Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

TAD Day 12 Holster for my belt.

This is to hold a small flask.  It looks like a large pocket watch or a small canteen. Advertisements

TAD Day 12 Holster for my belt.

This is to hold a small flask.  It looks like a large pocket watch or a small canteen.

Thing a Day 12: Leftover Pancake Thing

Leftover chocolate chip pancake and other table tchotchkes. The waitress wasn’t sure what I was doing, and honestly neither was I.

Thing a Day 12: Leftover Pancake Thing

Leftover chocolate chip pancake and other table tchotchkes. The waitress wasn’t sure what I was doing, and honestly neither was I.

TAD 12: Lemon Curd

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

TAD 12: Lemon Curd

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

Dag 12 : Stoep

I refuse to accept any responsibilty.

Dag 12 : Stoep

I refuse to accept any responsibilty.

Spool Knit Fairy Stage 2

Day 12: Spool Knit Fairy Stage 2

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.

Spool Knit Fairy Stage 2

Day 12: Spool Knit Fairy Stage 2

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.

Washed out

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

Washed out

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

Day 12: Chiffon flower and tags

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.

Day 12: Chiffon flower and tags

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.

It Does What It Says In the Box….

                  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

It Does What It Says In the Box….

                  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

A Kiss for Luck

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

A Kiss for Luck

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

Day 11: Taildragger Flight

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

Day 11: Taildragger Flight

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

Day 10: CODEX

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

Day 10: CODEX

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

Day 9: Party

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

Day 9: Party

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

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

Thing 11

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

TAD 12: Danish woven paper heart

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

TAD 12: Danish woven paper heart

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

Word 12

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Word 12

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Heritage Cooking 12: Mormon Split Pea Soup

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

Heritage Cooking 12: Mormon Split Pea Soup

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

hokeypokey 12/28

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.  

hokeypokey 12/28

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.  

Today’s Instructions

Invent fire. Document. Report back. Alt: Invent Nothing.

Today’s Instructions

Invent fire. Document. Report back. Alt: Invent Nothing.

Day Eleven…

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

Day Eleven…

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

Thing-a-Day 11: Borax Crystal Twirl

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

Thing-a-Day 11: Borax Crystal Twirl

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

TAD 2/11 Filter Forge

Just messing with filters on my Sophie.

TAD 2/11 Filter Forge

Just messing with filters on my Sophie.

Day 11

Taking a break from the Angel:

Day 11

Taking a break from the Angel:

Day 10 -Late

Oops! Playing catch up tomorrow!

Day 10 -Late

Oops! Playing catch up tomorrow!

a photo of a crocheted snake

Day 11: Snake?

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.

a photo of a crocheted snake

Day 11: Snake?

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.

2.11.2013: Thumb print Shamrock Plates

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.

2.11.2013: Thumb print Shamrock Plates

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.

2.10.2013: Cork Hot Plate

I thread corks and rocks onto a wire to create a Hot Plate.

2.10.2013: Cork Hot Plate

I thread corks and rocks onto a wire to create a Hot Plate.

TAD 2013 – Day 11

    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

TAD 2013 – Day 11

    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

Day 11 – Three things

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

Day 11 – Three things

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

Day 11: Flowers again

Flowers again, another 10 down. About half way done I think. Might do something else tomorrow just to change it up a bit.

Day 11: Flowers again

Flowers again, another 10 down. About half way done I think. Might do something else tomorrow just to change it up a bit.

Day 11 Valentine

The finishing touches to day 9’s thing. Mailing off tomorrow. 

Day 11 Valentine

The finishing touches to day 9’s thing. Mailing off tomorrow. 

TAD Day 11 Third time is a charm

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

TAD Day 11 Third time is a charm

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

Day # 11 Commute (video)

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

Day # 11 Commute (video)

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

Another rattle. Day 11

To be part of a collection of odd pods titled “intergalactic seed exchange”.

Another rattle. Day 11

To be part of a collection of odd pods titled “intergalactic seed exchange”.

Charlie looking for deer

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

Charlie looking for deer

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

TAD 11

  I adore Grumpy Cat so I made myself a button with my ancient button-making machine.

TAD 11

  I adore Grumpy Cat so I made myself a button with my ancient button-making machine.

Day Eleven – Monster a day

To celebrate the return of the walking dead.

Day Eleven – Monster a day

To celebrate the return of the walking dead.