Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Sick Day (me, not Charlie)

Poor Charlie didn’t get any walks today. I’ve got the kid’s stomach virus and almost never left the couch. We’re sick of Ramen soup and Premium crackers and out of ginger ale. Fortunately still had a few ginger snaps left

Sick Day (me, not Charlie)

Poor Charlie didn’t get any walks today. I’ve got the kid’s stomach virus and almost never left the couch. We’re sick of Ramen soup and Premium crackers and out of ginger ale. Fortunately still had a few ginger snaps left

Relaxing

Today has been another family day. I went to lunch with my sister Julie and the littlies. Then went back to theirs for a roast hickey dinner (yum) and sisterly chatting. Julie is loving getting back into card making. This

Relaxing

Today has been another family day. I went to lunch with my sister Julie and the littlies. Then went back to theirs for a roast hickey dinner (yum) and sisterly chatting. Julie is loving getting back into card making. This

TAD Day 21 Captain and the HMS Piranha

Ahoy.  The ship and captain are done.  Well done enough to be used and insulting.  This has been the fastest I have thrown a puppet together. The captain is a prawn and wears a bottle cap hat and brass goggles. The

TAD Day 21 Captain and the HMS Piranha

Ahoy.  The ship and captain are done.  Well done enough to be used and insulting.  This has been the fastest I have thrown a puppet together. The captain is a prawn and wears a bottle cap hat and brass goggles. The

Day 20 Late: Random

I woke up with this in my head yesterday, and I just had to draw it! HULK SMASH!!

Day 20 Late: Random

I woke up with this in my head yesterday, and I just had to draw it! HULK SMASH!!

Thing-a-Day 21: Tulips

Tulips are my favourite flower and I always try to do something ‘tulipy’ for TaD. This year I’ve started a cross stitch which I hope to finish before the end of the month.

Thing-a-Day 21: Tulips

Tulips are my favourite flower and I always try to do something ‘tulipy’ for TaD. This year I’ve started a cross stitch which I hope to finish before the end of the month.

Day 21: Scones and lemon curd

Today I baked and spent a little bit of time in the kitchen. Sometimes, like today, I really get in the mood of baking or cooking, but mostly baking. It was about time – I finally got to make scones.

Day 21: Scones and lemon curd

Today I baked and spent a little bit of time in the kitchen. Sometimes, like today, I really get in the mood of baking or cooking, but mostly baking. It was about time – I finally got to make scones.

Dag 21 : Swaard

And when I knocked this of the table I decided it was going to get drawn. So I slashed a few strokes and there was a ghost. No quarter given. Sorry. I bought this little souvenir letter opener at the

Dag 21 : Swaard

And when I knocked this of the table I decided it was going to get drawn. So I slashed a few strokes and there was a ghost. No quarter given. Sorry. I bought this little souvenir letter opener at the

Meet Dill and Basil Coppertag

Let me introduce you to my new range of embossed copper labels for my herb garden!  I found these blank copper labels in my local hardware store but instead of simply writing on them with a ball point pen I

Meet Dill and Basil Coppertag

Let me introduce you to my new range of embossed copper labels for my herb garden!  I found these blank copper labels in my local hardware store but instead of simply writing on them with a ball point pen I

Day 21 ~ Fused Glass Pendant

After a few failed attempts at creating an opening through the layers of glass, I’ve finally succeeded at my first fused glass pendant.

Day 21 ~ Fused Glass Pendant

After a few failed attempts at creating an opening through the layers of glass, I’ve finally succeeded at my first fused glass pendant.

Day 21 – Hello Cheshire Cat

I finally finished the Chesire Cat from Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’… I was initially going to use “Disney’s”, but as we know, the original Disney version is animated. :) Anyways, this one was a bit more time-consuming than I

Day 21 – Hello Cheshire Cat

I finally finished the Chesire Cat from Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’… I was initially going to use “Disney’s”, but as we know, the original Disney version is animated. :) Anyways, this one was a bit more time-consuming than I

Granny Squares

Day 21: Granny Squares

I completed a 2nd granny square for the crocheted toddler sweater I’m working on. Not bad for one Muni ride.

