Friday, February 29, 2008

8 Rules of

Fight Club (movie trailer)

I loved this movie. Not because of Edward Norton or Brad Pitt and not because they make soap, but because it's a good movie. I loved the house on Paper Street and the Robert Paulson character. The book was very enjoyable, too.

edited because I can't seem to make a post without editing

more fun music

I just heard this song for the first time last year. It's A happy song that makes me smile. ---> :)

EasyBeats - Friday On My Mind

EasyBeats - Friday On My Mind

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tommy James - Draggin' The Line

This song has been stuck in my head, so I thought I'd just go with it. :)

And so has Bob Dylan's Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts

edited because i forgot to resize

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Japanese stab binding with handmade paper

My first attempt at bookbinding.
Yes, it's very primitive.
I really enjoyed making it.
The book is tiny - only about 3 inches square.
I made the paper ages ago.
It's nothing special and it's definitely not acid free.
As it was my first experience I just used anything I had on hand.
The cover is that paper, but stained with tea.

edited to add: The thread is embroidery floss run through wax. I wish I had used a lighter or darker color.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the wonderful world of

Pressure Canning
My first attempt at canning wedding soup.
The canning experts warn against adding pasta.
So I'll add my orzos when I'm ready to serve.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ginger Lemongrass Salt Spa Bar

Salt bars (also called "spa" bars) are soap to which salt is added. Salt bars have a thin lotion type of lather rather than large fluffy bubbles. The scent is a blend of essential oils. It starts out with Ginger but is sweetened with Orange and brightened with Lemongrass. Can be used in place of your regular soap. There will be a little more lather when used with a washcloth or bath pouf.

Ingredients: Salt, Coconut Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Olive Oil, Essential Oils of Ginger, Sweet Orange & Lemongrass, Ginger

Can be purchased @

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Cupcakes, aren't they fun?

I have cupcakes

I don't know why, but I have baked five dozen cupcakes and am going to ice and decorate them today.
They are NOT going to be minimalist.
I don't eat cake very often, but I love to look at it. :)
I'll post pictures (good or bad) when I've finished them.