Saturday, December 31, 2011

WIP ; A new year's resolution

A new wrapped bracelet/necklace with 2 color (berry and orange) cotton waxed threads, and brass beads. It can be wrapped 5 times around your wrist. ; Ginger Scapula for Quince & Co, more than 50% is done. I love the yarn. ; I want to open an on-line store to sell my creations.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Easy dinner

We keep our food easy and healthy. We use a lot of olive oil, and fresh ingredients. I would like to share this recipe I found in an old cookbook for a really easy, healthy, yummy zucchini and mint patties:

5 green zucchinis with peel • 2 teaspoons of salt • 1/2 an onion finely chopped • 2 mushed garlic cloves • a pinch of nutmeg • fresh ground black pepper • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped mint • 1/2 a cup of finely chopped parsley or cilantro • 2 eggs • 1 cup of bread crumbs • olive oil for frying

1. Grind the zucchini to a colander. Add the salt and leave for 1/2 an hour. Squeeze liquids out of the zucchinis and transfer to a bowl.
2. Add all other ingredients and 1/2 of the bread crumbs. Put the other half on a flat plate.
3. Make small and flat patties from the mixture, and dip them in the bread crumbs.
4. Heat the olive oil, make sure it's 1/4" high. Brown the patties on both sides, 3-4 minutes on each side.

You can serve with some cold yogurt.

Bon appétit.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Follow me

A few words about following my blog. I know that some of you are following my blog from Facebook. Blogger experiencing some problems with sharing new posts on Facebook. There is another way you can follow me. On the right side bar there is "Follow by email" message, if you prefer to get an e-mail every time I write a new post, you can submit your e-mail address. Feedburner will send you an e-mail with a request to approve your e-mail subscription, and you're done. From now on you'll get notified when I have new posts.

Scapula to Quince & Co

A few weeks ago I submitted my Scapula design to "Scarf Call" at Quince & Co, and they loved it. Here is how it works, I got an absolutely amazing yarn to knit my Scapula for their winter collection, mail it to them, they will shoot it, and send it back to me. It will be my first sold pattern. It was a great surprise to get chosen. Thank you Quince & Co.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Yummy books ; Jam labels

I got two amazing new cooking books, Hand Made by Yvette Van Boven, and Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson and Eric Wolfinger. Both are about a journey to find ones passion for cooking and baking. Tartine Bread is for the more serious bakers who want to experience the ultimate bread baking, it's a really involved and educated process. Hand Made is a fun, what ever you have in your kitchen cooking experience. Recipes from family and friends. I love the hand made feel and look of the book, it's very engaging. ; I made Yvette's favorite Italian bread soup, it's perfect for cold days, and using old bread. ; There are also three jam labels I designed. You can find very interesting jam recipes in Hand Made. ; Happy cooking.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A new look ; A new gift

When Southwestern Law School asked for a new look, I came up with a few ideas. One idea was to include their students and big key words on the front cover, to show the variety in what the school offers. ; A gift from a dear friend that came all the way from Sweden, she said it's a traditional Sweden sock yarn. Thank you. I think I know what I'm going to make.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sneak peek

Here is my latest project I'm working on, I hope to share the details soon.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Meyer lemons ; LaMode

Meyer lemons from my dwarf tree ; LaMode is a new black, and very soft cowl that was knitted by request. Mostly garter stitches with a few stockinette stitches in between.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shades of winter ; Dress up

You just have to look up to see all LA's shades of winter ; Stones I picked up on my latest nature walk. Sometimes I like to dress them up.

Friday, December 16, 2011

To all of you

Thank you for the support, advice and the love. ; I cherish you all.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


All wrapped bracelets/necklaces were made with semi precious, silver and brass beads. Leather cords, silk floss and Irish waxed linen. ; All were inspired by my dearest freind Noa.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ceramics ; NuView

A few ceramic pieces I got at the Santa Monica College sale ; The look of the NuView window logo and brochure was inspired by the curves in the window, and the colors of nature.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scapula wrap

In anatomy, the scapula, omo (Medical Latin), or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (upper arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). In humans, it is a flat bone, roughly triangular in shape. ; Scapula is a winter shoulder wrap that can be worn in many diff ways. Its long and narrow shape makes it easy to adjust.

Monday, December 12, 2011

WIP ; A good cause

Eventually I hope to make a shoulder bag from the hand stitched pieces. ; I loved being part of an amazing project, designing their new look for 2008, I got inspired by all the love and the support.

Sunday, December 11, 2011