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Russian Katleti Recipe (Turkey Patties) – Котлеты

Russian Katleti Recipe – Healthy Turley Patties


I had dinner at my grandmothers house the other day and she pulled out this recipe for Katleti. I am such a healthy eater and I realized that these were so tasty and really healthy. They are truly the best katleti I’ve ever had. My babyshka bakes them after sautéing and they come out juicy and tender. You aren’t really Russian or Ukrainian if you haven’t had katlety!

Cost to Make: $8 to $10Servings: 8 to 10

2 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup white bread crumbs
2 eggs
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon your favorite seasoning (Mrs. Dash/ Natures Seasons)
Olive Oil

How to Make Katleti:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
1. Fry the onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil until lightly browned and soft (7 to 8 minutes). Set aside.
2. Fry the carrots in 2 tablespoons olive oil for about 5 minutes until lightly browned and soft.
3. Mix all of the ingredients together until evenly combined.
4. Form patties with your hands about 1/4″ thick (don’t try to flatten them once they are on the skillet or juices will seep out).
5. Heat about 4 tablespoons olive oil over medium/high heat.
5. Saute the patties (adding more oil if necessary) until browned on both sides, flipping twice so they don’t burn.

Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 10 minutes.

“Priyatnoho Apetita” (Enjoy)!

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Anniversary of Sewing Circle :)

Hi all,

today is the 1 year anniversary of Wednesday Sewing Circle. This year I made 1 skirt, 1 yoga shirt, 2 dresses and half a jacket. (lol..still working on that one)

I would say, that is pretty good for the first year.

Five things I love about Sewing Circle


Fabrick and Thread

Strawberries, Blueberries & BlackBerries for Dessert

Sewing Machines

Sewing Circle Ladies 2011

Lexi Meyerowitz, Liliya Osinovskaya, Ira Osovskaya & Coco Osovskaya Sewing Circle 2011


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Sewing Circle Project – Oilcloth Lunch Tote Tutorial

I made the lining from Kokka Large Trefle Matroyshka Dolls and Mushrooms Oilcloth in Red and the outside is matching quilting cotton. Which means I can wipe down the inside, but I can’t wash it. Maybe not the best plan? A nylon outer would have been perfect, but she has been using this for 4 months with no issues so it worked out okay.  Get the Oilcloth Lined Lunch Tote Tutorial after the jump…

And remember to leave a comment…PLEASE 🙂

Oilcloth Lined Lunch Tote Tutorial

Grab your oilcloth and your lunch container.  Trace the outside of the container onto your oilcloth and add an inch to each side:

You have made the base of your bag. Now measure each side and decide the height of your bag.  Mine is 8″ tall. Cut two pieces of oilcloth the length of your base by the height of your bag plus 1″.  Cut two pieces of oilcloth the width of your base by the height of your bag plus 1″.  Repeat with the cotton or nylon.

Lay the base of your bag face up.  Lay one side piece face down with matching length edges aligned:

Sew in place with 1/2″ seam allowance.

Unfold and repeat on the other length side:

Test to make sure your container fits

Now lay a width side piece face down with edges aligned and sew in place with 1/2″ seam allowance.


Repeat on the other side with the remaining width piece.

Bring two sides of the bag right sides together at the corner and sew in place with a scant seam allowance.

Repeat on all four corners: your linning is now complete.

Repeat this process with your cotton or nylon outer, sewing the sides to the base

Then sewing up the sides at the corners:

Turn your oilcloth lining right side out:

Turn your cotton or nylon outer inside out.  Slip the oilcloth lining into the cotton outer and use paper clips or bull clips to hold together and the top edges (don’t pin through oilcloth, it will leave a hole).

Now it will look like this:

Cut a piece of 1″ wide cotton webbing (or make a strap) at whatever length you prefer. On each short side of your tote draw a one inch line in the center about 1/2″ down from the top.

Sew all the way around the top edge, stopping before your line at each side and backstitching.  You don’t want to sew the area on the line, that will be your turning hole.

Reach in through one of the holes and turn your bag right side out. This part is kind of a pain, but it must be done. Push out all of the edges and corners.

Now at each vertical edge of the bag, pinch the edges together and sew about 1/2″ in from the edge (this will stabilize the bag and lining):

Repeat on all four edges and along the bottom.

Insert your cotton webbing into the holes we left on each side and sew in place

Then I added a snap to the center, but depending on the shape of your bag you could leave it open, or add a button, a strap, velcro, or whatever you like.

And Finished!


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Sewing Circle Project Fabric Slippers

Sewing Circle Fabric Slipper
Sewing Circle Project

Read bellow for info on how to make these super comfy cute slippers.

