Monday, June 29, 2009

Kitchen Threats

I seem to be obsessed with all things kitchen lately, which is why the dinner table just got a little more dangerous. As promised fabric napkins and place mat sets are making their way into the shop, aprons and table runners are soon to follow. Summer has this way of keeping food on my mind at all times, I'm either hungry, scouring for a new recipe to take to get together's or giving my veggies a pep talk so they'll grow faster (You too basil, I want pesto NOW!) Salads are my weakness at the moment so when I found THIS I haven't even thought about buying salad dressing. I'm not even a buttermilk fan but this has changed that, let me tell you.

It would seem that I'm one step closer to the grandma kitchen-ish feel I'm going for now that there's always' buttermilk in the fridge. Just to make sure I finished the mini table runner for my kitchen table from my gram's scraps of feed sack material that I've been hoarding away forever. I've since added trim but couldn't resist snapping these shots before it was officially finished.
Time for me to turn off the food network and get back to work already.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend Finds

I found lots of things this weekend, and yes my way back to my blog was one of them. I've had a rather lengthy absence due to newly found lower back issues and well, life in general.
Turns out, nothing gets grand ideas in your head quite like being not being able to do any of said ideas or even move on your own for days on end. This has been the first weekend I was able to do weekendy things like thrifting and flower picking and finally planting my dill and cilantro seedlings and best of all not smelling like minty back ointment. One of the most noteworthy of finds this weekend has to the Anscovision memory master 8mm projector that we found at a new thrift store down the street for $5! Note the tags are still on it. I love the sound this baby makes, I swear it pur's.
I image this is how the men folk must feel when they hear a vintage car revving up. Ang and I are going to have lots of fun with this. Not only is it an excuse to pick up that Super 8 camera I've been eyeing (all I needed was a reason) but Ang has already found some old horror movie reels for projecting on walls when such a need arises. I also found a new love for cloth napkins and have been sewing more then the two of us could ever use, so a few printed pairs may be coming to the shop soon. You no doubt will hear more of this later, consider yourselves forewarned.