December 19, 2009

Random Christmas loveliness!!!

I love crafting for this time of year! I get to fantasize a lot!
Forest in a bubble!Centerpiece! I cant wait to eat it!
Paper doilies snowflake!
My moustache collection.

Mickey and Jack, wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!

December 13, 2009

Merry Noël!!!

We got our Chistmas tree yesterday and decorated it. Finaly, I fell in the spirit of the partridge in the pear tree.
I filled bowls with vintage decorations and put my nativity set up.
Since we needed a reason to show our tree, we invited my sister, brother-in-law and a friend over. We had fondue. 1 kilo of cheeses! Venaison's and smoked salmon. For desert, my love's delicious pear and ginger cake.
I even got time to frame my moustaches! Idid tons of craft over the weekend, but i cant show any, some are going to be gifts.
WISH OF THE DAY : Finish in time my gifts!




December 10, 2009

Wintertime and moustaches!

First real snow fall of the season, and we get 25 cm in Montreal! Geez, we could have been spared, by spreading it over the last month. It has been a warm november with almost no snow fall, and even then it did'nt stay on the ground. Oh well... At least Jack's happy, he love hoping in the snow like a bunny, but he cant stay for long.
Received my first set o moustache from Missxpistol at Swap-bot! Was super happy! I even got two zines!
I think i'm gonna mount them in a frame. Put them up on my wall...

WISH OF THE DAY : Make all the gifts for christmas by hand. Except the secret Santa ones.

December 06, 2009

Happy Birthday B !!!

My biatche of a sister just got her big 3-0! Welcome in tha club! We where busy all week long getting the surprise ready. She never gets a decent party since she's close to Christmas, so to surprise her, we threw it two weeks earlier. She got surprised! The theme was pirate, so it did'nt change her natural looks. Notice the moustache, it's really hers...
My week was full of fun and weird moments.
Weird : My rat looks like an alien
Fun : I found a cardboard nativity set
Weird : The figures are glued on !?!
Weird : This is a diaper cover in wool ... It shrunk in the machine and it's worth a fortune
Fun : My friend asked me to tranform two of those into hat and mittens for the baby... Still weird.
Fun : Found also these test tubes with holes on the cork
Weird : They where full of wool samples... Who does that? Still i got lucky and they where not broken, so the tubes are becoming icicle and the wool is becoming pompoms for a christmas tree!

WISH OF THE DAY : Leave some crafting for later this week and concentrate on writting stories!

December 01, 2009

Martha Stewart eat my s...

SUGAR COOKIES!!!

Straight from a recipe of the Queen herself! Viva Martha Stewart Living!!!

Ingredients Makes about 2 dozen 4-inch cookies
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.

Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy.

Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in flour mixture.

Divide dough into quarters; flatten each quarter into a disk. Wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Let one disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes.

Roll out dough between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Remove top layer of plastic wrap.

Cut out cookies with a 4-to-5-inch cookie cutter. Transfer cookie dough on plastic wrap to a baking sheet.

Transfer baking sheet to freezer, and freeze until very firm, about 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from freezer, and transfer shapes to baking sheets lined with nonstick baking mats. Roll out scraps, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough.

Bake, switching positions of sheets and rotating halfway through, until edges turn golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

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First of all, i geared up! Since i dont have a chef hat, i put my beret on.

Second got my copy of Living and all you need to get industrious on cookie making.
Nice sifter hey!
Instead of plastic sheet, i use waxed paper. It made it easier to flip the dow (doe?). The cookie cutter are my honey's B-day gift, from IKEA, the adult Toys R' Us.
Disaster stroke on the first batch! Did you know you could want to cry on spilled cookies?
Shazam! Perfect cookies!!!
Of course, i had some time on my hand while the cooling down periods, so i made cupcakes.
A good secret for the sanity of my love life, is to do my cooking when he's at work and wont be tempted to barge in. He's my naked chef, so trying to stop him, is like getting me away from a pile of glitters. But he did manage to participate, by frosting away his workday!

Of couse, tasting is a complete part of the experience. Notice in the back the envy. Well dont worry he got his share when i dropped my first batch!

WISH OF THE DAY : Walk Jack tomorrow for the sake of my futur wedding