Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

what's cooking in my kitchen

with the temperatures soooo cold, and ice and snow covering the ground this arty girl has had to resort to cooking up some artiness in my kitchen. 


many gifts to be given to friends and neighbors will be packaged in eco-friendly reusable gift bags. 

tie dyed drawsting bags.

for a few days, we will be leaving fabric soaking in a bucket of green dye. 



and just as bert insists on dipping his paw in to the still oh-so-warm wax of a scented candle, he stops by the bucket of dye doing the same.  he now has green tinted paws.



in a foil lined pie plate  steel nails are drying after soaking in some water for a few days.  love rusty-ness. 

since the nails are steel water and air alone will cause them to rust.  no need to force a rusty situation by using the bleach and vinegar method that some metals require!  my family is oh-so-thankful. 



the rusty nails will be added to the shrine that i am making. 

yup, as if i do not have enough on my to-do list, i am pushing myself to finish the shrine in time for christmas. 





last night i gave in to the hubby's pleading for cookies.  he could not wait just one more week when i started baking for friends and neighbors, and us of course, for my  dark-milk-white-semi sweet- chocolate chip cookies.  

i could not say no to the mostest wonderful guy in the world, so bake i did.


don't they look yummy?   you should smell them.....and taste them.....heaven!

for a girl that use to be teased about her cooking abilities...or lack of them.....they use to joke that i could burn water!   i have become quite the cook if i say so myself. 

saturday night as snow and icy-ness covered the ground steph and max took some photos as sam spent the evening with friends. 









i am off to add some sparkly goodness to more and more sea shells. 

with much love and holiday cheer to you,

smooches.

8 comments:

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

So glad I stopped by, Christine. Your blog is lovely. :D

Hope you stay warm,
Teresa

Nest Feathers and Twine said...

Hi there Teresa! I am so happy you let me know you stopped by.

Kindly,

Christine

Sasmita said...

CHANGE IS THE ONLY TRUTH OF LIFE - so no problem in being metamorphosed. Hahahaha.

Me too get interested a variety of things and cosequently my blog posts....

Mr. Natural said...

Thanks for signing up to follow INFORMIORIUM. I will reciprocate (unless this addled old brain forgets). Is the shrine "finished"? My wife Ellen (you may know her from the 365 photo site?) has some paint stuff that makes any surface look ZACKLY like rust.

Nice blog ya got here...peace, eh? Oh yea, usually don't care for background music, but these birds are great!

Nest Feathers and Twine said...

Thank you Sasmita for stopping by! I am so happy you let me know you came by for a visit.

Nest Feathers and Twine said...

Hi there Mr. Natural! Thank you so much for letting me know you stopped by for a visit.

The shrine is not finished, but that is because inspiration struck me...again with an even neater idea.

I am currently gathering a new batch of supplies to put that new bit of inspiration to good use.

I love the birds too. Natures music....just add in the crickets and frogs and it is the makings for a perfect spring/summer day! Can't wait for the spring.

I am sure I must know your wife in some way, shape or form. I am a member so many sites I tend to lose track.

check back with me, as I am working on the shrine I will post pics.

Have a wonderful day!

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