Sunday, December 05, 2010
Lots of news happening on Northampton. I finished two projects - whoo hooo! Wanna see?
We started these last weekend on Black Friday during the scrapathon at my house and I finished during the week. You can see my map one turned out slightly different than the original creation, which was perfect. I'm not perfect and I didn't make "good" cones. Learn from me, people. I debated on the white one whether to add little bits of bling in the middle and decided to leave them as it. You could easily glitter/mica flake the edges... You can also make them from paper. For the map wreath I started with a cardboard circle and the white wreath was a twig wreath from Hob Lob and I had a flannel remnant so I used that. Improvise, thats what I say! I stapled the map cones to the cardboard and flattened them but that looked dumb so I stuck tissue paper inside the cones. The airmail stamp came from the Graphics Fairy.
Have you heard the news? Rachel is moving to Round Top...its true! According to Cote de Texas she bought this house and will be redoing it. What are the chances of staying in the abode? Thinking slim. none. but fun to dream!
After a sweet visit with my Mother, that hopefully will include a haircut, I'm going to be making Cream of Cilantro soup, which is one of her favorites. Its a very simple soup (and you don't have to chop the leaves, just throw them in the blender sans stems. I love it and the weather is perfect soup weather. I don't have my recipe book, someone who shall remain nameless packed it up with their stuff last weekend and so I'm resorting to online recipes, which I am thinking is the same one. And I'm cranky from battling a cold/sinus/sore throat bug even though I've stayed home 3 days and babied it. Can you tell?
While the soup is simmering, I'm hoping to make a few Christmas blocks ala Miz Juney... My last stop at Home Depot on a Monday night yielded 25 blocks from a $1 remnant. No joke.
I know I still have New York details to spill. One of my favorite things from the shopping on Saturday was these dolls that Molly Nay purchased (one) at Bergdorf Goodman. OH The Inspiration! I have found a couple of heads/feet in Glenflora and now I'm searching for the perfect vessels for the body or maybe a rhinestone lipstick case... Such fun.