Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pizza Peel #2

I just finished this second pizza peel for Chartreuse Spring Market Days (15-17 April).

I started with this dirty rough pizza peel.  The peel was covered with baking soot. I wiped it down with bleach water to get most of it off the peel.  I weighted the board down so as it dried it would not warp.

I used the Typography Coffee Sign from The Graphics Fairy.  I used the enlargement method to get the sign big enough for my project.  The Graphics Fairy has a section on the different ways you can transfer her free graphics.  Her graphics and information are invaluable!

After enlarging the image, I taped it onto the pizza peel:

I then used a pen and pressed hard onto the paper to outline the lettering. (It's a big graphic, I had to bandage my thumb from the blister forming <hint>)

I peeled back the paper and used chalk to help see the outline from the pen markings:

After I finished tracing the sign I used chalk all over to highlight the graphics:

I used a pencil to trace over the pen engraving; then filled in the letters with a black sharpie.  I wiped down the peel with a sponge to get rid of the chalk.  After it dried, I used a rough grit sand paper to "age" the graphic.  I finished with rubbing lemon oil all over the pizza peel.

Et voila...finis!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Green Chair

Getting ready for Spring Market Days at Chartreuse!  Painted this chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint (White, then Antibes Green); distressed it; and a coat of clear wax.  Re-covered the chair in a fun modern polka dot.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Peanut Butter Blossoms

I love to bake cookies.  Peanut butter cookies are favorite in this house and with friends.  And! peanut butter cookies with chocolate...woohoo!

This is an easy and yummy recipe:

All ingredients need to be at room temperature.  Preheat oven 350˚ fahrenheit.

Cream together until fluffy:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar

Add to butter mixture and mix until combined:
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Add to mixture beat until soft dough forms:
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda

Roll tablespoon of dough in your hands until a ball forms.  Roll dough in sugar.  Place on greased cookie sheets about an 1 inch apart (or use silpat sheets).  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cookies cool for 5 minutes to press a chocolate kiss on to each cookie.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dessert for Breakfast

Sometimes a girl just wants dessert for breakfast.  No excuses.  Just wanted dessert with my morning coffee!