r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

February 29, 2016

Shop update: ennadoolf

Shop update: ennadoolf

This Inukshuk in my back yard was in the perfect location for a photo shoot for the new Blauwe Rits cross body cell phone purses recently added to my ennadoolf shop on etsy!

February 28, 2016

Shop Update: PatternsAndSuch

Shop Update: PatternsAndSuch

When I receive feedback like this,
I'm glad I make every effort to shop all my patterns and other items quickly. 

If you purchase from my PatternsAndSuch shop on Etsy, I'll ship quickly so you can start your project!

February 27, 2016

Shop update: VintageAndSuch

Shop update: VintageAndSuch

Another item I'm researching for my shop.
Like the other vintage military items I already have listed in my VintageAndSuch shop on Etsy, I spend a lot of time researching to ensure I provide accurate information.

If you know anything about this vintage sword, please leave me a comment below!
I'd love to know more about it!

February 26, 2016

Shop Update: ennadoolf

Shop Update: ennadoolf

Based on the success of the Petite Kravette cross body purses, I'm created on a new line of crossbody purses - Blauwe Rits Purses - named for the cute little blue zippers inside each one. 

They were introduced to my ennadoolf shop on Etsy in February!

February 16, 2016

Recipe Review - Mashed Potato Puffs

Recipe Review - Mashed Potato Puffs

I saw this recipe on Pinterest.

And since I had some mashed potatoes and spinach left over from a previous recipe 
I decided to try this recipe out!


5 Stars!!

Here is my result!
Sorry for the blurry photo - we were hungry!

February 15, 2016

Recipe - Mashed Potato and Spinach Rolls

Recipe - Mashed Potato and Spinach Rolls

We went to Joey's Restaurant in Toronto for dinner.
And had the most AMAZING mashed potato rolls with our meals.
Here is a photo of the Joey's deep fried mashed potato roll from Pinterest just to get your mouth watering.

So, we got home and thought "we have to make them!"

Here is my version.

Yummy Mashed Potato and Spinach Rolls

Ingredients: mashed potatoes with spinach, spring roll wraps
Garnishes: sour cream, scallions, cheddar cheese, bacon bits

First you'll need to make the mashed potatoes. 
Going back in time to when I was a girl, I remembered my mom used to add spinach to our mashed potatoes so I thought that would be a yummy addition to this recipe.
Here is the frozen spinach in the pot with the potatoes.

Once they are fully cooked, drain the water and mash them up with some butter or margarine and some milk. I don't measure, I just add a bit until it is the right consistency.
We made enough for two nights.
The first night we had hot mashed potatoes & spinach with our meal, and since we were not making the rolls right away, I put them in the fridge until needed.

Then, make the yummy mashed potato and spinach rolls.

Scoop some mashed potatoes and spinach onto a wrap.

Fold in both sides of the wrap.

Roll the wrap - be sure to wet the end so that it sticks to itself.

I did not deep fry. 
I pan fried the mashed potato and spinach rolls in some oil, making sure to cook all sides.

Garnish and serve!

February 14, 2016

Sad Day for Vintage Serving Plate

Sad Day for Vintage Serving Plate

It was a sad day for this vintage serving plate.
We've had it since we met.
But it cracked.
And it is just a matter of time before it breaks.
And I'd rather it not break while there is food on it.
So it is gone.
I loved that serving plate.
One a slightly bright note, we still have at least one other small dish from that pattern!

How 70s is that eh?

February 05, 2016

New! Crossbody Cell Phone Purses!


Crossbody Cell Phone Purses! 

New crossbody cell phone purses available now in my Etsy shop - ennadoolf - I called them "Blauwe Rits" for the cute little blue zippers inside the purse on the pockets.

Shop Now!

They are each ONE OF A KIND and CANNOT be duplicated due to using at least two different rich fabric upholstery samples for each purse.