"Share your strengths, not your weaknesses" is a saying, but somethimes a weakness is worth sharing! One of mine is wool tartan fabrics. I find it so facinating that I buy meters without knowing what to use it for. I have four beautiful tartan fabrics that I right now are trying to figure out what to make with. I want to make a work dress and use some of the tartan as details - but I have no clear idea of the end result! If you have good ideas of how to use these tartans in a clever way I would love to hear it!
I did use some of my tartant to upcycle a chair I found among damaged and old furnitures. I painted it glossy white and covered it in "Scottish Rugby Union" tartan. The sports connection here is purley conicidential! The chair was very damaged when I found it. It had a dark wooden frame and black leather back and seat. With paint, metal brackets and tartan fabric it got a second life!
On an other note, I would love to share a great recipe with you! Yesterday I was wondering what to have for dinner. Being low on iron I had bought some spinach. I made a mash with potatoes, spinach and spring onion. It turned out yummy!
Potatoes and Spinach Mash
8 potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1 big pack of spinach, (you can use frozen)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 pt. sour cream
2 spring onions, sloced
1 c. shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes, fry the spring onions, garlic and the spinach in a bit of oil until the spinach "collaps". Mash the potatose toghether with the spinach mix and sour cream. Stir in the parmesan cheese and add salt and pepper to taste! We had some great artisane sausages with the mash!