Granny Squares

Day 21: Granny Squares

I completed a 2nd granny square for the crocheted toddler sweater I’m working on. Not bad for one Muni ride.

#20: Dreams summary

Summary of our previous days of dreaming :) We won’t be publishing pictures any more, I’ll spend the rest of Feb working on table calendar based on the pictures we already have (probably will share progress with you here). Plus

#20: Dreams summary

Summary of our previous days of dreaming :) We won’t be publishing pictures any more, I’ll spend the rest of Feb working on table calendar based on the pictures we already have (probably will share progress with you here). Plus

Day #21 : Doing some design for my nephew

I was asked by my sister in-law to do a design on my nephew’s birthday celebration that include card, sticker label, and some sort of thank you note that will be put on the goodie bag. i did 2 almost

Day #21 : Doing some design for my nephew

I was asked by my sister in-law to do a design on my nephew’s birthday celebration that include card, sticker label, and some sort of thank you note that will be put on the goodie bag. i did 2 almost

TAD 21: Hair scrunchies

Two versions, one loopy and one simple.  Useful little scrap yarn project if you are like me and still use these even though I’ve been told they are far, far out of style.  They just make pulling the hair out

TAD 21: Hair scrunchies

Two versions, one loopy and one simple.  Useful little scrap yarn project if you are like me and still use these even though I’ve been told they are far, far out of style.  They just make pulling the hair out

Watchful eyes

Yolanda had been a dancer herself, trained to the highest standards; her years of experience made her an excellent competition judge. She wasn’t subtle in her assessments; somehow dancers always knew how she felt about their performances.

Watchful eyes

Yolanda had been a dancer herself, trained to the highest standards; her years of experience made her an excellent competition judge. She wasn’t subtle in her assessments; somehow dancers always knew how she felt about their performances.

Word 21

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

Word 21

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

Heritage Cooking 21:Beef and Kidney Pie

Also called Steak and Kidney Pie, this dish was brought over from England. I’m very excited to try it but I had such a hard time finding the beef kidney. So here is the recipe and I thought it was

Heritage Cooking 21:Beef and Kidney Pie

Also called Steak and Kidney Pie, this dish was brought over from England. I’m very excited to try it but I had such a hard time finding the beef kidney. So here is the recipe and I thought it was

Today’s Instructions

Note your wind. Document. Report back.

Today’s Instructions

Note your wind. Document. Report back.

Thing 21: Chapter 7 (4 of 4): Serial in PureData-extended.

Serial in PD-Extended (not Max/MSP) P177 In class I wanted to demonstrate some of the ways that arduino serial works so I had my students wire up a pot and walk through sending the values through the serial port. Then

Thing 21: Chapter 7 (4 of 4): Serial in PureData-extended.

Serial in PD-Extended (not Max/MSP) P177 In class I wanted to demonstrate some of the ways that arduino serial works so I had my students wire up a pot and walk through sending the values through the serial port. Then

Day Twenty…

I got a lot of suggestions for animals in answer to my Day Nineteen post. I may have one or two barnyard critters left in me and then it’s on to new habitats…. Thanks and stay tuned!

Day Twenty…

I got a lot of suggestions for animals in answer to my Day Nineteen post. I may have one or two barnyard critters left in me and then it’s on to new habitats…. Thanks and stay tuned!

a photo of a crocheted rose

Day 20: Crocheted Rose

Just a simple crocheted rose for today.

a photo of a crocheted rose

Day 20: Crocheted Rose

Just a simple crocheted rose for today.

TAD Day 20 Glove Puppet

This glove puppet is the captain of the piranha puppet.  His just layed out and ready for gluing.  

TAD Day 20 Glove Puppet

This glove puppet is the captain of the piranha puppet.  His just layed out and ready for gluing.  

TAD 20

Quick bugle bead earrings for a busy day.

