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Handpainted Eye of Sauron Holiday Ornaments!

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Last year, I designed and made an Eye of Sauron pen holder for a convention booth. After the event, I looked at it and thought โ€œThat would make a great Christmas ornament design!โ€… and here we are! Perfect for any Tolkien fan on […]

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Maple Leaf Roses

This weekend, we went up the shore to Duluth, to enjoy the fall colours. Managed to not take any photos of anything, somehow… but we DID collect some leaves. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making maple leaf roses for the past couple years, ever since seeing them popping up on Pinterest. October […]

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Festive Easy Fudge

The other day, I posted the instructions for how I make Candied Orange Slices, inspired by a Canadian Living recipe for a unique chocolate bark. I used my orange slices to make their bark, and it was fantastic, but…. I’m not a bark person, for the most part. I’m not really big on chocolate in […]

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Dalek Cake for a Doctor!

So… I’m about 3 months late posting this, but better late than never, right? Back at the end of May, I had the opportunity to not only make the electronics-enhanced Dalek cake I’d been wanting to do some day… but to make it for a Doctor! Console Room had invited Colin Baker to be a […]

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Boozy Sparkling Cider Float

Last year while at Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Porter and I tried sparkling apple cider floats for the first time. It was nice… refreshing while still being “seasonal”. The bright flavour from the sparkling cider constrasted the rich creaminess of the ice cream well. So of course we went home and made our own. A little […]

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