Friday, September 25, 2009

Black Fiberfill

Well, folks, I guess my source for black fiberfill had dried up. I'm just as sad as you. I've had a couple people email me asking where they can get the stuff, but it seems that the only company I knew of is now out of business.

I'd suggest you check with your local fabric / hobby stores to see if they have any leads. The company I had posted about was for ethnic doll supplies. I also had seen small quantities sold as filler for model train sets.

All I can say is that I wish I had ordered more. I have no more information :(

If anybody runs across a new source, please let me know.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meanwhile, Here's a Panda

It's not bamboo, rather a sweet potato surprise plant, currently living in a mug. Maybe it'll stick around longer than my purple potato, which was snacked on by deer.

Yes, the panda has crazy eyes. I think the recipient will be amused.

-- Posted From My iPhone

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Pssst, check it out. I have a new tag for finished projects. Mostly crochet stuff.

Labor Day Weekend 09

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. I know I did :)

I'd feel more accomplished if I had actually finished the kitchen cabinets. However, I did finish a couple other projects, so that made me happy. I made a roast chicken at the beginning of the weekend. Sunday I shredded the remaining chicken and made enchiladas, 2 1/2 dishes worth of them. Fortunately we had friends over to help us eat them. I got a little over-excited when buying the mega pack of tortillas, however. What was I to do with 16 extra tortillas?

Homemade frozen burritos, that's what!

Yum, they look good enough to eat now...

I threw in some refried beans (on sale!) cooked up some rice spiced with enchilada sauce, and topped it with cheese. Well wrapped in saran wrap, into the freezer they went, saved for a rainy day. (Or just a day that I don't feel like preparing lunches)

I was craving cinnamon rolls, so I pulled out my Fannie Farmer book to get a recipe. I didn't read far enough ahead, and discovered halfway into them that they weren't the same type that I'm used to. I improvised anyhow, and they came out alright. Still, I can think of ways to improve them next time.

I've been wanting to cook with whole wheat, but I don't have a mill yet. I read somewhere that you can grind it in the blender, so I tried that. It worked! It wasn't super-fine, but it was ok to cook with. I made the cinnamon rolls about 1/4 whole wheat to not make them too heavy.

I'll wrap up with some kitty cuteness =)

Marms, always moving and difficult to photograph.

Spook, blending in with the plants and yoga mats.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bat Wings!

I finished a project tonight! This is a bat wing shawl for my friend's birthday. I actually gave her an IOU since I knew I was buried with other projects at that time.

I've been playing around with the PhotoForge app on my phone, and got unexpected (but fun) results this time.

VoilĂ !

-- Posted From My iPhone

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kitty-Approved Mitts

I got this fun stripey yarn the other day, for some basic crocheting mitts, for those chilly evenings hanging out on the porch or at a coffee shop patio.

It also came in bright reds, but I thought this tweed would be more versatile.

I started them this evening at Pergs and finished a whole one!

Here it is, quick and dirty. I gotta finish the other one tomorrow or I'll have to re-count all my rows :)

edit: Finished them! See the colors better in the daylight :)