TAD 20

Quick bugle bead earrings for a busy day.

TAD 19

Scruffy bear. Made from yarn my dad got at an auction. Nice way for me to practice popcorn stitch but he’s pretty ugly.

TAD 19

Scruffy bear. Made from yarn my dad got at an auction. Nice way for me to practice popcorn stitch but he’s pretty ugly.

TAD 2013 – Day 20

This is another silk screen I am reworking for our encampment. It was always a little on the wide side for some of the younger girls. Some of those 5th graders are really tiny and this was about 11 inches

TAD 2013 – Day 20

This is another silk screen I am reworking for our encampment. It was always a little on the wide side for some of the younger girls. Some of those 5th graders are really tiny and this was about 11 inches

TAD-20 bayoupots-ceramic design-color!

I was not too happy with the glazing process on the puff paint and glue line designs from a few days ago (see photo below).  I went to visit a clay bud who has a ceramic shop nearby yesterday. She had some

TAD-20 bayoupots-ceramic design-color!

I was not too happy with the glazing process on the puff paint and glue line designs from a few days ago (see photo below).  I went to visit a clay bud who has a ceramic shop nearby yesterday. She had some

Day 20: Doodle

Wasn’t really feeling it so just did a quick doodle today. This is Gizmo the engineer bear with her little bear bot.

Day 20: Doodle

Wasn’t really feeling it so just did a quick doodle today. This is Gizmo the engineer bear with her little bear bot.

Day 20 – One Sheet of Paper

All of these come from one 8.5X11 sheet of scrapbooking paper. The box is 8.5X8.5. That left a 2.5 inch wide strip. The three cranes out of that are 2.5X2.5. That left a strip a little under an inch wide

Day 20 – One Sheet of Paper

All of these come from one 8.5X11 sheet of scrapbooking paper. The box is 8.5X8.5. That left a 2.5 inch wide strip. The three cranes out of that are 2.5X2.5. That left a strip a little under an inch wide

Thing 20

Thing 20 started a while back with a piece of clear acrylic? pipe that came out of someone’s trash. I brought it home and immediately measured up a bamboo placemat I had bought against it and tada! They were the

Thing 20

Thing 20 started a while back with a piece of clear acrylic? pipe that came out of someone’s trash. I brought it home and immediately measured up a bamboo placemat I had bought against it and tada! They were the

Day 20 ~ Birthday Cakes

I did the baking. My girls did the decorating. I’m one lucky momma.

Day 20 ~ Birthday Cakes

I did the baking. My girls did the decorating. I’m one lucky momma.

day 20

Was exhausted last night — didn’t get to post. Made this little doodle tonight while hankering for a cupcake. Totally in the mood for something sweet — time to forage in the cupboards!

day 20

Was exhausted last night — didn’t get to post. Made this little doodle tonight while hankering for a cupcake. Totally in the mood for something sweet — time to forage in the cupboards!

Parasols came, on hold, another finished thing

There are pictures of a finished silk square below but I’m actually more excited about the parasols. Unfortunately after some experimenting and even more shopping, I discovered that I needed to order a chemical fixative. So, I’ve done that and

Parasols came, on hold, another finished thing

There are pictures of a finished silk square below but I’m actually more excited about the parasols. Unfortunately after some experimenting and even more shopping, I discovered that I needed to order a chemical fixative. So, I’ve done that and

Charlie visits Roland Park

  Explored a new part of Roland Park today. It’s a big neighborhood and these houses are mostly not stone like the first ones. They are closer together and the neighborhood has a more informal feeling. Wooden garages may need

Charlie visits Roland Park

  Explored a new part of Roland Park today. It’s a big neighborhood and these houses are mostly not stone like the first ones. They are closer together and the neighborhood has a more informal feeling. Wooden garages may need

TAD 20: Fabric daffodil

My favorite flower.  It means, more than even the early crocus, that winter may finally be over.

TAD 20: Fabric daffodil

My favorite flower.  It means, more than even the early crocus, that winter may finally be over.