I'm going to take a few days off from blogging, but I'll be back next week. Have a great weekend!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Heaven is a fresh strawberry paczki straight from Hamtramck (paczki is pronounced "poonch-key"). Am I cheating because it's not Fat Tuesday yet? Oh well, it was so good. And I'll eat a custard one tomorrow. And then workout.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The heel wasn't scary for me, because I've done the same sort of thing when I made those felted baby balls. The toe needed to be grafted, which I had no clue how to do but I did a quick search on You Tube and found this video. At about 5 minutes in she walks you through grafting the toe.I used Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in HS08 Marino and this sock "recipe." I wear size 9 shoes and they are a bit too small for me, so if you have big feet like me you might want to make them a little longer. :)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
It's the "homegrown" tomato pincushion from Martha. I made the heirloom ones. Quick and easy and pretty cute. I'm thinking of putting them in my shop.. is that allowed or would it be a no-no because I got it from Martha?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I got the recipe from a book titled "Ageless Natural Beauty." You can find a free preview of it right here, and the recipe for this soap is on page 181.
Monday, February 16, 2009
You can find them here in her shop. And here's the one that's pictured above. I love moss. :)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Yesterday my sweet Valentine brought home chocolates for me from my favorite shop. God, these things are good! And they're so pretty..
Hope you're all having a lovely Valentine's Day!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Hearts at Make and Takes
Love is All You Need Class Valentines from Bunny Cakes
Valentine Pins from The Purl Bee
Paper Fortune Cookies at design.wash.rinse.repeat
Printable Valentines from Inside a Black Apple
Sewn Paper Valentines from The Purl Bee
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
And here's some more photos of the quilts made by Susana Allen Hunter that were on display at the Henry Ford Museum last year (here's where you can see the others I posted):
Do you guys like these quilts? I love quilts designed like these but my mom can't stand them.. I wonder how most people feel about them.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I was checking out Etsy today looking for Valentine's goodies.. there's sooooo many great things there. I pulled together a poster sketch with some of my favorite finds:
5. It's because of love - Necklace 6. My Dear - 5 x 5 signed fine art photograph 7. February No.2 8. I Wheelie Like You Letterpress Card
9. Heart Balloon - Printable Valentines, Notecards, Gift Tags and Stationery 10. Be My Vegantine Heart Cupcake Box filled with 6 Chocolate Ganache Dipped Mini Cupcakes 11. I LOVE YOU wood stationery set 12. FROM A PASSING CAR- Fine Art Print 8x10
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Now I'm going back to my knitting by the fire. Hope your Friday evening is warm and cozy.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We have a little micro-climate on the south side of the house where these daffodils are planted. I also have some planted out in the middle of the yard, but we won't see those for weeks. So maybe this is cheating a bit, but I'm still so, so happy to see them.
And on the crafting front, I finished this the other day:
A hat for Brian. He picked out the yarn and the pattern. The yarn is Berroco's Ultra Alpaca and it's wonderfully soft and silky. I love this stuff. The pattern is the Jacques Cousteau Hat, which I found on ravelry and it's available for free here. I'm pretty sure he picked it only because of the name. :) But I love the pattern the decreases make:
It's a really easy pattern but I did have some issues with the sizing. I started with the men's size and bigger needles (he has a big head) but it was way too big. Even the larger size with the recommended needle size was too big. I finally tried the smaller women's size and it's a perfect fit. So I started this hat three times! I'm glad it's finished and he loves it.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
It was such a beautiful day today, 38 degrees and sunny. I'm sure 38 seems really cold for some of you, but I don't think in the entire month of January it got above freezing so we were thrilled. We took the dogs for a walk and I even spotted six robins!!