Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Leftover Greek Feast Lunch – with new handmade bento bag

Yes, I know. That looks like a random pile of leftovers. And that’s what it is really, except these are REALLY GOOD leftovers from a nice dinner out with my parents at a good Greek restaurant. We’ve got a little bit of Kotopita there (that’s what I had) and a bunch of lamb shank (that’s what Mom had) and a couple tiny bites of sea bass (that’s what Dad had). Also some pasta and roasted veggies that were on the side. Continue Reading →

Tobycat Preps for Project Runway

project runway

Toby preps for Project Runway

For your next challenge, you shall design a sportswear look from the scraps leftover from a cutoff pair of pajama pants.  You have 2 minutes, a pair of scissors, and a budget of two kitty treats.  Time starts…NOW.

Acini de Pepe with Pork and Wild Rice Sausage and Mushrooms Bento

bento 45

bento 45

Experiments are good. So is pork and wild rice sausage. This is my pork and wild rice sausage experiment. It was yummy so I’m taking some for lunch tomorrow.  Acini de Pepe pasta is usually used for salads or soups, it’s that round little pearl shape.  This wasn’t a salad or soup, but it worked well.  I imagine orzo or rice would also work well.  Read on for the recipe. Continue Reading →

DIY – Apron from Pillowcase

daisy apron

daisy apron

I managed to complete my first sewing project EVER where I didn’t have to rip out seams. Yay! I think I actually do better without a pattern. I was inspired by Raina’s Pillowcase Apron Tutorial over at Crafster. It seemed like a fairly easy DIY even for a sewing n00b like me and I like the idea of recycling something into a completely new and different type of thing.

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Imaginary Tourism Postcards Part 2

Welcome to the fishbowl

Welcome to the fishbowl

Another meeting doodle.  Sometimes I doodle because the meeting has gone off on a giant tangent that doesn’t concern me.  Sometimes I doodle because it helps me figure things out.  Sometimes I am half thinking/contributing and half doodling, and that is when i make mistakes like this one where the fish is floating upside down.  He’s not dead, because there are bubbles.  Let’s just pretend he was scared by the giant cat and was making a quick loop-de-loop getaway.

Imaginary Tourism Postcards

There are no meetings in LEGO Land, but there are pirates so be careful.

There are no meetings in LEGO Land, but there are pirates so be careful.

This is what happens when I get stuck in a side-tracked meeting where the side-track doesn’t concern me.