Where’s The Pumpkin Dremel?

October 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm | Posted in Baking, crafting, knitting | 1 Comment
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So I had a fairly productive day. Went to Wal-Mart, applied for a job, carved a pumpkin, roasted pumpkin seeds, made chicken fajitas and made homemade oatmeal! I also managed to upload photos of my knitting and crochet! So feast your eyes on these photos!

Poodle Bottle Cover Body
Poodle Bottle Cover Body

The body of my retro poodle bottle cover is nearing completion! Except I wish I had used a different colour of cotton yarn…

Next up, the frogged wavy scarf is now turning into a pretty scarf for my mum!

 

A Scarf, for Mum
A Scarf, for Mum
My attempt at crochet...
My attempt at crochet…

Here’s my lame attempt at crochet. I can make a chain and a round…but building on the round is beyond me.

And here is my lame attempt at a jack o lantern…Hence the question where’s the dremel?? I wanted to use one because of course Ms.Martha recommends it and most templates on her website require a vast array of tools — awls, scrapers, saws, drills, dremel etc–that I feel to be a great carver of pumpkins I need a dremel! Wal-mart didn’t have one. Superstore had a fake one. I just found out Home Depot sells them. For 29.99$. Seriously. If I was employed I would totally buy it!

Mr. Jack O'Lantern
Mr. Jack O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmm Homemade Oatmeal!

Lastly, my delicious oatmeal! It’s a recipe from Rachel Ray’s cookbook Yum-O. Which is a decent cookbook. I mostly enjoyed her breakfast options. One downside is that she never lists nutritional information. I know many of her recipes aren’t very low-cal or low fat, but you would think that she would list the info since this is a cookbook that is aimed at kids and families. But anyways, it’s a good recipe and made a heck of a lot of oatmeal!

 

Now I’m off to watch Dragon’s Den on the CBC and sip some green tea!

Tetchy

September 22, 2008 at 1:46 pm | Posted in Books, knitting, random-ness | 5 Comments
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adjective; irritably or peevishly sensitive; touchy. First known English use was in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. (Courtesy of Miriam-Webster Dictionary)

So I joined the Word of the Day email list. I’m a word nerd I guess. “Tetchy” is my favourite word thus far! Maybe because I am in a tetchy mood alot?

I mentioned that I love to read awhile back yet I’ve only recommended one book! A good book, but still only one! So here are some others I recommend:

  • Eat, Pray, Love. – Made me hungry. And want to travel.
  • Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine – I thought I should learn about wine, so when I order it I know what I’m doing!
  • The DYI Bride – I wondered if I should help my sister craft her wedding…the answer is no.
  • The Almost Moon – Very odd. And disturbing. Read The Lovely Bones as well.
  • Food and Cooking in Victorian England: A History  Combines my love of food AND history!
  • The Last Summer (Of you and me) – Just a good read.

Of course I’ve read alot more books than that…but most are Chic-Lit which sometimes I feel guilty about reading. But oh well.

Knit Night YARN ART NIGHT is back up again, which includes but is not limited to knitting, crochet, and spinning. That little correction was for Miss Jen over in Ireland! Sorry for not being inclusive to all of the yarn arts : ). I was unable to attend the first one, but made it to the second. We’re a bit smaller this year, but hopefully more people will join in on the fun : ) I’m working on a retro poodle bottle cover, which is going smoothly so far. My cam’s batteries are dead so when they charge up I’ll take a picture of my progress and post it!

I’m off to job hunt!

Have a marvelous Autumn afternoon!

(For those who care my header picture is of the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto).

I’d like to thank my fans…

June 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm | Posted in crafting, knitting, random-ness | 2 Comments
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for reading this!

I’ve officially made it to 301 hits on my little blog! I’m pretty excited about it! I know I have some faithful readers because they have left comments, but there are some annonymous ones too who have reached this place by some pretty random searches! But I welcome all readers and comments! I feel pretty special to have people actually reading/looking at this site! So thanks!

Well not much has been going on…I started knitting the body for a Poodle Bottle Cover, started a new Ballband and while at a supper/creating night at Jen’s, I made a pin cushion! The progress on the knitting is so miniscule I’m not even going to bother with a picture. But here’s the pin cushion:

 pin cushion.

I’m heading to the city for a friend’s 25th birthday in a couple days…I hope the weather is nice….I detest driving in the rain…especially on the highway!

I’ve derailed on the Healthy Living Plan…Sometimes life gets in the way and I make poor food choices…such as Irish Cream Cheesecake…which when you try to limit sugar and chocolate and generally really good desserts, once you eat something like that your body totally craves it all the time. Or at least that is what happened with me! I’ve lost 10 Lbs so far which is nice, another 10 to go, but I am worried that the work I’ve done has been undone by poor food choices of the last two weeks…Guess I better get in gear and try to stay on track!!!

I’m off to Value Village!

10 cm of Snow?!

March 27, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in crafting, knitting, Thrifty | 3 Comments
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Ahem. It’s SPRING! That’s all I ‘m saying…I don’t want to anger the weather gods and risk crappy Summer weather…soooo.

I decided to go to Value Village to cheer myself up. I was specifically looking for yarn and knitting needles. There were none to be found! As, I wandered through the aisles, sadly of course, I spotted these crazy tin canisters.Thrifty Canisters

 4 for $1.99???? Yeah I could care less if the coffee one has a copper lid with an aqua handle or that they’re incredibly grungy. With tax it came to $2.25. That’s a bargain! They’re “The Queen Line”

 

Canisters, Again

By A.R.Lite, Made in Canada! I was thinking of keeping my crafting notions in the canisters. Or just displaying them on the baker’s rack in the kitchen. I’ll wash them of course! Although, I am against putting consumables in them. It’s just a rule I have. So yeah I was pretty excited to find these! And the colour! I love it!

Tomorrow, I vow to use my sewing machine. I think I will make a passport wallet. Even though there is no travel in my future. Sadly. I also just discovered that…um. The phone just rang and interupted my train of thought!! Oh right. I was going to say the ADORN Magazine is no longer. Could be a rumour. But I did read it on the internet and everyone one knows that if something is on the internet, well then it’s true!

Here’s the progress I’ve made on my 2nd Ballband. I missed SnB because of a migraine. That is what work does to me. Or it could’ve been due to the fact that I didn’t have my morning coffee or tea. Sometimes, I have tea instead of coffee in the morning. I always have a tea at night. I love visiting my grandma because she always puts my tea in a tea cup! (I drink it out of a mug when I am at home…I know it’s unheard of!). Speaking of my grandma and also of dishcloths, I need to make her some. She has these old ratty knit ones from like 5 years ago. She needs some snazzy new ones, courtesy of moi!

And here is the marshmallow salad, AKA ambrosia salad I made for the potluck. The people who ate it, enjoyed it. But I had a ton of leftovers. I know it looks gross, but I swear it tastes good!

MmmMmmMarshmallows

Ugh. My computer is having issues and frustrating me, that must be a sign that I need to stop writing!

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