Liz

Earlier I wrote that soups were the food of winter.  Maybe they are, but soup is good any time of the year.  Sometimes my fingers fly faster than my mind is thinking and then the fingers get to do the talking (and this from a person forced to take typing and could not get better …

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Hearty Soups Are Food for Winter During fall and winter, soups are a staple at our house. I love to make soup. It is easy and hard to mess up. This is important, as I am not really a great cook. In the past, I have made some truly awful stuff. The most memorable was …

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Premo Polymer Clay

In the Beginning I am often asked how I got started with polymer clay.  It started years ago when I was between jobs and watching a lot of television.  Back then, one of my favorite daytime shows was “The Carol Duvall Show”.    I would plop down on the couch and prepare to be amazed …

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Making Stainless Steel Shine I buy almost all of my stainless steel flatware at the thrift store.  Utensils at the thrift store come in various conditions: the shiny ones, the ones with surfaces scratches or just dull looking and then there are the ones that look like they were introduced to the garbage disposal.     …

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picture of corks and crochet hooks

Comfortable Cork Crochet Handles         I was crocheting using my cork crochet hook during a slow stretch at a show and a woman rushed up, very excited.  I get excited thinking I was going to make a sale.  I was wrong.  She was excited about my crochet hook.    Thinking about giving …

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Hand

Are Clean Hands Essential? Just how essential are clean hands? The quick answer is VERY essential.  It is well known fact the after working with clay for long periods your hands tend to pick up the colors you are working with.  Reds and blacks are probably the most noticeable.  Maybe you don’t see a color …

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