Daily Archives: February 17, 2013

TAD Day 17 Steampunk pihanah puppet base coat

So here is the Parana with a base coat of  paint and some detailing.  I am pleased with this and how it is turning out.  I may never use this puppet but it is so nice to get it out

TAD Day 17 Steampunk pihanah puppet base coat

So here is the Parana with a base coat of  paint and some detailing.  I am pleased with this and how it is turning out.  I may never use this puppet but it is so nice to get it out

Thing a Day 17: Vinegar Pirate

Bottle of vinegar dressed as a pirate. Just because.

Thing a Day 17: Vinegar Pirate

Bottle of vinegar dressed as a pirate. Just because.

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Struggled today. Had an idea that didn’t pan out. Drew a blank.

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Struggled today. Had an idea that didn’t pan out. Drew a blank.

Wanna go for a ride, Charlie?

       Just walking around the neighborhood and saw this magnificent car, a Cadillac deVille. Take a look at that trunk. You could fit two, three bodies in there. (JK – Chicago humor) We also saw this big shiny

Wanna go for a ride, Charlie?

       Just walking around the neighborhood and saw this magnificent car, a Cadillac deVille. Take a look at that trunk. You could fit two, three bodies in there. (JK – Chicago humor) We also saw this big shiny

Day 16 – Octopussy 2

I didn’t post yesterday because I was at a party. I made a second octopussy. I’m still not thrilled with the ears, though.

Day 16 – Octopussy 2

I didn’t post yesterday because I was at a party. I made a second octopussy. I’m still not thrilled with the ears, though.

Make 17: Seed germination tests.

I am kind of a seed hoarder, and before I go to the local seed swap next weekend I have to make sure which of my stockpile of seed packets is still viable. I used 15 gallon sized ziplocs with

Make 17: Seed germination tests.

I am kind of a seed hoarder, and before I go to the local seed swap next weekend I have to make sure which of my stockpile of seed packets is still viable. I used 15 gallon sized ziplocs with

Dag 17 : Potloodkassie

My pencil box. Oak, clear satin varnish. Leftover from a batch made for a customer, using up all the off-cuts in the workshop.

Dag 17 : Potloodkassie

My pencil box. Oak, clear satin varnish. Leftover from a batch made for a customer, using up all the off-cuts in the workshop.

Dream #17: Rabbit

No sleeping pictures today, our battery went low unexpectedly and we missed the moment…

Dream #17: Rabbit

No sleeping pictures today, our battery went low unexpectedly and we missed the moment…

Seed Filing System

As a ‘new’ gardener with some soil to grow in, I thought I would need to approach my plant growing with some organisation.  I am going to start a diary so that I know what days I sowed and harvested

Seed Filing System

As a ‘new’ gardener with some soil to grow in, I thought I would need to approach my plant growing with some organisation.  I am going to start a diary so that I know what days I sowed and harvested

Day 17: Pink loveliness necklace

Today I made a pretty, very lady-like necklace. I used porcelain beads, seashell pearls, Swarovski pink crystals and gold plated chain. I really like the way it turned out, but the photo is not the best as I only got

Day 17: Pink loveliness necklace

Today I made a pretty, very lady-like necklace. I used porcelain beads, seashell pearls, Swarovski pink crystals and gold plated chain. I really like the way it turned out, but the photo is not the best as I only got

TAD 17: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good indulgent Sunday thing today, cookies! These are full of white, milk & dark chocolate, since I couldn’t decide which I wanted the most. The recipe can be found here at my instructables page.

TAD 17: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A good indulgent Sunday thing today, cookies! These are full of white, milk & dark chocolate, since I couldn’t decide which I wanted the most. The recipe can be found here at my instructables page.

TAD 17

  Not feeling very creative. Hoping for a shot of inspiration.

TAD 17

  Not feeling very creative. Hoping for a shot of inspiration.

Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

TAD 17: Hand-soap dispenser

I’ve seen these made from traditional mason jars, but really any jar will do.  I got this one when I bought pickles at a farmer’s market.

TAD 17: Hand-soap dispenser

I’ve seen these made from traditional mason jars, but really any jar will do.  I got this one when I bought pickles at a farmer’s market.

Thing 16

Thing 16 was working on a polymer clay butterfly cane. It is not done but will be soon.

Thing 16

Thing 16 was working on a polymer clay butterfly cane. It is not done but will be soon.

