Lately it looks like this here.
I, however, have been deep underground in chilly basement studio doing things like:
trying my hand at some colorful pillows,
taking eighty zillion photos at the last outdoor soccer game of the year, in which my kid proved that all that time he spent begging to watch The Soccer Channel actually had some real-world payoff (note that I said outdoor, his first indoor season game is on Saturday because we are apparently those kind of soccer people, though I think I might be on duty with his sister then at the girliest birthday party place on earth),
making another Simple Tote from Bend the Rules for a birthday present (though not for the upcoming uber-girly one) -- the enormity of my love for this bag is matched only by the inevitability that I will screw seriously up at least once in every attempt, this time being putting the inside pocket on (with plenty of cunning partition & detail stitching) upside down & then sewing the top edge topstitching with bobbin so out of whack that the bag was practically filled with loose loopy thread when I was done,
& then tucking the tote into a be-princessed gift bag,
making an excellent geeky birthday shirt for my excellent geeky husband,
& then cooking him a birthday feast, including but not limited to vegan carrot cake cupcakes with "cream cheese" frosting. (We also had roasted squash soup, salad, fancy goat cheeses with good whole wheaty bread, individual seitan pot pies with biscuit tops, & pumpkin ale, but I was too busy eating to take pictures.) I have probably mentioned before, but I think it's worth saying again that the Real Food Daily carrot cake recipe is the best vegan carrot cake recipe I've ever tried, & also, if I may digress into the world of vegan frosting for a moment, here is my tip for very easy, very tasty vegan cream cheese frosting: 1/2 container tofutti better-than-cream-cheese + 2T or so buttery stick creamed together thoroughly, then beat in enough powdered sugar to make a nice spreadably stiff frosting. If I'm remembering correctly, the recipe in Vegan Cupcakes has a higher margarine to cream cheese ratio, but I prefer the flavor this way.
I managed to finish the second of the cowhand costumes today, at the last of the last minutes, though I still have two treat bags to finish.* Simple Tote, I'm coming for you again!
*On top of working full steam ahead getting ready for the Queen Anne Artists Trunk Show! It's going to be good!