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Category: crafts

Art show!

For the first time ever, I’ve made pieces of art (or at least craft) that are going to be in an art show! To be fair, the show is taking place in the gallery of my library, and it’s a showcase of librarians’ art. I think there are only a…

Reverb10

As seen on the Chronicle of Higher Education (side note: I really like ProfHacker) and the Alaska Library Association’s Facebook page, there’s a challenge called “reverb10.” (Twitter tag: #reverb10.) Goal: write 750 words every day in December, as an exercise in reflection on the year that’s ending and in setting…

Cross-stitch!

I picked up the book Subversive Cross Stitch a couple of weeks ago and have completed two of the patterns (“whatever” and “#@%&!!”). I’m going out on a limb, now, and adding my own words to one of the borders. And changing the colors. If it’s awesome, it’s going to…

Crafty weekend!

I know I haven’t been posting about crafts or cooking projects for a while–things have been busy–but I’ve definitely dabbled. Just this weekend I started cutting magazines to make decoupage and magnets. I wanted to grab the recipes out of the magazines before throwing them out (so help me, less…

Truffles

Stolen from Badder Homes & Gardens: Ingredients: Ganache I quart heavy cream 3 lbs bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into tablespoons Pinch of salt Truffle Flavorings 1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum 4 teaspoons pure peppermint oil 1 tablespoon pure vanilla 1 teaspoon ground cardamon Options for…