Friday, July 31, 2009

Back Home

We just took a 6-day vacation to go out east and visit family, which was quite enjoyable.

I actually ran out of yarn... I underestimated how fast I'd work through this stuff. My mother-in-law knew right where the local Michael's was, however, and solved that =)

My summer project (one of) is coaster sets. I made 26 coasters on the trip, some of which are below. Spook looks absolutely delighted, I know. It's because I'm not paying attention to her ;) the yarn is cotton, and these are headed to my shop at some point.

Underneath those is my "me" project. I feel delightfully indulgent making something that I'll keep for myself. This is a lightweight shawl to keep at the office when the AC is too high. This one is acrylic, and next I'll make a winter one in wool. I made half of it on the trip, and that's also because I ran out of yarn.

I'm posting this from my iPhone as my main hard drive is in the process of being replaced. The other night I was about to upload this when it went kaput. Hopefully I'll be back up and running soon

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blooming and Custom Crafts

I'm so proud of this little african violet. It's the first time it's bloomed since I got it, oh, a couple years ago. I didn't realize that it just wasn't getting enough sun. Now it's happy =)

I've done a couple custom items for people lately. I had some orphan coasters left over from my sets, and I gave them out at the office. One of the ladies asked if I could make her two seafoam coasters, so I came up with these. They're 50/50 cotton and acrylic, and I think they turned out very well.

Then my friend C requested these water bottle totes. They're carrot orange and leaf green. The lighting is a little poor, but you get the idea. I like the one on the right, because it's like a pumpkin!

Also a little plug for our coffee shop hangout. Or at least one of them =)

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Last week was my birthday, and so I made myself a Strawberry Shortcake Cake from the Pioneer Woman Cooks (love that blog!) I made a couple modifications, mainly because I was in a hurry. I didn't have a deep enough pan. I put it in two pans and forked the cake layers before pouring the strawberries over them. It was tasty!

Also, our friends gave us homemade ice cream. Yum! They made my favorite flavors, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate. Which I can honestly say are the best of each flavor I've ever had.

My husband gave me this gorgeous mask, which I'm hanging in the craft room. I love the peacock!

My calla lilies are finally blooming. They add a nice pink touch to the front yard.

July 4th was nice and mellow. We hung out with some friends, and walked down to the beach. It wasn't too crowded, but still it was nice to be away from tourists for the most part.