Wednesday, December 15, 2010
and if you wanted to add a little more Cotton Candy pink to your day how about this Goats Milk Honey Body Butter?
I'm thinking a hot bath to sooth frozen fingers, pink body butter and Raspberry marshmalows to finish out the day!
Sounds like Joy to me!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I found this dream coat on Etsy...Crows Cloth
And what a wonderful coat it is. It also helps me maintain my commitment to buy from the artist working day and night to support the dream of not working a 9-5 support job. Two dreams coming true.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Liberty in Charleston SC, on Liberty St.! What a place to chow down after 13 weeks of mess hall food! He ordered a peanut butter and banana sandwich at Justine's and I thought the waitress was going to go crazy...she sounded like his mother, with a need to feed! He ate his sandwich and then more off others plates and finished off with a peach and blueberry cobbler.
When he saw the Apple store we lost him...this kid eats,sleeps breathes technology, so imagine 13 weeks without it! We bought 2 Iphone 4 to make the next separation a bit easier.
Home and his girl in his arms, his Iphone fully charged and a movie on the computer, his heaven!
I must say I will miss the letter writing. It is quite a different thought process. It really makes you tune in to you day. I think I will find another service man to write to that needs encouragement. I know my son said so sincerely that it was the letters that kept him going.
I'm going to enjoy the 10 days he has home and then try to get back to creating...it has seem to slip to the rear of things to do,but has been very missed!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I have unwound 72 color strands so far and as you can see I have a way to go.....and THIS is the small bag!
I'm back! This is what 25 cents and four hours of watching the Food Network on a Sunday afternoon got me!
I just had to share this...my daughter went with friends to the coast...and this is a text that I received from her....how she knows her mother...first my husband was finding found objects for my assemblage art and now I have my daughter seeking out treasures as well. When she returns we are going to make her a GREEN lunch purse! No more crappy school food for her...so a cool bag had to be in the deal...stay tuned and I will share!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
And then I come across this book! Now my embroidery knowledge is very basic, chain stitch, back stitch, french knot, blanket stitch. This book has stitches that I never heard of.
The book was brought over from England by a woman that made dolls and sewed their costumes. Her daughter Trish took me inside the house to see the dolls and they were beautiful. Their outfits appointed with finest of silks and handmade lace.
This winter I hope to find myself wrapped in a quilt, fireside, book at my side learning the Maltese Cross Filling stitch!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The little frame needed a paint job and a sweet image to make it take home ready for my antiques stall at The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord NC.
This draw string backpack was upcycled with a vintage dollie and roses created from wool sweaters that I felted.
Yes dear sweet hubby I do use these for something...
I hope your weekend was grand...time just seems to be getting away from me lately...
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
so here is where the guest part comes in. My friend's mom makes the best bread and butter pickles.She had me over for a tutorial years ago. I found myself with an abundance of cucumbers,what to do? OK, finally I will get out the canning equipment she sent home with me, dust off the recipe and get cooking. While I am at it I might as well attack that abundance of tomatoes as well. It ended up very enjoyable. My daughter Ivy spent the time in the kitchen talking to me. She takes after her father and enjoys cooking.
It is magical when the cucumbers turn from cucs to pickles!
Blanched and ready to be skinned!
Herbs fresh picked from the garden...good thing I love to garden!
A nice hot bath....
fruits of my labor...
treats of my daughter's labor...so while we chit chatted in the kitchen I introduced to her a blog that I have been following more years than I can remember, Smitten Kitchen.When I started following her I barley knew what a blog was. It was her wit that caught my attention first, after all it is a cooking blog...remember the title of this post...a guest in my own kitchen! Well, dear daughter found herself engulfed in the recipes. She asked if I would buy her the ingredients to make the coconut milk fudge, and I agreed. She made the fudge and then went on to make yeast bread and banana bread. Glad we have two people in our home that like the kitchen....it is not that I don't like the kitchen....I just like to be a guest!
PS the bread and butter recipe I followed happens to also be the one Deb of Smitten Kitchen has on her blog.