Daily Archives: February 4, 2012

Day 4- Crocheted Baby Blanket Squares

I’ve been comissioned to make a baby blanket for someone who knits, but does not crochet.  Here’s the pattern selected – Lacy Lilac Blanket. I’m having to modify the blanket because some of the motifs are purple, some pink, and

Day 4- Crocheted Baby Blanket Squares

I’ve been comissioned to make a baby blanket for someone who knits, but does not crochet.  Here’s the pattern selected – Lacy Lilac Blanket. I’m having to modify the blanket because some of the motifs are purple, some pink, and

A Life, Imagined

Drake saw her just as he began to play the first song of his solo set. She was a classical beauty. His fingers flew along the keys; in his head, he mapped out their life together. He was playing out

A Life, Imagined

Drake saw her just as he began to play the first song of his solo set. She was a classical beauty. His fingers flew along the keys; in his head, he mapped out their life together. He was playing out

Mardi Gras Beads Silk Scarf

Today was “Steaming Saturday” so I painted another scarf using the fun Mardi Gras colors I had leftover from Mardi Gras Stripes and steamed everything. Here are some other pictures of the finished scarves on a mannequin.

Mardi Gras Beads Silk Scarf

Today was “Steaming Saturday” so I painted another scarf using the fun Mardi Gras colors I had leftover from Mardi Gras Stripes and steamed everything. Here are some other pictures of the finished scarves on a mannequin.

Day Four – Giant Cross-Stitch Embroidery

After a hectic day of toddler entertainment, including bubbles, duck feeding, scone making, marching around the living room and LOTS of song singing, the evening has been spent doing some sewing in front of the TV. I used some large

Day Four – Giant Cross-Stitch Embroidery

After a hectic day of toddler entertainment, including bubbles, duck feeding, scone making, marching around the living room and LOTS of song singing, the evening has been spent doing some sewing in front of the TV. I used some large

Saturday afternoon with Hugh Grant

Well, he’s one of my favorite actors or better said I love the characters he interprets and his movies are absolutely charming. I watch them every now and then and always get lifted believing that there is beauty and love

Saturday afternoon with Hugh Grant

Well, he’s one of my favorite actors or better said I love the characters he interprets and his movies are absolutely charming. I watch them every now and then and always get lifted believing that there is beauty and love

Day Four: Lion

Scribbled this out on the iPad.

Day Four: Lion

Scribbled this out on the iPad.

Thing a Day 4: Smiley Face Cake

I like my food to be happy. I was going to take this cake to the football party tomorrow, but the sides (not pictured, for good reason) didn’t turn out well. Since I want my friends to continue to talk

Thing a Day 4: Smiley Face Cake

I like my food to be happy. I was going to take this cake to the football party tomorrow, but the sides (not pictured, for good reason) didn’t turn out well. Since I want my friends to continue to talk

Day 4 Abstract Collage

I made this piece using bits and pieces of papers I have collected over the years. Black piece of cloth in the middle is a Sashiko (Japanese style of embroidery/quilting technique) sample I made a while back. Now that I

Day 4 Abstract Collage

I made this piece using bits and pieces of papers I have collected over the years. Black piece of cloth in the middle is a Sashiko (Japanese style of embroidery/quilting technique) sample I made a while back. Now that I

Day 4: Silk Cocoon Acorns

Today I used some of my hand dyed silk cocoons (without the moth :) ) and glued them into acorn caps I found in my yard.  They look great in this bowl on the table.

Day 4: Silk Cocoon Acorns

Today I used some of my hand dyed silk cocoons (without the moth :) ) and glued them into acorn caps I found in my yard.  They look great in this bowl on the table.

Sticker Pages (day 4)

Today’s been a bit hectic, but the girls (ages 6 & 9) and I did have some time to work in our sticker books. These are the pages I worked on today.

