My Day…So Far!

11 12 2012

These photos sum up what I have been up to today….

California White Chocolate Fudge with dried apricots and walnuts

California White Chocolate Fudge with dried apricots and walnuts

Snack Mix Squares

Snack Mix Squares

Molasses-Spice Crinkles

Molasses-Spice Crinkles – that is sparkling sugar on these cookies

Peanut butter sandwich on Ritz Crackers dipped in chocolate

Peanut butter sandwiches on Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate
Almond Strips - OMG these are the best...almond flavored shortbread drizzled with almonds and vanilla flavored icing

Almond Strips – OMG these are the best…almond flavored shortbread drizzled with almonds and vanilla flavored icing

Now that the shows are done, I can finish preparing for the holidays. All I have left to do, as far as candy and cookies are concerned, is peanut butter balls and dipped pretzels. Yea!





Published!

26 11 2012

This came in the mail last week….

…along with this…

My five page spread is page 62-66…it’s an awesome issue because there are so many wonderful fiber artists’ work in here…eye candy!

Oops…I’d better say…this issue is on the stands on December 1.





Indigo!

14 11 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had a play day with Lynda of Bloom, Bake, Create fame. We had been planning for some time to try out indigo dyeing.  I finally had a day free!  Here are my cotton cloth prints.

I also tried three kinds of silk scarves in the vat but did not leave them in long enough. I attempted to re-dye them the next day in the vat, but it had oxidized too much. I then over-dyed them with a procion dye which actually turned out similar to the indigo dyeing.

On the left, silk chiffon (yummm!), then a silk crepe, and a silk habatoi.

A productive day!





Company’s Coming!

30 10 2012

Actually, she’s already been here today.  When a special friend comes over I like to get out my nice linen napkins and do some mix-and-match with depression glass pieces along with hand painted dishes. The handled glass cups were the perfect size to serve a cup of potato mushroom soup. I also fixed curried chicken salad with grapes and pecans. My guest brought homemade pitas that were heated in the oven until crispy as a cracker. Dessert was Dove dark chocolates.

It was a lovely day as we worked in the garage with an indigo vat.  Photos of that coming later.





Antique Potato Masher

9 10 2012

This is my new printing tool.  I paid a pretty penny (more like $$$) for it, but for some reason I had to have it.  I will wax with it too.

I like the pattern on it…can’t wait to batik with it!





New Stencils….

8 10 2012

…from The Crafter’s Workshop….

well, they’re not all new…top row: Mums, Aborigine, Summer; bottom row: Wonky Circles (Julie Fei-Fan Balzer), Birds, Antiquities. Now I just need to get them loaded into my Etsy shop. I LOVE the Crafter’s Workshop stencils.





Basil…

3 10 2012

Look what happens when you turn your back on it and don’t cut it all summer.  I have cut a bunch of it now because it was going crazy…








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