Tuesday, March 20, 2012

They're Knish

I found this recipe on www.smittenkitchen.com and they're delish!



I had never even tasted a knish before I made these but Smittenkitchen's recipe looked too delicious to resist.  Carbs on carbs, who doesn't like that?  I modified the original recipe a little a added some fresh spinach.  These were hearty, yummy and a definite do over!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

One of those songs

This is one of those songs that just hits me like a ton of bricks.  In general, I really enjoy almost every song by The Avett Brothers, but this and one other song by them resonate loudest.  I woke up early today thinking about it and had to see if there was a video.  Hope you enjoy.  The audio is for shit, but they look, well, they look like The Avett Brothers.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

cooking while beautiful

oh, to be perfectly "simple" and beautiful and british, just like sophie dahl.......

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bags, Jewelry and Nuevo Bazaar

Last Saturday was my second time trying to sell my bags and my first but not last time at Nuevo Bazaar.  I managed to get 8 bags finished in a week, which was pretty good considering I didn't put a huge amount of effort into it.  Anyway, I didn't sell anything, but Maryann of Drama Queen Jewelry left up around $20 after paying for the table.  I on the other hand left in the hole $100 when all was said and done.  It felt like a trip to Vegas!  We had a really nice day meeting new people and have lots of ideas of how we'd do it differently next time.  In fact, Maryann and I are planning on setting up shop again in June at another craft fair, more details to come, but look for a much larger and much more interesting inventory!

Tags Kiera made for my stuff.
and she made these for Maryann.....

and these are the tags Kiera made for Drama Queen (I think Kiera should be peddling her stuff too!)

some of my bags

Drama Queen awesomeness





The upshot was I got this super cool bike which I've been working on restoring!  More pics to come, but so far so I've been loving learning how to work on and restore old bikes.   Perhaps, I might be selling a few of these at the next Nuevo Bazaar..........


1973 Schwinn Breeze 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This is my sewing room.  It's a disaster, I know, and I wanted to clean and organize it this week, but I think I'm going to be too busy making my "wares" for Nuevo Bazaar this weekend.  I am so super excited to actually be selling (or trying to sell) my stuff!  I never would have done it by myself, even though I ask the couple that runs it about getting a space every time they do it, but my brave friend Maryann is selling her awesomely fantastic jewelry and she's been kind enough to let me share a space with her.  I don't care if I sell a thing, in fact I might only have 3 purses made by then, I'm just proud of myself for giving it a go.  I'll post more pics of the purses and "wares" in a couple of days.










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And here's the oilcloth I'm using for some of my wares......

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shoes that measure up?

Sorry had to do.....lame, I know.  Anyway, I thought they were kind of cool and I love the lines, but at 798 pounds (again, i don't know what that is in american currency, but i think it's a lot) I'm not going to be owning these any time soon.  Besides, where would I ever wear them?!?!