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