Posts Tagged: Thing-a-Day 2013

TAD-2013

My T-A-D 2013 :)

  just want to show you a collective images of my 1st ever TAD. can’t believe i finally able to finish this awesome project, though to be honest there were some low and uninspired moments during those days. but doing

TAD-2013

My T-A-D 2013 :)

  just want to show you a collective images of my 1st ever TAD. can’t believe i finally able to finish this awesome project, though to be honest there were some low and uninspired moments during those days. but doing

© opipipio

Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

© opipipio

Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

two-tones slippers for mom :)

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

two-tones slippers for mom :)

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

© opipipio

Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

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Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

zee's birthday tag card

Day #25 : Designing a Birthday Tag Card

this actually a favor project from a friend of my sis-in-law. she asked me to design a tag card that will be attached to the birthday’s goodie bag and asked specifically i use these two ‘lala loopsy’ characters. i’m still

zee's birthday tag card

Day #25 : Designing a Birthday Tag Card

this actually a favor project from a friend of my sis-in-law. she asked me to design a tag card that will be attached to the birthday’s goodie bag and asked specifically i use these two ‘lala loopsy’ characters. i’m still

charlieday27noodly

‘Cause Baltimore is wacky, Charlie.

Saw some fine examples of Baltimore’s wacky charm on our walk today, all in Hampden. There is apparently a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Link to website here. Devotees are called Pastafarians :) Well, this Hampdenite, right on the

charlieday27noodly

‘Cause Baltimore is wacky, Charlie.

Saw some fine examples of Baltimore’s wacky charm on our walk today, all in Hampden. There is apparently a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Link to website here. Devotees are called Pastafarians :) Well, this Hampdenite, right on the

TADcookbookcover

Thing-A-Day 2013 Cook”book”

I had such a good time cooking everyone’s recipes I decided to put them together in a “cookbook” with links to your posts. I only included posts that included recipes (or links to). If I missed yours (always possible, I

TADcookbookcover

Thing-A-Day 2013 Cook”book”

I had such a good time cooking everyone’s recipes I decided to put them together in a “cookbook” with links to your posts. I only included posts that included recipes (or links to). If I missed yours (always possible, I

day24square2

Last silk square, I promise

  I set out to do this square so in spite of my present misgivings about them, I’ve finished it. It is also framed (Michaels) and on a peel-and-stick vinyl square (Home Depot). Now I’m going to work on the

day24square2

Last silk square, I promise

  I set out to do this square so in spite of my present misgivings about them, I’ve finished it. It is also framed (Michaels) and on a peel-and-stick vinyl square (Home Depot). Now I’m going to work on the

charlieday26buds

Charlie, the signs of spring and the hippo

                This tree (magnolia?) is in bud, snowdrops are out and daffodils are getting taller. Which is all very fine. I was pleased to see them all and am looking forward to spring.

charlieday26buds

Charlie, the signs of spring and the hippo

                This tree (magnolia?) is in bud, snowdrops are out and daffodils are getting taller. Which is all very fine. I was pleased to see them all and am looking forward to spring.

Downtownlamp

Another new lamp, graffiti

What do you think about the corner of the street sign not being straight? Too much of a distraction? I swear it was when it was stretched but, well, that’s how it goes.

Downtownlamp

Another new lamp, graffiti

What do you think about the corner of the street sign not being straight? Too much of a distraction? I swear it was when it was stretched but, well, that’s how it goes.

charlieday24rows1

Charlie lives in Medfield

    It occurred to me that in all of our neighborhood wanderings we’d never introduced you to our little neighborhood. When I moved in, my next door neighbor had lived in his house for 40 years. His daughter lived with

charlieday24rows1

Charlie lives in Medfield

    It occurred to me that in all of our neighborhood wanderings we’d never introduced you to our little neighborhood. When I moved in, my next door neighbor had lived in his house for 40 years. His daughter lived with

scarveshalfpratt

New lights, in progress

  Still not feeling up to much work but did manage a little painting. The top one is to go on a piece of glass like the pink/red/orange one last week. It still needs the black lines which will really

scarveshalfpratt

New lights, in progress

  Still not feeling up to much work but did manage a little painting. The top one is to go on a piece of glass like the pink/red/orange one last week. It still needs the black lines which will really

charlieday22mica

More Art with Charlie

I had to pick up the glass for the new lights today so drove downtown. Didn’t really have energy for much else so stopped in the middle to give Charlie a walk somewhere interesting. These pictures were taken around MICA,

