Here's the Short One's creation of the week - pineapple upside down cake from our Mommy and Me cooking class. The SO was intrigued by the ring shape of the pineapple (they never come that way at home) but regarded the maraschino cherries with great suspicion. Also, he had a classic moment where he stirred the batter too quickly and ended up covered head to foot in flour. I felt a little bad for him, as the other parents laughed (there's nothing like having a room full of adults laughing at you when you make a mistake, right?), but after getting over the initial shock, he seemed to take the whole thing in stride. He's a good sport. Well, mostly. Sometimes.
Anyway, it's not bad for a first effort, eh? (And I have never made the cake, myself - note the completely off-center plating.) The SO, who is, shall we say, a bit of a finicky eater, actually seemed to enjoy eating it as much as making it.
Thanks to everyone who has entered the SO's birthday giveaway. I love the comments - it's great hearing about your backgrounds! I've managed to visit a few blogs (of those of you who have them), and I will get to the others - it just might take me another day or two. Also, there's still time to enter, if you have not, yet - please go here for more details.
In the meantime, here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links for the week:
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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