Sticker Pages (day 4)

Today’s been a bit hectic, but the girls (ages 6 & 9) and I did have some time to work in our sticker books. These are the pages I worked on today.

TAD 4: Tomato Pin Cushion

This reminds me of the pincushion my mother used to have. Very fun to stitch up.  I had to steal batting from a spare pillow form since I realized only after I had started that what I thought was a

TAD 4: Tomato Pin Cushion

This reminds me of the pincushion my mother used to have. Very fun to stitch up.  I had to steal batting from a spare pillow form since I realized only after I had started that what I thought was a

Day 4: Sweet Potatoes with Madras Curry; baked tofu

 Recipe courtesy of Including Cake. I also made baked tofu! Surprisingly delicious.

Day 4: Sweet Potatoes with Madras Curry; baked tofu

 Recipe courtesy of Including Cake. I also made baked tofu! Surprisingly delicious.

Timelapse Sunset Santa Theresa 1.1

[youtube:http://youtu.be/Lvkz2OkbWac%5D For this video I doubled each photo and them combined them using Time Lapse Assembler (30fps, 2592 X 1936, Max Quality). That video was then imported into YouTube. About Sunset Timelapse: Timelapse Sunset— On my recent vacation to Costa

Timelapse Sunset Santa Theresa 1.1

[youtube:http://youtu.be/Lvkz2OkbWac%5D For this video I doubled each photo and them combined them using Time Lapse Assembler (30fps, 2592 X 1936, Max Quality). That video was then imported into YouTube. About Sunset Timelapse: Timelapse Sunset— On my recent vacation to Costa

Imitation

You may have heard that the Unicode Consortium recently approved unicode character U+1F4A9 – steaming pile of poo: Inspired by that, I created “pile of toothpaste”: Toothpaste is harder to work with than you might think: it doesn’t finish off in

Imitation

You may have heard that the Unicode Consortium recently approved unicode character U+1F4A9 – steaming pile of poo: Inspired by that, I created “pile of toothpaste”: Toothpaste is harder to work with than you might think: it doesn’t finish off in

Day 4 – Signatures and Cradle

I made a signature cradle and 4 signatures.  I wish I had made one of these years ago.  This is much better than the drill, needle, and leather hole punch.  I have led classes on making notebook and this would

Day 4 – Signatures and Cradle

I made a signature cradle and 4 signatures.  I wish I had made one of these years ago.  This is much better than the drill, needle, and leather hole punch.  I have led classes on making notebook and this would

Heart appliqué

I am starting a patchwork quilt project. Some of the patches in my design will have hearts on. Today I have tried to put a heart on a patch. I am not the best sewer and for a first attempt

Heart appliqué

I am starting a patchwork quilt project. Some of the patches in my design will have hearts on. Today I have tried to put a heart on a patch. I am not the best sewer and for a first attempt

Thing for 2-4-12

Last year, I used TAD as an excuse to make a Valentine’s Day card for my 96-year-old Grandmaman. She’s now my 97-year-old Grandmaman, and still loves getting cards, so I did it again. I used a blank card from Michael’s,

Thing for 2-4-12

Last year, I used TAD as an excuse to make a Valentine’s Day card for my 96-year-old Grandmaman. She’s now my 97-year-old Grandmaman, and still loves getting cards, so I did it again. I used a blank card from Michael’s,

Thing for 2-3-12

Thanks to the time-sucker that is Pinterest, I have a collection of crafts I want to attempt, and this is my first. I found a tutorial for making small gift card envelopes out of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper, so

Thing for 2-3-12

Thanks to the time-sucker that is Pinterest, I have a collection of crafts I want to attempt, and this is my first. I found a tutorial for making small gift card envelopes out of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper, so

4/29 Dyed Rice

Dyed rice for Little Bug’s sensory table. Easy to make Put 2 Tbsp rubbing alcohol A couple drops of food coloring 1 to 1.5 cups of rice, corn, pasta etc. In a mason jar and shake! Lay out on paper

