Daily Archives: February 25, 2013
I’m almost done with this lacy, spool-knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to become a multi-media scarf. Not sure what the other elements will be yet, but I’m sorting through my stash. Advertisements
At the Quilt-Craft-Sew show in San Mateo last weekend, I found the perfect items to equip my recently completed crocheted chatelaine: a couple of mini-carabiners and a pill case with a jump ring. Now I have everything I need to
This evening I went to a jewellery class. I attended last autumn for 10 weeks. Today a short 5 week course started. It was lovely to catch up with Sam, the tutor, and a couple of participants from last year.
With the final two embossed copper labels finished I have a full compliment of smart labels for my herb garden. I am really pleased with them and am glad that I decided to spend the time to make them something special. I
I’m a bit behind. Decided to make this one, which took longer than I expected. Funny how that is always the case. I’ll post, hopefully, a finished drawing this evening. Since I’m taking the week off lifting, I should have
And meeting my old enemy, Round Stuff, again. This battle was a draw. Lifting ring from a 155mm howitzer shell and a drag ring from a 127mm multiple rocket launcher.
I started the week by doing some research for new pieces of jewelry and working on some new designs. So far, I made this lovely necklace – I just love the beautiful beads. I’ve had them for some time and
Today’s thing was a continuation of creativity recharge. Got up early to go on a tour to see flamingos in the Rio Lagartos biosphere, including a great mud bath followed by exploration of the nearby towns and ending with moonlight
Day 23 and today was the start if a weekend vacation to Rio Lagartos so mostly filled with driving and some nice photos. I’ll share a few photos. I met a very crafty man however who uses shells and old
This is supposed to taste like the brand Disaronno, but as it is 7 am here, and I am headed off to work, I’ll have to wait until tonight to see how it turned out.
Lovely cake with a crunchy streusel topping and a whiff of cinnamon! It’s really easy to mix up by hand and uses ingredients found in every kitchen. This is a great treat for a little get-together of friends or family!
Just like Pecan Sandies, but home made. And I think they’re tastier! Also really easy.
I’ve been meaning to make this ratatouille all week! Tonight it actually happened! This means dinner will be all ready to go tomorrow night. Hooray!
Tiny amigurumi gnome. This is to replace one I gave a friend for Christmas who had an unfortunate encounter with a candle. The gnome, not my friend.
It’s been over 3 years in the making, as I said in a previous post on day 10…. It started out way a much more realistic acrylic painting that I ended up not liking. So I painted over it and
My daughter wanted an Asian Steampunk costume. So I started with the gun. This is 7 barrels of blasting fun. I love that she wanted a wick to shoot it with.
My son suggested a creepy skeleton warrior. So here is a creepy skeleton warrior.
One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals
My thing for today is a handmade thank you card. Just cut paper and a piece from another card I liked.
meaningless What does it mean, to live life to the fullest/ What can I do that helps anyone/ I cannot find all the answers/ Someone please tell me the truth/ My life feels meaningless, it seems so meaningless/ I can’t
There are good flying lessons and then there are lessons where I feel like I’ve taken 2 steps backward. Today was one of those days. Sometimes I feel as if I am personally changing the statistics for how long it