Friday, December 31, 2010
It's New Year's Eve, time to make a fresh start! Have you made any resolutions?
I made one a few weeks ago to feature a virtually unknown Etsy shop each Friday. Today's "new" shop is UmiDesign, a place you'll find lovely handmade jewelry.
One of my favorite pieces is this lovely Sky-blue Amazonite ring shown above - gorgeous!
I hope you can take a minute to check out this shop.
Happy New Year!
Friday, December 24, 2010
This one of several wonderful photos in MatildaRosePhotos' shop. I hope you can take a minute to check it out.
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
A picture is worth 1000 words - great looking new product, a 7.5 inch glass Christmas tree. I fell in love as soon as I saw this!
There are other versions in the Christmas Tree Depot shop, so please go check them out if you have a couple of minutes.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Can't You just smell the forest?
Pretty Little Things - fine ...
Moss Agate Sterling Silver B...
Spritely Note Card
Modern Leaf Lamp
forest floor - woven hair cr...
Garden Goddess Shoe
Lush Fine Art Print
Forest Floor Earrings - vint...
Moss Covered Wooden Letter- ...
Above The Forest Floor
MOSS DROP Hanging Terrarium ...
Forest Floor.. Chunky Green ...
Upcycled Vintage Bobby Pin T...
Gather, Circle Moss Ring
ON SALE Nested Pearls- mossy...
Leaf Green/Brown/ Dark green...
Thank you Taken by Storm!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Lovely pink-toned images from the Female Photographers of Etsy Team.
EDIT: Dec 5 2010 - replaced sold items with some other lovelies, enjoy!
tulips.......set of fou...
that was just a dream -...
Any Print 10x10 or 11x1...
what's in a name - ...
In May- Original Signed...
Vintage Peony photograp...
Good Night No. 1 - 7x10...
BOGO the days of cherr...
30% Off Holiday SALE Ca...
25% Off Holiday SALE Un...
Sweet Dahlia - 5x7 Fine...
parasol - 8x8 fine art ...
where are you going (5x...
Zig Zag - 8x8 Fine Art ...
Pink Hearts - 8 x 10 - ...
The Heart is not Judged...
Friday, December 3, 2010
I found this shop, hobbyco, using the Pounce feature of Etsy. These wooden rolling pins are just gorgeous looking.
Maybe it's just what you need for a holiday gift for the cook in your life!
P.S. I'm going to try to make this a regular feature on Friday's, at least as often as possible, to feature a relatively unknown shop. Hope this helps you find something new!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I'm thankful for family, friends, good health, a roof over my head, and joy in my life.
This felt turkey soft sculpture is thankful he will not be Thanksgiving dinner.
What are you thankful for today?
Happy Thanksgiving to those in the USA.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I love making these Amazing Circles. This one was made from a landscape photo taken in Gloucester, MA.
If you'd like to see more of the circles I've made, you'll find my Flickr set here.
If you'd like to try making them yourself, check out this tutorial.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
One of the last roses of the season.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_rugosa for details on this flower in the rose family.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Last Suday was the Greater Boston Memory Walk. Part of the longer, 6-mile route looped around the lagoons between Storrow Drive and the Charles River. This image is of one of the lagoons, very peaceful and calm on this lovely day!
Thanks to all who donated to support my walk efforts. Thus far I have raised $895 and hope to have a few more donations arrive soon as it's not too late - walk donations will be taken through the end of October.
I hope this image helps you find some peace today.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I will be walking in the 2010 Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk. They used to give us these "ask me about" badges. The one in the center was our team several years ago.
If you'd be willing to make a donation you can find my site here; those who need the services and I would be most grateful.
Peace to all, Judi
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Nothing like homemade peach jam. This jar I made myself. I would have made more but only had enough sugar for a small batch.
My mother was given this recipe in the mid '40s while in Texas where my father was stationed during WWII.
6 C crushed peaches
4 T lemon juice
4 C sugar
Wash, peel, & remove pits from peaches.
Crush peaches and & add sugar and lemon.
Boil & cook on high, stir frequently to prevent burning, until syrup is think (about 20 minutes.)
Pour into clean, dry jelly glasses & seal at once with paraffin.
Makes about 6 8 oz. glasses.
Here's a hint that I learned in the '70s - put on a layer of paraffin, then place a piece of string that is several inches longer than the diameter of the glass with two ends hanging over, then add another layer of wax. When ready to remove, entire piece will lift off easily by pulling up on each end of the string.
Caveat - proceed at your own risk and do some reading on putting food up before you do this if you haven't done it before. A great, old book is "Putting Food By" by Ruth Hertzberg, Beatrice Vaughan, and Janet Greene.
If you make a small batch, as I did, you can just jar it and put in the refrigerator for use in the immediate future.
Peace and happy cooking to all,
Friday, August 13, 2010
A boring title today. Made these brownies a couple of days ago and saved them for last Wednesday night's knitting group meeting. You can find the recipe here: whatwouldgingerdo.blogspot.com/2010/01/peanut-butter-choc...
My batch of brownies came out a little heavy, slightly dry, so I will have to play with this recipe a little when making it again. Maybe I'll add grain sweetened, non-dairy chocolate chips next time?
I must say, the dryness is not an issue when topped with soy "ice cream".
If you make them, please give a big thanks to Ginger on her blog.
Peace to all, Judi
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Another find at my parents' house, which we are still clearing out, was several large bags on pinecones, nuts, and other weedy things my mother used in making nature inspired wreaths. I brought them home and have put most of them in my compost pile, but these cones and a few others I put aside for photography - later to end up as compost.
I think this will make a nice holiday card, possibly with a greeting added at the bottom; or maybe some holly or other colorful decoration. What do you think?