Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fiberologie is back!

Fiberologie is my favorite fabric store not just because of the beautiful fabric, but because of Karrie, the store owner. Fiberologie has opened up inside of Whim-So-Doodle, an amazing scrapbook store. It is a beautiful marriage.
I popped in Thursday night for a workshop. We each made an adorable fabric covered file folder. I had a blast, and it was great seeing Karrie again. Funny, she didn't forget any of my quirks!
I decided to make two more folders this weekend. One for a former student and one for a wonderful parent at school who does so much for us teachers.
This is a great way to use up scraps and fat quarters. I can't wait until I'm off my fabric diet so I can so shopping at Fiberologie again.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Want: Kelly Moore Bag

I have two camera bags already. One to hold just my camera and the basic lens. The other is a backpack that holds my camera, the two other lens I have, plus some. The only problem with these two bags it they are very causal. I never take my camera to slightly dressy functions because I don't have an appropriate camera bag.

ENRTER KELLY MOORE. I have been on the Kelly Moore site over 50 times in the past month. Really. Her bags are fabulous. I'm in love with the B-Hobo Bag.

Why haven't I bought yet? Well, I'm having trouble choosing just one fabulous color. I'm digging the Mustard...but maybe I should get the Grey.

If I could go crazy I would get two bags. The B-Hobo (of course) and the JuJu Bag for every day. The internal dividers are removable so you can use these sans camera.
Yes, I am just going to look at this picture for a while. Love. It. I must have a Kelly Moore bag!

Do you have a Kelly Moore bag? Tell me how much you love it!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lady Chargers

I painted these Scrabble tiles as gifts for the senior girls on the basketball team. I was even able to find the tiles with their initials. Oh, they grow up so fast.


Etsy Treasury

Okay. I'm a little excited. My Turquoise Play Zippy is featured in my first Etsy treasury ever! See, down there at the bottom. Thank you Sabon Kitty!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ruffles and Skulls

I ordered business cards from Moo in December. The business cards are slightly larger than cards cut in the US. So, naturally I had to make a card holder for them. I finally cut into my Spoonflower fabric. I don't think I've ever been so excited to have something so matchy-matchy.

These were so easy to design that I decided to also order mini cards and stickers. I loooove them! The business cards are even made of 100% recycled paper!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Naps on a rainy day

I can't stand his cuteness.

A Lovely Sunday

I saw this Valentine banner on Moda Bake Shop's blog this weekend. It gave me such a good feeling I knew I had to make it. Immediately.

I don't have a Sizzix machine, so I cut out the letters and scalloped circles by hand. (Note to self: don't use your old, cheap scrapbooking scissors to cut out fabric-it drives you crazy)

I just added a few yo-yos at the end and decided to stitch on the letters. With my luck they would fall off by February 1st.

Ah, now I feel better.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Time to Cook

It's so nice being on vacation. Mark and I have actually had time to plan meals and cook together. For New Year's Eve we had bread, manchego cheese, and fig jam as appetizers. For dinner we had three different pastas: cheese ravioli with pomodoro sauce, pear and cheese pockets with sautéed garlic, and prochini tortellini with pesto sauce. It was divine and we ate way too much! I only made the pomodoro sauce, the rest was from Mazzaro's.

I've been looking for a good (half-way decent) red velvet recipe for years. Since I didn't do much actual cooking Friday night I decided to try a new red velvet recipe for dessert. To quote Rooster Cogburn (True Grit), "That did not pan out." The cake was mediocre and the cream cheese frosting was just plain bad. I am leaving all attempts at red velvet cakes behind with 2010.

Today we worked out and took a nice walk to the Saturday Morning Market. After getting outside and enjoying the first rays of the new year, I was ready to get cooking again.

On the menu for today: Hoppin' John salad with molasses dressing,

pickled collard greens with pineapple,

and, of course, corn bread. I used a Molly Katzen recipe from her Sunlight Café book.
I had left over yams and okra and I my hand at making fried okra-not too bad for a Yankee gal.
Dinner tonight was better than we expected! For dessert we have left over strawberry and peach brown betty I threw together on Thursday. Thank goodness. I would hate to start the year out without a tatsy dessert!