Monday, January 14, 2013

DIY vintage-feel tee

Here's a DIY tutorial for making your own faux-vintage tee. So comfortable!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Mayer Hawthorne posted this image to facebook the other day. It speaks to me, but I can't for the life of me figure out where it comes from.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Urban Art (knit edition)

Recently, I have seen a few small pieces of knit urban art in my community of Logan Square, and I just love them! The following link from Deputy Dog is an older post, but houses a pretty sweet collection of knit pieces. I think the one on the tree outside the Logan Square el stop, top one below, has since been removed.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whiskey Pie

I don't know what prompted me to start looking for a whiskey pie recipe - maybe just to discover if such a thing really existed. Well, it does. I'm not sure I ever really intended to make this pie when I stumbled across it, but I mentioned it to a friend who is having a birthday today, and he loved the idea, so I made one last night. Pretty simple process that goes really quickly, so have your ingredients pre-measured out or you will be scrambling.

Donnie, here is your whiskey pie. Enjoy!

RECIPE: (Courtesy of Group Recipes, minus the spelling errors, and with a few minor revisions)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup good Irish or Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 large pre-baked cooled pie shell or graham cracker crust
  • shaved chocolate

    1. beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored
    2. slowly beat in sugar
    3. dissolve gelatin in boiling water
    4. when completely dissolved, add 1/4 cup whiskey
    5. add gelatin mixture to egg/sugar mixture while stirring very quickly
    6. add remaining whiskey , stirring quickly
    7. whip cream until semi-soft, semi-firm peaks form
    8. add 1 cup or more whipped cream to egg/whiskey mixture and fold until well blended
    9. pour into pie shell and chill about 2 hours or until set
    10. sprinkle chocolate shavings on top and then decorate border with remaining whipped cream

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rainbow Cake, redux

Remember way back when I did a post about rainbow cake? Well, turns out it was only like two posts ago, but nearly a year ago! I finally finished the marmalade quilt last month, and although the first rainbow cake was given away for a friend's birthday, I am finally getting around to posting pictures of subsequent rainbow cakes. Not only are they easy to make, but they are amazing looking and DELICIOUS!

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Alphabet

And I'm back! Who knows where the hell I went.

But today I stumbled across (via Love Forever) this whimsical little gem from Pentagram, such a beautifully executed little video quiz about your typeface font. The narrator's voice and the unobtrusive soundtrack in the background put me so at ease!

Turns out I'm New Alphabet, the "uncompromisingly Dutch font" that is "exceptionally striking while being almost totally illegible." Apparently New Alphabet is for me because "I am a statement maker when that statement makes perfect sense to [me and] it is immaterial if it makes no sense to anyone else."