Saturday, November 30, 2013

We Need a Little Christmas….

Right now, I'm scouring magazines for ideas on how to decorate the house inside and out. I have many back issues of Martha Stewart, some British magazines that I'm thumbing through and that trusty website Pinterest, so I thought I would spread a little inspiration. I'll share the finished project soon. Let the decorating begin!

Enjoy!!  Share your ideas/photos on my Facebook page or here.











Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We'd like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and to enjoy every moment with your family.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Butternut Squash Risotto- YUMMMM

Butternut Squash Risotto


Everything Thanksgiving, we order our turkey from Bristol Farms. You can choose many different sides and one is butternut squash risotto so I decided to make it once. Here is my version...

Right now I'm going to sound like Sally Albright from "When Harry met Sally" because I'm going to tell you some things I did different for this recipe.  First, the recipe I used was for pumpkin risotto but I used butternut squash instead.  Second, it was one I wrote down from who knows where, so I found an easier one (www.marthastewart.com).  But that's not all I changed.  Oh, no....   To make the butternut squash really tasty, ROAST it rather than cooking in the saucepan.  I mean, it probably is good but it has more flavor when roasted. (roast at 400 degrees until fork tender (and don't be doing yoga while doing this part).  I also sprinkled the cut-up squash with salt, pepper, thyme and some rosemary.


When it came to cooking the risotto, I seasoned my oil with some more thyme, tarragon and some shallots.  Also I did not add the squash until half-way through cooking the risotto.



Make sure you heat your stock (you can use vegetable stock instead of chicken).  Also when the risotto is at the creamy stage (which is when the risotto is al dente), remove from heat and add 1-2 Tablespoons of butter.  (This is a tip from Jamie Oliver)

Last, I added some cooked pancetta.  YUMMM!


The rest of the steps can be found in the recipe below.  Also I don't add the extra salt, I find the pancetta and parmesan give it enough saltiness.



Rather than adding the squash at the end, we cooked it with the Arborio rice; the squash softens during cooking and makes the dish sweeter.
Everyday Food, October 2004

Good Morning! Baked French Toast with Blueberries

What's For Breakfast? Baked French Toast with Blueberries


Relatives in town? Need something different for breakfast other than toast and eggs? Try this….

I don't care what anyone says, there's nothing better than Mum's home cooking.  Whatever your age; to be greeted at the door with your Mum saying, "Guess what I made for you!"  I'm visiting my family for the weekend, they only live an hour north, so I'm blessed that I can visit anytime.  I think for most people, going home brings back days of yore when life was simpler and the only worry you had was what imagination game you were going to play that day.  This morning my Mum made Giada's Baked French Toast with Blueberries.  The golden brown top sparkling with cinnamon and sugar; the smell of sweet blueberries, divine;  the inside was so light and fluffy that it melted in your mouth with just a hint of lemon.  Give it ago this week and Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup, plus extra for serving
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3 (1-inch thick) slices (8 ounces) day-old challah or sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) fresh or frozen, thawed, and drained blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and lemon zest. Add the bread cubes and mix until coated. Stir in the blueberries. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the egg mixture in an even layer. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is golden and the filling is set.
Spoon onto serving plates and drizzle with maple syrup.

Looking for an Alternative to Turkey- Seitan Wellington (vegan)

Seitan Wellington- vegan


Hooray to the Spork Girls for another fabulous recipe!! I made this the other night using one portobello,  a mixture of other wild mushrooms- I think it was some Oyster, crimini, button, and some type of Japanese mushroom.  The taste was amazing, the smell so homey and comforting.  I've never made a Wellington before and had been wanting to try one since I saw Jamie Oliver make a Turkey Wellington. So I was eager to try this one.  Instead of the fresh herbs I used dried and I used Cupcake's Red Velvet for the wine.  
Enjoy!

The Recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mushroom Filling:

1 T non-dairy butter
1 T olive oil
4 C crimini mushrooms, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (I didn't add this part and felt it tasted great)
3 sprigs fresh thyme or about 2 t dried or more to your liking)
2 T vegan red wine
1/4 t sea salt
1/4 pepper
2T flour


In a large pan, heat butter and olive oil (I added the thyme to this to flavor the oil). Add mushrooms, shallots, and garlic. Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add thyme or other herbs- I added oregano and some marjoram, wine, salt, pepper and flour.  Cook until liquid is absorbed about another 3-5 minutes.  Set aside.

