Saturday, December 26, 2009

N's bench

I guess mine looks about the same right now.

Monday, December 21, 2009

My bench

Arthur Hash asked some folks to take photos of their "working view", which he plans to post on his blog in the near future.
This is my view--pretty messy, I think, but wait until you see my husband's bench...

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Holiday (aka: Baking) Spirit

Just made these yummy shortbread/cornmeal cookies from a recipe posted on poppytalk a while back.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Been Crafty

Wednesday was my first day off is about 2 weeks, so I took the time to complete some crafty projects around the house.
I finished up this pom-pom Christmas garland and made a sand-bag draft stopper out of an old pair of N's jeans for the back door.


Just ate some cheese and a pickle on my new little plate from Yasha Butler. And yes, both those food items tasted better because I ate them off of something pretty!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Diamonds and Gold

After the a fore mentioned stone-setting workshop I took, I have made my first jewelry with diamonds and gold. As with the silver ring in my previous post, these diamonds all came out of diamond jewelry I inherited from my grandmother, as did the gold.
I melted the gold down, hammered it into thick sheets and got to settin'! So I guess they're pretty eco-friendly too. It's funny how being too poor to buy materials often dovetails so nicely with being environmentally sound.

Friday, December 4, 2009

This is it!

The LAST day to get 25% off all ornaments in my Etsy shop-- like this blue enameled ornament: was $40, now $30 for today only!