Susan Baker

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Go Vintage! Learn to Repair and Restore Mechanical Pocket and Wrist Watches.

Until recently, watches have been entirely mechanical where each wheel, gear, and mechanism representing a milestone in our understanding of …

Recipe: Fennel, green apple and watercress salad - California Cookbook

When Nancy Silverton spots a caprese salad on a menu in winter, she says, "I don't stay in that restaurant." Nothing is a surer sign of seasonal insensitivity than the routine tomato-basil-mozzarella assemblage offered up in months with R in them.<p>But when Silverton needed a simple salad for the new …

New York City

Faceted Dollar Hearts

Shares 0<p>Make your own Dollar Hearts! This is a great origami lesson with a full step by step photo tutorial. Great for teens or for adults to make …

Origami

American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state<p>Hood, California, is a farming town of 200 souls, crammed up against a levee that protects it from the Sacramento River. The eastern approach from I-5 and the Sacramento suburb of …

Knit a Year of Dishcloths with Knit Picks

I don’t know why I’m just getting around to writing about this a month in, but Knit Picks is having a year of dishcloths in which they are releasing …

How to Make Crochet Blossom Winter Knit Beanie #Hat Tutorial #CrochetGeek Original Video

Vintage Sheet Duvet Cover | My Poppet

<b>Vintage Sheet Duvet Cover</b> | <i>My Poppet</i><p>I always have so much trouble finding duvet covers I like. The problem is that I get in my head what the perfect one would be, then when I can’t find this in the stores I get despondent! I love the idea of making my own, which has occurred to me but the <i>how</i> has been what held me back. This is a fantastic tutorial on how to make a duvet to perfectly fit your bed (another problem for some of us with high/oddly shaped beds!) using a vintage sheet or any fabric …

Curried Roasted Carrots

Servings: Serves 4-6<p>Cook Time: 25 Minutes<p>Total Time: 40 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds medium carrots, sliced into thirds on the diagonal<br>• 3 tablespoons …

How-To: Metal Frame Lampshade Makeover

Are beat up old lampshades constantly catching your eye at thrift stores and flea markets? Rescue and revive those metal-framed finds with this lampshade makeover video tutorial from Mark Montano!

Sewing is good therapy… starting on my third quilt, just 96 more blocks to sew, then 16 blocks to connect, then to sew on the backing and…

Sewing is good therapy… starting on my third quilt, just 96 more blocks to sew, then 16 blocks to connect, then to sew on the backing and add the binding… a few more steps to completion! 😄

Tutorial : Knitted Handwarmers

A free pattern for some cosy armwarmers! They are knitted using only knit and purl stitches so they are perfect for beginners!<p>421<p>3840

Felt Luggage Tag Tutorial

Lisa and Sarah of “A Spoonful of Sugar” are a mother and daughter team from Perth, Australia, and they love to share their latest creative projects. …

Stash-Busting Hats

Today I thought we’d look at a slightly smaller project than scarves and afghans to focus our stash-busting efforts on: hats. Hats are one accessory …

How-To: Use Watercolor Pencils

Is drawing and painting on your to-do list for the new year? Learn how to add color to your projects with confidence in this watercolor pencil technique tutorial that Sandrine Pelissier shared on Craftsy!<p>Ready to give it a try? Pull out your pencils and head on over to Craftsy to see how it’s done.

Chalkboard Posters

Purple and Pearl

Styrofoam Printing

Don’t throw away that styrofoam tray! All you need is a pencil, a design and a little patience to create a form ready for printing.<p>Get the …

slow cooker spiced pear sauce (gf, df, v)

<i>Slow Cooker Pear Sauce with warm spices. Set it, forget it, then enjoy it.</i><p>My grandma makes the most divine spiced pear jam. It smells and tastes just …

Slow Cookers

Achari Bhindi / Okra With Pickled Spices

Okra/Bhindi stir fried with onion and pickled spices gives this simple dish a unique flavor and aroma.<p><b>Achari Bhindi / Okra Cooked In Pickled</b> …

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

It’s a bright and crisp autumn day. The kind of day that is cheery but demanding of a colorful bowl of tasty soup, so that’s what I whipped up! The …

Food

Roasted Kale Salad

You all know I’m a huge fan of raw salads, but sometimes I crave my greens with a little warmth. For this salad I roasted the kale in the oven which …

Food

Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado.

Crave a veggie burger. One with Panko-crusted edges - infused with tender sweet potato and creamy, rustic white beans. Tall stacked on a toasted …

Recipe: Quinoa salad with shiitakes, fennel and cashews

Los Angeles

Culinary SOS: Warm quinoa salad

<b>Dear SOS:</b><p>I ordered the warm quinoa salad at Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica a couple months ago during DineLA and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I would love to have the recipe. Please help!<p><b>Thuy Hua</b><p><b>Los Angeles</b><p><b>Dear Thuy:</b><p>Fig Restaurant was happy to share its recipe for this warm, …

Santa Monica