What’ve you been up to? Man, it seems like forever since we talked. I can’t believe June is almost over. Sheesh. Time flies when you are having fun.
I’ve been good…just cruising along. I just finished a gigantor project at work, doing the UX/UI (User Experience and User Interface) design for our Ferries Reservation system. It’s live after eight months of hard work and I couldn’t be happier.
The garden is exploding and doing GREAT, but because I have been focusing so much on that area, the rest of the yard is a HOT MESS.
Next weekend is the Olympia Food Swap and am making macarons again. I am going to do rhubarb, a strawberry-balsamic, and I am thinking I need another flavor. I made these chocolate chip cookies recently that Megan from NotMartha linked to and Holy Cow – I am now obsessed with brown butter. So, I’m thinking of doing a brown butter buttercream filling and a pecan shell. I also need to think of the packaging. I don’t have the tubes I used last time so I need to make a run to Michaels and see what I can rustle up.
I’ve been helping with design work for that gals that run our local craft Fair – Make Olympia, and as such I have a free booth I need to fill in October so I have been thinking seriously of trying to make some purses. I’ve spoken before about wanting to do leather work and I also want to try silkscreening on fabric and think I can combine the two somehow.
The main thing I took away from the craft fair I did this past December is that people wanted something useful. With my mushrooms I got a lot of “They are SO cute, but what are they for/do?” I told myself that:
a) I am never doing another craft fair (but that didn’t last long), and
b) the next thing I make will be functional.
I am slightly obsessed with purses so it seems like a good fit. I’ve miss my little old blog here, and all of you of course, so I am going be posting about purses in order to help be accountable get motivated. I’ve also been sewing actual clothing recently so perhaps I’ll even give you a little fashion show.