Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Microsoft Paint

Here are some drawings I made using the paint program. It's kind of a crappy program if you're using a mouse instead of a stylus, but the results are kind of cool since you are limited to just a few different textures and colors.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Orange and Green Birthday Cake

My friend Liz asked me to make her a birthday cake similar to the one I made her friend a few months ago. Here's a picture of the final product. I was pretty happy with it but wish I had the time to add some darker orange flowers in additional to the lighter ones. I always underestimate how long it takes to make a cake from scratch :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Updates and Gratuitous Cat Photo

I've updated my links to the right. I added some cool blogs and other things so check them out!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Pillowcase Tote Bag

I've finally finished the tote I have been making out of some old pillowcases. Well, actually, it's reversible and I've only finished one side (the other still needs a pocket). What do you think? I have a ridiculous number of reusable grocery bags now. What I need to make is a way to remember to bring them to the store and the market. I've been at the market with the bag in my hand and still forgotten to use it.

Anyway, this bag is easy to make because there isn't much sewing involved. You can use the existing seams on the pillowcases. Because I wanted to make it reversible (and sturdy), I used two pillowcases I got at the thrift store. The little green patch on the front is a pocket that is just big enough for a cell phone and my keys.
Below are instructions from Martha Stewart Living that make a different pillowcase bag. From what I've seen on various blogs, this bag looks better if made of a patterned fabric. To me, the diagonal seem detracts from the whole bag and isn't as noticeable when using a patterned pillowcase. Plus, there are so many pillowcases with awesome vintage patterns on them!

Cherry Clafouti

It's been a million years since my last post. I had a terrible cold for a couple weeks and that side-tracked me completely.

Anyway, here is a picture of the cherry clafouti that I made last week. I had never made one before and thought it was going to be more cakey. It is actually more of a french toast/custard type dessert. It was delicious, but I wish I had toasted the nuts more.