Everybody has been doing such great stuff! I'm finally out of the holiday daze that retail management can induce and am getting back to my personal routine. Today is my birthday and I took the day off to refocus my daily schedule and lay a plan for living the life I want to live this year. And of course that means regular visits to the HPC and craft time to unwind after a long day at the mall!
Here are some things I have been working on this semester between bouts of retail ... delights:
Class/Challenge/House Pride: December Detention
Project Name: Weasely sweater ornaments (Approx 3 1/2" long)
Brief Description: These are knitted sweater ornaments for my boss's family Christmas tree. I also made the tiny hangers from jewelry wire.
Project Name: Reducio Sweaters
Description: During my weekly stichnbitch with Molly and Hagrid I was working up some matching sweaters for the inventory team of my store (Cuz if inventory ain't happy ain't nobody happy!) Molly suggested that 3 unrelated grown witches and wizards probably don't want to dress alike at the office and convinced me to reducio them into tiny sweater ornaments. They also had hangers (not shown in the pic.)
They were shipped via Owl and Muggle Post from Boston to Chicago. Here the are ready to fly:
Project: Turkey Sausage and Kale Soup
Description: To help keep us healthy during the New England Winter We turn to Soup. This soup I found as a pin on Pinterest and is my first attempt at making soup from (nearly) scratch. I did buy the broth but a more experienced Kitchen Witch could make her own. As I'm not sure of copyright issues here is the link to the recipe: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/turkey-sausage-kale-and-white-bean-soup.html
It's simple: Sausage, Kale, beans, broth and a smidge of seasoning. Despite my near garlic catastrophe (a garlicastrophe, if you will) (Siri- quick! The meat is nearly browned- What is a CLOVE of garlic?!? Is it one lumpy part or the whole thing? WHICH IS IT, SIRI!!) it was actually a success!
On the stove:
Ready to serve: