Friday, February 14, 2014

Week in Photos: February 14, 2014

Well, another week is coming to an end. Much of it was spent tying up loose ends and making travel plans, because later today I hop in a car and battle the snowflakes all the way to Chicago. Circus Posterus is having a group show at Rotofugi gallery - if you're in the Chicago area, you will want to stop by the opening reception on Saturday evening, many of the included artists will be there, including Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, and more.

Here's more info on the gallery's website.

These three dapper Pumpernickels will be in Chicago this weekend.

Also this week, I managed to perfect (at least in my own mind) my matcha latte recipe. I don't use real measuring spoons, so these might not be completely accurate (I just use small eating spoons to measure).

• 5oz milk (any % will work, but I like 2%, you could also try soy, rice, etc)
• 2 rounded tsp matcha powder
• sugar to taste (I use about 1 1/2 tsp)

Mix ingredients together in frothing pitcher, then use steam wand to scald milk, frothing when it's hot. If you don't have an espresso machine, you can scald the milk on the stovetop, and either serve as-is, or use a battery-powered frothing wand to whip up the milk for foam. It's so good!

Delicious.

Discovered a cute new felt idea as well. I didn't realize that, while my antique sewing machine would just tangle into a huge snarl of thread when sewing without fabric, my electric machine makes a twisted cord from the two strands of thread. I fed circles of felt one by one through the machine, leaving about an inch of this twisty thread between them. It's super cute! You could make whole strands for party or holiday decorations, or wrapping gifts.

Felt circle garland, after antiquing.

I also made this ridiculous video!

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