charlieday22mica

More Art with Charlie

I had to pick up the glass for the new lights today so drove downtown. Didn’t really have energy for much else so stopped in the middle to give Charlie a walk somewhere interesting. These pictures were taken around MICA,

charlieday21sleeping

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

charlieday21sleeping

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

umbrellainner

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

umbrellainner

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

charlieday20neighborhood

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

charlieday20neighborhood

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

patchworkscarf1

Patchwork scarf

  As Mish-Mish is demonstrating I sample my paint colors on 12″x12″ silk squares. This leads to lots of colorful silk squares all dressed up and nowhere to go. I’ve made pillows out of them and hair scrunchies and sold

patchworkscarf1

Patchwork scarf

  As Mish-Mish is demonstrating I sample my paint colors on 12″x12″ silk squares. This leads to lots of colorful silk squares all dressed up and nowhere to go. I’ve made pillows out of them and hair scrunchies and sold

charlieday18fireplace

Charlie and the mysterious fireplace

Charlie is outside and in a fireplace. How can this be? Here is a picture sans Charlie to show context. Baltimore: quirky we are. As you can see what has apparently happened is that the one house was torn down

charlieday18fireplace

Charlie and the mysterious fireplace

Charlie is outside and in a fireplace. How can this be? Here is a picture sans Charlie to show context. Baltimore: quirky we are. As you can see what has apparently happened is that the one house was torn down

lampshade

Lampshade

So, the folks at the gift shop took a look at my new products: lamp, graffiti on slate, and the new framing for the little silk squares. They thought they were all good. One liked the new framing, the other

lampshade

Lampshade

So, the folks at the gift shop took a look at my new products: lamp, graffiti on slate, and the new framing for the little silk squares. They thought they were all good. One liked the new framing, the other

taddinner2

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

taddinner2

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

charlieday16first

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

charlieday16first

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

irish4

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.

irish4

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.

charlieday15

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

charlieday15

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

slategraffiti

Graffiti on slate

  Another new product idea for those non-silk-scarf-wearing people. I transferred my graffiti style painting to a slate roof tile (found at a salvaged building material warehouse). The little black things on either side are knots in a leather rope

slategraffiti

Graffiti on slate

  Another new product idea for those non-silk-scarf-wearing people. I transferred my graffiti style painting to a slate roof tile (found at a salvaged building material warehouse). The little black things on either side are knots in a leather rope

charlieday13bark

Charlie barks!

Back to the ponds in Homeland. I noticed this house (Alpine hobbit?) and Charlie noticed the dog by the pond. “HEY, HELLO!” said he. On the other hand, he showed absolutely no interest in the ducks that were in the

charlieday13bark

Charlie barks!

Back to the ponds in Homeland. I noticed this house (Alpine hobbit?) and Charlie noticed the dog by the pond. “HEY, HELLO!” said he. On the other hand, he showed absolutely no interest in the ducks that were in the

squaresday12

New silk square product

I had these little squares at the gift shop that carries my scarves. I make them by cutting up one of my hand painted silk scarves and stretching them over 6″x6″ canvas squares. The owners returned them to me because

squaresday12

New silk square product

I had these little squares at the gift shop that carries my scarves. I make them by cutting up one of my hand painted silk scarves and stretching them over 6″x6″ canvas squares. The owners returned them to me because

charliehaunted

Charlie visits the haunted bed and breakfast

I fantasize about buying this house, tearing it down and making a row house sized, Addams family looking, haunted bed and breakfast – black, with turrets and maybe a little, tiny haunted cornfield in the back. The cemetery is already

charliehaunted

Charlie visits the haunted bed and breakfast

I fantasize about buying this house, tearing it down and making a row house sized, Addams family looking, haunted bed and breakfast – black, with turrets and maybe a little, tiny haunted cornfield in the back. The cemetery is already

charlieday112

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

charlieday112

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

lampday11

Light success! (pending)

If you’ve been following, the last two days have been lighting disasters which cost me time and money for supplies to try them out. Darn. But today, with just a can of spray adhesive I may have hit upon a

lampday11

Light success! (pending)

