Sunday, June 17, 2012

Working with What's on Hand

We have the best plums, and this year we actually got to gather some by putting a mini electric fence around the tree to keep the squirrels and a crafty raccoon out. The fence will soon be moved to our pear tree as the fruit ripens.

 Plum sorbet--all you do is cook the plums into a coulis (don't forget to strain it), and add cream. Freeze in a sorbet maker, or just stir every 45 minutes or so to break up the ice crystals. It's divine! Next time we'll use yogurt to make it a little healthier.

 Remember this bracelet I was trying to find here?

Here it is, newly revamped with buttons. I have more buttons, in case these fall off.

 A funky old lamp acquired years ago from a lady who had a LOT of funky old Arabian Nights lamps.

Somewhat more modern looking now.

A little house from my upcoming series.

Can you see the teabag paper?

Another teabag/mark making drawing. 

 I'm carving stamps out of champagne corks.

And liking this deep plum color flocked paper from the 70's.

Happy Father's Day, and a beautiful summer (or winter, depending on where you are) day to everyone!


  1. What a delicious post, Deb - your plums are tantalizing. We had a plum tree in the backyard at our Seattle house - still miss all those yummy plum desserts and batches of jam. Your little halo house charms me, and I always enjoy seeing your teabag work. Happy new week! -sus

  2. Hi Sus, the plums are all gone and we are looking forward to pears now. Glad you like my little house--your drawings are wonderful, I just popped over to your blog. xoxo