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The past, re-imagined

Or as I like to think of it, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, F & K style!

… Sit tight, folks. I promise I’ll explain.

With the Siamsa Singers… 628 more words


More Decorating with Books

Here are additional interesting ways to hide your book stash decorate with books. They can be put in lots of places, not just on shelves.  I used this set of Monica Ferris’ Needlecraft Mysteries as a display in my sewing room on the mantle over the fireplace. 163 more words

Books And Reading

This Little Light of Mine

About a year and a half ago I painted my bathroom orange. Not a garish orange-y orange, it’s lovely and earthy and something like pumpkin soup. 571 more words


What a Weekend! (And Month!)

This weekend proved to be a small representation of our July. Packed to the gills with fun and house stuff. It included a birthday party, a relative visit, home projects, and lots of cooking! 96 more words


Decorating with Books

I love to read, and I have a huge To-Be-Read pile.  To keep the ones I have read and want to keep, along with all the ones I want to read under control, I use books to decorate.  462 more words

Books And Reading

CF 2014 Summer Project: Foyer Gallery Wall

Some tasks tend to loiter my to-do list.  One in particular is a Control Freak 2014 Summer Project that has been on my list since this winter, my foyer gallery wall.   493 more words

Control Freak DIY Projects

Bear Face Cake

I made this cute cake for a lady who wanted a bear cake for her daughters birthday. I made a round cake to start with, then for the ears I cut out semi circles from some spare cake and stuck them on using buttercream. I then iced the face as normal and added the detail. The nose and mouth area was made using a piece of icing that I shaped in to a semicircle and for the cheeks I used some food colouring mixed with vodka (don’t worry, this is common practice for cake decoration and the vodka evaporates). I made flowers with a flower cutter and made the appropriate shapes for the pink of the ears and the eyes and nose. For the markings I used a flat edged cake tool.

I think this cake is so cute and perfect for a little ones birthday.