Saturday, December 16, 2006

naked fairy

naked fairy, originally uploaded by greenbeanbaby.

My Girl Ellia, such a sweetie makes these great handmade paper art!

She's a genius and is pregnant while being so great at her art. Go check her out by clicking on the image link.

Ellia also has a store on Etsy , so all you Etsy fans go check her store out.. i think she has the info on her Flickr acct.


Monday, November 13, 2006

Even the handwriting is beautiful

Look at how beautiful Teresa captures these awesome buttons..I've never met Teresa but, did do a fabric swap with her and she sent the most beautiful items. I find her pictures to be sooooo interesting.

I'm thinking of taking up a photograpy program locally hence the amazement at her picture taking. I love great pictures and especially the ones take of the ordinary everyday items.. candid shots etc.

Teresa captures the most beautiful shots based in Portugal. I must say that I only dream of visiting such a beautiful country one day.

Check more of Teresa pictures at her Flickr


Thursday, November 09, 2006

My Christmas Wish List and yet to be updated...Are you READY?

I love these and would like to add shorter crystal clear tumbler glasses to my wish list dinner set.

How trendy can one be when pouring dish soap. Here.

Wow... I love these

Beautiful canisters just waiting to be put on my counters...

For those little task... Here

Must I say anything else?

My very favorite item and will purchase it someday.. a fondue set. Love love it!

The todd english cooking utensils set seen here

A lovely set of dishes in ivory - tuscan style and can be purchased here

The matching completer set in Olive and can be purchased here

I will add more soon..

dinner tonight

dinner, originally uploaded by Studio-7.

1 pound dried spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/4 cups mixed olives, pitted and halved
1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes, plus more if desired
3 cups tomato sauce, recipe follows
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded

In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of salted water to a boil. When water comes to a boil, add pasta, stirring constantly for the first minute to help prevent spaghetti from sticking together. Cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes.
In a large saute pan, heat oil. When almost smoking, add olives and red pepper flakes. Saute for 3 minutes over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and carefully pour in tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.

Drain pasta in a colander, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Add pasta to the sauce and toss to coat completely. Add pasta water if you need to thin out the sauce a bit. Plate pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil.

Simple Tomato Sauce:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional

In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add celery and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and bay leaves and simmer uncovered on low heat for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If sauce still tastes acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to round out the flavors.
Add 1/2 the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.

If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and pour 1 to 2 cup portions into freezer plastic bags. This will freeze up to 6 months.

Yield: 6 cups

For Swapping Partner

For Swapping Partner, originally uploaded by Studio-7.

such a sweet little dress that i think my partner would love to add to her collection. I love swaps and think that you should really research your partner whom ever you get. Once you know who it is try to find out what ever you can dig up on them.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Okayama - Girls in Kimonos 5

Here is just a breath taking shot of 2 kimono girls. Must I say anymore. The angle of this shot is absolutely beautiful. It captures the mistique of wanting to know more about the kimono girls.

A true work of art.. thanks for sharing BlythesWideShut . Great job!

In the Mail today

In the Mail today, originally uploaded by Studio-7.

Wow...some vintage fabrics It's like 3 yards for a mere 1.50 on ebay for all of it.

I bought 2 fabrics for a total of 6 what to do with these..

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sent to my Partner.

A cute package for my partner Raesha.. Hope she likes it all.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fabrics are multiplying on my craft shelves

I need to stop this's crazy when you know you have an addiction but, can't do anything about it.

Vintage Glass Vase

Vintage Glass Vase, originally uploaded by Studio-7.

Found at my local vintage store.. my favorite store keeper kept these aside for me. I'll be adding to my glass collection. I love green glasses as well, pink and turquoise they will be added to my collection soon

My other Pincushion

My other Pincushion, originally uploaded by Studio-7.

Currently I use this mannequin with all my postcards and nick nacks i find.. that can be pinned.

Pincushion received from my swapping partner..

I love this pincushion which part of it can be hung to display and the heart on the palm is removable for using as a pincushion.. I swapping partner put such a wonderful thought into creating this for me. Thank you

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Audrey : 03.22.06 :: 01

Audrey : 03.22.06 :: 01, originally uploaded by junko natsumi.

What an awsome Blythe Doll .. Found this on Flickr and thought I would share.

Weekend Plan

Attempting to recreate this beautiful jacket I saw here and thought I would sewup a fall jacket.

I'm thinking some wonderful grey or brown wool with a bright stark satin lining will work. Will post pics later.


Mirrors, originally uploaded by Veronica TM.

Look how beautiful this gal has used these mirrors. I am so inspired that I will be doing this to my stairway. Thank so much for sharing your picture!