Sunny Spots in Winter
This video reminded me about sunny spots in the middle of winter. It is much akin to sitting in front of a fire in many ways. I love those moments when you can just relax and enjoy the simple things in life. It is amazing to think that in this complex world we are living in, it that something as simple as a warm spot can make us the happiest. Maybe a simple life would be more appeasing to many...
I have been working on making these heart shaped crayons and will hopefully use them for an art piece. Here are a few snap shots of what I have so far.
These Maple syrup infused funnel cakes would be a neat dessert idea for a party. I love these little Terrariums I don’t really know what Quinoa is but this Quinoa Spinach Mac and Cheese looks good. Homemade Fortune Cookies would definitely be a cute way to end a dinner
Blog Roll: Evangelione
Evangelione is Yeo Mei Ying’s blog/website where she shares her craft of making handmade dolls. She has also had her dolls in a few art shows. She doesn’t use a lot of words but I find her dolls adorably evil looking and love the composition of many of her photos. She has taken a break from taking orders but hopefully she will be able to take them soon. Until then we can enjoy them on...
Rotating Goal List
Today I am making this Rotating Goal List from Cornflower Blue. I will let you know how it is working in a month!
Robot Advent Calendar
I made this cute Advent Calendar from Next to Nicx. I finished about halfway through Advent but better late than never! And sadly with the holidays and getting settled into my apartment I am rather late with this post. Happy Holidays and A Happy New Year!
Big Bear’s Wife has a neat tutorial on how to makeover flower vases but the thing that really drew me to her post were the stickers she used. I love these cute little rock monster paperclips from Inspirations by D. I could really use some company at work….. These paper lanterns from Hannah Nunn are gorgeous and something I will have to look into making or buying. Isla...
Grey Titanium Wrap Neck Warmer Cowl with Bow Ties →
I will love anything with a bow! Not loving the long name though.
Camas Lily →
I love the detail on this sweater!
Fire Blanket →
Hello Kitty Booties! →
I love these little hello kitty booties! I am hoping I can modify this pattern to make some of these for myself. They might not look quite as cute though….
Things I bookmarked this week!
Sorry if this gets a bit long but I am a few weeks behind. I can’t wait to try out these Sloppy Turkey Joes from Skinnylusciuos one week. I have been constantly looking for new lunch ideas and need something filling since I spend half of my day on my feet. These Bacon-wrapped baked eggs from Hello Little House should make a great quick breakfast. I am not sure about these Baked...
I have been seeing a lot of crostinis lately. I am never exactly sure how they come up with these combines but they have to work right? I guess one day we will see. But here are a few that I would like to try. Avocado and Salmon Crostini with Vanilla Salt Cucumber and Zucchini Cream Cheese Slices
I love the pattern on this sweater!
BT Fall 12 →
BT Fall 12 has released their look book for this coming fall and I am impressed and can’t wait to start on many of the projects! Breton Gelsomina Aran Anais Burr and my favorite Wellwood
Dolce Handknits →
There are a couple cute things that have come from Dolce Handknits this week including, Avalon And Brighton
The Willa Blanket →
I love the colors in this blanket, perfect for fall.
Tardis Socks! →
The yarn over in the back is an interesting idea. I am still not sure what I think about it though.
Chicago Loop Cowl →
This cowl looks adorable. I love the color and the knitters photograph choices.
I love these Broach Bouquets from girly wedding! I love the toilet in this steam punk bathroom designed by Andre Rothblatt! I can’t wait to make this Hotel Butter with or without the steak. This recipe is from the Pioneer Woman. These Rainbow flowers are gorgeous!!!! Color Me Katie shows us how to easily achieve these marvels or how to quickly lose a finger.
If only I could remember to save.....
After a unplanned, but often occurring, break from my blog I have returned! Only to constantly forget to hit the save button often cutting my posts in half. :( Well something to work on!
This weeks (and last weeks) blog bookmarks
I have been a little slow on reading my blogs lately and have a ton to catch up on but with working (more to come on that later) and Dragon*Con this weekend I am not sure how much I will get done but here are some of my bookmarks for what I am able to catch up on. Morning Creativity’s Text Wire Decor is a great way to put little happy thoughts around the house. And I love the bright blue...
Happy Hour Collection! →
How could I not have a bar full of these guys!
STITCHES South 2012
I was so excited about STITCHES South this year since I missed the last one. I didn’t have any yarn I needed to find or get for a project so I tried to buy as little as possible. I had thought but trying to spin my own yarn but I think I need to get some knitting projects done first. But here are the items I picked up this year. I bought a yarn ball bowl from Pawley Studios I bought two...
Today I…. took pictures of the missing yarn in my stash on ravelry took pictures of everything I bought at STITCHES South and added the yarn to my stash on ravelry Cleaned my desk finished reading my blogs learned what the macho setting on my camera does
I love this scarf/shawl called Lighten Up by Amy Gunderson The Honeytree Vest by Tanis Lavallee looks like a perfect pair for many of my t-shirts And I love the little sweater on Anna Hrachovec’s Jumbo Gnome
Grilled Cheese # 7-9
i have made a few grilled cheeses and haven’t had a chance to blog about them, and I might start blogging about them in chunks, especially since some of the grilled cheeses don’t look like anything special. I have been enjoying working on my food photography though. I will probably set up a nice set for it soon. No. 7: Grilled Cheese Fingers - This is just a plain ole classic grilled...
