Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dream Home Decorating

Because I will be moving in less than one month's time, I have been spending too much time on design sponge, re-nest, apartment therapy etc. But isn't this home lovely?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome home!

My best friend returns from France on Saturday! In order to channel my excitement, I made her 3 welcome home posters.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Craft and Bake

I know I've stated it in the past but~craft nights are really my favorite kind of nights. Crafting + wine + good food = perfection. With hand ground cornmeal and ingredients already in my pantry I decided to make zaletti-Italian cornmeal cookies.When I was in NY last month, I saw Mario Batali on the streets in soho and spoke very elementary Italian with him. I found the recipe for this Venetian cookie on his website.


Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus a little more for sprinkling
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup tipo 00 flour or cake flour
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and kept hot
  • 1/4 cup raisins, rehydrated in warm red wine
  • Serving suggestion: wine for dipping or fruit jam

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the yolks and sugar and whisk well until the mixture is yellow and creamy, about 1 minute.

In a separate bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Briefly stir in the butter, then fold in the egg yolk mixture and raisins until the dough just comes together. Put the dough out onto a floured board briefly knead to form a rectangle, do not overwork the dough or it will get tough. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thick and cut it into 2-inch diamonds. Butter a cookie sheet and place the cookies on the sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

First Logo



Well my first logo ever is up online {somewhat informally} but its up there.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Back to Craft

So what seems like a long break from the handmade, I've returned with these locket earrings accented with lace. It felt good to be crafting again!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Repetition!

Just decided to take a short break and experiment. Typeface: Ecolier. Kind of fun.

Just in case you need a bit of amazing in your day...


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Copious Amounts of Scones

If I had an official list of my top 10 favorite things to do, making scones from scratch would be somewhere at the top.
All organic, chocolate chip and strawberry. Yum.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Polaroid Collage

This is what I spent my time on during imaging class today. Sorry wireframing, but you will have to wait.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mini Documentary

Our first project in my graphic design studio this semester was to interview someone and find out something about them. I wanted to choose someone whose work I admired and who seemed to be "living the dream" as a surviving artist. I called Only Lauren , a local artist who has a studio at artspace in downtown Raleigh. Having met only two random occasions prior, she was more than willing to help and I was very quickly in her studio, checking out her jewelry and mixed media. Here is the result...

video

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Banner...

I've been experimenting with a new banner for both my blog and etsy site. Here is an in process shot...
I wanted to work with soft photography and textures.
It was too busy so I decided upon something simpler...
with some advice from Alberto Rigau, I am trying to incorporate my handmade work into the computer without it being so flat. Drop shadow please - that was all it took.

Crafting Nights

Crafting nights are the best nights. A successful crafting session puts me in the best mood.

Moleskine! Almost complete



Monday, January 11, 2010

Hamburgers of Chocolate and Espresso

While I was in NY I picked up these little candy hamburgers at the Asian market. Pair that with a cup of homemade espresso...yum.