If you’ve been following, the last two days have been lighting disasters which cost me time and money for supplies to try them out. Darn. But today, with just a can of spray adhesive I may have hit upon a

charlieday10daisy

Charlie and Daisy

Charlie and Daisy meet in our neighbor’s yard to have fun. We used to meet more often but Daisy’s dad got a job so we only see her on the weekends now. They’re not sure what kind of dog Daisy

charlieday10daisy

Charlie and Daisy

Charlie and Daisy meet in our neighbor’s yard to have fun. We used to meet more often but Daisy’s dad got a job so we only see her on the weekends now. They’re not sure what kind of dog Daisy

charlieday8clipper3

Charlie visits Clipper Mill

  Charlie and I walked to Clipper Mill today. We looked at the interesting mix of original old stone and modern art, broken windows and shi shi restaurants. The area used to be the Union Machine Shops, a large company

charlieday8clipper3

Charlie visits Clipper Mill

  Charlie and I walked to Clipper Mill today. We looked at the interesting mix of original old stone and modern art, broken windows and shi shi restaurants. The area used to be the Union Machine Shops, a large company

foodday7

Dinner made from Thing-A-Day recipes

Thanks all for your great recipes. I had some for dinner today. I made: –pedrohoho’s grilled onion soup –goldandelicious’s focaccia –leahmama’s Hoppin’ John (rice and black-eyed peas) I had planned on another one for dessert but got tired of all

foodday7

Dinner made from Thing-A-Day recipes

Thanks all for your great recipes. I had some for dinner today. I made: –pedrohoho’s grilled onion soup –goldandelicious’s focaccia –leahmama’s Hoppin’ John (rice and black-eyed peas) I had planned on another one for dessert but got tired of all

charlierunningday7

Charlie runs free

A very kind gentleman allows neighbor dogs to run off leash in his fenced yard. The yard seems gloriously large to Charlie and you can see why – our yard is very small and made up into all vegetable garden

charlierunningday7

Charlie runs free

A very kind gentleman allows neighbor dogs to run off leash in his fenced yard. The yard seems gloriously large to Charlie and you can see why – our yard is very small and made up into all vegetable garden

lightdark

I fixed it and I didn’t die!

    So, the pull light in my basement (above the sink where I rinse my scarves) wouldn’t pull off and after yanking the chain this way and that several, okay really quite a few, times I smelled burning. I

lightdark

I fixed it and I didn’t die!

    So, the pull light in my basement (above the sink where I rinse my scarves) wouldn’t pull off and after yanking the chain this way and that several, okay really quite a few, times I smelled burning. I

charlieday4park1

Charlie on alert

  Charlie is keeping a close eye on all the dogs he sees in a park in the Homeland neighborhood of Baltimore. It’s a long but narrow bit of green with three ponds splitting the road in two. Ducks and

charlieday4park1

Charlie on alert

  Charlie is keeping a close eye on all the dogs he sees in a park in the Homeland neighborhood of Baltimore. It’s a long but narrow bit of green with three ponds splitting the road in two. Ducks and

scarvesday4moms

Scarves and Mom(s)

My Mom and two of her friends (not sure if they are moms) wearing my scarves. Mom wanted a purple one for another friend so I painted that today. Picture below. She says she likes these mosaic scarves because they

scarvesday4moms

Scarves and Mom(s)

My Mom and two of her friends (not sure if they are moms) wearing my scarves. Mom wanted a purple one for another friend so I painted that today. Picture below. She says she likes these mosaic scarves because they

charlieday4closeupcups

Yes, Charlie, those are styrofoam cups.

Charlie and I went looking for tacky Ravens decorations and Baltimore did not disappoint. We are a creative and expressive city. Do we use styrofoam cups because it’s a cheap way of saying what we are aching to say or

charlieday4closeupcups

Yes, Charlie, those are styrofoam cups.

Charlie and I went looking for tacky Ravens decorations and Baltimore did not disappoint. We are a creative and expressive city. Do we use styrofoam cups because it’s a cheap way of saying what we are aching to say or

charlieday3b

Charlie on the NCR Trail

It snowed yesterday, not very much, but it made everything pretty this morning. I took Charlie to the NCR Trail about 30 minutes from my house. Another nice thing about Baltimore is that it doesn’t take very long to get

charlieday3b

Charlie on the NCR Trail

It snowed yesterday, not very much, but it made everything pretty this morning. I took Charlie to the NCR Trail about 30 minutes from my house. Another nice thing about Baltimore is that it doesn’t take very long to get

LOVE

Painted LOVE

  I am a working crafter. I usually paint silk scarves but not everyone wears scarves so I’m trying to expand my business with new products. I’m hoping Thing-A-Day with help me keep me on track. These letters are originally

LOVE

Painted LOVE

  I am a working crafter. I usually paint silk scarves but not everyone wears scarves so I’m trying to expand my business with new products. I’m hoping Thing-A-Day with help me keep me on track. These letters are originally