I made a baby gift for a young family here. It is on a wooden plaque, with mixed media background and polymer clay relief figures.
|These are the baked polymer figures. The baby's face is delicately coloured with rubbed on pastel and coloured pencil. Then the rest is painted in acrylic.|
|painting, stamping, collage, stencil, card marks (the yellow)|
That was the fun project.
The next was making jam, while making supper, interspersed with chores a couple of times, followed, of course, with dishes. But I do like having those pretty jars of edibles after it is all done.
|Maria, these steps are for you, for when you make your wild berry preserves.|
|Cook to juicy, then mash.|
|I cooked and added apples and plums.|
|This is the typical system here for obtaining the juice. My gents are looking for one of the old cone colanders with wooden pestle that we used when I was growing up and making jars and jars of apple sauce.|
|Mix the juice with the fruit, and sugar and pectin. This is where the system broke down - I thought I had gelling sugar, but it turns out I didn't. Pam, a packet of what you gave me saved the day.|
|Put very hot fruit in very hot jars and clean and close. Repeat and repeat.|
Now sleep maybe?
I had some beautiful roses come in the house this week: