Things have been a bit spastic and sporadic over here at Living Analog. I have about 500 projects half started and zero finished. We’re getting ready for our “Sweetheart’s Dinner” (AKA Valentine’s Dinner Party) and I’ve been really been looking for ways to amp this up and squeeze some juicy blog content out of it. So that led to more projects . . .
So what have I done (besides whining and bellyaching)? Well Pinterest is the devil and sidetracked me with some recipes: baked cinnamon apple chips and homemade cheese-its that I just had to try:
The apple chips were eat-them-right-now-and-then-make-more good. The DIY cheese-its were a little meh. I think I left the dough in the fridge too long and need to roll them thinner. It was good enough to give it a second try — plus it’s nice to make these and know what four ingredients are in them versus the chemical smorgasbord you buy at the store. Off my soapbox now . . . are you on Pinterest? I’m mildly addicted and sometimes majorly annoyed. I’ll pin something and later go to click-through to the original source and . . . nothing. Or spam. Right now my policy is to only repin items — Pinterest is still a gray area for makers and artisans — do they want their items pinned for all to attempt a duplicate? Maybe not. So by only repinning, I’m sort of off the hook when it comes to the point of putting someone else’s item on Pinterest without their permission. The exception to that is items for sale — I totally have a pin board with a crazy expensive purse that I want. I figure if an item is available for internet retail, they only benefit by having it on Pinterest. . . .
That’s me, if you want to meet up over there. I should figure out how to put a linky-thing up for that. I probably also need to start watermarking my photos but that’s for another day . . . no time, too many projects!
Oh yeah . . .another Pinterest project . . .
(Pardon the bad iPhone picture). This is my plan to tie in the arc lamp and all its brassy goodness. Add some more gold/brass! This is a thrift store canvas I picked up for a few dollars and have spray painted metallic. Next step paint like this cool pin:
Now that I look at my version versus their version, I think I am going to retape. I like how this canvas has one major vanishing point . . . back to the drawing board . . . and onto other projects . . .
Here’s something for the dinner party:
I found this little cookie cutter at World Market and it will make little shortbread cookies that sit on the edge of a coffee cup. And I just got new coffee cups that nest into a little serving tray from my mom for Christmas so I know that will be getting used. . . next?
Here’s my view from bed last night. A little progress on the art wall . . .
A project with less progress is the pile ‘o paperwork I dug out of the hall closet for filing, shredding and other such pain in the ass handling. I need to get this sucker finished.
So that is a random wrap-up of the random goings-on at the Living Analog abode. It’s all kinds of spastic and sporadic . . . I’ve got project A.D.D – hopping from one to the next back to another . . .
Speaking of spastic and sporadic, or maybe just neurotic . . . does anyone else sort their M&Ms by color or is that just me . . .
Yep, officially into crazy. Back to the races, I mean projects . . .I mean work. Cheers – CT
That cookie cutter is so cute. There’s a World Market just up the street from me. I may have to go get one tonight. 🙂
A trip to World Market is dangerous! Besides all the fun kitchen things they also have wine! The cookie cutter has a recipe on the back for a really firm cookie that is supposed to hold its shape better – I haven’t tried it yet . . . let me know if you get to baking before I do! Cheers – CT
YOU SPAZ! (kidding) Boy, oh boy can I relate to having a dozen thing going on at once and more getting planned in my head. You just seem a lot better at reporting on it.
LOVE the painting (on canvas) project and the art wall in your room has me totally intrigued. The little cookie cutter is brilliant. I’d love to come home everyday to a cup of coffee with a little cookie on the side. SO FANCY! If I ever find one… I’m definitely picking that up. Have a good weekend, CT. And may you accomplish these and so much more.
Thanks Stacey! And I am a spaz and proud of it! Sometimes starting on one project sparks an idea for something else. You just gotta go with the flow. And then I just have to remind myself to FINISH IT!! But that’s part of what this here blog is all about, so by reporting it, I have to FINISH IT!!!