Sunday, December 20, 2009


chutney, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

finished chutney

Making Chutney

The other day I decided to make chutney, it was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it.
I made a hot mango chutney and a ginger fig pear chutney that was much sweeter.
Canning stuff is great, I will probably do it again soon. I'm not 100% sure what I am going to eat/do with all of this, but I'm sure something delicious will happen.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Little Kitty

kittytree, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

My cat is the best cat in the world. I am so glad that he lives with us now. We went to Boone and got him before Halloween, and he loves Annapolis. I think he has been waiting his whole life to be the Only Kitty. Being an indoor kitty doesn't seem to bother him at all.

He follows me around the house and curls up next to me or in my lap where ever I end up, and he sleeps with us at night. He's become even more personable and sweet, which I didn't think was possible. He also adores Darcy, which is good.


stocking, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

These are the stockings that I made for me and Darcy.I plan on adding more decoration each year.
I'll take another picture when they are packed full of stuff.

Christmas tree

prettytree, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

After braving really horrible weather to go to a choose and cut place which had almost no trees, and those that it had were horrible and NOT EVEN THE RIGHT COLOR. We ended up getting a tree a Whole Foods because Darcy didn't trust the gas station parking lot tree stands.
Decorating it was a lot of fun and it makes me happy to have a tree up.

Monday, December 14, 2009

baby it's cold outside

Everything that I've been making is going to end up as gifts. Gifts for internet savvy folk. So pictures will be posted after Christmas.

I took a PMC (precious metal clay) class the other day to see if it was something I'd be interested in playing around with.
Hot Damn. I love the stuff. It's like working in wax with none of the hassle or investing mess. Also no open flame, which means it's something I can do in the house without Darcy being wildly nervous. Never have I enjoyed stone setting so much.
It feels kind of like cheating, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Glass fusing and enameling could also happen with a kiln. I am wildly excited.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


mask, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

Last min bird mask to go with the jacket. Feathers are a nightmare when you have a cat. I am still finding them around the house.

fun with dry ice

fun with dry ice , originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

We set this up outside the front door in an attempt to lure more trick or treaters to our house. All the kids seemed pretty excited about it.
I was pretty excited about the smaller bits of dry ice Darcy was putting in drinks to make them smoke.

darcy as vampire

darcy as vampire, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.


jacket for costume

jacket for costume, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

Different view of jacket. I promise that it's black. The lining is really dark blue.
I'll drag it outside one day and take better pictures. Gah.

jacket for costume detail

jacket for costume detail , originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

so I really suck at taking pictures on halloween, but this is the tails part of the jacket that I made for my raven costume

Darcys pumpkin

Darcys pumpkin, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

While it took him 2-3 times as long as it took me, Darcy's pumpkin turned out really well.
Before this halloween I was unaware that they made pumpkin templates that draw what you carve for you. I see this as cheating and WRONG, but it does make nice pumpkins for those not artistically inclined.


pumpkin, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

So I managed to make the camera relinquish it's photos. Huzzah!

Sadly I only know how to post one picture at a time... sorry about that.

My pumpkin was Little Kitty inspired

Monday, November 30, 2009

yay home

Back from New Orleans, glad that it is no longer Thanksgiving. I'm actually excited about Christmas for the first time in a while.
Setting up studio space, it's a hell of a lot of fun. Ikea makes some very very nice things. Mmmmmm places to put bits.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

sorry... I'm around.

House warming party has meant me being swamped in preparations and epic cooking.

Friday I made enough lasanga to feed an army (two huge pans- one veggie, one meat) a baked brie with cranberries, apples, honey, and walnuts, mounds of garlic bread, and I think there was a salad in there somewhere. Sam and I also made a tasty pumpkin pie.

Saturday dinner was "southern night" with oven baked fried chicken, deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms, green bean casserole, baked cheesy mashed potatoes and a very large bowl of banana pudding.
I really enjoy cooking.

