Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Please Join me over on Wordpress

same blog, different place :)  I like the options over there... really awesome.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

making dr. seuss bookmarks

This was a custom order for 25 Dr. Seuss bookmarks.

I've just finished selecting, cutting and gluing the selections onto boxboard.

they're drying in this picture :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

making mini cards like a fiend!

I'm getting ready for a show in April.  I better make more!  more!  more!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Run out of Shampoo?

No worries.  Here's a very simple, cheap alternative to shampoo made from something everyone probably has in their home and works like a charm.

1 Tbsp Baking Soda
1 cup warm water

dissolve baking soda in water

Pour on the roots of your hair and scrub with your finger tips for a few seconds.

Do not use more baking soda, if you have a lot of hair, like me, you can just up the water, not the baking soda.

rinse well.

use a tiny bit of conditioner.

My hair looks awesome today!  No shampoo!  Squeaky clean.  amazing.

I should also shout out the awesome conditioner purchased here: Maplecreeksoap

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Spicy Italian Beef sausage and Zuppa Toscana

This is for RootandTwig, Cause for some reason I can never remember her email address and it's not in my address book... Some day I'll make these and take pictures of them.


1 lb ground beef
1/2 T salt
1/2 t sage
1/3 t summer savoury
1/8 t nutmeg
2/3 t marjoram
2 t fennel
2 t hot chili flakes

mix thoroughly and refrigerate all day or overnight.

Zuppa Toscana:

* 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage – crumbled
* 1/2 lb. smoked bacon – chopped
* 1 qt. water
* (2) 14.5 oz. cans (about 3 2/3 cups) chicken broth
* 2 lg. russet potatoes – scrubbed clean, cubed
* 2 garlic cloves – peeled, crushed
* 1 med. onion – peeled, chopped
* 2 cups chopped kale OR Swiss chard
* 1 cup heavy whipping cream
* salt and pepper – to taste


1. Brown sausage in a pan over medium to medium-high heat, breaking up into small pieces as it cooks.
2. Drain sausage and set to the side.
3. Brown bacan in a pan over medium-high heat. Be careful not to cook crispy.
4. Drain bacon and set to the side.
5. Place broth, water, garlic, potatoes, and onion in a pot.
6. Simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender.
7. Add sausage and bacon to the soup.
8. Simmer for 10 minutes.
9. Add kale and cream to pot.
10. Season with salt and pepper.
11. Heat thoroughly.