Archive for 2008 January
Aidan came home from school and informed me that there is, indeed, chick-clobbering in the game, although he’s pretty sure you’re not actually killing them. It’s more of a scooping them out of the way none-too-gently with a spoon kind of thing. I don’t know whether to be relieved that my four-year-old is not a [...]continue reading "On chick bashing and pretty pictures"
I think perhaps Eamonn has played entirely too many rounds of his older brother’s Ultra Man: Monster Crisis game… This afternoon, while playing a perfectly gentle computer game which is based on the movie Ratatouille and revolves around the collection of apple cores, Eamonn turns to me and says, “I can’t get that apple. I [...]continue reading "Simpler times"
I don’t have a whole lot to talk about today, so how about I share another recipe? This one is actually a few recipes in one. I call it Salsa Chicken Soup, and it has its basis in leftovers. Gotta love that. In order to make the soup, you have to first make Slow [...]continue reading "Salsa Chicken Soup"
Carrie of Sommer Designs started a Dinner Challenge group on Flickr. The idea is to get out of the supper rut and give each other ideas for new meals to prepare. That’s a goal I can get behind. I recently started planing our meals a week at a time again, and giving each night [...]continue reading "Turkey Curry Meatball Soup"
I knew I wouldn’t resist the pile for long. I managed to clean the kitchen first, but then I just needed to play. Meet “Button-Embellished Patchwork Scarf in Joel Dewberry Aviary Prints,” who has taken up residence at Etsy and is waiting to go to a loving home. I really like this scarf, but I’m [...]continue reading "I dug into the pile"
This morning I resisted the urge to pull the covers over my head and linger in bed another 15 minutes. I have an urge to accomplish things, starting with a leisurely cup of coffee, an english muffin with cream cheese, and a moment or two to poke my head in here. I have to admit [...]continue reading "Promising new day"
I am so glad I asked you guys for your opinions! I really was just looking for you all to pick numbers, but what you gave me was much more. As a result, I didn’t just pick one of the choices, but rather I picked one and then made some changes to it based on [...]continue reading "New banner"
I’ve been working on sprucing up my Etsy shop a wee bit. Over the last few weeks, I’ve made changes to my shop description, my profile, and my avatar. Today, I’m working on the banner. A version of my regular Polka Dot Creations website banner is what I am using at the moment: But since [...]continue reading "Etsy Schmetsy"
This was my last batch of buttons from the Clayathon. I didn’t even get to drill the holes properly before I left for home. This time instead of matching to a particular colorway of a fabric collection, I used a particular pattern (French Wallpaper) in several different compatible colors. These are from Belle by Amy [...]continue reading "So sleeeeeeepy"
So, I started my day with two tiny little buttons. Tina had made me these great mittens, and kindly left off the buttons so that I could embellish them myself, and now I have – after nearly a month of wearing them button-less. I love the way they look, although if I ever need to [...]continue reading "Still claying at the ‘thon"