Monday, December 31, 2007

Max Mead Cartoon


Beer Bread, Yum.

This being home all day with the baby thing, has made me pretty dependant on the Food Network for entertainment. Sometimes, I have to feed my compulsion to craft with cooking and because Nolan loves the grocery store, it works out pretty well. I have been taking photos of some of the meals I have cooked so I can work on a cookbook for next year. Tonight I made beer bread with dill and cheddar.
Here is the recipe courtesy of Farm Girl Fare...
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder (make sure it's fresh!)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
12 ounces beer (I used Yuengling)
Optional glaze: 1 egg & 2 teaspoons water, beaten

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, dill, and cheddar in a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in beer and mix just until combined. Batter will be thick. Spread in a greased 8-inch loaf pan, brush with egg glaze if desired, and bake until golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool 10 more minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

SO Yummy, and smells great too. Next plan is to make a sweet variety with Hard Cider and brown sugar.

SO MANY great calendars on Etsy!

From seller Diana Fayt.
From seller LizardPress.
From seller SmackofJellyFish.
From seller SusyJack.From seller Criswellcole.
From seller Happify.
From seller Joom.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!

The last few weeks have gotten away from me because of the holidays and this little rock star. Please check back soon for new posts and shop announcements!!!

Friday, December 07, 2007


After a wonderful dinner at Taste, and a quick trip to the wine bar, Jason surprised me with this little gem last night. Guess he wants to buy the cow after all...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by the lovely and talented Catherine Chandler (isn't her work great!) So here are 5 weird things about me...

1. I was voted "Most likely to be a millionaire" in high school because I used to make stuff and sell it to all the rich kids.

2. I love Martha Stewart. Her new kitchen line at Macy's and craft supplies at Michael's are SO nice! I cook from her Everyday Food book all the time (and love the show.)

3. On a similar note, since being stuck on the couch breastfeeding, I have become a Food Network addict.

4. Really stupid things bother me, i.e. clapping, ice clinking in a glass, chip bag crinkling, giant blow up holiday yard ornaments, the continued use of the phrase "rule of thumb," people who say use the word seen instead of saw, Rachael Ray, I could go on and on and on...

5. I used to shoot concerts for fun. (Yes, that is Vanilla Ice on the bottom!)

OK-I'll Tag (gosh, everyone has already been tagged except...):
Whitney Jane
Dandelion Blu

the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Heap

You can shop for everyone on your list by stopping by Holiday Heap this Saturday in Baltimore. Shop from more the 40 vendors (including myself) at St. Johns Church on St. Paul St from 10-5. How great would it be to be finished shopping on December 1st?? I dare you! Click on the link for more info and a list of vendors.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Now on Etsy!

Gift Certificates are now available on my Etsy Page!

Monday, November 05, 2007

I'm a Baltimore Smart Woman!

My issue of Baltimore SmartWoman is out now! It will be in news boxes through December. Who knew breaking plates was so smart?? Welcome Smart Woman readers!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New rings and brooches!

New rings and brooches! I will hopefully get to put some on Etsy this week. If you see one you would like reserved, please leave me a note and I will post it for you.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sarah Cihat

Looks like I have some competition in the "used ceramics from Goodwill" department, but I will gladly share my plate stash with this cool artist from Brooklyn! Sarah Cihat reglazes and refires old ugly Goodwill castoffs to make new modern designs like those pictured above. Maybe we should join forces...I can break the plates she reglazes to make jewelry!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Baby's first day at work

Maternity leave is defiantly over, and I am very happy about that! I have been getting in the studio to make a batch a week for the past 2 weeks. It is hard to find time to solder, but I can do a lot of prep during the week in hopes that I can score 3 hours of non-mommy time to solder. This week I am working on rings and cuff links. Since Nolan has has a bit more awake time where he is not eating, I decided to bring him down to watch! (Don't worry, I kept him safe from flying plate shards!) It didn't last too long, but it was fun while it did. Off to tape my pieces!

Monday, October 22, 2007


I have some new work up on my Etsy site! There is much more to come!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New plate!

Check out this plate I just won on eBay! I can't wait to break it!!!!!!! (I think I have a problem...)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Megan Auman Home!

Just in time for the Holiday's, Megan Auman has just opened her online shop for home goods! Soon you'll find all the non-wearable stuff she's been working on - wall panels, wire pillows, and ornaments!

So there are more then just pumpkin costumes for babys now!


When there's not enough room in that fantastic vintage handbag for all your groceries the vintage shopper has the answer, all the glamour of a real vintage bag with the practicality of a shopper - genius from Showpony.

Lorraine Linton

I am already envious of folks who can carry a cute little bag instead of a bulky diaper bag. I LOVE these by Lorraine Linton that I found on Modish.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Diana Fayt Calendar!

Just in time for the holidays - Diana Fayt's new calendar! A twelve page hand illustrated, limited edition calendar, 9" x 6.5" in size, offset printed on a lovely fine ribbed Japanese paper which has the look and feel of fabric. Based on a Japanese design the calendar's pages are individual leaves, which can be used later as a framed print or as a card.

New work!

Thanks to my lovely sister, I was able to crank out a bunch of work yeterday!
Check out this work from her new shop!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Holiday Heap!

I was accepted for CCCM's Holiday Heap show on December 1, 2007, running from 10am-5pm @ 2640 Saint Paul Street in Baltimore, MD. Now I better get crackin'! No more maternity leave for me!


Shop-a-Paw-Looza 2007 is now open! The auction will run from October 9-30, 2007, with proceeds going to cats and dogs at The Maryland SPCA. This necklace from Imogene is one of the fabulous offerings! Happy bidding!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Checking in...

I'm so sorry that I am a blogging slacker. This little guy is so much work that the Internet is a privilege, and blogging is a down right luxury. I barely have time for his blog, but some people might kick my butt if I neglected that one (and those people know where I live!)
I have been trying to break plates, but his napping is so erratic, I can't count on it for more then maybe an hour if I am lucky. I have to make more work ASAP to get ready for the holidays and hopefully a show or two, but am not so sure how just yet. Hopefully he will soon not have to eat every hour and I can sneak away a little more.

I had my photo shoot for Smart Woman Magazine last week! It was very fun (and a little corny.) They sent a stylist which was really cool, I got to look cute for a day! Hopefully I don't look too much like the sleepless new mother that I am in the photo they choose. The issue will be out in November.

I did get to finish the wedding plate project, here is a photo of the finished pieces. I loved doing this job, and hope to find more like it!

I wish I could chat longer, but alas, motherhood is calling.

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Doing the Crafty Bastards Front Page Dance!

Friday, September 28, 2007

mmm. bandaids!

Greatest. Bandaids. Ever!


Check out Simba wearing the one and only Broken Plate Pendant made for a man. It takes a special man to wear a plate around his neck and still look cool! =) Photo taken by Tya of Eyeni.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Imaginary Friend Shop Now Open!

A new online store, which carries Broken Plate Pendants, is now open! Check out Imaginary Friend Shop!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fish Bowl

Because your fish would like to go for a walk too.

Pet Peek

Speaking of pets, check out the Pet Peek, it gives your dog a view of the neighborhood.

Crafters for Critters

I just discovered Crafters for Critters through Funky Finds. This a very cool organization where indie crafters/artists donate items to benefit animal rescue organizations. Right now, profits are going to 2nd Chance At Life who partners retired racing greyhounds with prison inmates, which provides foster homes for dogs that would otherwise be abandoned/discarded/killed, while also allowing inmates to give back to the community and instill a feeling of well-being. I think I need to go shopping now, the holidays are coming sooner then you think!