in small sauce pan on medium heat until tender when pierced with a fork (about 5 minutes).  Drain water. Set aside.

3.  While green beans steam, combine teriyaki sauce, black pepper, and onion powder in small saucepan.  Heat on medium 2-3 minutes.  When hot, stir in butter until melted.

4.  Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Lay a slice of bacon on cookie sheet, place 10 green beans in center of bacon slice, and roll up.  Leave seam face down.  Repeat with remaining bacon and green beans.

5.  Place cookie sheet of green beans in oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

6.  Remove green beans from oven and use half of the teriyaki mixture to drizzle over the green bean bundles.  Also sprinkle salt over green beans at this time if desired.  Return to oven for 3 minutes, or until bacon is cooked.

7.  Remove from oven.  Drizzle remainder of teriyaki mixture over green beans.  Serve and enjoy! :)
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