Archive for October, 2008

Oct 17 2008

And the winner is . . . Coupcake d’etat!

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They had a baking contest at work today. Of course when we heard about it, my girls and I, we had to enter it. And of course we had to enter the cupcake category (there were 4 other categories as well). With some help from hubby (he gave me the basic idea and I made […]

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Oct 07 2008

Letterpress Printing at Home

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So in this post I showed that I made a letterpress. It took me a weekend to make the letterpress but Sunday night I was able to do my inaugural print run with it. Here are the basic steps for doing a run: Ink the plate. Attach the paper. Slide in the plate. Pump the […]

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Oct 06 2008

Homemade Letterpress

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Yes, I finally did it. I’ve been going on and on about making a letterpress and I finally did it. While looking for invitations for my wedding, I totally fell in love with letterpress. It’s such a great combination of pretty yet tactile. I took a class on it and you can see the results […]

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Oct 06 2008

Dance skirt

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I see these dance skirts all around and I’ve always thought to myself, “I could make that.” So I had some extra lycra lying around. (Okay, actually I cut up a dress I made that went horribly wrong. Sorry there are no pictures of it, but it’s probably for the best.) It was all very […]

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Oct 01 2008

Bread Machine Pizza

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So I really put my bread machine through a workout this weekend and we also made pizza. We used Mitch’s Basic Pizza Dough recipe and made it in the bread machine. This is the one I typically use. Here it is: 3 1/2 cups flour (I use all-purpose unbleached) 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons […]

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Oct 01 2008

Challah French Toast

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As anyone who has ever had french toast knows, there is no french toast like that made from challah. I was testing out a challah recipe for the holidays this past Monday. It came out quite well. The recipe I used came from allrecipes.com and can be found here. I like this recipe for multiple […]

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