Friday, December 30, 2011

How to make a terrarium

a very cool DIY video from Sprout Home via Design Sponge

I plan to attempt this in 2012! 
What projects do you have planned for the New Year?

Embroidery Fun

Here are a couple Christmas gifts I made this year. (I also made, but didn't get photos of, one with paw prints instead of hands, and another with an outline of Hawaii with a sea turtle, dolphin, flowers...).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dude, where's my car?

I usually don't use my blog for very personal posts, but I feel the need to this time. 
I'm really upset because my car was stolen! I parked and locked it in our driveway Monday night. The next day, it simply wasn't there. Gone. I am very much hoping some kid took it for a joy ride and someone finds it abandoned soon. But when I found out older Hondas are some of the most stolen cars -- for their parts -- I am losing hope that I'll ever see Lulu again. So very sad. What a horrible Christmas present.

Monday, December 26, 2011

German Inspired Christmas Dinner

our holiday dinner:
roasted brussel sprouts, cornbread, red kraut, cuke & onion salad, spƤtzle, and sausage from Yauk's
followed up with mom's rum cake
was all so delicious!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Tis the season for family, friends, laughter, love, staying up late to play board games, gift giving, baking, fun in the snow, decorating and eating too much no matter how hard you try not to! 

cookies: lime meltaways, cranberry walnut, pecan walnut lace
with more walnut honey cake

 a walk through the snow in Fort Collins to see friends...

~ many warm wishes to you & yours ~

Monday, December 19, 2011

Early Winter Solstice Celebration

light candles, exchange gifts, laughter and good food.... 
fireplace with a yule log? maybe next year

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dinner & Holiday Crafts

chicken, carrots, blue potatoes and red cabbage cooked in dutch oven

 merry holiday cardmaking with thread and stamps

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Cookies

The Divinity and Pecan Sandies are our favorites, but they are all delicious.
What a treat! Thanks, Mom!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Roasted Vegetables

parsnips, rutabaga, potato, carrots, brussel sprouts with olive oil and garlic at 400 for 40 minutes -
delicious with homemade biscuits!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy 12.12.11

What are your plans for the holidays? Have you decorated your house .... made cookies .... found a special gift for a special someone? I'm certainly working on all above!
(thanks mom for the cute red bird ornaments! and thanks Michelle for the beautiful glasses!)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bullet & Crystal Earrings

I'm working on a new collection of glass jewelry for FCMOA's gift shop (re-opening during the upcoming Chihuly exhibition). But I needed to get my creative juices flowing again so I made a pair of found object earrings for myself...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

December is already a busy month, but add to that all the catching up 
I need to do after being on vacation and I'm exhausted ... yet there is still so much to do!
(Kimber, if you are reading this, email me your address so I can send you the mix cd: morganpfaelzer at gmail dot com

 Denver Botanic Gardens, 11/2011