August 27, 2010
With out further ado....
August 24, 2010
I've also been knitting like crazy. I'm working on a gift for a friend, another wedding garter (this one for my future sister-in-law), and some items for the store. I'm stuck on how to end the work on the store items. I was trying to be fancy and I think I've found that that's silly. Actually I think I have a good idea in my head right now how to finish them simply. Where is my knitting when I need it?! Yes....I have an addiction. And yes, I did just really think of the idea as I was typing.
Other than the gifts and store items I took on two commissions against my better judgement. Money is tight, and they are adorable and easy projects. things I know I can get done in a timely manner. Some people have confronted me about commissions and I knew I just couldn't do it. These are well spaced out so I shouldn't be cramming to get it done as long as I manage my time right. The little time that I have left, that is.
I should really do some photo posts. You will see them soon. I have farm photos, outdoor Dusk photos, and derby photos. Expect of few blogs of what's been going on this summer. Till then, toodles!
August 13, 2010
I've been waiting for the Artfire collections feature to come out so I could start doing this on my blog. Friday Favorites will probably appear every 2 weeks at most.
So the first collection I put together is I <3 Owls. Who doesn't love owls? Those big curious eyes looking out at night for their meal. I love being out in the woods at night and hearing their call, or seeing them pass over the sky. I hope to live in the country one day so I can run into them more often. My mom collected a lot of owl items throughout the years and I always loved them. She even painted a ceramic one. Hopefully she'll pass them on to me. I already kinda of permanently borrowed owl earrings from her. ;)
Also, because I couldn't resist, I purchased a pendant from an artisan seen below. My first Artfire purchase! Maybe you'll see it in photos in the future. Enjoy the collection! Be sure to check out their studios. You never know what you will find and love.
August 10, 2010
Anyway, pictured below and on her blog is the cute necklace I received. Thanks again Bella!!
August 8, 2010
It's really just a matter of washing and slicing the cucumbers, mixing the ingredients, and packing them in. I went to the local farm for my pickling cucumbers. I was happy to find them there. Now I know where to get some good local ones to continue my new obsession. This batch came out great!
Aka: Greggs pickles
Washed pickling size cucumbers, cut into spears or 1/4-inch slices
1 ½ tablespoons pickling salt
1 ½ teaspoons pickling spices (I found mine at the supermarket.)
¼ teaspoon hot pepper seed or flaked red pepper
8 small gloves garlic
1 half-gallon glass jar with cover (I split mine amongst 4 pint jars)
Fill jars with washed cucumbers. Pack them in tightly. Mix salt, garlic, pickling spices and pepper in a bowl with about 2 cups of hot water; stir until the salt is dissolved. Add some cold water until the liquid feels comfortable to the touch, not hot. Add to the cucumbers. Add more water (warm) if necessary to fill the jar. Let stand on counter, loosely covered, for about 1 hour. After 1 hour cover tightly and refrigerate for 7 days. Taste on the 7th day.