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January 18, 2014
I did it, yes I took our christmas tree down. It went pretty quickly. I wanted a snapshot of my x-mas card ornament before packing it all away. I made this valentine ‘tree’ this afternoon. While I cutting the branches I unknowingly stepped in cat poo, UGH. I made this discovery when I walked across the kitchen floor. It kind of took the shine off of the project. I wonder if the buds will bloom on the branches?
January 16, 2014
I love using hearts in my work. Today I cut some for the windows. I started out with a very complicated design. I simplified it, as I wanted it to be more readable from a distance. Well, you can kind of see them from the street, but in any case I like the free floating heart. In other decorating news, our christmas tree is still up. This is a record. For some reason I don’t have ants in my pants to take it down. It still looks so pretty, mostly at night.
January 14, 2014
January 12, 2014
Hello! Last night, I dusted off the mixing bowl and fired up the oven. I have been abstaining from baked treats, as I am trying to reduce and curb my butter/white flour/sugar addiction. The last time I baked sweets was Dec. 25th. The Mr. was going to bring muffins to his Mom, so I volunteered to bake them. I got an enthusiastic response when I mentioned I could make cinnamon rolls. So I made some that you can start, refrigerate overnight and then bake in the morning. Two banana breads joined the line-up along with these ‘chocolate snaps’ cookies. I wish I had read the recipe before starting as it makes 6 DOZEN! And called for 3 sticks of butter?! I baked half the portion and the rest of the dough is in the fridge. If you are curious, I had 1 bite of roll and a 1/4 of a cookie. I wish I could have one whole of each, but that will ignite my addiction and I would be on a bender, lick-idy split.
January 10, 2014
One of the many nice things about the internet, is the vast amount of inspiration one can find. I deeply admire Elsa Mora’s work. She is a phenomenal artist and not so long ago she posted a paper doll, that she created, of Frida Kahlo: http://www.allaboutpapercutting.com/news/introducing-diy-frida-kahlo-paper-doll/. I loved it and it has been percolating in my mind. I was thinking it would be fun to adapt it for a project for my paper cutting class. I’ve asked the class to bring in a photo of themselves or someone significant in their lives. Today I tried it out, making a doll after my Mormor. I depicted the farmhouse, where she and my Morfar retired. I included many cats, which she had a soft heart for and fed. The two trees represent her two daughters, one of which is now my chidren’s Mormor. I want to try some more. It was a challenge to stylize her, but a fun one.
January 8, 2014