Sadly, this blog is a bit sleepier than I'd like these days. Pop over here if you'd like to know why.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pincushion in Blues and Greens

A friend has recently taken up sewing so a pincushion seemed like a good gift for her this Christmas. Like the note cards, it didn't use up too much fabric but it was fun and easy to make.

These prints are a few of my favorites and I'm glad they look so nice together. I probably should have put a few pins in the cushion for the photo... but you get the idea.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rainbow Fabric Note Cards

For Christmas gifting this year my goal was to work with what I had. I have way too many craft supplies that I will soon no longer have space for. While this project didn't use up very much fabric, it helped me deplete a good chunk of my blank note card supply.

I liked making these note cards so much before
that I decided to do them again, just a little different. Instead of sticking to one color palette, I used them all! Rainbow style.

I made two sets of six cards each. I hope the recipients like them as much as I enjoyed sewing them.

Oh, and please ignore my dirty windows. That's the desert for ya!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I'm turning my apartment upside down right now and came across a few projects I don't think I ever shared.

Almost two years ago I took a few pottery classes at Abu Dhabi Pottery. I enjoyed the class and the instructor, but the cost kept adding up. After about three months I decided to call it good.

In all I made six pieces, but these two are the only ones I actually like.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

UAE Cookies

Yesterday was the United Arab Emirates' 40th birthday. I had some frozen cookie dough on hand so I made cookies for a little get together Mike and I attended last night.

I improvised the frosting this time by mixing a dash of vanilla and 3/4 cup powdered sugar with a few tablespoons of cream. (Soymilk would have been my first choice but strangely all I had was the cream.)

I love vanilla refrigerator cookies*. Vanilla cookies with vanilla frosting. I guess that's a bit boring but I love them. Every time.

*I've always used Betty Crocker's recipe from my Mom's cookbook until I moved so far away. Many of the recipes online are missing ingredients (which is really weird) but this one seems to work just fine (even with egg replacer).