My parents came up Monday after buying a new motorcycle in Richmond and spent the night, it was really good to see them.

Our bed is on a frame now, which is exciting, probably more exciting for the cat than for us, but now it's just an epic quest to find a headboard. My mother was in my house less than 24 hours before she started rearranging stuff.

Going to the mall yesterday got me all in a holiday mood. Normally the whole "OMG IT'S THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN- CHRISTMAS TIME AAAAHHHHHH" pisses me off, but I'm really excited about christmas this year. I want to make decorations and go totally Martha Stewart on our house.

I've got Halloween pictures on Darcy's camera because mine has died the final death. Sadly I don't know how to get those pictures OFF of the camera. Bah.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


My life and house have been taken over by halloween costumes. Somehow this whole last min thing always happens. Darcy's costume had to be finished by today for a work costume party, so I'm starting my costume now. One Dracula inspired vampire down, one raven/crow to go.
There will be pictures when I can stop and take time to stop cutting and sewing.

Do you have any idea how much fabric is involved in a lined cape? I didn't really think that one through. It's pretty epic.

Tonight we get pumpkins (yes, we're procrastinators) and carve them. I'll take pictures of that too. Should be hilarious.

I am wildly excited about giving candy to trick or treaters, I plan on having two bowls- one of good candy for the kids who try, and one of less awesome for the ones who didn't, or the ones who don't have spirit. No "trick or treat!" no candy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Window boxes

flowerbox2, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

I filled the window boxes upstairs with pansies and mums, hopefully it will continue to be warmish and not kill them all off.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

what? tuesday? again?

Blah. I am sick of moving stuff. I've made more yoyos, but thats about it. I need to start making cards and such, but I cant really get to anything because of the rejected queen box spring. Hopefully someone will come haul that away today. Come on craigslist! *crosses fingers*
We went to DC yesterday and played at museums and the zoo. Good times.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This past weekend has been super hectic- moving, unpacking, assembling furniture, questing for things that we need. Ahhh.
I will be very glad when we are settled in and I can find stuff to make things again.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


yoyos, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

Who would have thought something so simple would be so much fun?
I love these things. I'm not 100% sure what I will make with them yet, but I'm sure something will scream to be embellished when I start to unpack.

Monday, September 28, 2009


pillow, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

I was about to go crazy from not making anything. I found a bunch of scraps in one of my bins and pieced together a pillow just so I could be doing SOMETHING.
After Thursday I wont be living out of suitcases anymore and I can unpack and start setting up an actual studio, not just working on a bedroom floor.
I am very excited about moving. The house that we're renting is amazing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

floss box

floss box, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

when I get bored I arrange embroidery floss by color. Living near JoAnns means I'm pretty constantly getting new colors (or more of colors I'm apparently attracted to) which means it may be time for a new box soon.

Huzzah Houses!

So there was a LOT of house hunting last week and over the weekend. Pretty exciting, and pretty nerve wracking, there aren't a lot of good places to live. This morning we found out that we got our first choice though and I am very pleased.

My current embroidery project is a birthday present for an internet savvy friend, so I'll post pictures after its gifted.

... and after I figure out how the hell to upload pictures to this computer. Gah.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Todays update has been canceled in favor of going to look at houses in Annapolis. Finally we have a real estate agent who is worth a damn.
More about the ren fair, etc. later.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Older Stuff

images of stuff I've done over the last year or so. Fibers, metals, etc.

First Tuesday

kitty, originally uploaded by HuzzahTuesday.

Just an in progress tea towel embroidery that I'm working on. The initial sketch was done while trapped in a car repair shop in Hillsville VA, where I was stuck for a good long time. Yay car troubles.

no school?

So blogging has become a new motivation, pretty much thanks to the inspiration at Feeling Stitchy. Not being in school means no assigned projects, so I'll be making a lot of random things.
I'm pretty excited. My goal is to post often, but at least something every Tuesday.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.