Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Dew Drops in Violet Blue
by Artist Rita A. Squier
Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 5x7 inches
It has been a while since I painted dew drops. I decided I would try my hand and see what happens.
I love it!
This lovely small watercolor paintings and the other winter landscapes you see here on my blog are for sale. Soon I will be adding them to my website complete with PayPal buttons, but in the meantime if you desire to purchase one, contact me!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
One should not leave their newly needle felted project on the living room coffee table if you have a playful cat.
Scooter kitty decided Lamby was a fun new friend for him to play with. Poor Lamby. He even ended up with a tuft of red wool from our living room carpet on the top of his head from his adventures with Scooter.
I placed Lamby back on the foam needle felting cushion and kept him on the corner of my desk. In between emails, bookkeeping, design work and waiting for customers to get back to me, I was able to needle felt Lamby back to beautiful cuteness.
For now ... Lamby lives on my desk ...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
The second DIY kit I purchased was a needle felting kit to create a sheep from BearCreekDesigns on Etsy.
I decided I wanted to give needle felting a try. This DIY Kit was perfect for a beginner like me. I began creating the body and the head while watching a movie on DVD on Saturday night.
By Sunday afternoon, I had this adorable little Lamby! He's so cute. Needle felting was not as difficult as I thought it would be and I really enjoyed creating this little fellow.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Yes, Fresh Homemade Mozzarella!
I splurged on two DIY Kits I found on Etsy. Kind of as little birthday presents for me from my darling little furry friends. I ordered them earlier in the week and both arrived by the end of the week.
I found a DIY Mozzarella Kit from UrbanCheesecraft on Etsy.
This afternoon Michael and I made our first batch of homemade mozzarella cheese. It was so much fun and very easy to do too! Cheese in an hour.
We made two blobs of cheese, I made mine plain and Michael added dried oregano to his. They both turned out great. We ate some as hors d'oeuvres and shredded some on top of homemade pizzas. The kit comes with enough stuff to make 10 batches. Just add your own milk.