I knew I liked all of you but after all those kind words of congrats and encouragement over the exciting news of our family expansion – well, now I know you folks are the best there are and I like you A LOT. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. These have been some of the most difficult couple of months for my little family and I and your outpouring of love has made this bitter season sweeter.

So I wanted to bring you something – to ensure you that I am still alive although have yet to return to the kitchen – except when I’m teaching classes which are the highlight of my month!

Instead of cooking I’ve been crafting! I’ve been revisiting my roots (arts and crafts are my first love) and putting my idle hands to good use.

For months now I have noticed some super stylish ladies sporting gorgeous feather headpieces in their lovely locks. On many occasion I’ve nearly bought myself one of those very headpieces but couldn’t get past the sticker shock. So instead I thought I’d make them myself.  I managed to get out of the house one day for a feather hunt.

I returned with these beauties.



Then (roughly) following this video from Martha Stewart I created these beauties.






These sassy little hairpieces will make me feel glamorous as I continue to lay on the couch. But mark my words – this week there will be a turn around. I’m determined. Until then you may see a few more crafty projects around these parts.

One last little note – if you live in the Seattle area make sure you continue to check the “classes” tab. I will be updating that section with a bunch of classes that will take us through June. They have been selling like hotcakes – for which I am so very thankful.

The “I Heart Butter” class still has a few spots. March 25. We will learn classic and quick puff pastry and we will eat mightily with each course highlighting the buttery pastry.

Thanks again all you lovely people!


22 Responses to “I’m back. Well, almost.”

  1. Caitlin

    oohhh so pretty! i love the pale, dainty feathers on the top! even though bein in the kitchen doesnt really crank your tractor right now Im so glad you have been crafting 🙂

  2. Sara

    so cute! I love that last little one…. I’m sure you look like a total babe on the couch 😉 Glad you’re feeling a bit better. Love to your whole family.

  3. Shanna

    Those are so cute! I really want one and I may have to go to the craft store myself and make one.

  4. Jocelyn

    LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY! good to know that arts&crafts is your first love, cause it is mine too! teehee. and I think your feather headpieces look way better than the store-bought ones, loving the shimmery turqoise colors!

  5. tiina

    We are so happy to have you back with inspiring ideas whether they are about food or crafts. I hope you are gathering your strength and feeling better. I wish I lived your area – I would definitely want to come to your classes. But the blog itself is a great source too. I’m really looking forward to your posts this spring!

  6. joey

    Oooh! I love those feather hairpieces! They are so pretty! Best regards to your little family 🙂 And looking forward to seeing a few more crafty pieces 🙂

  7. Jessi

    Those are GORGEOUS! Very inspirational! I am happy for you that you have found a fun way to pass the time before you can return to the kitchen 🙂

  8. Jayme

    These are so pretty! I really love the last one – what a gorgeous button! May I ask where you found those beautiful feathers?

  9. Thea

    So lovely! It’s good to feel glam while lounging on the couch, I agree. My new rhinestone-studded glasses are really helping with that.

    I’m sad I haven’t made it to a class yet. Are you still teaching at Ciao Thyme? I need to get my hands on one of their current schedules.

  10. Jenious

    Gorgeous! You are so talented. 🙂 I may need to commission you for one of these lovelies for my wedding hairpiece as the theme is paisleys and peacock feathers!

  11. Janna

    Rad, and so you — to keep creating. I hope to jump in on a class sooner than later. So excited for you’re growing family, too!

    Totally random— why can’t I add your website to blogs I follow? I tried a couple of months ago to no avail. I chalked it up to a thing. Problem still persists. Any ideas?

  12. annie

    You are so talented and creative, and lucky to have another hobby you can enjoy while your stomach adjusts. You could sell these , they are so pretty.

  13. Diana @ frontyardfoodie

    This is perfectly lovely! What a great way to spend your time:)

    I hope you start feeling better. I’m at the sixteen week mark and I’m trying to feel good too. Still sick but not as bad!


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