Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cute as a Button

We are covered here in Columbus with too much snow and it doesn't look to be going anywhere any time soon. What better time to update the blog...

Here are some new photos of Beatrice! She is getting so big.

Craft room - although messy it is nice to have somewhere to put all of this stuff.
First dead sock (that is one possibly beyond repair).

Latest knit - adorable booties.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Still Alive and Kicking...

Since it has been a ridiculous amount of time since I last posted I will start my re-entry into blog hood with just a photo update. So bear with me as I get reacquainted with my blog and such. Hope everyone has had a great beginning to the 2010 year and that the following months prove to be just as amazing.

So this past July we bought a house...(this is not the best photo, but hopefully better ones to follow)

Last year I did quite a few cakes/cookies for friends/gatherings:I didn't get as much holiday knitting as I would have liked, but I did finish one project that I started ages ago for my mom. I am really pleased with how it turned out and I love the color. Although note to self, do not knit lace on size 2 needles...It takes forever.

Beyond knitting I have been doing some sewing. This quilt was for a friend who had a baby in August. It was twice appliqued giving it the look on both front and back.

We added a new addition to the 2 cat household, her name is Beatrice and she is mostly a black lab. She is just turning 11 weeks and she such a cutie pie. Here she is at 7 weeks the night we got her.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


It has been awhile, but life has gotten busy. Just a quick post to let you know what I have been up to in my crafting world. I have become obsessed with making appliqued pillows. They are fun to make and create. They go pretty quick and look super cute (in my opinion anyway). It all started with Owls and went from there. Hope everyone is enjoying their summers! Off to our home inspection....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Still Knitting...

Why yes I am still knitting. I just have not had anything to report until now. I am currently only knitting one project although I should probably start something else - perhaps some socks. I am knitting another Shetland shawl. This time I am knitting in lace weight and let me just say that I feel like I am knitting with floss. I really love the emerald color. I had only 1 ball and although I thought that would be enough being that it is 470 yards....I don't think it will work out. So I went on Ravelry and found someone who was selling a skein. Tomorrow I will pop the money and the mail and hopefully my yarn will arrive soon there after. Let's hope I can get this done as it is a gift. I love how this is looking although I think I prefer a heavier weight yarn like I used for mine.

I did some sewing a few weeks ago to for my MIL and SIL's birthdays. I had some dried lavender that I used as a filling. I did 3 each and made each one different. Cupcakes, Chocolate bars, houses, presents, truffles, and M & M's. I appliqued them. It didn't take too long, although there were lots of little pieces. I am happy how they came out - the house and chocolate truffle stand are my favorite.

Not much else going on around here. Oh wait....we are looking to buy a house! That is exciting news!!! Wish us luck. Hope Spring has sprung where you are. We are having a very wet April.

Oops I forgot to post a picture of some baby booties on an actual baby...Aren't they sweet?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Yesterday was the last day of my German class that I was taking at OSU continuing education, so I made dessert. I chose to make individual Dobos Torte. Although this is technically not a German dessert it is know through out Germany and Austria. It was created by a man named József C. Dobos from Hungary in 1884. I am very pleased with hot they turned out. Although I did over bake one tray so I made cupcakes so Jason could also have a treat. Since I had to use up the buttercream!

These cupcakes are called, 'Better than Sex' Chocolate cupcakes. Although they are quite tasty..... I decided to do some artsy photos getting my inspiration from HERE and HERE. Jason seemed to like them so that is all that matters.

Here is more Ciabatta. It makes the best French Toast. As usual I am using the best bread book...Baking Artisan Bread by Ciril Hitz. I am super happy with how they came out although I think I will be investing in a bakers peel as soon as I can.

Off to do some knitting and sewing...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Actual Knitting

I started and finished baby booties for a girl at work who is expecting a girl. I had finished the hat (top down baby bonnet)ravelry link ages ago and was just waiting for the right recipient. The yarn is Regia Silk in very fun baby colors. I had lots of yarn left so I did matching booties. Out of this yarn I have done 2 hats and not a pair of slippers - I might just have enough for another pair of booties. I have done these slippers twice before and after each time I tell myself I am going to do the bottoms at the same time so that they can be the same length (you might think I would just get better at measuring, but alas that is not the case).

I recently made Jason some mittens as we have been riding our bikes even in the cold and the mittens doubled with our leather gloves certainly add in keeping out the cold. So I made myself some as well. For both mittens I used Encore which is a acrylic/wool blend. It is great for those projects that will need to be washed and dried. Only I had to be difficult and choose one with a cable. I do love the cable - put not the thumb. It is an after thought thumb and although my friend helped me figure out how to do the gusset increases for a thumb - I had already finished one and wasn't going to rip the other one. I do like how they turned out, although I don't really think I am a mitten girl. I like being able to use my fingers. ;-D

Hope everyone has a great week.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Action Shots and Eats - Interested?

It has been awhile since my last post and although I have no new knitting to show I do have a Shetalnd triangle action shot as well as some tasty treats.

At my old job I used to make Souffles every night for the restaurant, but now it is only on special occasions. Here are my Chocolate Lovelies...

And lastly I was asked by my chef to recreate the new Dine Originals Logo on a cake for the employee appreciation party. I am really pleased with how it turned out - although of course there are things I would have liked to perfect if I had had more time. It takes a steady hand that is for sure. ;-D The original logo is shown above the cake - pretty close right?

Hope everyone is well and that Spring is beginning wherever you are.....