Saturday, February 4, 2012

Corner cupboard treasures

I was putting away some items in my corner cupboard and saw these treasures that I had not pull out for a while.

I was at a gift store in Indianapolis and saw these little hand blown hearts of many different colors.
I just had to have them.  They had so many to choose from.

The green glass is Lake Erie Sea Glass from a vacation near Cleveland.  I am always facinated by it.

These are butter pats.  They are a great thing to collect because there are so many designs and usually they cost no more than $10.00.  The hunt is always the most fun.  Here is a nice history about butter pats. 

Friday, February 3, 2012


I put together this logo for a friend who is the head of the Allen County Water and Sewer District.  They will use it for letterhead, business cards, door logo maybe even the wall. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Last Friday night our (great) nieces and nephew came to visit for a while.
Bedtime came and it took a while to fall asleep but they finally made it.
Sleeping children are so sweet to look at. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Too Cute

I had to get a new flash drive for the digital imaging class.  I found this guy at Office Depot and he was too cute for words.  I even loved his little USB tag on the chain.  He can hold 4 GB's.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cookies-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

I took an oatmeal cookie recipe and added my own twist to it.

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip

3/4 melted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cloves
3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix thoroughly melted butter, sugars, egg, water and vanilla.  Stir in remaining ingredients.

Spray cookie pans with canola oil.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart onto baking sheet.  Bake 13 minutes, let cool 1 minute and take off and put on cooling rack.  Store in tightly covered container.  ~ Approximately 5 dozen cookies.

The family gave the recipe a thumbs up.
Sam took the crumbs, put them in a bowl with ice cream and chocolate syrup. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Relief on Tag Board

In my 3D Design class the assignment is to choose a picture and do a relief of it.
Here are my tools.  A self sealing cutting mat, a bone folder, an 18 inch metal ruler with cork on the back, pencil and exacto knife.

The relief has to cover the whole length of the tag board.  I chose this parrot because I decided I could use dimension with his tail feather and wings.

I am partially done and don't think it looks bad for my first try. 
Later I will share the finished product. 

I shot these by my front window, natural lighting makes such a difference!

(Later on this evening)
No more natural lighting, but here is my finished product. 
It turned out ok-at least no pencil lines are showing.  That was very important. 
We will see what she says about it.