Sunday, December 20, 2009

Recent Projects

Just another quick post to show you a few recent projects for custom orders.

I just love the teal color on this cowl!

Green "grass" winter knit slouch

Hope everyone is able to stay stress free as the Christmas "crunch time" is upon us!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rose Earl Grey Slippers

Just a quick post to share a recent project of mine. These are going in a slipper swap package. Hope the recipient likes them!

Also, I just need to mention a recent frustration and hopefully someone has a bit of advice to give. Our dog, Izzie has been potty trained for months now. She goes in and out of her doggie door as she pleases. Lately, it's been cold (relatively speaking of course, we're in southern California for goodness sakes!). Being the princess that she is, instead of going outside, she goes potty inside, right in front of the dog door. She does this at night while were sleeping and she doesn't wake us up. It's a lovely thing to wake up to in the morning, that's for sure! What can we do? She's fine during the day while were at work because the sun is out and its warmer. At night is a whole other story. Any suggestions?

My last final is tonight, and then I have another dance performance tomorrow night (I won't even mention how horrible the first one went last night). Then I should have more time to catch up on my "to-do" list. Hope you all are having a great week!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


First of all, I'd like to apologize to my readers for my lack of posts. Things have been crazy busy lately! As of this morning, I hit 40 sales on my shop! How awesome is that?! Most are made to order hats so my fingers have been busy crocheting away! =)

Tonight was the annual women's Christmas tea at my church. This years theme was "Accessorize yourself" and they asked me to set up a booth to sell my items. A portion of my sales were donated to the women's ministries. It was a hit! My booth was so successful - I'm so happy!

I also have to include a pic of this adorable child's "Hello Kitty" hat I made this morning. It was the first thing to sell! Unfortunately, this is the only picture I got of it, although I'm sure I'll be making more.

Tomorrow I have the day off! =D I'll be helping in my mother's classroom with their Christmas craft! Have a great night all!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Random Goodies

Check out these AMAZING knit socks/slippers!! I got them in the mail yesterday in a fantastic slipper swap package from the UK. I'll post about all the other fun goodies later, how how awesome are these socks?!? I've never worn a pair of hand knit socks before, these have little leather soles on the bottom. How beautiful are these cables?? You bet I was dancing around the house in them! (PS. its not easy taking pictures of your own feet.)
I never thought I'd be one to dress my dog up... but how cute is Izzie in her new Christmas sweater?? It's got a hood with fur and a little kangaroo pocket on the back with white snowflakes.

I am loving the weather lately. It rained yesterday and it's actually cold enough today to wear knitted goodies! The entire front lawn this morning was frosted over as was my car. Love it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oh Bring Us a Figgy Puddin' Hat

This was a Wendy Winter Beret for a custom order in the color of Fig =D

One of my customers who purchased a Bella Swan hat is an amazing ceramicist. I've already added a few of her pieces to my Xmas wish list. She sent me this photo of how she embellished her Bella hat with some ceramic buttons! How neat is that??

Over the weekend I went to this store called Dream Dinners as suggested by my friend Lani. It was such a neat experience, I have to share it with you all! So, I arrive at the store and they have a little drawer with my name on it with my planned menu (items I chose online) and an apron for me to wear. They had a shelf in the freezer with my name on it too so that as I prepared my meals I could store them there. Everyone was super friendly and they brought me tea, a bagel, and appetizers! As I enjoyed my yummy snacks I was able to prepare some quick meals to eat throughout the month. All the ingredients were fresh and already chopped, peeled, diced etc. All I had to do was follow the recipe and put the meals in ziploc freezer bags and/or aluminum cooking trays. Each prepared meal came with cooking instructions and the prepared date along with the suggested shelf time. Everything is portioned and the nutrition facts are given for each meal, how easy is that?! When I got home I just had to freeze it all and they're ready to go for quick meals during the week! It was great because I didn't have to worry about finding recipes or forgetting an ingredient. The best part? Not having to clean up my mess! The first Dream Dinner we ate was the bruschetta chicken skewers- yum. This morning we made the breakfast bread pudding! A 9x9 tray is supposed to be 3 servings, but there was so much of it, it will feed us for a few days! It was delicious, especially for a low calorie bread pudding!

Tonight we are having the cheese ravioli with chicken and a creamy pesto sauce.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Projects

Finished 2 more projects for custom orders:

Must I really go back to work tomorrow? I could use another day!

Bathroom Before

I was going through some photos today and found these before pictures of our bathroom, the one we just re-did. These should help show you what a HUGE transformation it was:

In case you missed it, here's a link to the after photos.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Why I love My Work

This week we celebrated one of my co workers 25th year with the company. When it's time for a party, we have the best luncheons! My father in law and my husband have both been to culinary school and take the lead on the lunch planning and cooking. With the help of a few others, they cook the most amazing meals!

The chefs
They spent all morning chopping and prepping the meal. The whole office smelled amazing!
Especially from this chipotle cranberry sauce for the meat. The aroma of garlic, onion, cranberries and spices tickled my nose as I tried really hard to focus on working.
Guys at the grill. Those of you back East, how do you feel about us barbecuing outside in tee shirts in December?
Elias and the tri tip.
Amazing vegetable and fruit salads
Chef Jeff in the lunchroom kitchen
mmmmm delicious
Everyone enjoying the meal!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Travelling Scarves

More scarves have arrived, and two more are on their way to Kentucky! Here are the one's I've added to and are going in the mail today. Aren't they great? I can't wait to see what mine looks like =D

I think we might be getting our Christmas tree today!!! =D