Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

TAD 16: Doughnuts

Doughnuts. Another use for that lemon curd, filling up these decadent home made doughnuts. I used the dough recipe from joythebaker, rolled them in plain granulated sugar and squeezed them full of lemon curd. Perfect for a late night snack

TAD 16: Doughnuts

Doughnuts. Another use for that lemon curd, filling up these decadent home made doughnuts. I used the dough recipe from joythebaker, rolled them in plain granulated sugar and squeezed them full of lemon curd. Perfect for a late night snack

Thing a Day 16: Ariel Antennas

Nine-year-old Ariel came over and let me put some antennas on her. She says she’s an Ariel bug, a newly discovered species.

Thing a Day 16: Ariel Antennas

Nine-year-old Ariel came over and let me put some antennas on her. She says she’s an Ariel bug, a newly discovered species.

Sow and Sew

A beautiful day here today has meant the hours have been filled with work in the garden starting to prepare the seed trays for sowing.  Cleaning out and preparing the cold frame for being pressed into service protecting my new little

Sow and Sew

A beautiful day here today has meant the hours have been filled with work in the garden starting to prepare the seed trays for sowing.  Cleaning out and preparing the cold frame for being pressed into service protecting my new little

Day 16: Brownie

Saturdays are lovely days, but often quite busy. Today, I made brownie..it was easy and quick and I still had the time to watch some new episodes of our favorite tv series and go to the night flea market and

Day 16: Brownie

Saturdays are lovely days, but often quite busy. Today, I made brownie..it was easy and quick and I still had the time to watch some new episodes of our favorite tv series and go to the night flea market and

Messenger Bag Needlepoint

Day 16: Needlepoint Messenger Bag Flap

I acquired a messenger bag at a conference which I found myself using quite a bit. But of course it had the logos of the organization and a major conference sponsor on it. I thought, “Why should I walk around advertising

Messenger Bag Needlepoint

Day 16: Needlepoint Messenger Bag Flap

I acquired a messenger bag at a conference which I found myself using quite a bit. But of course it had the logos of the organization and a major conference sponsor on it. I thought, “Why should I walk around advertising

Day 16 ~ Shrinky Dinks

We did so many of these today… This shows just a few. Still get a kick out of watching them bake.

Day 16 ~ Shrinky Dinks

We did so many of these today… This shows just a few. Still get a kick out of watching them bake.

Distraction

My sister invited  Mabel and I to spend the afternoon. Mabel enjoyed running round in circles in the garden. Alfie, Megan and I did some crafting before they joined Mabel in running round and round. We did some very sticky

Distraction

My sister invited  Mabel and I to spend the afternoon. Mabel enjoyed running round in circles in the garden. Alfie, Megan and I did some crafting before they joined Mabel in running round and round. We did some very sticky

Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

TAD 15

  Went to see a friend’s band so no time to create. Great challenge shooting with virtually no light.

TAD 15

  Went to see a friend’s band so no time to create. Great challenge shooting with virtually no light.

Dag 16 : Hamers

And two hammers. In the workshop on a Saturday afternoon. And then people wonder why I want a normal job.

Dag 16 : Hamers

And two hammers. In the workshop on a Saturday afternoon. And then people wonder why I want a normal job.

Tad13-16: Homemade Cosmetics

I prefer to put on my skin something nourishing and that I can actually eat. It is very easy to make your own potions, salves, cremes and whatnot. This time I did some honey rubs to nurture the skin. Basic

Tad13-16: Homemade Cosmetics

I prefer to put on my skin something nourishing and that I can actually eat. It is very easy to make your own potions, salves, cremes and whatnot. This time I did some honey rubs to nurture the skin. Basic

TAD 16: Crocodile-stitch dishcloth

This crochet stitch seems to be very trendy on Pinterest right now.  When I try out a new stitch, I’ll often make a dishcloth out if it.  It’s big enough to work out the how-to parts, but small enough that

