Thursday, December 29, 2005

Home Vignettes Thursday

Vignette Thursday
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
I took this shot at my Mother's of her jarred culinary delights. She loves to collect bottled food *stuff* and these have a real Holiday flow to them.

Elk County Council on the Arts in Ridgway, Pa.

The board members took turns during Christmas week to give our director, developement coordinator and receptionist a vaca.
My eldest and I spent the day volunteering at our local art's council in Ridgway Pa. mid week.
Of course camera had to be apart....

Monday, December 26, 2005

Merry Christmas All!!!

my tiered vintage necklace
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
The Holiday has been wonderful with my girls, family and friends. We are heading off today to my cousin's for a day of fun at her new home on the hill.
Tomorrow will be Mother's and a prime rib feast and presents.
I am having New Year's Eve once again with invites out to everyone... Just a big spread of Kraut and all the trimmings. I got a new recipe we will be trying out this year with a different herb and spice listing.
Hope your Holiday is everything you wanted and more.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Home Vignettes Thursday

Honey Stars
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Honey Stars a bakin'...They are so good and no eggs in the recipe, melted chocolate over the top of a spicy cookie.
Honey Stars

1 cup honey
1 cup butter
4 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
semi-sweet chocolate chips
Boil honey and butter for 1 minute, let this cool, then add rest of ingredients.Roll out and cut... Chill dough for 1 hour, bake at 350 f. for 7-8 minutes. Top with melted chocolate.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Glass Bottles

Something about glass and bottles... I cannot resist their textures, shapes, colors and styles. Vintage, antique or modern, I love them all!
Collecting Bottles

Friday, December 16, 2005

Etsy Selling

I am having a no success in listing new items in my account once again. It is doing the same, I am not going to load your pic, PITA stuff.
I am wanting to put up some lower end pieces such as faces and forms...and also the 'Beaded Crazy Quilts on Nature' beaded sculptures.
faces may 05beadedquilts3
It is so very exasperating.....

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Unhappy Oatmeal Girl

Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
The Bee has been horrible lately with eating before Kindergarten. Normally all I can get down her is juice/milk and graham cracker/banana. Today we tried oatmeal w/cream&brown sugar...As you can see she is not a happy little woman.
She did finish it then and seemed to appreciate my efforts.

Vintage Beads and Christmas

I used these necklaces last year on the main tree for garland. It was beautifully done in a monochromatic theme of lace, crystal and beads. I lost track of them and then they were found in a varnished card bowl of my Great Great Aunt Wilda Lowrey's.
vintage beads

Self Portrait Tuesday

Self Portrait Tuesday
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
An ArtDoll I created a few years back based on a journaling of self and my reflection for Self Portrait Tuesday Group on Flickr.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Christmas Cookie Baking

Herbie cookie baking of Molasses Cookies

Herb's family Recipe of Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup melted butter or Crisco
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream sugars and butter then add egg. Combine all dry ingredients with creamed mixture. Drop on greased cookie sheet flatten with a sugar coated glass bottom.
8-10 minutes at 375 degrees F.

note: this makes a very small batch

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Home Vignettes Thursday

tree decorating 05

The Christmas Experience 2005 ;)

I wanted the metal Noma tree this year even though the Family was totally against this grand display of retro loveliness. It has such a stage presence with its twirling carousel spotlight playing off the vintage glass ornaments.
tree decorating 05
antique grapes
tree decorating 05
tree decorating vignette 05
tree decorating 05

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Finished SummersEnd Brooch

finished SummersEnd Brooch
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Brooch is finished and ready for shipment. They are such a nice piece to create. I have to make more of my artdolls in brooch form.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

SummersEnd Brooch making

SummersEnd Brooch making

I got a custom order for a brooch based on my SummersEnd ArtDoll that a customer needs for gifting. The back and pin will now be attached along with a botanically inspired fringe along the bottom.
I did not get the decorations down this weekend as planned for my girls were not about. The idea of decorating without them sounded like no fun. So, the tree will just have to wait for after school/work adventures this week. My eldest has plans for sugar cookie baking and has selected all needed Christmas friendly cutters. I DVR'd 15 Holiday specials yesterday also, it took up until 1am this morning, lol...Preparing for our entire decorating experience during the upcoming days ;)
My Mother stole the wee one for Saturday night for her Bellsnickle experience, Middle Child was occupied with Scouts and Band and the Eldest has been crazy with work.
Life does change.....sigh


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