Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MapleSheep.

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So Jimmy and I are starting at Etsy.com shop pretty soon, and this is probably going to be the first of many posts about that!
I got home from my cancelled first lecture of the day to discover that he had went ahead and started a facebook page for the shop, to promote it to friends and what-have-you, so I thought I'd give it a shave through here...

You (yes YOU) can find the official MapleSheep Shop RIGHT HERE!

Go! Go everyone who reads this, like the page and follow us on our adventure to start a knit/crochet/art shop on etsy pretty soon now!
And you know?
I think I might make tiny postcard sets to sell as well. Perhaps in sets of three? Yes!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday!

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The other day I made stew, and it actually turned out well!

Over that same night, Katelyn made chilli on a ten-hour cycle in the slow-cooker, and when I woke up everything smelled like it. Amazing!

Then we made pulled chicken quesadillas after I worked at the theatre yesterday night and they were also amazing~ Note hope Katelyn has chosen the food over her textbooks, and started using them as a table in the last photo there.

Unfortunately today is the last day of the happily called 'awesome food week' (reading break), and soon it will be back to the books. I've been working on the new Chacmool poster, and that is my main mission for the day...to get some small ships drawn and set into the image. We shall see how that goes!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Reading Week Food Adventures (part 2)

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Here on reading week cooking part two...I made my favourite pasta sauce of all time, of which I don't really know the name of. But I call it 'Pasta-Veggie Sauce' ! (mildly editted to fit what we had)

Finely chop an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, a few tomatoes, 2 or 3 carrots, and two sticks of celery. Put in a pot with a can of tomato sauce/paste and some chili pepper flakes, and simmer on the stove with the lid partly on for 45 minutes to an hour.
After 45 minutes to an hour, blend it into a puréed mass in the blender, then add 1/4th cup of olive oil, and return to the stove for 15 minutes with the lit fully on (after you've stirred in the oil!!).
During this time, cook your pasta.

Tada!

(This was yesterday's. Today Katelyn will make something~)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Reading Week Food Adventures (part 1)

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My roommate Katelyn and I decided that during this year's reading week we would actually cook something nice every day! We went on a huge grocery-shop and got enough food to last us until probably mid-late March, and sort of planned out meals for the rest of the week!

Today I made us potato pizza! We opted out of making the pizza dough ourselves, but that might be attempted sometime in the future... hmm..

You slice the potato up as thin as you can, and coat them in a bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil and some basil (we used basil, at least!), before laying them on an olive oil brushed pizza base, and putting in the oven at 400.F for 10-15 minutes depending on how awesome the oven is, I guess! Then some pieces of a light cheese, another 5 minutes in the oven, and eat!

It was pretty awesome!
Then I made jello, watched Bones, talked to Jim, talked to my family...and have not done any work. Good first day off!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

St. Valentine's Beheading Day!

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So, uhh, Jim did something lovely!

He somehow sent me a bouquet of flowers...that are cookies. Heart-shaped cookies. A Bouquet of Heart-Shaped Cookies on Valentine's Day!!

I'm overwhelmed!

(Pictured is a surprised me, and two of the large amount of <3 cookies..)
Shortly after taking this picture, I may have eaten too, even though I'm (most likely) not supposed to eat wheat things anymore. Too bad, digestive system! The Gentleman sent me cookies!!!

I'll stop being girlie now, and go back to task of drawing a battle for Chacmool's next conference... I guess.. (or both at once...)

<3

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cosmetic Ink

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After a lovely evening of crafts and making lovely things for lovely gentlemen with my friend Amy all evening, I painted that nice thing on my air instead of doing some reading.

The reading isn't needed til the end of the week anyways..?

also,
(Happy Valentine's Day, Jim!)

Friday, February 10, 2012

This is where I've been:

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This is midterms week, my friends! I have pretty much been sitting either here on my bed, or at my desk for very very expended periods of time, being all but glamorous in sweatpants and oversized shirts, hair being pulled back out of my face by headbands or toques.

I've made it through two large midterms and a quiz this week already, so it's onto the final stretch! Today there is a museums cataloguing exercise to do in my Museum Collections class, and then a few brief hours of studying to be had before an Archaeology in Popular Culture exam this afternoon.

And then.
Then I will have a glorious weekend of crafts and watching all the shows I like that had new episodes this week and I've been steering clear of. And I can play with the 'sketching crayons' that I got for myself and haven't allowed myself to try out yet because I needed to study for midterms. Aaaand I shall work on posters sketches for this year's Chacmool, because I haven't started that yet!

It shall be lovely.
peace!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Instead of starting to study when I got home from breakfast, I stared off into the distance and wondered how I could get myself some polka dots or something. No time for new cloths for me though, I have to save money!

Mostly for food!

ps: Think I will grow my hair out a bit..or at least the top layers so it looks like a bob, because it's wavy and would do 1920's things, and also because then I can leave it for field school and it won't grow into a strange shape..it would just get a bit longer, but still in a...sort of style! Lets see how long I stick to this! hahaha~