TAD 16: Crocodile-stitch dishcloth

This crochet stitch seems to be very trendy on Pinterest right now.  When I try out a new stitch, I’ll often make a dishcloth out if it.  It’s big enough to work out the how-to parts, but small enough that

Thing-a-Day 16: Amaretti Biscuits

I’ve always loved the way these crunchy little soft centred biscuits are individually wrapped – it makes them extra special. I haven’t wrapped all of mine, only the ones I’m giving away as a gift. Once again I was bamboozled

Thing-a-Day 16: Amaretti Biscuits

I’ve always loved the way these crunchy little soft centred biscuits are individually wrapped – it makes them extra special. I haven’t wrapped all of mine, only the ones I’m giving away as a gift. Once again I was bamboozled

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

Day 15 – Itty-bitty pendant

For several years, I have been using cullet fron Fenton Art Glass in my beadwork. Sometimes I add a beadwoven bezel around the larger pieces. Sometimes, I kind of enrobe glass (that I’ve tumbled in a rock tumbler) in freeform

Day 15 – Itty-bitty pendant

For several years, I have been using cullet fron Fenton Art Glass in my beadwork. Sometimes I add a beadwoven bezel around the larger pieces. Sometimes, I kind of enrobe glass (that I’ve tumbled in a rock tumbler) in freeform

Day 15: Logbook Checklist Complete

A careful check through my logbook against the list of Private Pilot Requirements and I didn’t realize I still needed some solo time. I had completed the 3 hours of cross country dual and 5 hours of cross country solo,

Day 15: Logbook Checklist Complete

A careful check through my logbook against the list of Private Pilot Requirements and I didn’t realize I still needed some solo time. I had completed the 3 hours of cross country dual and 5 hours of cross country solo,

Day 14: Field Trip to Mars

I chaperoned my daughter’s 5th grade class on a field trip to Chabot Space and Science Center where they worked inside a simulated Mars control center and space ship. They applied for and were given specific jobs – Navigation, Medical,

Day 14: Field Trip to Mars

I chaperoned my daughter’s 5th grade class on a field trip to Chabot Space and Science Center where they worked inside a simulated Mars control center and space ship. They applied for and were given specific jobs – Navigation, Medical,

счастливое детство

счастливое детство

Day 13: A Box for The Man Who Made Wine

  I started building the box for my copy of the binding (one of two copies I bound) of Yolla Bolla Press’ The Man Who Made Wine at my bookbinding teacher’s studio at my Wednesday night lesson. It will eventually

Day 13: A Box for The Man Who Made Wine

  I started building the box for my copy of the binding (one of two copies I bound) of Yolla Bolla Press’ The Man Who Made Wine at my bookbinding teacher’s studio at my Wednesday night lesson. It will eventually

Day 12: Cafe Rorschach

One of the most commented on photos I’ve ever posted on my Facebook page Cafe Rorschach is this one which I posted on Day 12: What do YOU see? Come join us at Cafe Rorschach or comment here.

Day 12: Cafe Rorschach

One of the most commented on photos I’ve ever posted on my Facebook page Cafe Rorschach is this one which I posted on Day 12: What do YOU see? Come join us at Cafe Rorschach or comment here.

Day 16

Busy day today, I should be able to finish this tomorrow after work.  It’s pencil and pen on paper, worked from a photo I took of a statue in one of the local cemeteries.

Day 16

Busy day today, I should be able to finish this tomorrow after work.  It’s pencil and pen on paper, worked from a photo I took of a statue in one of the local cemeteries.