4/29 Dyed Rice

Dyed rice for Little Bug’s sensory table. Easy to make Put 2 Tbsp rubbing alcohol A couple drops of food coloring 1 to 1.5 cups of rice, corn, pasta etc. In a mason jar and shake! Lay out on paper

Day 5: Miso from Scratch

It’s a big job, soaking the beans overnight and cooking them for 5 hours. The you have to grind them, cool and add the dried koji, which is like the yeast that ferments it. It will be ready to eat in about

Day 5: Miso from Scratch

It’s a big job, soaking the beans overnight and cooking them for 5 hours. The you have to grind them, cool and add the dried koji, which is like the yeast that ferments it. It will be ready to eat in about

4. felt & ceramic earrings & necklace

The photos aren’t great, sorry. I had grandiose felt bead ideas but I just used what I had in my craftroom and this is what I turned out ~ earrings and a necklace. 

4. felt & ceramic earrings & necklace

The photos aren’t great, sorry. I had grandiose felt bead ideas but I just used what I had in my craftroom and this is what I turned out ~ earrings and a necklace. 

Day 4 – Sweets for my Swetie

Today I remembered that a had some leftovers from a jacket a made for my angel a month ago and the colors made me fell like a child craving for a lollipop so… this is the result: From the same

Day 4 – Sweets for my Swetie

Today I remembered that a had some leftovers from a jacket a made for my angel a month ago and the colors made me fell like a child craving for a lollipop so… this is the result: From the same

B is for Basidiomyetous

continuing with my theme of an alphabet of words I so know know. Gleanesd from a leather and gold bound 1930 dictionary. Don’t know the word? look it up and see if my image makes sense!

B is for Basidiomyetous

continuing with my theme of an alphabet of words I so know know. Gleanesd from a leather and gold bound 1930 dictionary. Don’t know the word? look it up and see if my image makes sense!

2.4.2012: TX Native T-shirt

Embroidered the great state of TX with “native” inside it for my 5yr old to go with my 3yr old’s NC Native shirt. Poor TX, bigger isn’t always better…

2.4.2012: TX Native T-shirt

Embroidered the great state of TX with “native” inside it for my 5yr old to go with my 3yr old’s NC Native shirt. Poor TX, bigger isn’t always better…

Day 4: Gingham heart elbow patches

We had planned to visit a friend this weekend, but there was a change of plans and we ended up staying home, watching Community episodes, eating snacks and drinking peppermint tea. But there is one plan I stack to, and

Day 4: Gingham heart elbow patches

We had planned to visit a friend this weekend, but there was a change of plans and we ended up staying home, watching Community episodes, eating snacks and drinking peppermint tea. But there is one plan I stack to, and

Day 4: My 15 Minutes

Today I made it onto the They Draw & They Cook blog for my review of a recipe for a Fig Tart (yum!) http://www.theydrawandcook.com/blog/recipe-review-robins-fig-tart

Day 4: My 15 Minutes

Today I made it onto the They Draw & They Cook blog for my review of a recipe for a Fig Tart (yum!) http://www.theydrawandcook.com/blog/recipe-review-robins-fig-tart

Day 3: City Hall

I passed my FAA written exam (with a respectable score!) and can now concentrate on the Things at hand. Yay! Last night we went to see my favorite illustrator Maira Kalman with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) speak at Herbst

Day 3: City Hall

I passed my FAA written exam (with a respectable score!) and can now concentrate on the Things at hand. Yay! Last night we went to see my favorite illustrator Maira Kalman with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) speak at Herbst

Day 4 card

Today is a quick card. The background was achieved by using distress inks with water and a touch of silver mica powder. The trees were stamped using black pigment ink. Stamps from Inkylicious.

Day 4 card

Today is a quick card. The background was achieved by using distress inks with water and a touch of silver mica powder. The trees were stamped using black pigment ink. Stamps from Inkylicious.