Here is a selection–*ahem* two types–of cookies that I have baked recently. These shortbread cookies and chocolate chip cookies turned out well. My baking skills are finally improving!
There is nothing worse than going through the measurement conversions (somehow they are never in the 'right' units), all the mixing (my poor little arms) and the trepidation of the baking process only to end up with rock-hard cookies or a soft-centered cake. (I do not do cakes for this very reason... I hate when I turn the cake out of the pan and either it stubbornly refuses to come out or the middle falls out prematurely revealing a rawish Humpty-Dumpty cake that cannot be put back together again.)
Then again, these are all things that can be remedied with a little [read: a lot] of practice! :)
A jack of all trades, master of none.
Yes, I am a master of jack all. Here is my list, in no particular order, of hobbies and untended interests too long consigned to the back burner. My hope is that posting them here will inspire me, and maybe others, to pursue them more vigorously.
Modelling + Making Figurines
Beading + Making Jewellery
Listening to Music
Writing + Poetry
One of the many, many things on my to-do list this year is to re-dress my room.
I have wanted a nightstand for ever so long and yet it, with its four legs and me with my two, has eluded me. Wood furniture in white finish appeals to me a lot right now.
Here are a couple of nightstands that I have seen and fit that bill.
Neither is ornate, but either can be decorated up. (After all, a nightstand is the steadfast servant of the bed and its flourish should be muted.)