Thursday, March 31, 2011

I could use your vote!

The design I submitted to the Spoonflower & Michael Miller Project Selvage fabric contest is one of 75 semi-finalists.  Would you mind voting?  Look for "Surf Boy" by OUToftheBOX.  Thank you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

sunday morning slow cooking

 My husband suggested that he run out to pick up some breakfast.

But I felt like cooking.

Something new.
Not Pancakes, again.

So I opened up the cookbook and looked for something with eggs and potatoes.
(Had plenty of both.)

A frittata!

The kind of breakfast that will stick to your bones till dinner.

Well, an early dinner, that is.

Friday, March 11, 2011

print making tutorial

Tutorial for making potato stamps is up on the Parentella Blog
Check it out!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

print making with potato stamps

I had fun making some prints with potato stamps with my son this morning.  I might have even had a little more fun than he did!  This makes me want try carving some blocks for print making.  (Like I really need something else to do.)   I'll have a tutorial for this project up on Parentella soon.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

a new project

I haven't been very active here on my little blog because I've been busy with a my new project for 2011: Me!  Something has finally clicked (I've grown up!) and I've been making healthier food choices.  It all started with Whole Living Magazine's 28-Day Action Plan.  I've cut out artificial sweeteners, processed food, excessive dairy and gluten, preservatives and soda.
It's been extremely enlightening to discover some of my food sensitives and then shape my menu around those.  I'm feeling better than I've ever felt in my adult life - and, surprise surprise surprise, I'm even exercising!  My goal was to get healthy.  And I really do feel healthier.  My weight is going down slowly... slow and steady wins the race!  After over 2 months of maintaining awareness of what I put in my body I'm happy to say I'm still motivated and encouraged to continue.  Sure I could lose weight faster by popping pills, starving myself or handing over all my money to a weight loss center... but I'm looking for a lifestyle change I can incorporate for the rest of my life.
And that's what I've achieved with the Whole Living Action Plan.  I've been trying new recipes, blogging about my experiences and really enjoying being part of the Whole Living Community.  If this interests you at all, check out my journey.
Hoping to get back to sharing some of my craft/sewing/building/gardening projects again.  Maybe now that I have more energy I'll get better at it.  :)