Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Cure to the Chills

i have been feeling under the weather, and will admit, full of self pity.
So today, i began to clean my house and ended up inadvertently boiling potatoes for homemade gnocchi.
my mom made gnocchi when i was younger and it is my favorite italian dish.
it is a fluffy, soft, dissolve in your mouth potato based pasta.
i have been guiltily, greedily consuming videos and recipes for gnocchi for over a week and finally caved even though my kitchen is still a disaster.
thanks to my new favorite blog: delicious days
(did not photograph my gnocchi, was too busy eating them. so i borrowed her photo, hope she doesnt mind.)
and the trusty food network website: Gnocchi Recipe

i now have about a pound of gnocchi warm in a big bowl to eat and share and refrigerate for later.
and another 3 pounds of dough in my fridge for when i get sick of eating out.
(worse newly weds ever.)

my favorite part was mashing the warm potatoes through a strainer to fluff them and having a giant pile of little potato shavings grow bigger and bigger.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

When winter blows in



I have been busy with my day job and the flu lately.
But thought I would pop back in on a day off to leave some winter fun.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Done and Done.


Honeymoon in Oregon this time of year is perfect. It was lovely.
So lovely, the whole state decided we were not allowed to leave. We ran out of gas driving home at 5 am 10 miles out of town. Then crossing Idaho, we blew our rear right tire clean out the sidewall.
Two days later we are home and happy and well again.

The cake is gone, the wedding is cleaned up.
Things are being returned.

I finally got my studio unpacked yesterday.
It is lovely.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Beautiful Day


todays the day.
i could barely sleep.
with any luck it will not rain.

happy day to me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Things that you forget to blog because you're busy living them.




Weddings are such a pain to put together.
On the 1st of August, I ran out of excuses and reasons to postpone getting married to the Love of my Life.

So, we decided together that we should get married before he enlists in the USMC, and after his semester is done. This date happened to be the 27th of this month. So here we are 13 days later and we, by some miracle, have a house (AHH!), a dress, a tux, a cake, a veil, a shiny diamond ring, a couch, a table and 3 chairs, 4 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen, a resident clergy, a beautiful garden to have it in, tables and chairs for the ceremony and 100 invitations to mail today. But first I have to address them all, with a recently dislocated wrist.

You think I'm crazy. I know you do.

I know, because I think I'm crazy.
But there are 14 days left and I am having SO much fun.
And we are irridesently happy.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What I Have Been Working On



i have been a busy little bee.
i have these four lovely ladies in wardrobe and florence is all ready to travel.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My two favorite influences:



Marie Antoinette

and sailors

if only there was a way to combine them.
i will settle for two separate paper dolls.

available in my etsy store.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The foggy day kitten


the foggy day cat is a hand pulled print that i tinted with watercolor.

edition of 24 sold on my etsy store.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Wallpaper


needed something besides the cupcakes today.

Introducing...




The new additions to my paperdoll family:

Alice and the Red Queen
i loved the movie and instantly wanted more clothes for the red queen and alice, it was so much fun looking through the costumes for the movie to find inspiration.

purchase your own copy here

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Luck o' the Irish

new st. patrick's day wallpaper.
click on the image and save as.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Solution to Flickr's Issues

i am posting the large wallpaper images here because people are having problems downloading them. just click on them and save as.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Artful Thursday!





pssst.....click on the image for download.
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