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I haven’t been to Indonesia – it’s definitely on my wish list – but I love batiks! I love that they are handmade, most are made in small villages in a traditional setting, hiring local workers and families to carry on a tradition that is hundreds of years old.
The process isn’t perfect, as you’ll see watching these videos. There are questions about the toxicity of the run off water. Most show the workers not wearing gloves to protect them from the bleach and dyes or masks from any fumes. I don’t have any personal knowledge of ...read more
So Easter is right around the corner, can you believe it? In some ways this year has gone incredibly fast, and in some ways it seems like January 1 was a lifetime ago. It’s also been a whole year since I last posted. A whole year! Crazy. It’s definitely been an eventful year for me. Eventful last 4 months, really. We moved cross country, and I had another baby! But those are all stories for another time.
So back to the point, Easter is right around the corner. I’ve been wanting to make an Easter basket for ...read more
The paper heart bunting from my previous post has come in handy over the past few days…and as fast as I make a new string I find another use for it. I used it as a stencil for dusting icing sugar onto this passion fruit curd roll cake I baked. And now I've hooked it up as a nifty and pretty cake topper. Simply take your paper heart chain and attach it to the ends of tworead more
It's raining and freezing here today so I'm making the most comforting thing I can think of, homemade cinnamon rolls! I'm using this recipe if you get inspired to join me. The dough is really beautiful and easy to work with. I also think I'm going to drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze and I left out the nuts because I didn't have any.
Here's a process shot. Definitely not a diet dish! My two tips are: use real cinnamon, not Cassia cinnamon and use quilting thread to cut the rolls. It says to ...
I'm so excited to embark upon this new endeavor! My cousin Vicky and I will post pics and descriptions of different crafts and quilts we're in the process of making. We'll let you know about any upcoming projects we have going on. Stay tuned for more info soon!