Category Archives: crafts


For the last five years, I’ve admired the Washington Post Peeps diorama contest and its colorful entries.  This year, I wanted to give it a try.

I decided to tackle the convenient pun “WikiPeeps”.   A few sketches came to mind, but ultimately, it was the image of Julian Assange interviewed while on house arrest at Ellingham Hall that seemed the most iconic and timely.

WikiPeeps' Julian Assange

I started with a small shoebox which I lined with paper, felt, and a cutout of the mansion.  The mug and camera are made of polymer clay, and I wove the scarf out of embroidery floss on a tiny makeshift cardboard loom.   I recreated the December 2010 Time magazine cover and sewed a miniature version.

The Peeparazzi

Is this a bit silly? Maybe.  Was it fun to make? Definitely.  But I wasn’t just trying to be absurd; for me, WikiLeaks has been one of the most thought provoking things to happen in years.  And what better way to immortalize a moment than with marshmallow?

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

As a thank you for reading my blog, I’d like to give away this necklace I made.

Valentine’s Necklace Giveaway
Valentine’s Day choker, about 17 1/2 inches long

You can enter by making a comment on this entry (it can be about anything…for example, what has been making you happy lately?)

I’ll draw a name at random on Monday February 18th and contact the winner by email for an address. Of course, this contest is for both the ladies and the gentlemen out there.

By the way, if you read blogs in an aggregator like Google Reader, I’d be so happy if you would subscribe to my blog!

Baby Scarves

You’ve probably noticed that about 90% of this blog deals with food, but I’ll occasionally talk about something else I’m up to. Today, that’s knitting.

Baby Scarf
Mr. Tiger models the baby scarf

A few winters ago I bought some really soft yarn around the corner from my grandfather’s apartment (it was Swing from the company ONLine). Recently, I came across this pattern and realized baby scarves would be the perfect use for this cuddly yarn. It’s an easy and fast project, and since one end of the scarf slips through the other, it won’t get lost on a blustery day.