The Seitan Filling:

2 Packages "chicken style" seitan
4 sprigs thyme, stemmed and chopped
2 T mustard (I used the gingerbread mustard)
2 T red wine
1 T maple syrup
3/4 C flour, plus more for dusting
grated lemon zest (I left this out as I didn't have one)
1/2 t paprika
1/2 t salt
1/4 pepper

1 package puff pastry

In a food processor, combine seitan, thyme, mustard, wine, maple syrup, flour, lemon zest, paprika, salt, and pepper.  Pulse until uniform about 20 times. (Doesn't look appetizing but trust me, it tastes great!)
On a lightly floured surface (I used some parchment paper but still sprinkle with flour) roll the puff pastry out to about 1/8 inch.  Place mushroom filling in center and spread out, leaving a 1-2 inch pastry border.  Top mushroom filling with seitan filling and fold party over, sealing edges.



Make a few slits in the top and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.


Reposting old recipes: Black Bean Burgers - vegan

 Black Bean Burgers

Is it obvious that I'm liking the recipes from the Spork girls?  A while back, I made the Black Bean and corn burgers. They suggest making mini burgers but I made them regular size and boy are they yummy!  I also used Eden's Carribean Style black bean and rice with some extra black beans from Eden's canned black beans (minus the liquid).  As usual, I used a shallot instead of a regular onion.  For the toppings, I used Whole Foods mango salsa (so tasty! and the green bits are from the salsa), and ketchup and mustard.  Even though I halved the mixture, it still made quite a bit so I froze the leftovers (shaping them into burgers before wrapping them up).  Later, I defrosted one and they still tasted just as good as the first making.  

(makes 12 mini burgers)
Ingredients:
1 T oil, plus 2 T for cooking
1/2 of a large onion 
2 cloves garlic (didn't use)
1/2 c corn, fresh or frozen
1/2 large red or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
salt
pepper
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed
1/4 t chipotle powder (I used a little cayenne powder, thyme and red pepper flakes)
1 T vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 T lemon juice (I used a lime)
2 t agave nectar
3/4 C rolled oats
1 C bread crumbs (I used the whole wheat bread crumbs) or 2 pieces of spelt bread

Preheat large pot over medium heat and add 1 T oil.  Add onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add corn, bell pepper, salt, and pepper.  Cook until mixture is slightly browned, about 3-4 minutes and set aside.

In a food processor, combine black beans, chipotle powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and agave. Pulse together 5-8 times. Add oats and bread crumbs or spelt bread.  Pulse until uniform, scraping down the sides to further incorporate into processor.  Transfer to a large bowl.  Add cooked onion and pepper mixture to the bowl and mix. 

Heat a large pan over medium heat and add remaining oil.  With damp hands, form into burgers and place into heated pan.  Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until browned. 


(some information: "Oats are a super nutrient-dense cereal grain that can actually help reduce cravings for cigarettes!)

(If you do decide to really bbq these, I would probably use a pan, I don't think the mixture would hold...)  

Enjoy!!  xo 

Pumpkin Gingerbread

With Thanksgiving a few days away and relatives coming in, I wanted to share some recipes from the first Raining Confetti.

This is Pumpkin Gingerbread


Recipe courtesy of flourchildblog.com

2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups evaporated cane juice or granulated sugar
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnut oil (or vegetable oil of choice)
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sweet potato puree (from approximately 1 1/2 large sweet potatoes, roasted and cooled, skins removed)

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F and lightly coat a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until light, creamy and tripled in volume, about 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

4. With the mixer on medium-low speed, drizzle the oil into the egg-sugar mixture. Beat until incorporated. Add the molasses, vanilla and sweet potato puree and beat until combined. [Superstar tip: after adding the oil, use the same measuring cup for the molasses. The coating of oil in the cup will ensure all of the molasses makes it out.]

5. Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture, gently folding it into the batter until incorporated. Be careful not to over mix the batter, as doing so activates the gluten in the flour and results in a heavier, denser crumb.

6. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out with a light coating of moist crumbs. Allow to cool before serving. The loaf will keep, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator for several days.


Enjoy!!

