Červen 2008

"Virginia" pro panenku 1 / "Virginia" for fashion doll 1

10. června 2008 v 8:39 | Marmota |  Rozdělané / In progress
Povšiml si vůbec někdo toho, jak jsem v listopadu obdivovala kostým Virginie Pollwood z Odborníků? Obdivuju ho pořád, hlavně to, jak je střižený kabátek. A celý ten kostým mi přijde jako skvělý příklad toho, že "femme fatale" nemusí být zrovna zmalovaná, ověšená šperky a víc neoblečená než oblečená...
Did anyone ever notice my admiring of Virginia Pollywood's costume from The Specialist back in November? I'm still admiring it, especially the cut of the jacket. And the whole costume seems to me to be a perfect example of how a "femme fatale" doesn't have to wear a lot of make-up and jewellery and few fabric...
Včera jsem na to zkusila vytvořit střih v panenčí velikosti. Tedy na Steffi, ale patrně to bude sedět i staré Barbie a jejím dalším klonům. Ovšem pokud to chcete hned teď použít, radši to ještě přezkoušejte. Já to taky ještě nezkoušela šít. Asi to bude chtít dodat "přídavky na pohodlné nošení". Kromě toho ještě chybí rukávy a límec (to, co tam trčí, je klopa). Někdy později...
Yesterday I tried to make a pattern of this for a fashion doll. That is, for Steffi Love, but I suppose it should fit the old Barbie and her other clones as well. But if you really want to use it right now, you should check it before making it for real. I haven't properly checked it yet. It probably needs some ease added. Apart from that, sleeves and collar are still missing (the thing that's sticking out of the front pattern piece is lapel). Another day...
Přikládám tento nedotažený střih a následující fotografii na důkaz toho, že jsem si pořídila křivítko.
I'm posting this unfinished pattern and following photo as a proof that I have bought a French curve.
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Tagged again

8. června 2008 v 13:52 | Marmota |  O mně / About me
This time by Geri. Although before her by Oona, sort of. But at that time I didn't get any good ideas what to write, so I ignored it...
What was I doing 10 yeas ago?
Well, I was ten, and it was June, so I was obviously looking forward to summer holidays. I would go to a holiday camp with many of my friends, and that would be awesome, I assure you. I also might have been carefully coloring in the Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame coloring pages I got from my sister for my tenth birthday. I was very keen on it back then, although I've actually never seen the film. And, last but not least, we had hamster back then, so I might have been playing with him.
5 things on my to-do list
None. I don't have a to-do list. When I have one, I usually do only half of the things on it, which is depressing. And, hey, who makes a to-do list for Sunday?
But I want to do some things. Like admire our cat and her kittens. And look at the load of photos I took yesterday on a railway trip. And maybe something else.
Snacks I enjoy
You don't really want to know...
You do? OK. Bread with grease, salt and onion. Toast with garlic. Scrambled eggs with onion (best on grease or butter!). Smoked sprats in oil as is from can (without the oil, though). Meat in many forms and ways of preparing. Halušky.
And pancakes. And sweet dumplings. Blueberries and all kinds of blueberry meals. Müsli with yoghurt. Kávenky (waffles with coffee flavour filling, from Slovakia). And when we're at it, also Mila (from the same company, with cream filling and coated with chocolate). And when we're at it, also chocolate. And when we're at it, also cocoa, although that's a drink. Cherries from our cherry tree. Apples. One special kind of corn cereals with honey flavour and coconut. Semolina porridge. Bread as is (the Czech wheat and rye kind). Sponge-biscuits (is it really called so?!). Banana milkshake. No, wait, that's a drink too.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire
I'm safe. That's not me. I'd spend the money on fabrics and books and DVD's before I could become a billionaire.
Places I have lived
Strange, but I've never moved in my live. I've always lived in this little town of Český Brod, although I was born in Plzeň. But that's just because my mom was born there and was visiting when it happened...
Jobs I have had
None yet. I'm a lazy person. And when I wanted to take a job when I came to university, father told me to study and don't be bothered by a job. I'm glad I did what he told me, after all.
6 people I want to know more about
Eeh... most of them aren't living persons anymore. Like apostle Paul or so, you know.
Satisfied, Geri?
EDIT: Wait! I didn't write there about drop (Dutch liquorice) and karvutes (Lithuanian toffee candy)! So, here I write about them.
And I realised there might be someone who makes a to-do list for Sunday... Ministers, priests and whatever other names people give them. I hope they have another day of the week without a to-do list.

Brokolico-masové karbanátky / Brocoli and meat "meatballs"

1. června 2008 v 19:00 | Marmota |  Vaření / Cooking
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Dneska jsme se sestrou experimentovaly.
Sestřina kamarádka nás poučila, jak se snaží naučit svého tátu jíst zeleninovou stravu tím, že vyrábí brokolicové karbanátky. Sestru to nadchlo, ale protože náš táta moc nemusí ani zeleninu, ani maso (nejradši má palačinky, tvarohové knedlíky a podobně), vymyslely jsme, že to zkombinujeme. :-) To aby to bylo zajímavější.
Tak jsme uvařily svazek brokolice v osolené vodě a následně rozmixovaly. Poté do toho přišlo pět masových tyčinek ke grilování (430 gramů), protože když jsme si to vymyslely, v řeznictví už bylo zavřeno a nemohly jsme tudíž dostat obyčejné mleté maso. S těmi tyčinkami jsem to opět rozmixovala. Pak jsem tam rozklepla dvě vejce, přisypala trochu strouhanky a bylo to.
Ta směs byla poměrně kašovitá a ty tyčinky byly neskutečně mastné, tak jsme to pekly v troubě na pečícím papíře. Chutná to skvěle.
Akorát se ty karbanátky docela rozpadají. Možná to chtělo víc strouhanky, ale pak by to asi zase nebylo tak dobré.
We experimented today with my sister.
Sister's friend told us how she's trying to teach her father to eat vegetables by making brocoli "meatballs". Sister got enthusiastic about it, but because our father is very keen neither on vegetable nor on meat (he likes best pancakes, sweet dumplings and such things), we decided to mix brocoli with meat. :-) To make things more interesting.
So we boiled a sheaf of brocoli in salted water and then used blender on it. Then we added five meat bars meant for barbecue (430 g), because when we made the whole thing up, the butchery was already closed and we couldn't get ordinary mince. I blended it again with the meat. Then I put there two eggs and a bit of breadcrumbs and that was it.
The mix was quite porridgy and the meat was terribly fatty, so we baked it in oven on baking paper. It tastes wonderfully.
Except that the "meatballs" fall apart quite a lot. Maybe it needed more breadcrumbs, but then it wouldn't be so tasty, I suppose.