Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bread Pudding

Every Sunday I always try to make a special dessert for our family dinner. A few weeks ago I made this yummy bread pudding from my cookbook. I also made the New Orleans style sauce from a post on this site. I used rum flavor instead of real rum for the sauce. My family really enjoyed the dessert!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tea Towel

I have been wanting to stamp a dish towel with my existing stamp design I created sometime last year. I finally got around to making one for my kitchen, and wanted to show you how simple it was.

I purchased this set of flour sack dish towels, or as our English friends would say tea towels at my local Kroger grocery store.

I just randomly started adding the flower to the middle of the towel, then worked my way out to each side until I got to the end. I will show you some other designs that I am working on very soon.

The winner of the beautiful Most Anything Hawaii earrings is Carolyn McIntyre!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Aloha from Most Anything Hawaii

Simple and classy comes to mind when I think of Lisa and Catrin's beautiful jewelry and clutch purses of Most Anything Hawaii. Catrin who is one part of this dynamic duo just started making clutch bags about six months ago when she was waiting for her work visa.

While her husband was at work she began creating all day. Catrin has always been creative in different ways...embroidery, sewing, painting porcelain, and flower arrangements. She is also a florist.

Catrin would say that God inspires her... she usually prays and ask God to lead her as she is creating. She explains that when she forgets to, usually it doesn't turn out very good. Catrin knows her creativity comes from the Lord. He is also the one who gives her meaning and joy in life... along with her husband, who is a great encourager.

She also loves gardening, baking and cooking. Catrin is very fortunate to live in Hawaii, but grew up in Sweden. She has always loved nature and that is what influences her work. Since she lives in Hawaii, she will stroll on the the beach with her husband. They usually find driftwood and shells to use for her work.

Catrin and Lisa are generously offering these lovely pair of earrings to one of my readers. Just post a comment of what inspires you for a chance to win these lovely earrings. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Inspirational Art Journal

It was almost two years ago I took an ecourse about art journaling from Paulette Insall. It was a great course to include images and text in the book. I decided to make my own journal book instead of purchasing one since I could not locate one at my local arts and crafts store, so I decided to make my own.

Excuse the sniffles, it is allergy season!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April 1st!

This cute little box inspired me to create the color scheme of some of my Easter eggs. Just take a look around your room to discover something that might inspire your art or craft. You will be amazed at what you might find. If your still not inspired take a walk around your neighborhood and see what you might come across.

I embellished my fireplace with my assortment of spring ornaments.