I really want a set of gnome plates. But I want them to be functional, to be able to eat off of them and not just put them on a shelf.
I love everything about Todd Oldham's Treehouse. His dog is named Ann!!!
This is awesome. I don't just mean it's cool, I mean it fills me with awe.
Just one more reason to visit Vegas.
Stamps used to be all about daisies and kittens, but now you can find all kinds of kick A stamps. I'm especially in love with the retro and kooky stamp makers. For example, Studios Blackbird and StampDiva.
Anyhoo (that's right, I said "anyhoo"), I made this waterfall card. As you pull the tab on the right, it flips over the little squares. I chose a series of funcky atomic motifs. I'm thinking you could tell a fun little story with four or five frames.
Since the recipients of the card are a cat-loving family, I added an adorable cat stamp (sometimes you just can't avoid the kitties) with space for a note. The pawprints are embossed several times for a high-gloss finish.
I love a good cup of tea. I also love all the stuff that goes along with tea: biscuits, toast, candied ginger, rock sugar, chocolate, warmed milk, tea cups, strainers, kettles and tea cozies.
But I am tea cozyless.
My tea often cools by the time I'm get to the last drop and it's just disappointing. I usually end up putting it in the fridge for iced tea later in the day, but it's just not the same.
My recipe is simple, just take a standard baking powder biscuit recipe and replace the milk with cream and add 2-3 teaspoons of sugar. Be very gentle with the dough, when it doubt, mix it less. You can always mush the dry crumbs into the dough when you pat it out.
Now for the strawberries. You can't make too many berries, they're good with everything. Hull and quarter the berries and put them in a bowl. Mix them with the juice of half a lemon or lime (you can use orange too), a teaspoon or two of sugar and a shot of Grand Marnier. Let the berries macerate for at least half an hour. An hour or two is best. The sugar and liquids will draw out the natural juices and you'll get a nice syrup. This makes the difference between tasty shortcake and super-tasty-fantastico shortcake.
Serve with black tea with milk or champagne.
I've been meaning to personalize my bowling shirt and this is the first step. I had forgotten how satisfying embroidery is, maybe I need to work-up a design for the back.
I'm hoping the layers will sand nicely and give the right effect. I'm also thinking of using some botanical prints or paintings for the backing.
One egg (sunnyside up), Francese toast, apple sauce, plum jam, butter and a pot of Lady Grey tea.
I alway put a little dollop of sour cream on my apple sauce. It completely changes the taste and texture. A little cinnamon sugar on top is pretty tasty too.
The final accompaniment was the latest issue of Blueprint.