Tuesday, November 30, 2010

bookbinding - 2 section sewing (a)

paste paper, lattice stitch, two section

For this one I used 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings Non-Adhesive Binding Volume II by Keith A. Smith.

The stitch is called Lattice. This little book is made with paper scraps, a paste paper experiment and sewn with thread.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

chocolate espresso shortbread.

chocolate espresso shortbread

I used this standard shortbread recipe.

After the shortbread was mixed, I stirred in 3oz of chopped chocolate (63% cacao) and about 1 1/2 tsp of espresso powder.

You can't imagine how wonderful these smell while baking. It's a like a coffee house and bakery all rolled into one. They taste good, too. :) The espresso takes the edge off of the sweetness.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pomegranates!

pomegranate; dried
It's pomegranate season in the Northern Hemisphere (September - February). I think pomegranates are just gorgeous in any form. They are one of my favorite fruits and I love to decorate with them. I'm going to use them to make a simple centerpiece of some sort.

I purchased these from Curious Country Creations. They shipped quickly and are even nicer than I expected.