Beware: Rant ahead

Ok what is it with the carseats??!! Now I get the safety factor and that children are safer in rear-facing  car seats for the first twos years of their life but must car seats weigh 700 lbs and be as big as an elephant? JDQ has almost outgrown his car seat. Depending on his position, some days his legs are hanging over the end of the infant car seat which is an indicator to move onto the next car seat - the Conversion seat. These seats are for both rear facing and then can be turned around for forward facing . Yesterday JDQ and I went to Buy Buy Baby to buy one of these seats. The people who work their were nice and seemed knowledgable about the car seats. The one that I really wanted
was on sale but they hinted that it had safety issues. Of course, every parent wants their child to be safe so they brought me over to Britax and told me all about their safety rating and that their name is well known (uhmm, OK). Of course, they cost more also. We listened to all that two workers had to say and decided to buy the Britax Advocate.
 I also had to buy the floor model and was able to get 20% off the price. We got it home and JDQ was really excited to try it out. It was cushy and big. I set the straps for him but noticed that his feet were already at the edge of the seat. He didn't care for the reclining position which is what Britax recommends.  Putting the seat into the car was a pain, the seat alone weighs 20 lbs (to be clear, JDQ was not in the seat). Then came the time to put JDQ into it. He started screaming as the Click and Safe Snug harness tightened. When it came to moving the car seat to my Mum's car this was not easy. I have a Honda Element so the back has plenty of space but my Mum has a PT Cruiser so the back is smaller; the car seat barely fit and we had to change the angle to make it fit. So much for Britax's recommendation. What were we to do?
Then there is the fact that JDQ needs to be in this for a while. His feet were already touching the back seat, where is he going to put them as he grows?  In infant car seats, you change when the feet touch the back seat of a car (usually because your child has reached the height limit)


but for a conversion seat suddenly all this is fine??!

Again I get the safety factor but I really think think was decided but adults whose children are already grown. They don't have to deal with the screams.
Well, in the end after lots of research, I'm still torn between returning the seat or keeping it since it is the best for safety (full rebound bar).  But you know people need to take into consideration the parents who have to deal with all these changes as well as the children who have to endure it. I mean we're all here. For the first few years of my life I rode in my parents lap.


And what about the many children I babysat who sat in forward facing carseats? They are still here.  So who's safety is in question?

Ok, I think I'm about done.  Thanks…

Kerry

Monday, November 25, 2013

Eating my Words….

The other night I told my husband that I was going to read Bram Stoker's Dracula and Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol to JDQ. He stared at me with a quizzical look and i proceeded to pull out these two books:


Yes, I am now sticking my foot into my mouth. See not too long ago, a friend posted these books on her Facebook page and I scoffed at them. Then one day, while in Whole Foods I see this book


Immediately, I snatched it up. Thinking how cool! The book takes certain color aspects from the story; Black shoes (Alice), Orange cat (Cheshire), Brown hat (Mad Hatter) etc.  I was roped in! I have to admit they are absolutely cute. Santa will be bringing Sherlock Holmes for Christmas and maybe some others. If you are looking for a great holiday gift for someone's child or your own (recommended ages under 2) definitely go and buy some of these books. You won't be sorry.

Enjoy!
Kerry



Thursday, November 21, 2013

And the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down…...

As you know, I was an Early Childhood teacher before getting pregnant. For the past 8 years, I had changed my whole way of teaching and began listening to the children.  I found out that teaching was more enjoyable when I listened to the children't agenda rather than my own. Now, there were times when certain skills had to be taught but I never pushed and let the children come to me to show that they were interested in doing more. Now, I have my own child and I have to admit that teaching did not prepare me for motherhood. This is a 24/7 job with no time off. But I do love it; at times though I have been watching JDQ and notice he was needing more just exploring an activity mat. (I will share these soon with everyone.) I finally gained the confidence to do with him what was natural with me. Listen to what he needed. Today he was really interested in the rain. He's only seen it once and we were at the Cape. He wasn't interested in the rain at that time but this was not the case today. Though I only had my iPhone camera, I did not quite capture what he was actually looking at but you can imagine. In the videos, you will see I stopped listening and he made it apparent that I did. I'm sure their will be a next time.

During breakfast I noticed JDQ kept turning to try to see out the window. Our table is in front of the sliding glass door but his high chair faces away from the window. The outside door was open so it appeared that he could hear the rain coming down and wanted to see it. I sat him down in his chair and he watched the rain dripping onto the patio and falling from our outdoor table.


I decided to to catch some rain drops to see what he would do. I set a bowl outside and we waited for some rain. After a while there was only about a 1/4 of an inch but I decided to put it onto the tray of his high chair. Thinking that he would explore it the same way he does when he takes a bath (we both end up getting wet).  Clearly I took over the exploring as you will see he was interested in the bowl not the water.

Part 1


Part 2

Now, I'm not knocking myself but sometimes I'm so excited for JDQ to explore which he does endlessly, that I forgot and took over the learning. Other than the possibility of the bowl dropping he would have still explored the bowl. Something he sees me pull out all the time. 

