Tuesday, December 6, 2011

what i've been doing instead of cooking

Where have I been? 
At home...completely crazed...preparing for the 44th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show in Folsom, CA.  Yes, I realize this is a food blog and supposed to contain a jillion delectable 'edible' items, but these last couple weeks have been beyond nuts so unfortunately the family has been living on salad out of a bag and endless nights of hot dogs and fish sticks! There may have been some steamed broccoli in there somewhere as well. I can't really remember.

I promise to get back in the swing of things and start cooking again.
But today I thought it would be a good idea to give the world a glimpse of how I have been spending my time (in addition to all the time spent volunteering in my daughter's classroom and all the failed attempts to get this house clean and get some laundry done and maybe stop at the grocery for another frozen pizza) I really, really tried to be super mom and do ALL of my normal chores as well as ALL the prep needed for this huge show.
It didn't happen.
Something had to give so unfortunately the blog suffered.

But, the show is done.
I feel like I have recovered and gained a little of my normal sanity back.
(for those that know me it's probably more accurate to say "a little of my normal insanity")

There will be food soon (good food!)

Stay tuned.

Some photos of some of the products I made for this show are here. Many of the pieces will also be up in my etsy shop in the next week or so.
Majuk ink and paper is the shop name although it's pretty bare right now.
Here's a link if you're interested in checking it out. LINK  :-)

My friend liz said my house looked like Pinterest puked all over every flat surface available. Pretty accurate description.

I made a ton of coasters and trivets.

Made a ton of cards.
Used my own photos for an entire card series.
Did quite a few mixed media pieces.
And of course had to do a whole gob of festive garland.
Some photo or card holders.
and a whole boat load of other items!

whew...it's been quite a few weeks of crafty nonsense.

am looking forward to getting back into the kitchen.