Seems like it was just Christmas and now February is almost over. So far the winter has been manageable. The snow has melted off quickly after each storm. It's been much easier to get errands and things done this year than last. My computer had a weird virus issue so my computer guy fixed it and upgraded me to Windows 10. So far, not a fan. And my mouse goes crazy and zooms around on it's own despite my changing the settings. Does it anyway.
So keeping on with my craft projects both new and WIPs, here is a window crystal I made for my dear friend Yvonne.
I stashed these 3 tiny ribbon amulet bags in a little ziplock. They needed to be stitched on the sides. The red velvet one was already stitched but I added the gold beads around the edges, key and the hanging thing. Added beads to the blue and peach ribbons and their hanging loops.
Another project I saw on Pinterest. I found the little Adirondack chair, flip flops and wine/cheese tray online. Then it was just a matter of getting a large/wide enough vase and some sand.
Glued the wine/cheese tray to a flat rock. Obviously the beach glass and shells aren't to scale!
Michael's was having a huge sale on my fave beads. But the strands are so beautiful as-is that I didn't have the heart to break them up to make something with them. On the other hand, I also wanted to showcase them somehow. I ended up gluing the top loop to this aluminum bar, and adding a hanging chain which also had to be glued in place on the bar.
While in Michael's, I also spotted a pocket watch case, which I've been trying to find to do that beach glass with tiny sand dollar project. I also felt like doing a super fast beaded cross stitch magnet, which just took a couple of days to complete.
I treated myself to a Mardi Gras King Cake this year. I haven't gotten one since 2010 so I went for it. I get them from Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans. I always get either the Queen or King package. This year I got the Queen and it comes with beads, doubloons, a porcelain figure, package of coffee, and souvenir Mardi Gras magazine.
The cake is so incredible. I really just like the icing but the whole thing is really good. I gave huge hunks to both Marsha and Val.
I've been cooking and baking a lot lately too. This is a spinach feta quiche. Yum.
Thumbprint jam cookies, which are tasty but really dry. I could not figure out what I did wrong. The next day it finally occurred to me that I misread "One and a Half Cups Butter" as "One and a Half Sticks Butter", which means I only used 3/4 cup butter.
Hope to have some other stuff to post one of these days.....not much going on this time of year. Still too icky to do any day trips!