Thursday, December 2, 2010

Second

Those who choose our TV programming seem to believe only lawyers, doctors and law enforcement professionals are of worth...The rest of us are mere secondary characters...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

todays tests


From left to right
ceramic tile..top and left
raw polymer clay...middle
heavy aluminum sheeting...bottom
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Braiding bread 101


I bake wonderful bread, but for years, the art of braiding bread has eluded me...A single sentence in an old cookbook has remedied the problem



Roll your dough in 3 ropes about 2" in diameter and

START BRAIDING IN THE MIDDLE!
Let rise once, then bake...yummy and pretty!
shown above....Braided cheddar cheese bread straight from the oven
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

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Today's word ANTIMACASSAR

an·ti·ma·cas·sar

noun \ˌan-ti-mə-ˈka-sər\

Definition of ANTIMACASSAR

: a cover to protect the back or arms of furniture

Origin of ANTIMACASSAR

anti- + Macassar (oil) (a hairdressing)
First Known Use: 1844

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monogram Pillow


I used the marvelous clip art from Dover to create this elegant monogrammed pillow . Look for it soon in my eCrater store.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

BINGO

My new earrings
If you like them they will be in my online store tomorrow
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Awaiting new toy

I ordered a small heat press and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival...I'm pretty sure events in the next year will call for it's use...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A bird in hand


I lucked out at a town wide Garage sale last weekend and scored an overhead projector. So a 4x6 drawing can now become a 16' x 20" canvas or a wall size mural....hmmm
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Using the barn for other than bats

Tomorrow is my first official barn sale...It was impossible to put everything I don't need or no longer want out there
Lots of nice things but no room.Maybe we'll scratch the surface and someone will get a real bargain :o)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Book wreath


160 pages from a Reader's Digest Condensed Book, a paper plate and some pine cones made this 22" wreath.. The next one will be waxed for sturdiness...total crafting time approximately 2 hours...
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Sometimes you're the windshield

and sometimes you're the bug...
This was a good week for me...I deflected all sort's of c*ap and won things as well!
I am so excited to have been chosen to receive Margot Potter's new book BEAD CHIC...I can't wait...I love being distracted by shiny objects
I'm working on an article about necessary sticky stuff needed in your studio or craft room ... now where did I leave that roll of tape?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sometimes you just can't help it

I am not a scrap booker or a stamper but I am an artist and sometimes you just have to have the tools (at a discount) so I am now officially a Stampin' up demonstrator....Why? because they have awesome products besides the stamps. And my twin just loves all of it...

It's not my first foray into party plan and surprisingly I usually join for much the same reasons...Love the products and don't want to pay full price! But I have to admit Stampin' up has the fun factor too...If I can teach some peeps how to actually have fun being creative, I'm game
Stay tuned....
http://marika.stampinup.net/

Friday, June 25, 2010

The road less taken...or rocky ride ahead

I'm at another crossroads. I love to learn and yet I still don't recognize soon enough when things aren't working. I thought the Farmer's Market would be an outlet for all my creative endeavors but the peeps in my small town have an interest in plants and food. They are not able or willing to support my artistic appetites so I have to move on to a bigger pool...The adventure continues