Friday, January 30, 2015

Crafting Aids and Macarons

Wow! January is almost over!
Slowly I've been chipping away at the list of projects I want to do this year. Participating in this craftalong has certainly helped keep me motivated. 

Another aid is being able to work and watch TV at the same time. I heard of people doing this a while back and thought man, they must be nuts. How does that work? But then I tried it. Double the entertainment! I'd try it with audio books, but, while I love books, I hate being read to. I prefer to be in control or something. I'm not sure. 


I made up this Magic 8 macaron...
...and already sold one! That makes me feel so nice.

Remember my first one? Want to see it made up? Here you go:

And a side pic at the bottom there:

I have more projects- macarons, exploding etuis -either done or nearly done. Pictures are another story. I'm looking forward to sharing them!

Monday, January 12, 2015


I had a wonderful breakfast Sunday morning:

Okay, so, yes, I need to work on my food photography skills (make that all photography skills), but these, apparently, Japanese-style hot cakes were delicious!

I didn't beat the eggs as much as the recipe advised, which may account for them being a bit on the tough side, but that did not stop the stack of tall pancakes from being reduced to 0. They were even good reheated!