assorted pictures

blog - dumplins 2
Chicken n dumplins I made for dinner last night — omg they’re so good
blog - dumplins
shamelessly showing off my new Le Creuset here
blog - quilt
quilt I made for Anna Laura/Marshall/Mary (although Mary really shouldn’t be touching it too much….eh heh…I didn’t do the best job with the star applique and with some help they could easily look much worse than they do)
blog - clutch
clutch I made for Rosa – sorry for the horrible quality of the picture
blog - satchel
final version of Liesl’s apothecary satchel (replica from Skyrim)
apothecary satchel
first version of the apothecary’s satchel, which got over 100,000 views on Imgur and 2000 upvotes on reddit. not exactly the best thing I’ve ever done, but at least the most seen.
blog - purse
purse I made for Carla….

I failed to take a picture of the knife holder that I tooled for Joel.  Hm, I DID take a picture of the TARDIS journal I made for Havah but that doesn’t seem to have made it to my email this morning.  Oh well.  I also didn’t get pictures of the cow-themed mason jar coozies I made for Mom.  Blast.

Anyway – based on how quickly I churned these out (excepting the quilt which took forreeevvvver – or at least several months), I want to actually start selling them.  Stephen asked when he should start bugging me about it, and I said a couple of weeks into January.  So…..feel free to start bugging me yourself, if you feel so inclined.

I like making things.

Can’t stop sneezing this morning.  Guh.

Made that mac and cheese last night, and just wanted to tell you about it a little.  It ended up being delicious, of course, although I wish I’d added a tad more liquid as it ended up being really thick and creamy.  Which is kind of ideal, except that I used linguine and I like to cook the noodles a tad softer than al dente (I’m sure there’s a word for it) – so they were not all able to bear up under the weight of the sauce when it came to transferring them from fork to mouth.  Nevertheless, that does not affect the taste.

So the recipe called for sweet potato puree, brie, cheddar, neufchatel, and milk.  I added onions and garlic, because I add them to everything, and I also had some bacon left from brunch last weekend which I fried and added as a garnish.  And man it was soo good.  Served with salad and baguette — mmm.


After, Cathy went home and I watched most of V for Vendetta, though turned it off when I got tired which happened to be RIGHT before the climax.  Oh well, I’ve seen it before.  I know what happens.

I’m posting a picture of my current leather project, because I want to, because I think it’s turning out pretty well (not done yet, obviously).  As long as all goes well, this will be a Christmas gift for someone, but, uhm, assume it isn’t for you.


I encouraged someone on reddit to buy a leather burning kit, and she did, and just sent me a picture of some doodles this morning.  Maybe I’m posting this here because I really wanted to send it to her, but don’t want to come off as a show-off.  Not that it’s that good.  But…’s not a complete mess.  It’s decent.  Actually I think it’s kinda cool-looking.