Monday, January 11, 2016

Hope This Post Doesn't Make You Yawn-Or Drool- A Little Creative Peak

It was great weekend for me. It was pretty low key and quiet, with lots of play time. I finished knitting my pink Christmas stocking and started another one. I Gelli printed, helped my daughter pick out fabrics and work out some details for a quilt she is making, baked cookies and pop-overs, and made a big pot of stew. Having such an arty and creative weekend makes me feel good, even if it is Monday and another work week begins, which isn't all that exciting of a thought on this morning.

So first, let me feed you.

I used up some red, white and green chocolate candies left over from Christmas to make these cookies. Since I've been teaching cell division at school I thought they looked like mitosis cookies, but it was easy to cleave them into 2. And they tasted yummy. They've been devoured and are all gone--thank goodness!
Saturday morning the hubby took my daughter and myself out for brunch at this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant near us. They have the most delicious and HUGE breakfasts. An added plus is they aren't very expensive!  I had hash and eggs, since it was lunch time by the time we managed to get there. 
I didn't need to eat the rest of the day after this.
And Sunday as it poured rain all day, I made some stew and popovers.

Now let me show you the other creative endeavors.

 My daughter cutting fabric bears for her quilt.

I made some Gelli prints.
I printed on some old patterned and colored paper in my stash. I was happy to use up some less than thrilling sheets of paper.  Here's a few close ups.





They look much more exiting in my photos than in real life.  Ha-ha.
That was my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours?
I appreciate you stopping by and putting up with my babbling.
Hope to see you again soon!

4 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

And you did all this in ONE weekend? WOW, well done you two! Love the look of the food, and the mitosis cookies look fab. The fabric bears are wonderful, and love your stock of gelli prints. You should both get prizes for top creativity and productivity! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh no.. I hadn't have lunch yet and now my mouth is watery ... gosh! Fabulous yummies.. and adorable prints --wow... they turned out fantastic and I wonder what fantastic machine your daughter use for cutting out her bears --- super.
Happy new week dear Erika - hope your week will went well!
oxo
Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your weekend was far more productive than mine. Although I baked, I like the look of your mitosis cookies. To think they are all gone now is sad (grin).

The breakfast looks good, minus the hash. But the large portion of eggs and potatoes looks really yummy and is making me hungry.

Those bears are awesome. I wish I had a cutting machine that I could play with, but that's just not in my budget. They will look great on your daughter's new quilt, I'm sure. I can't believe what you can cut these days, after watching as a child, my grandmother cut intricate pieces of fabric by hand using a cardboard template.

Your gelli prints are SO full and different. Somehow I don't get how you get all those designs using paint and stencils. It truly eludes me, because I can't seem to figure out the various layers.

What a fun weekend. I would LOVE to live closer.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! xox