Beach bag

More old posts, but new pictures. I bought this fabric ages ago from the bargain bin (both the outside and liner) and had been meaning to make a beach bag for ages. I finally got around to doing so. I’m quite happy with the way it came out. The outside fabric is some thick duck…

Recession Ravioli

Catching up on some old posts . . . After I got my new replacement KitchenAid (yeah, some gears broke, but it was still under warranty so they just sent me a new one–KitchenAid is awesome like that), I decided to make some ravioli for dinner. The actual making of it doesn’t take that long,…

Cranberry Almond Nougat

While I was home over Thanksgiving, my dad and I made cranberry almond nougat. We used the Martha Stewart recipe from the most recent Holiday issue. That one calls for lemon which we left out and we also replaced half the almonds with cranberries. We made it my last day and it takes at least…

Chocolate Meringue Cupcackes

Yes, I know. More cupcakes. I have numerous other things to post, but haven’t had time to take pictures. I will. Promise. Meanwhile, here is a picture of some Chocolate Meringe Cupcakes I made. I was trying to recreate the Old-Fashioned cupcake I had from Miette and I think I did a reasonable job. I…

Letterpress Printing at Home

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…

Homemade Letterpress

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…

Dance skirt

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…

Bread Machine Pizza

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…