What do you get for the husband who doesn't want to celebrate his birthday?

A first edition painting


= priceless.

Happy Birthday, Nigel!! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What's for Dinner??

Last week I promised you some pumpkin recipes. Last week was very hectic and now it has turned into this week so I've stopped folding laundry so I can write to you.  Ok, it wasn't hard to put down the 2 piles of clothes (clean) that are sitting patiently waiting to be put away (wiggles fingers in the hopes that they will fold themselves...) on our dining room table.  Hmmmm, didn't work.  Anyway, I'm a big fan of the Williams-Sonoma catalogue. I drool over all the kitchen gadgets, dishes and mixes. The bonus to the catalogue are the recipes. Last month, they featured a pumpkin lasagne. To me, this was pure heaven! And the best is this recipe can be made with meat or vegetarian.  Unfortunately, every time I go to take a picture, this pan looks like this...


Well, I guess it's not an "unfortunate" thing to have every bit of a meal devoured. To say in the least, this is a fantastic recipe. To the recipe I add, a pound of ground sweet pork sausage, peppers of various colors, and mushrooms which I cook separately and add to the recipe.  I also add Thyme and Rosemary. Last, I add parmesan cheese because I use the pasta sauce that you can find in World Market instead of the Williams- Sonoma brand. 


Here is the official recipe:
minus the pork and you have a lovely vegetarian lasagne. OH! I also use whole wheat lasagne strips. 
1 lb. (500 g) whole milk ricotta cheese
         1 Tbs. julienned fresh sage
         1/4 cup (1/3 oz./10 g) chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
         1/2 tsp. minced garlic
         Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
         2 yellow summer squash, cut into rounds 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick
         2 zucchini, cut into rounds 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick
         2 Tbs. olive oil
         1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
         1 jar (24 oz./680 g) pumpkin Parmesan pasta sauce
         12 sheets dried ruffle-edged lasagna noodles, cooked until al
  dente
         1 lb. (500 g) Italian fontina cheese, shredded
Directions:
Preheat an oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a bowl, stir together the ricotta, sage, 3 Tbs. of the parsley and the garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss the yellow squash and zucchini with 1 Tbs. of the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and roast until tender and lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in an oval Dutch oven over medium heat, warm the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and add the yellow squash and zucchini. Reduce the oven temperature to 400°F (200°C).

Spread 1/2 cup (4 oz./125 g) pasta sauce in an even layer on the bottom of the Dutch oven. Arrange a single layer of lasagna noodles on top, tearing them as needed to fit. Spread 1/2 cup (4 oz./125 g) ricotta mixture on the noodles and scatter 1 cup (5 oz./155 g) vegetable mixture on top. Spread 1/2 cup (4 oz./125 g) pasta sauce over the vegetables and sprinkle 1 cup (4 oz./125 g) fontina on top. Layer the noodles, ricotta, vegetables, sauce and fontina 3 more times, omitting the sauce and fontina on the last layer. Top with the remaining noodles, sauce and fontina.

Transfer to the oven and bake until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted and browned, 45 to 50 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 1 Tbs. parsley on top. Let the lasagna rest for 15 minutes before serving. Serves 8 to 10.

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen





Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Night Owl??

Pregnancy and during pregnancy I loved staying up late to watch old movies. Casablanca, 39 Steps, The Big Sleep, etc... I would record movies even if I had seen them a hundred times or even if I own them.  Now, people may think I stay up late to do the same thing but.. nope. It's usually the only time I have to get things done. Like laundry, doing the dishes, and now working on items for my Etsy store.  Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with Jamie which is why I never have time to do other things. Gone are the days of sitting around watching old movies. I still have a habit of recording movies but they will sit in our "recorded TV" section until the space is needed to record more old movies that I'll never get around to watching (I know someday).  So I'll try to share some bits from some of my favorite movies.



Ok, I have to confess that was hard, to just pick these few. I kept thinking; "Wait, this movie would be good" "No, wait this movie would be great." "Do I want to just add trailers?"  Well I hope you enjoy these few snippets.

Do you have a favorite old movie?  You can add it here in the comments section or on my Facebook page.

Enjoy!
Kerry

Monday, November 18, 2013

What's for Breakfast?



