Fishing For Fabric : Mixed Media Mail Art
I sat at my sewing machine for the first time in a month today and it felt great to be sewing. We are supposed to be going to the beach next month and I realized my daughter has no shorts. Today, I cut out and sewed a pair of shorts in muslim to check the fit.
Cleaning out my closet this week, I found lots of dresses to cut up and use for shorts. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Have you been to the fabric stores lately? I went to Walmart this week and the fabric section was wiped clean! Crazy that that many masks are being made and the shelves are not being restocked. Well, thankfully I have a backup stash of fabric, even if it comes by way of my closet.
We are still watching the Great British Baking show and are getting inspired by each of the different challenges. While watching the show this week, I had a light bulb moment and remembered I had several of those recipes in my pastry books. I own two pastry books but have only ever made the cookies and muffins as everything else looked a little too complicated. I am all about the least amount of steps when it comes to food preparation, so I by passed the pretty looking recipes and went straight for the easy ones.
Until this week.
The little chef and I made a Banana Cream Tart from the beautiful book, Miette . It took several days and two pastry crusts but we got it done.
And we even had some leftover ganache to make a Caramel Chocolate Banana Tart. It was exhausting, especially considering they were consumed in 24 hours. Now to plan for the next bake.
Creating the Mail Art
I have been trying to get back into making art so here is a quick piece of mail art that I put together with more table scraps. The background is stenciled and embossed and that lovely Koi is StencilGirl, painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints.
I am joining the ladies for Tea Day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My beverage is a White Pineapple Wonder. I can’t have enough of white tea and pineapple.
Happy Tea Day,