Here’s a little teaser preview of some ideas I’ve been working on!
Archive for the ‘work in progress’ Category
1. How NOT to make macarons. Well. I tried. They looked OK, but they were hollow in the middle. Grr, my fight with egg whites goes on. According to this wonderful write up macaron how-to/troubleshooting, it appears I had “Too much air beaten into the batter during the ‘macaronnage’ ” (blog post by Mercotte). Oh well, they tasted alright. Besides, the best part of baking something new is trying it out – and y’know making lots of cookies till you get it right! There’s always next time! (Pictures to come, in the meantime, enjoy this beautiful photo from Tartelette & her recipes. So pretty.)
2. I love this Victorian Ornaments 2 typeface at Veer, the”of” & “and” symbols are super cute!
3. I can’t wait for spring! According to the weather forecast, it will reach nearly 70 degrees this week in Chicago!! I am so excited for warm weather!
(p.s. here’s my pix from the macaron trial)
After reading about RiverDog Prints experience at the Bakery e-class, I’ve decided to take the plunge and sign up for the BAKERY’s Half-Dozen: Six Weeks to a Tastier Business …. exciting and scary at the same time.
For those that don’t know, BAKERY is a collaboration between artist/blogger Jaime Derringer and blogger/publisher Erin Loechner. They offer a variety of small biz assistance from start-up, self-promotion and social media. It is a 6 week training course and classes start Feb 1. I’m hoping to learn a lot, but I can’t help feeling a little bit not-ready… that’s normal right?!
You can register now if you are interested!
Making some holiday snowflakes to hang around the house… wish I was a better paper cutter, but they still are festive! (Using “Snowflakes for all Seasons: 72 Fold & Cut Paper Snowflakes” book for inspiration)
From photos of Germany -simple before & after
Here’s a couple of ideas I’ve been working on for the upcoming holidays. Its really hard to believe that its almost time for holiday season again! Laura and I are hoping to have these up in the shop to debut for the upcoming season… fingers crossed!
Here’s an invitation card I worked on for a dinner party