Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Love Weekend!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend planned! Hopefully this is a 3 day weekend for you too. I have a list of things to do these next few days including finishing an order, or 3, putting together some teapots, coming up with some jewelry designs for an upcoming show , dinner with Michael, getting my wedding band fixed, going to see Coraline (yay!), dinner with friends, making a casserole for the meeting I have on Monday morning (craft stuff) and photographing my friend Monica's cards. Do you think I can get all that done? I'm sure I left out some things too:) I will give you an update as I get some things crossed off my list. I'm most looking forward to the photo shoot, cards are a new subject for me and I'm excited for the challenge. I will post some photos when they are finished, I'm sure Monica won't mind!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Here is a set of nesting dishes I have been working on. There are five dishes that all fit inside each other for easy storage. The idea is to have the right size dish for any side. The smallest is about the size of my little dippers and the largest is a little bigger than the cookie plates. I am trying to come up with some new designs for the summer season. More to come!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Did you see?

Did you see? Could it really be?
Something green was poking through the winter ground in my garden today!

I hope it's spring coming around the corner! Today it was 74 degrees, in February. Next weekend it's supposed to snow. Guess that's Baltimore...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Catch a Wish

I have been feeling super dreamy and to be honest, kinda out of it lately. I think the weather is to blame. Luckily the past few days have warmed up quite a bit and tomorrow is supposed to be 65! It's such a tease when we get these warm spells this time of year, it's always followed by a blizzard:( For now at least I am welcoming the warmer air and the later sunsets. My wish is that summer comes early this year.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sushi Sets

Birch Leaf Chopstick holders will be on sale soon only $5 each...check my etsy shop!
On the Hunt sushi set.

Since I have cut meat (mostly) from my diet I have been trying to think of healthy quick meals that I can bring home for dinner. I work so far away that if I stop at the market on my way home by the time I get home I can either make dinner or work in the studio before it's time to go to bed. I really don't have time for both. To make this work I try to pick up what I need to make quick dinners throughout the week and something ready to eat for that night. That way I have time to put the food away and throw some food on a plate to eat, all without calling for takeout. Trouble is...what's a good pre-made meal that's healthy and easy with no meat? Sushi! My market has a little sushi stand that makes rolls while you wait. I can heat up some edamame from the frozen food section and there you have it! A quick throw together healthy meal for Michael and me. To make the meal appear more special I like to present the rolls all lined up on a pretty sushi plate with a soy sauce dipper on the side. I just started making these sets in the studio inspired by our weeknight sushi feasts. Look for them soon on etsy so you too can make a weeknight into a sushi night!