And remember, leave a comment on this or any post this week and you might win yourself some fabric glue!

How to Make Fabric Slippers with Free Pattern

So you’ll need a few things to get started. You’ll need some fabric for the outside and the lining. I used pretty Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannel Fortune in Marine, and this AMAZINGLY luxurious Minky – Moda Snuggles Whimsy in Butter (seriously the nicest minkee i have ever touched) as the lining. I think they look pretty cute together, right?

You’ll also need some 1/4″ elastic, less then a yard (for size 9 feet you’ll need 22 inches -2 pieces each 11″ long- to be exact)

Now, you can skip an insole but your slippers won’t be very comfy, so what’s the point in that. So buy a pair of these in your size: washable insoles.

And then to have a nice non-slip bottom pick up some of this (you can make about 3 pairs with this $3 package): Jiffy Grip

1. So download the free slipper pattern and print it out here: Sewing Circle Slipper Pattern. It’s for my feet which are a massive size 9. So to edit it, you can make them shorter by cutting a bit out of the middle of the sole. If you cut out an inch, then also cut out an inch on the length of the side piece. I hope that makes sense. But at the end of the day, these are slippers and they have an elastic top, so they are very flexible when it comes to sizing. You can also use a slipper or shoe that fits you to create your own pattern, using ours as a guideline.

2. Now you need to trace and cut out your pattern pieces. For the sole you need 2 pieces in Jiffy Grip, 2 pieces in batting (or more batting pieces if you want them even cozier), and 2 of your lining (minky in my case). These slippers aren’t right foot/left foot just to keep it simple. Then for the slipper upper you need two pieces of lining and two pieces of outer fabric (flannel in my case):

3.  Now grab one of your outer pieces and fold it in half right sides facing and sew up the straight edge.  This is your heel:

Lay one piece of batting, then put your jiffy grip on top of it, right (bumpy) side up:

Then take your upper and pin it right side facing to the sole, through the jiffy grip and batting. Start by pinning the center of the heel, then the center of the toe, then the center of the sides, so it all stays nicely aligned:

Continue to pin, edges aligned, all the way around:

Sew near the edge with a straight stitch, then trim your edges:

When you turn it inside out it will look like this, you’ve made the shoe outer:

4.  Now we repeat with the lining for the same foot.  Fold the upper in half and sew the heel together along the straight edge

Put the lining sole right side up, then pin the lining upper to it, right sides facing:

This time sew almost all the way around with a straight stitch, but leave the base of the heel open, backstitching at the beginning and end:

5.  Now make sure your outer shoe is inside out:

And the lining is right side out:

Fit the lining into the shoe (now right sides are facing) and pin at the heel with the seams open:

Pin all the way around the shoe opening:

Sew in place at the edge with a straight stitch all the way around, then trim your edge:

6.  Now reach in the hole in the lining of the heel and turn your slipper right side out:

We need to sew a channel around the top for our elastic.


o start on one side of the heel seem, back stitch, sew all the way around the shoe opening about 1/4-1/2″ down from the seam, stopping a little on the other side of the heel so there’s an opening to thread your elastic through like so:

7.  Now grab your elastic (mine was 11″ – start longer then cut it if you need to after trying it on) and go through the hole in the heel lining to thread it all the way around the channel we just sewed:

Pull it out the other side through the opening in the heel.  Try it on, see how long you need it to be:

Sew it together with a zig zag:

Push it back into the casing and sew the opening between your casing start and finish point closed:

8. Now pop open the hole in the lining of the heel:

Push your shoe insert in:

And sew the hole closed.  You could slip stitch but this is the inside of a slipper, I wasn’t stressing the finishing details, so I just closed it with a straight stitch on my sewing machine:

Push your shoe back into place.  Now make some rolled fabric flowers or pom poms or what-have-you for decoration (or none, whatever your pleasure) and sew them on.

Finished and it feels so good!

Oh wait, I forgot to mention you have to start all over and make a second shoe. That’s the thing with shoes.  And pillows.  And earrings.  So anyway, make another one.  OK, now you’re done.

Cozy up!

I can’t wait to make a tiny matching pair for Scarlet!  And i can’t wait to see some pictures if you decide to make these!

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Wednesday Sewing Circle

Welcome to FamousFashionista! This is my first blog & its centered around things that I love, and sharing them with other people.

I have a new project. I picked up some new pink velvet material to make a cute jacket. I got inspired by Gretchen on Project Runway. She made a beautiful long coat, with feathers. I won’t be using feathers and my coat will not be long….BUT I am making an inspired look. check out the progress every week.