Thursday, December 31, 2009

Podcast 008 - Winter and New Beginnings

Total length of this podcast: 32:47

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Today's bumper music is Auld Lang Syne, which was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788.

Here is a photo of our little holiday dinner -- which we had on December 23, because Ted had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (as usual!). I made fabulous filet mignon, sauteed mushrooms, onions, and potatoes, and Heavenly Peas. YUM!

And here's a photo of the presents under our tree on Christmas morning -- Titus Andronicus, Teddy's newest cat, is surveying the loot!

The cookbook that Santa gave me is called Asian Dumplings by Andrea Nguyen.

My free Alice in Wonderland redwork this time is The White Rabbit.

CLICK HERE for the White Rabbit redwork pattern.

THE FIBER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker 10:00]

A Handy Shoe Bag

Showing the opening for the ribbon

Showing the opening to turn (on the black lining) and the corners trimmed

Sewing the opening in the lining closed (with my trusty Singer 221 Featherweight, Jezebel!)

The ribbon drawstring has been inserted into the casing

Et voila! A handy and elegant (and super easy!) shoe bag!
CLICK HERE for the Handy Shoe Bag project sheet.

THE PAPER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 12:10]

Beautiful 3-D hanging snowflakes

Supplies (pretty basic!)

The accordion fold

The accordion folded in half

Trimming the center

Tying the thread around the center

Cutting the design (remember, it has to be symmetrical!)

Opening out one half and taping the edge together

Taping the other edge, and taping the thread inside the fold

CLICK HERE to download the Hanging Snowflake project sheet.

THE RECIPE [Podcast minute marker: 16:45]

Classic Shrimp Cocktail
CLICK HERE to download the recipe for Classic Shrimp Cocktail.

And remember . . .
Creativity isn't a race . . .
. . . it's an adventure!


  1. I just discovered your podcast, and I'm delighted!

  2. Wow your blog rocks! Lots of neato ideas here!

  3. Thanks, Linda and Annmaree! I'm thrilled to have new listeners/readers. I've got a zillion more ideas for projects, so stay tuned!