Please Mr. Postman…

“Send me a letter, every day that we’re apart!” Chauncey was determined to fulfil his promise to Honoria. He made a new selection each day and  hoped his choices were appreciated. Honoria cared for Chauncey, despite his rather literal-minded view

Please Mr. Postman…

“Send me a letter, every day that we’re apart!” Chauncey was determined to fulfil his promise to Honoria. He made a new selection each day and  hoped his choices were appreciated. Honoria cared for Chauncey, despite his rather literal-minded view

14, 15

14.1 I go to a networking event at 7am every Thursday morning and get myself fired up for the day and often the week. 14.2 spent the day riding my bike all over town on this gorgeous day from one

14, 15

14.1 I go to a networking event at 7am every Thursday morning and get myself fired up for the day and often the week. 14.2 spent the day riding my bike all over town on this gorgeous day from one

Word 16

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

Word 16

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

Heritage Cooking 16: Scotch Broth

Another soup? Yes! And it is cold here in Hiroshima, thanks for asking! I have a toothache so soup is really about all I feel like eating! This calls for a lamb shank bone but all I could get was

Heritage Cooking 16: Scotch Broth

Another soup? Yes! And it is cold here in Hiroshima, thanks for asking! I have a toothache so soup is really about all I feel like eating! This calls for a lamb shank bone but all I could get was

Day 15: Monster

Finished the little crochet monster I started the other night.

Day 15: Monster

Finished the little crochet monster I started the other night.

Day 15 – Cupcakes!

I love them, but they’re a pain in the butt to make. It’s Guinness chocolate cupcakes with whiskey ganache filling and Bailey’s buttercream frosting.

Day 15 – Cupcakes!

I love them, but they’re a pain in the butt to make. It’s Guinness chocolate cupcakes with whiskey ganache filling and Bailey’s buttercream frosting.

a photo of a green crocheted flower

Day 15: Different Flower Variation

This flower is a variation on the one from yesterday. I made the loops for the petals bigger on this one. I like this one better than the other one.

a photo of a green crocheted flower

Day 15: Different Flower Variation

This flower is a variation on the one from yesterday. I made the loops for the petals bigger on this one. I like this one better than the other one.

Day # 15 Work In Progess

This one is a work in progress. I have loved this sign ever since the first time I have seen it. I think I am going to put it on canvas, but this is as far as I have gotten.

Day # 15 Work In Progess

This one is a work in progress. I have loved this sign ever since the first time I have seen it. I think I am going to put it on canvas, but this is as far as I have gotten.

Heritage 17: Doris’ Gingersnaps

I was ten years old when I first had these. My new sister-in-law baked them and I remember they were in a brown paper bag. I was in the back seat of the car and we were going on to

Heritage 17: Doris’ Gingersnaps

I was ten years old when I first had these. My new sister-in-law baked them and I remember they were in a brown paper bag. I was in the back seat of the car and we were going on to

day 15

Photos taken throughout the day: 7:15am out my kitchen windwo, 5:53 pm walking to my car from work, 10:29 pm outside in my backyard. A great blue gray sky today.……  

day 15

Photos taken throughout the day: 7:15am out my kitchen windwo, 5:53 pm walking to my car from work, 10:29 pm outside in my backyard. A great blue gray sky today.……  

Day 15 – Fun with Sketching

Drawing something for a friend. Started at dinner, but got distracted, because it’s girls night. :o) Finishing tomorrow.

Day 15 – Fun with Sketching

Drawing something for a friend. Started at dinner, but got distracted, because it’s girls night. :o) Finishing tomorrow.

St. Patrick’s Day scarves

I know it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet but just for once I’ve made scarves ahead of time so I am able to bring them to the couple of stores that carry my scarves and post them online as well.

St. Patrick’s Day scarves

I know it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet but just for once I’ve made scarves ahead of time so I am able to bring them to the couple of stores that carry my scarves and post them online as well.

It’s spring, Charlie!

  It was such a nice day today I planned to try a very long walk with Charlie to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It just was too far to go (and walk back!) so we ended up turning and

It’s spring, Charlie!

  It was such a nice day today I planned to try a very long walk with Charlie to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It just was too far to go (and walk back!) so we ended up turning and