Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Earlier in the day, Tara (MyLittleGnomies), Amby, Renee (GreenerMe and GreenerMeCasuals), Holly's mom, and myself were on Fox 23 Daybreak show promoting a fundraiser Tara is putting on for the Alzheimer's Association. Tara and Amby talked about the event, and the rest of us modeled some of the clothes that will strut down the runway at teh fundraiser. The event, A Walk Down the Runway, will be held this Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church and will feature a fashion show of local designs, a tasty lunch, and information on Alzheimer's disease. If I find a video of the promo segment, I'll make sure to post it.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
In her store, you'll find tons of lovely beaded jewelry in a variety of styles. Check out the beautiful wire-wrapping on this piece and the fascinating design of this necklace.
AKeepersJackpot has also been a wonderful team member. In January, she started regularly featuring an EtsyBlogger even before it became a team event. How sweet!
Thank you for all you do for the team!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I'm slowly moving everything over from lilbrigid.etsy.com to greyeyedesigns.etsy.com. I thought uniformity would be easier to remember. I currently have two items shuffled over, and plenty more -- including some new pieces -- are coming soon. In the meantime, you can still check out both shops for great jewelry at affordable prices.
Friday, July 11, 2008
It was made in my metalsmithing class, of course. I had a doctor appointment this morning (the most special time of year! :P) and was wearing the bracelet when I came in. My boss asked if I was OK, and I told him yes, it was just a regular, annual visit. He asked, "Did you get blood taken?" I said no, not
understanding why he asked. He
said, "Well, that thing on your arm." I then explained to him and our executive assistant that, no, I'm not wearing a Band Aid on my arm. It's a copper bracelet I made. They told me how lovely they thought it was at that point. Yep, it's a beautiful, stunning adhesive bandage. :P
Anyway, the piece is made from a rectangle of copper that I cut, rounded the edges, annealed, applied a design (using metal screen) with a press thing, and then formed. I intend to tumble it and add a patina. It'll be a few weeks before I can show off the finished product -- our class is on a two-week hiatus. So sad. I may have to order supplies just so I can do some more work. We'll see.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
You know you want it! It's one of a pair of earrings made from vintage circles with filigree and two pieces of vintage jade. They're lovely, dramatic and wonderfully long without being heavy. Plus, they're totally one-of-a-kind and light.
My boothmates will include Tara from My Little Gnomies and Modern Dharma, Christine from Such Pretty Things and Weather and Noise, Holly from HandmadeByHolly / Hollyrocks, Renee of Greener Me, Amby of The Knit Owl, and Stela of StelaBird. Come see all that wonderful things we have for sale!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup canola oil (I use Smart Balance)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin, or cooked pureed pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (mine were vegan)
1/4 cup cinnamon chips
Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line two baking sheets, set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine sugars, oil, pumpkin and vanilla. Add dry ingredients in batches, folding to combine. Add the chocolate and cinnamon chips, folding to combine.
Drop batter by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets about one inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes, longer if you want a firmer cookie. Let cool on a wire rack or plate in a single layer.
Makes 32 cookies.
If you wanted to veganize the recipe, just omit the cinnamon chips, up the vegan chocolate chips to 3/4 cup, and up the ground cinnamon to 1 tsp. The vegan version has 150 calories per cookie, 6 grams of fat, and 24% of your Vitamin A needs. And they taste awesome.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Once the weather starts warming and the humidity sets in, I get bitten by the productivity bug. I want to take classes, eat healthier, see my brother and sister more often, go to the movies, clean the apartment (well, that one is rarer), go for walks, read books, etc. It's like the summer holds more possibilities than the rest of the year -- maybe it's the longer days? I'm working hard to fit everything I want to do in. I'm not sure it's even possible, but I will surely try.
Here are 10 goals for the rest of the summer. Some are a bit far-fetched, but at least that gives me something to strive for.
1. Swim once a week.
2. Ride a bike at least once.
3. Set up metalsmithing equipment at home.
4. Take a pottery class.
5. Complete three books.
6. Lose five pounds.
7. Go to the zoo.
8. Bake a vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar cake that doesn't taste like crap. (My little sister is on a celiac, egg-free, and low-sugar diet, and her birthday treats are always disgusting.)
9. Make tons of cool new jewelry.
10. Plan a fun birthday party for myself.
What about you? What are your summer plans?
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