Sunday, May 23, 2010

Homemade Tortillas...YUM!!!!!!

I have found myself becoming, over the last year or so, very interested in cooking. Baking in particular. I'm in love with pretty much anything whose main ingredient is flour. I still certainly consider myself a beginner. However, after making and eating these beauties, I was pretty sure that I was a GENIUS!! They are incredible!!! (Even with the slightly burnt spots....wait, no, they're not burnt, they just have what you call "character.")

But really, I should thank the Homesick Texan and her fabulous post, which included a recipe from The Border Cookbook by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison.

I strongly recommend that you make these soon!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Glue Guns and Cardboard

I am currently in a frenzy getting costumes ready for an Art Pride Parade. It's next Saturday. I still have a LOT to do....ahhhh!! I'm not panicking, though, because I'm finally finding some direction and feel like I'll get it all done. I wanted to share todays project, which is going to actually sit on my head:

A cardboard sewing machine.


I'd like to say it looks better in person, but honestly, it looks better in the picture. But, like mom says, "Who's gonna see it on a dancing girl?"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I am sorry to neglect my poor little blog, but between working on "work" and other projects, and my more frequent fits of doing absolutely nothing, I have not had the time. ;) But tonight, I simply MUST take the time to gush about an Etsy seller that I've recently purchased from, La PerLaA! She is an Italian artist who creates lovely beaded jewelry. My favorite items of hers are the bits of sea glass that have been transformed into pendants by creating a tapestry of tiny beads around the edges.

I could go on and on and ON about this fabulous lady, because she is just that great, but I'll keep it short and to the point.

Here's why you should definitely consider checking out her shop and then--yes!--making a purchase!

  1. The most obvious reason to shop La PerLaA would be the beauty and quality of her items. This lovely specimen {above} is what I purchased, for my mother's birthday next month. (Don't tell!!!) And this is even more beautiful in person.
  2. The price is unbeatable. This was $24. Yes, $24 United States Dollars. And that includes shipping. From Italy!
  3. Now allow me to follow the previous statement with this: shipping is FAST! It took exactly 7 days to arrive in my mailbox after clicking the "Pay Now" button.
  4. The artist is very sweet and so great to work with.
Go. Now. Buy!!

(and check out her blog, too.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bits and Pieces...

I am sooooo unmotivated to blog right now. I've been busy with so many other things that some priorities got pushed aside completely and this happened to be one of them. But it's been so long!! I thought I would just stop by and share a few things that may be of interest.

Way, way, back on April 17th, I set up shop at the Wichita Handmade craft sale. It was a gorgeous day! Here's the humble little booth (and no, that is not me being modest):

And then...I've been playing around a little bit on chictopia. At first it seemed positively fascinating, and I'd still like to explore it more, but it's another one of those things I will probably end up slacking on.

I'd like to say I've been working in the garden, but mom has been doing most of that work while I'm off galavanting. I am super excited though about having our own homegrown vegetables! And, I am trying to cook more. This is one of my favorites, homemade pasta with tomato and zucchini, and cheese breadsticks from scratch. Simple but YUMMY!

At the sewing end of things...I have fallen in love with the simple but effective method of piecing long strips together to create some really circus-esque stripes.