French toast!  I love French toast- any kind (ok, it can't have nuts in it).  I've made many different types of french toast of the years. Pumpkin, Cinnamon, regular, with berries on top, etc. While at the Cape, a new local breakfast place boasted about their Blueberry Muffin French toast. Of course, I had to try it. I mean, you have the best of both worlds- a blueberry muffin loaded with antioxidants and french toast. It was delicious! I couldn't believe I never thought of making this before. Then just the other day, I re-pinned a recipe for Gingerbread French Toast. When I clicked onto the recipe, it was not quite what I was expecting. Instead of a challah they used.... gingerbread! Wow!  What an idea, just like the breakfast place. But because I was expecting something that had molasses that you mixed into an egg mixture, I did not have any gingerbread made. BUT I did have some pumpkin bread.  So I used that; you could use any quick bread that you have lying around such as carrot, banana, lemon, etc.  The recipe also called for sweetened condensed milk and I really didn't want to open a can for just myself so I used regular milk and added some cinnamon.  Though the condensed milk would have made the egg mixture more creamy, I felt the milk was just as good. The next time, I would add some nutmeg to the egg mixture.




Here is the original recipe: via A Pinch of Yum

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 loaf gingerbread
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Whisk the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla together.
  2. Cut the gingerbread into slices. Heat a tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Dip each slice into the beaten egg mixture and turn over several times until well saturated. Place immediately in pan one piece at a time and cook for a few minutes. When the back side is golden brown, flip and cook again until both sides are golden brown and set. Keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  4. Top with powdered sugar and maple syrup.


Enjoy!!
Kerry

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blueberry- pumpkin smoothie




Lately, I've been on a pumpkin kick.  I made pumpkin lasagne for my family the other night as well as pumpkin snicker doodles. Recipes will follow but really want to share this one with you.  Today, I was in the mood for some fruit.  Which was hard since my poor fridge is bare.... but not the freezer!  I pulled out some frozen fruit, always good to have on hand- peaches, blackberries, a banana that was perfect for banana bread and blueberries. Next I added a large tablespoon of pumpkin ice cream (from Trader Joe's).  Last, I also added some water and apple juice.

Most of the time when I make a smoothie I just add the ingredients without measurements but if you would like a recipe, I would say:
1/2 C peaches
1/4+ C blueberries
7 blackberries
1 T of ice cream
enough liquid (water and apple) to make the blender work

Do you have a favorite smoothie you would like to share?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Having Technical Difficulties

I've noticed when I post my blog only the photo of JDQ and myself shows up.  I'm not able to display photos showing the content of the blog.  I'm just doing this one to test if I changed the setting correctly. Please ignore :)

May as well show something worthwhile if you clicked onto the blog :)


What are you Thankful for?

I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but I have so much to be thankful for. Not only my immediate family who has been so kind and loving throughout my life but now for my own little family. Even when I have to wake at 3 am to change a diaper or when my husband has to work so late and we've already eaten dinner. I feel blessed.  Yesterday, a friend had posted this from www.moments.com.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Things that I'm Thankful For....

1. That I married a Brit who knows how to make a darn good Yorkshire pudding! This one looks like an angel (I had taken a bite before taking the photo hence the "broken wing")  :)

2. For lobster rolls on the West Coast

3. For my little Family. We may not be perfect but were perfect together. xo

4. That JDQ likes to sleep in. OK, so he wakes up around 5 or 6 in the morning for a bottle but will go back to sleep until 8:30 or 9, in our bed.

5. For having such wonderful followers and friends.
Thanks everyone!
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Have a wonderful week!
Kerry

Friday, November 8, 2013

Opening Soon! Let's take a peek....

Well this week has just flown by! And I know I promised to dedicate Fridays to fashion or family but.....  
I've been so busy helping my Mum organize her garage which is taking a while since I can only do it while JDQ is sleeping. Today, poor guy only slept 30 minutes. Luckily he is asleep now.  Anyways, besides working on a garage I've been working on some projects. I've jumped on the chalkboard-drawing-bandwagon and am making signs and, soon, some floor cloths. Also I'm creating pictures using children's poems/chants or rhymes. I started with JDQ's favorite song, "I've been working on the Railroad." This one was quite simple and now I feel the projects are becoming more intricate. My goal is not only to make a beautiful piece of art for a child's room but something that they could possibly touch. Plus each artwork comes with the words so you can sing it to your child. Look for these plus board books, and holiday signs.  Stay tuned for my store on Etsy.  Here's a sneak peek at some artwork..

Chalkboard markers and paper

Notice how some images are 3-D

Lots to feel on this one

Maybe past the date but never to late for next year


Photos are available in prints or canvas.




XO
Kerry