Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fall Colors

I think the fall fashion color selections from Pantone were made just for me. Started making beads today in bamboo and phlox and nougat. Will post pictures soon...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A great storage container

I love ice cream. My husband and I eat way too much of it. But, hey, it's hot here in Tucson. Ben and Jerry's has been a long time favorite; and then I spotted this brand and had to try it. The bonus is that it comes in a container with a screw on lid. Perfect container for stuff in the studio! And the "Sea Salt Caramel" is wonderful.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Torch Enameling

I took a class this past June at Bead and Button with Melissa Manley on torch enameling copper. It was a great class. I decided to order the Swanstrom disk cutter from Rio Grande to cut my own disks. Wow, it cut them like butter.
Now I'm creating a sampler set of Thompson Enamel colors to help me decide on a color palette
It's amazing how different the enamel looks on the copper compared to the bag. Lots of colors to do........

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dinner Party tonight

the Menu
Sausage bites with Apricot Balsamic Dip (Rachel Ray)
Caprese Salad (the Pioneer Woman)
Sicilian Beef Tenderloin Rolls (old family recipe)
Pasta Primavera (the Silver Palette Cookbook)
Pinot Grigio
Ciabatta Bread (Beyond Bread Tucson)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Queen of the Night

Most of the year this plant doesn't look like much. In fact you could almost think it was dead. But then once every year it blooms with amazing fragrant flowers. Luckily we were invited to a neighbors last evening to see the event.