Recipe: Ayurveggnog!

December 19, 2013 in holiday, recipe

ayurveggnog-turmeric

Perfect for the holidays, this vegan, dairy-free “eggnog” recipe features magical turmeric. Get the recipe over at Amulet Magazine, where I’m guest-blogging!

http://www.amuletmagazine.com/2013/12/19/nourish-ayurveggnog-by-rachael-rice/

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Happy Hannukakwanzamasolstimas!!

December 28, 2011 in holiday

The holidays have been awesome here in Portland so far. It’s not all Narnia with snow like in Vermont, but the truth is, I don’t miss it. We had, like, the most Christmassiest Christmas ever…visited some of Dan’s family, ate Chinese food, went to parties, made snowflake garlands (I should post a tutorial! That shit has SIX SIDES PEOPLE!!), wandered around Peacock Lane, drank eggnog, went to Crafty Wonderland, made crafty gifts (including a TON of custom order dream catchers), watched Scrooge (fave Christmas movie) and It’s a Wonderful Life (fave movie ever), listened to holiday tunes on the radio, donated to charity…really pretty sweet.

Dan Rachael & The Beak

Me, my man Dan and our dog The Beak using Incredibooth iPhone app

Cozy fireplace

Peacock Lane

Peacock Lane

Tiny tree and tinier tree!

Tiny tree and tinier tree!

Peacock Lane

Peacock Lane

Snowflake Garland

Snowflake Garland

Tree & tv "fire" at a friend's party

Tree & tv "fire" at a friend's party where I met Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy Warhols, which made me kind of freak out alllll the way home

Movie Stills

Me with antlers and my dog

I'm a reindeer!

Randi mugs with mugs

Photo I took of Randi, mugging with her mugs before an ugly sweater party

Snowflake Garland

Snowflake Garland

Peace on Earth

YES

Epic Dream Catcher Raffle at Free People Portland!

December 7, 2011 in art, craft, doilies, dream catchers, feathers, holiday, Portland Oregon, reuse

I made a huge-normous dream catcher to be raffled off at the Free People Portland store as part of an upcoming DIY event on December 2nd.  I also made a smaller one, so there are two chances to win! Raffle tickets are $5 at the store and some of the proceeds will benefit Adopt-a-Family Portland. The drawing will be held on Dec. 15th via Facebook.

This piece took about 3 days to complete and features vintage metal fringe, a detachable fox tail fur charm, earrings from fortune cookie fortunes and vintage lace, with a huge vintage doily behind a hand-woven “web” with vintage button “spider”. There’s also a plastic water bottle feather garland, which was featured on the Free People blog!  You can see tons of photos here on my Flickr.

dream catcher for Portland Free People store

the beast! it's over 6 feet tall!

 

detail of the large piece at Free People

detail of the large piece at Free People

fox tail charm detail

this piece features a detachable fox tail charm!

lace & fortune cookie earrings

on either side of the piece hang earrings featuring fortune cookie fortunes and vintage lace!

FP Dream Catcher

The second one I made is MUCH smaller, but no less charming! It features vintage trims and gold painted feathers.

two dream catchers for raffle

here are the two raffle prizes!

raffle prize #2!

raffle prize #2!

pic of me and the beast!

pic of me and the beast!

retro vintage holiday wrapping paper

January 1, 2010 in craft, holiday

this stuff blows me away.  i got it last year at ReSTORE in burlington, and i use a little every year, and finally i scanned some images so i’ll feel more free to use the rest…

holiday paper with trees

holiday paper with trees

holiday paper #2

holiday paper #2

holiday paper #3

holiday paper #3

holiday nature ornaments with deer and butterfly

December 20, 2009 in craft, holiday, nature

another in a long series of deer-obsession pieces…a project for a snowy afternoon in Vermont: holiday nature ornaments.  these look pretty nice even though they’re plastic and not glass.   I used some scrap sheepskin but cotton batting would work too.  Craft foliage and random little animals are so cute — if I had more globes I would put in some acorns and whatnot.

deer & butterfly ornament

deer & butterfly ornament

deer ornament

butterfly ornament

butterfly ornament

holiday craft with trees and deer

December 14, 2009 in craft, decor, nature, sculpture

i’ve been saving these cardboard craft cones…now i know why.
i took a lot of leftover scraps of yarn, buttons, velvet, beads and lace and glue gunned them onto the trees.  they sit like a tiny mighty forest on top of my piano.
Trees and Deer

craft cones covered in yarn, beads, glitter, etc.

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