Back in the swing of things

Gone for a while getting married but now that that’s done I’ll (hopefully) be doing more. So stay posted–more should be coming soon. (This post is also a test to see how posting from my phone works. As a teaser–and another test–here’s a pic of the burger my man made for me. It was good.)

Letterpress Class

After staring at letterpress while looking for wedding invitations, I thought, “hey, I can do this” so I decided to take a class. During the class we made a chapbook (which is really pretty useless, but is a good sample for making letterpress. It was a cool class–all chicks including the teacher. It ended up…

New needle plate

So I finally got my new needle plate which means I can keep working on my Sophia bag. My new needle plate has inches, not millimeters which is so much more useful since almost all the patterns I have here are in inches. The machine (Husqvarna Viking Platinum 950e) was made in Europe though so…

Sophia Bag

A while back I got a pattern for the Sophia Carry All by Amy Butler from Sew, Mama, Sew (a really super cool fabric store online). Well, I’ve finally gotten around to at least cutting out the fabric. I’m going to try to take pictures as I go through it, but I’m only so good…

Awesome fabric

Today was awesome. I came home to find a shipment from Sew, Mama, Sew of some fabric and a pattern I ordered. I got a couple prints from the Ginger Blossom collection by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller. So pretty. The only problem being that they are sold out now of the ones I like.…

Cow Tale Cupcakes

So, I really wanted to enter Cupcake Hero and this month’s ingredient is marshmallow. I love marshmallow which should be obvious. I sat and thought long and hard about something fun to make and came up with a few ideas but a lot of them just didn’t sit with me (or I had done them…

Cooks Illustrated Chocolate Cupcakes

Well, with all that wonderful ravioli, we had to have some dessert. And since we had all sorts of cool pastry tips and glitters from shopping at the Home Cake Decorating Supply Co, we had to make cupcakes. 🙂 I decided to make the Cooks Illustrated chocolate cake recipe from Bakers Illustrated with their buttercream…

KitchenAid Ravioli Maker

While I was in Seattle the other weekend visiting B&D, I managed to convince them that they needed the KitchenAid Ravioli Maker. They had some pasta attachment that goes with the meat grinder, but it’s not the same. I show them the videos of Peter Pasta and they were (okay, B was) sold in much…