Daily Archives: February 12, 2013
This is to hold a small flask. It looks like a large pocket watch or a small canteen.
Leftover chocolate chip pancake and other table tchotchkes. The waitress wasn’t sure what I was doing, and honestly neither was I.
Something simple today, nice and quick so my flatmate can use the kitchen for the important task of making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. I have always found lemon curd easy to make and never had a problem just dumping everything in a
Here are the next two pieces for the spool knit fairy doll. The longer one will become the body and legs, and the shorter will become the arms. I’ve got one more piece to make before I begin assembly.
Today I’ve been using more water mixed with acrylic paint and flow enhancer to create a background (as shown top left). Then, with the remnant of the watery acrylic left on the plate and roller, I spritzed water and dropped
It snowed the entire day, today. Outside it’s quiet and all covered in white as it is only in winter time. I made this chiffon flower today and printed and cut out some round tags for my spring trinkets.
Well, they are finished and boxed and ready to be shipped out! Vanilla sponge with dark chocolate ganache centres and chocolate sponge with white chocolate ganache centres (4 of each); with
Nearly every suite in the Hotel Garamond had a fireplace. Those few that did not had other amenities meant for sophisticated and refined tastes of a particular nature and, in the opinions of those with such tastes, were well worth
My first lesson in a week. Not a cloud in a sky. Wind straight down the runway (rare at Gnoss). My CFI and I had been talking about taking a ride in a taildragger – the owner had given us
I spent my actual birthday with a very close friend at a fine press, bookbinding and book arts fair in Richmond. It was huge and very busy. The setting was incredible – an old warehouse on the waterfront with a
We were lucky to have perfect sunny winter weather for a gathering to celebrate my birthday. My goal was not to cook this year, so I could relax and enjoy time with my friends and family. The Taco Guy, Abel
Thing 11 was kind of creative. First, it was my birthday but due to circumstances all around me, it was a very quiet day. I decided I wanted my Mother’s pound cake but I’ve lost the recipe and she didn’t
Although in Denmark, these are called “Julehjerter” and are a traditional Christmas decoration filled with candy and hung on the tree, I thought the shape made it a fun idea for Valentine’s Day. These are made with 2 pieces of
It’s more than a soup! It’s an entree! The meatballs and potato chunks add a lot and make this into a hot winter meal with some good crusty bread along side it! 2 cups dried green split peas 8 cups
I did today’s post at work, very slow day. I learned some very simple origami folds and made a box, a bird, a coat, and a pinwheel.
I covered a small ball with one of my favorite quilt canes for a project last year. I ultimately decided it wouldn’t work and it’s been sitting by my TV for months. I finally figured out what to do with
This Thing-a-Day worked out even better than I’d hoped. I wasn’t able to get the proper stuff so I used borax substitute instead. The only difference is that the borax crystals would have been more cuboid. I made three twirls
This was supposed to be a crocheted snake, but, without black seed beads for eyes, it doesn’t look like much of anything. Funny how a small thing missing like that can make all the difference.
Made Shamrocks with my girls thumbprints for St. Pat’s plates. Around the edge I wrote: For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
Slow and steady…. It may not seem real different than the one from the other day, but I really did make progress. I got the purple done on the hat, the leaves on the right side and the
Which are actually more than three. The first is a set of origami boxes. The second is a crochet heart with a swirled center, and the third is the tweaked version of the stuffed heart I’ve tried before. I like
Flowers again, another 10 down. About half way done I think. Might do something else tomorrow just to change it up a bit.
Ok. I know this looks like the same picture 3 times but it is another hat. Really. So last nights hat was so big that I ripped the seams apart and tried again. Third time was a charm. It is
I really can’t complain about my commute. It’s like 10 mins. I know I have it good, but I thought I would compress it down just to see what it would be like if my commute was 90 seconds. It’s
Yes, looking for deer in Baltimore City. Very busy day crafting today so just walked around the house. Looked for deer in the little wooded area where they sometimes hang out. It’s a very narrow strip of woody-ness that follows