this weekend

I've been so busy preparing for this craft fair that I haven't had time to post about it! Lots of new stuff, new items, some old items in new colorways, and plenty of old favorites.

The best part is that everything for sale is less than 30 bucks! 

11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
227 4th Avenue, between Union and President Streets, Park Slope
R train at Union St, in Park SlopeWe are right atop the station.
15 minutes from Lower Manhattan

Hope you can make it! 

ps. don't forget Mother's Day is right around the corner!


didn't mean to be gone so long

We went to Milwaukee over Easter weekend to visit Ben's family, and I've been trying to catch up on work since and so the poor old blog has been a little neglected. Spring (and summer) are shaping up to be pretty busy and I've been juggling priorities and deadlines. It didn't help that I got a little obsessed the idea of matching luggage for the trip and spent more time than I probably should have working through more of that Hable  fabric. I'm really pleased with the results, but of course have not had a chance to take pictures, but I will, promise.

In the mean time you can enjoy these pictures I took from the plane coming home. The clouds were pretty spectacular which almost made up for the fact that the flight was delayed about 4 hours due to fog in Newark. Lame.

The "ground" you see here is all cloud. It always amazes me how solid-looking some clouds can be.

(Check out the new bug to the right -->, listing fairs and markets Jewelweeds will be participating in, more info soon!)



I finally got around to making some homemade ricotta last week. I used this kit that my dad gave me a year or two ago. It was super easy (ok, yes I know that ricotta is the easiest cheese you could possibly make, but still...) and I really want to explore more cheese making. I'd really love to take a class here, and find a source for large amounts of not ultra-pasteurized milk! The ricotta was made with really yummy Thistle Hill milk, but it's a bit pricey for the amount of cheese it yields. Also I have to find more uses for all the leftover whey. I made buttermilk waffles, which were good, but how many waffles can a person eat? I know that may be a silly question for some, but really, it's a lot of whey!

I forgot to get a picture of the final product, too busy nibbling, but it ended up in these delicious calzones.  We had been making all sorts of calzones with the light whole wheat recipe from Artisan Bread in 5, but have had to take a bit of a break as our stupid oven has revolted and the needed parts must be special ordered. So far we've been too hungry to have any leftovers, but I'm really into the idea of freezing and then having them for lunches, or crazy day dinners.