Thing-a-Day 17: Fir Cone Fire Lighters

So simple: Tea lights taken out of their metal cases and melted in muffin cases with cinnamon bark and fir cones pushed into the melted wax and left to set.   The only slightly fiddly part is making sure the

Thing-a-Day 17: Fir Cone Fire Lighters

So simple: Tea lights taken out of their metal cases and melted in muffin cases with cinnamon bark and fir cones pushed into the melted wax and left to set.   The only slightly fiddly part is making sure the

Heritage Cooking 18: Greek Moussaka

A hearty, meaty dish topped with a rice white sauce and egg custard, this is a lovely main dish. We usually eat a lot of vegetarian and Japanese food so this is a little rich but we ate it all

Heritage Cooking 18: Greek Moussaka

A hearty, meaty dish topped with a rice white sauce and egg custard, this is a lovely main dish. We usually eat a lot of vegetarian and Japanese food so this is a little rich but we ate it all

Word 17

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

Word 17

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

Today’s Instructions

Send a message. Document. Report back.

Today’s Instructions

Send a message. Document. Report back.

TAD 16

  Peyote stitching around a glass “pearl.” Now I don’t know what to do with it.

TAD 16

  Peyote stitching around a glass “pearl.” Now I don’t know what to do with it.

Day 16: Website design

I started designing a website for my wedding DJ. However since it’s not anywhere close to live yet, and he hasn’t seen what I’m working on even, I don’t feel comfortable posting any images of it. Oh well, I’ll have

Day 16: Website design

I started designing a website for my wedding DJ. However since it’s not anywhere close to live yet, and he hasn’t seen what I’m working on even, I don’t feel comfortable posting any images of it. Oh well, I’ll have

a photo of a rock with some googly eyes stuck to it

Day 16: Googly-Eyed Rock

  I glued some googly eyes to a rock. I’m thinking of sticking in out in the yard and freaking out some squirrels  

a photo of a rock with some googly eyes stuck to it

Day 16: Googly-Eyed Rock

  I glued some googly eyes to a rock. I’m thinking of sticking in out in the yard and freaking out some squirrels  

Make 16: Switchplate cover prototype

I am trying to make a nice switchplate cover with a monster can, embossing mats and a clay slab roller. This isn’t it, lol.

Make 16: Switchplate cover prototype

I am trying to make a nice switchplate cover with a monster can, embossing mats and a clay slab roller. This isn’t it, lol.

Tested out a die cutter: Make 15

It’s nothing unique — just a die cutter from Michaels that I got for a friend’s art journalling class. But since I didn’t have the right machine for it, I jerry rigged a slab roller made for clay — and

Tested out a die cutter: Make 15

It’s nothing unique — just a die cutter from Michaels that I got for a friend’s art journalling class. But since I didn’t have the right machine for it, I jerry rigged a slab roller made for clay — and

TAD Day 16 steampunk piranha puppet

Today I wanted to make a puppet, a steampunk piranha puppet.  I have not made a puppet in several years and it is taking a bit to get in the swing of things.  I am glad I have gotten the

TAD Day 16 steampunk piranha puppet

Today I wanted to make a puppet, a steampunk piranha puppet.  I have not made a puppet in several years and it is taking a bit to get in the swing of things.  I am glad I have gotten the

Another TAD dinner & dessert

Thanks for the recipes everyone! I made leahmama1’s Chuck Wagon Chili and Country Cole Slaw, staciedenisov’s Rice Flour Muffins. Here is a picture of my dessert, leahmama1’s Doris’ Gingersnaps. I tried to get rice flour but couldn’t so substituted regular

Another TAD dinner & dessert

Thanks for the recipes everyone! I made leahmama1’s Chuck Wagon Chili and Country Cole Slaw, staciedenisov’s Rice Flour Muffins. Here is a picture of my dessert, leahmama1’s Doris’ Gingersnaps. I tried to get rice flour but couldn’t so substituted regular

day 16 pizza!

Sick today. I never even got out of my pjs today. Got motivated enough to make a pizza however — I wanted something other than soup! 

day 16 pizza!

Sick today. I never even got out of my pjs today. Got motivated enough to make a pizza however — I wanted something other than soup! 

Charlie and the American Darling

  I happened to notice, when Charlie was sniffing a fire hydrant, that on the hydrant was written “American Darling”. I just had to take a look at the rest of the fire hydrants we passed. Some were “Darlings” and

Charlie and the American Darling

  I happened to notice, when Charlie was sniffing a fire hydrant, that on the hydrant was written “American Darling”. I just had to take a look at the rest of the fire hydrants we passed. Some were “Darlings” and

Day 16

Day 16 is the first part of my big spring display project.  I have several wood cutouts to paint and then attach to my display.  Today was the butterfly’s.

Day 16

Day 16 is the first part of my big spring display project.  I have several wood cutouts to paint and then attach to my display.  Today was the butterfly’s.

TAD 2013 – Day 16

My daughter is going to be taking my grandson (20 months old) down to Haiti to meet his other grandparents and some of the rest of his Dad’s family next month. He has never been on a plane or travelled

TAD 2013 – Day 16

My daughter is going to be taking my grandson (20 months old) down to Haiti to meet his other grandparents and some of the rest of his Dad’s family next month. He has never been on a plane or travelled