Tuesday, February 24, 2009

dressing up the couch


I finally got finished the throw pillows for our new couch, with the fabric I bought from Etsy. After a delay caused by needing longer zippers (it's so nice to live so close to Manhattan's garment district... anything you might ever need is there) and then another delay of trying to remember how to sew in a zipper, they're completed and on the couch.

In the foreground on the ottoman: large faux-leather tray from Target, vanilla candle from Bath and Body Works, the very sadly now-defunct Domino Magazine and great coasters featuring buses of Buenos Aires through the decades purchased on the honeymoon.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

french toast cake

coffee cake: the finished product

Last week we had some friends over for a little mid-week dinner party, so I decided to make Elena's Cinnamon Swirl Cake which turned out quite tasty. I did wish that I'd made the middle layer of brown sugar, chocolate chips and walnuts a little higher up. Still, the taste was great, and sour cream made it very moist. But I'm pretty sure her beautifully illustrated recipe looked even better.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

the makings of a cake

coffee cake: the ingredients

Finished cake coming soon.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

valentine scones


Followed by a game of Yahtzee and Coraline in 3D with some friends.


Friday, February 13, 2009

warm and cozy


One of my favorite things about the days I get to work from home is wandering around in slippers all afternoon. Countless mugs of tea and KEXP turned up loud makes for good days too.

Monday, February 02, 2009


nate (the outtakes)

Baby Nate: the outtakes