Grilled Cheese #5 Crunchy Nacho
Today’s grilled cheese is the same as the spicy nacho (no.4) but with crushed corn chips. I added more jalapeños today but it didn’t make the sandwich unbearable to eat, it actually wasn’t as spicy as the pervious sandwich. But the crushed corn chips added an interesting texture but overall not my favorite so far.
Grilled Cheese #4 Spicy Nacho
Today’s grilled cheese had 2 slices of white bread, 1 slice of Monterey jack, some pickled jalapeño slices, and 1 slice of cheddar. I was a bit hesitant about putting too many jalapeños because of my minuscule spice tolerance. But it was pretty yummy. I am not sure if I care for the flavor of jalapeños but the heat wasn’t bad at all. I think I will add more jalapeños to the next one.
Grilled Cheese #3 Triple Cheese
This is the best one yet! Not only do i like this one the most, it was also my best cooked one yet! Today’s Grilled Cheese had 2 slices of country white bread, 1 slice of cheddar, 1 slice of muenster cheese, and 1 slice of baby Swiss. The variation in the booklet calls for Swiss, but Swiss just isn’t appealing to me. So I instead used baby Swiss because it is tastier to me. And it...
Grilled Cheese #2 Bacon and Tomato
Today’s Grilled Cheese had 2 slices of country white bread, 2 slices of sharp cheddar, 4 slices of bacon and 1 slice of tomato between the cheese. I loved the bacon on this grilled cheese. I am still not sure about the tomato. I am not a tomato person and the tomato I used didn’t have a lot of flavor which really did not help. So I might have to try making this one again with a...
Grilled Cheese # 1 Classic
Today’s grilled cheese is a classic grilled cheese. It was made with two slices of country white bread and two slices of sharp cheddar cheese. I was surprised I made this grilled cheese so easily and it tasted sooooo good. I think this one was more of a lets make sure you can make a grilled cheese successfully.
50 Grilled Cheeses
The April issue of Food Network Magazine had a little booklet in the middle with 50 variations of a grilled cheese. Since I love cheese and am working on cooking I decided I would try as many of them as I can before I get sick of grilled cheeses. I will blog about all the ones I try and I will blog about some that I skip, which will mainly happen when I don’t care for something that is...
Ribbon roses →
These would be great to make ahead and decorate cupcakes with.
Heart Coaster →
Chocolate coverd peanut butter hearts →
Heart Chocolates →
I am a sucker for anything that is pink and has a heart on it. But these chocolates are such a cute idea. I might try to make these into mints!
And the Ravelry queue grows
The Corazon pattern by Julia Trice looks likes a great classic sweater As I am feeling under the weather today the Pomme De Pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers looks like the prefect sweater for a day like today to keep me cozy and warm Sivko in Love by Sandra Perhaj is such a cute little thing. I am not sure if this from something, I might have to do some research.
Light bulb of Love →
Valentine Hearts →
Knitting!!!!! and Crocheting!!!!!! Ravelry Links
With Valentine’s Day getting closer this little bag would be great to make and put candy in for that special someone Even though it looks like winter decided not to come to Georgia this year, I love the back of this sweater This is the cutest little valentine’s day hat This pullover looks like it would be perfect for a nice relaxing day inside I love this two color cowl...
links: Valentine's Day
The Baker Chick made these cute red velvet heart cupcakes How About Orange gives you a tutorial on how to use and make edible paint to decorate your dished for valentine’s day. I love this cute penguin valentine from Scrappy Canuck Studios
Juila Crossland made this beautiful cover for Her Nashville for their wedding edition and I love not only her drawing but also her stitching. Amy Friend made a convenient and cute Hanging Hoop Wall Pocket to store all of your most used notions. This free pattern from the Manhattan Craft Room to make a sewn and woven paper basket is a great idea to hold yarn, as indicated in the pictures.
Here are some patterns and knitted or crocheted objects that I found this week and really liked. Foster by Terri Kruse Marie Grace Smith added a lot of cute patterns this week, including Arami and Carlyle This Dragon By Stephanie Jessica Lau makes me aww every time I see it. Absinthe Gloves by Thea Colman
Ice Shot Glass →
I cannot wait to make these. I don’t have to worry about my drinks getting warm and will also make me take a shot quicker so I can put the cold glass down.
I have started to like more and more cupcake toppers like these Plants vs. Zombies inspired one, that Cupcakes Take The Cake talk about. They also talk about edible chocolate words as cupcake toppers. I might be trying this to do this too, I think it will take a lot of practice and lots of eating the mess ups, but that doesn’t seem like it will be too bad. And these I Love You...
Breakfast Braid →
Hmm this breakfast braid from For the Love of Cooking would be a great way to make breakfast for a few people. I wonder if it would re-heat well so I could make breakfast one morning and then not have to make anything the rest of the week.