When life gives you lemons, it is said, make lemonade. But I prefer to add a bunch of oranges and make marmalade instead! Marmalade is my absolute favorite fruity concoction, and I’ll be making some baguettes today to enjoy this in style. I picked up some local blueberry honey, too - that should pair well! Hopefully my husband will not be too surprised to find that I also added habanero peppers to the marmalade.
And, gratuitous cat picture, because with the hibiscus in bloom outside he looks very picturesque.
Finished my first Tiffany mounting today! It’s not fantastic, but I cast a dozen settings so I could practice. The burnish-set stones on the side were just because I could. :)
All CZ’s; I’m planning on doing a line of multi-colored CZ bands. Once I have some blue stones, I’ll have the whole rainbow! Those will be coming soon.
MY CAT IS ADORABLE!
He wouldn’t leave us alone while we were fixing dinner, so I figured throwing a few embarrassing shots of him on the internet would even things out.
My heart is set!
i finally got this ring finished - it’s been a long time coming. It certainly posed some challenges for me, but it was a fun learning experience.
There’s nothing like walking into the backyard on a hot July afternoon, picking a pint of Marionberries, and making a berry cobbler to go with homemade caramel ice cream. Deeeee-lish.
I decided to let some of my overwintered leeks go to seed this year (I need more seed anyway!), and I’m so glad I did. There must be a hive of honeybees in the area, and they absolutely love allium flowers. I love how even though these are all the same variety of leek, the flower head’s coloring is so varied. Leeks are beautiful from seed to seed.
Six days, six pints of fresh berries! Blueberries, Blackberries, Black raspberries, Marionberries and Raspberries. This will make for an excellent berry jelly to have on our homemade bread. :) Now I just have to clean them all…
A Million! Well, that is quite a few indeed! I don’t know that I could make a million, but yes, I will be taking orders for him. I expect to have a production mold finished before the end of July; he will be available with a few different horns (brass, sterling silver, onyx or carnelian), and any stone you would like for eyes. I currently have garnets and six colors of Cubic Zirconia available, and will add sapphire, ruby, spinel, and several other options! I will be making him in whole sizes 7-13 (or a wider range if requested) and the price will be between $225-250 USD depending on the options.
I would be happy to take pre-orders if you’re interested; I will have him (and some of his fantastical, beastly brethren) on Etsy and on my website later this summer!
I’m really chuffed that you like him. Thank you :)
The first black raspberries off my baby bush!
It’s ‘pint’ season here: the few summer weeks where I can pick a pint of fresh berries every day. So glad to be adding these to the mix.