Friday, March 25, 2011

Onion marmalade

I spent the afternoon making another batch onion marmalade.... it's made from onions, sugar, red wine,olive oil, balsamic vinegar and bacon fat . Tho' you can substitute peanut oil for the bacon fat! It's great on toast... great with cream cheese on a bagel and great as a meat condiment!

If you'd like to try making a batch... here is the link

My batch is in the fridge... I'm hoping some of the fat comes to the top for skimming. Then I can put it in jars... and then in the fridge! Great eating ahead!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

what's been happening....

It's been a busy busy week... spring cleaning, painting, knitting , special orders and Herbie!!
Herbie "hatched" yesterday...he was made from a dense mohair with German glass eyes, a polymer resin beak , stuffed with polyester fiberfill and steel shot. Herbie's head is jointed but his wings don't move. I made his legs and feet by covering wire with polymer resin. Herbie's egg was wet felted over a large Easter egg and is edged with perle cotton in a blanket stitch.

Herbie is moving to Hawaii ( lucky bird) ... and for those that asked, the egg came first!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

even Steven....

Grandparents are supposed to do things evenly.... so after hunting all over I am at work on a sweater for my 4 year old grand son. His sister told me "not a cardigan" ... so this is a raglan sleeve, knit from the neck down pullover in camo colors ( just right for little boys!). It has a rolled neck so no tight rib knitting to hinder getting dressed "by himself".
I'll post some pictures as the "project" looks like a sweater!

So bears, bunnies, mice and elephants ... and eggs... are on the back burner for awhile!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fleur and Ralphie are in an etsy treasury!!

Fleur( bottom) is in an etsy treasury... isn't that neat?!

Now Ralphie (top) is in one too ! Lili, my grand daughter, made his carrots from Sculpey!