Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cutting and Pasting

I got home early(ish) last night and wanted to do something productive, but wasn't up for hauling out my sewing machine, so I got into some cutting and pasting and came up with this:

a cute little bday card for a friend  - a nice way to warm up a January Birthday, I'll say!  Celebrating on Friday, so I hope she likes it. 

Also got a jump on Valentine's day - a little subdued, and no pink at all, I know.  Was going for a more subtle, masculine vibe.  Plus I used up a ton of scraps! 

Anyway, a successful way to spend an hour.  Plus, since my hot glue gun is MIA (grrr) I had to use regular Elmer's and didn't want to go too crazy 3-dimensional for fear of falling pieces.  This guys should stay put!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

She Don't Eat Meat...

But I sure like animal shaped food! 

Check out this sweet cow cookie I got from a lovely gentlemen!  It was actually quite tasty too - not just fun to look at! 

AH!  It is decapitated!  Oh noooooo!  If you want one of your own, check out Kitchenette - a seriously darling restaurant, with an adorable assortment of baked goods too.  Plus mini pies!  My dream come true. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Soup's On!

One thing that's great about chilly weather is sitting down to a nice hot bowl of soup - I made some lentil this weekend and it came out great!  Very simple and good for you too.  Try it!

from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman
Makes 4 servings.  Time: About 1 hour

1 cup dried lentils, washed and picked over
1 bay leaf
Several sprigs fresh thyme, or a few pinches dried
1carrot, cut into 1/2 inch dice
1 celery stalk, cut into 1/2 inch dice
6 cups vegetable stock or water (more as needed)
salt & pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic

1. Put lentils, bay leaf, thyme, carrot, celery and stock into a deep skillet or medium saucepan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, put olive oil in small skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and stir, then cook for 1 minute more.  Turn off heat.

3. When lentils are tender, fish out bay leaf and thyme sprigs and stir onion mixture into the soup.  Add more stock if soup it too thick, taste and season if needed.  Serve. 

This was really tasty and you can reheat it for a later meal too!  I didn't have celery so I omitted that, and added more carrots for fun.  Happy cooking! 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snow and Slush, You're no match for plush!

Oh man I've been up to my ears in boot liners lately!  I've made a ton for custom orders on my etsy shop which is very exciting. 

I guess the frigid cold and snow across the country is good for business, for me!  I've been wearing mine alot too. 

Here are a few samples of what I've been up to lately!  I even had a request for a men's set - so awesome!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Best Wishes Rebecca!

Celebrating today at my friend Becca's Wedding! 

Best wishes to you, married lady!  And Congratulations to Greg, he is a lucky bloke! 

I know you crazy kids will have many happy and healthy years ahead!  Yay for love!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Circle in the Snow

 While I would love to be curled up in bed on a snowy day such as this one, the view from my office of Columbus Circle is quite nice.  Central Park looks so peaceful in the snow! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!


Best Wishes for a delightful 2011!