This morning I made blueberry muffins with Trader Joe’s Multigrain Pancake Mix, frozen blueberries and streusel. Lazy? Maybe, but the streusel wasn’t from a box so that counts. They were delicious!

pyrex morning

I appear to be on the 4 month posting plan, so I guess that means I’ll be back here in August.


Where have I been, snaggle tooth I seem to have deserted you. Since my last post I have done the following…

Moved. Here is a photo of my new studio…


Had my quarter century birthday party, karaoke of course…


Bought another tree…

new tree

Made a dress for a New Catalogue photo shoot…

bbw blue plaid

Finally took a photo of the finished capelet for my grandma…


Baked a pie…

strawberry pie

je suis tres productif

Just a few things I did today that aren’t completely dull. Very beautiful day out today, 80′s or something, I wish I had a porch or some reason to get out of the apartment besides going for a run.
1. Finished my Denyse Schmidt Heating Pad Cover (minus Velcro which I can’t find)…

Heating Pad Cover Finished

2. Made granola snacks from the latest Martha Stewart Food Magazine…

Granola Snacks

3. Made a little bag for my lunch out of some dandelion fabric from Rowan…

Dandelion Bag

This is what the cat did all day…

Cat Relaxin

pumpkin recipe no.01

Today I made the first of what I hope to be many pumpkin recipes, Ginger Pumpkin Bread from the October Food magazine. It was very tasty, made better by the fact that I made it exclusively in vintage Pyrex with the exception of a measuring glass made of modern day Pyrex.
Pumpkins Filling

Pumpkins to Oven

Pumpkins Glazed

I also made the Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce from the Freeze-It section of the same magazine, but it was too messy to break out the camera. It is now in the freezer waiting until I am too tired to make dinner.

I bought fabric for curtains today since it’s about 0 degrees out (only really it’s 40 which is still quite cold). I kind of want to make them flannel backed since my windows are about 6.5 feet high, but I’m afraid that might be weird/expensive. I will have to do some thinking on that point.

busy busy busy

It has been a very busy past two weeks filling in at work for the sickies and being all around super tired from my NYC trip and working so much extra. First off we have the pattern and fabric for my Sew? I Knit along skirt that I still have not taken a finished picture of. I will have a finished photo tomorrow.

1/2 Circle Skirt

After making the marzipan carrots for the tops of the cupcakes I have more marzipan left over than I think one person could eat in 5 years so I made some marzipan peaches. Why? Good question, but they sure are cute.

Marzipan Peaches

In other cooking news I made some delicious chicken chilaquiles for dinner wednesday night for Luke, Jon, their friend Justin, and Emily. I thought it was quite delicious and can’t wait to make it again.

Chicken Chilaquiles

Boring-est of all is the snails pace phildar pullover sleeve. Here it is. It is actually about 3″ longer after tonights knitting but I swear this is the sweater that just won’t finish.

Phildar Sleeve no. 2

cup cakes cup cakes cup cakes yum.

Tonight I made Carrot-Ginger Cupcakes with orange-ginger cream cheese frosting and marzipan carrots. They are so tasty I love them. I never imagined in a million years that I would make marzipan, in fact I always wondered who on earth makes that stuff. Well the answer is now me.

Here are the marzipan carrots being made. It was touch and go for a while as we dumped obscene amounts of confectionars sugar into the mix but we made it in the end.

Marzipan Carrots

And here is the most beautiful carrot on the most beautiful cupcake. Did I mention they are delicious? Yum.

Carrot-Ginger Cupcakes


Number of heart-shaped foods eaten: 3

1. Heart shaped pizza from Giordano’s at work.

2. Linzer Hearts made by me.

3. Our traditional heart-shaped meatloaf cheffed up by my len.

I am at the armhole shaping on the back of my Phildar sweater after casting on 3 times and ripping out about 15 rows of armhole shaping last night. Here it is modeled on my new Sukie Folk Handkerchief, a Valentines gift from Luke purchased at the cutest store of all time, Penelope’s.

baguettes fraîches

Ah, je suis très fatigué! Tried out the baguette recipe in my Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook and I have to say, making baguettes is akin to finding a sick bird and nursing it to health. I have been adding this and that, letting them rest, tucking them in, gently patting them and swaddling them in a towel in my bathroom (the warmest room in this cold cold house) for more rest for the last well, about 24 hours. In the end I nursed 4 beautiful baby baguettes to health only to feel sorry when I was forced to kill one to feed my family. It was hard deciding who would go first.

Pretty tasty overall, even though I forgot to add most of the salt. All that work and of course I space out on something. Next time I will make these little guys on the weekend instead of during the work week, too hard to concentrate after a day of concentrating.