Monday, December 28, 2009


On December 27th, we finally made our Christmas Dinner!

It was too bad we didn't have any gifts left-over to unwrap after such a wonderful meal.

I couldn't find a field roast to cook, so I opted for a quorn turk'y roast. I've always had good experience with other quorn products, so I figured it was a pretty safe bet.

& I figured right. James said something to the effect that the quorn roast was the closest to the "real thing" that he has ever had.

Unfortunately, I didn't read the directions very well, and failed to notice I should get a roast bag so I could get all the delicious flavors in there. So, instead I just mixed up herbs & olive oil and poured it over top, after poking lots and lots of holes in the outer wrapping. It didn't turn out half bad!

We baked sweet potatoes!

& the best part: apple-cranberry-"sausage" stuffing & vegetarian gravy! The gravy even started getting that little film over top of it like the real stuff!

Easy 4-Ingredient Vegetarian Gravy (from


2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp flour
1 cup homemade (if possible) vegetable stock
whole herbs- sprigs of thyme, bay leaves, rosemary


1. Heat oil over medium high heat. Sift in your flour evenly and stir. Cook the flour until a light tan color.
2. When your roux is a nice tan color, add your broth and spices. Cook, stirring constantly for 5-10 minutes or until thickened.
3. Remove your spices and season with salt and pepper.

Apple, Cranberry, Sausage Stuffing


3 cups cubed sourdough bread
10 ounces ground fake sausage (or, you can use real sausage?)
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp chopped onion
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp chopped celery
Fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme (enough for your liking)
1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup vegetable stock
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
3. Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples & dried cranberries.
4. Pack dressing loosely in buttered baking dish. Drizzle with stock & melted butter. Bake for 40 minutes.
5. Take stuffing out and drizzle with a little more butter. Cook about 20 minutes more, until top is is crisp & golden.

Food is awesome!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I've had a very etsy christmas!

James & I both purchased gifts on etsy, we've created some gifts & are in the processing of posting the extras on etsy, and finally, christmas night I created an etsy treasury list.

Am I a bit addicted? I think so...

I thought we needed more than just monster ornaments for the tree, so I bought a cute little wool bird from Melissa Sue.

For my boss, I bought this cute (nursing) necklace from Natural Kids Toys. Although she isn't pregnant or anything, I'm sure she'll love it & will probably end up pregnant again some day.

James got quite a few etsy gifts....a moped shot glass from Of Mine Design.

An elephant taxi from Bunny With a Toolbelt. (if you haven't checked her stuff out yet, you really should, like, right now!)

And finally some little monsters from Happycloud Thunderhead.

And I finally got my very own petit from Morning Lori (lori brown)! I've been eyeing these cute stuffed creatures for months now. I'm so stoked!

Finally, here's a link to the christmas night treasury list: midwest is best! (it's so true)

This christmas has been one of the best yet! Christmas dinners have consisted of mushroom ravioli, chinese food, and gumbo. We're making a "traditional" dinner tomorrow (stay tuned for how that turns out :\). I feel like I gave awesome gifts, received awesome gifts, and spent every penny (pretty) wisely. I'm happy that I made a few people's christmas' with handmade items. I pretty much had the best company ever (james & my girls).

I still have gifts to give out that I'm way excited about, and a christmas party to attend with my Origins girls. Cheers to the holiday not ending officially until January 3rd!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I'm feeling more holiday spirit this year than I have, well, ever.

I enjoyed searching out gifts, i enjoyed purchasing gifts, i enjoyed wrapping gifts! (much thanks to etsy for making this part most enjoyable! - although now I am hopelessly addicted to constantly checking the site to see what new things I can find.)

I wrote Christmas cards.

I'm excited to have a Christmas eve dinner planned with James including homemade apple stuffing, roasted veggies of some sort, and (hopefully) a field roast - which I keep hearing is the perfect thing for Christmas dinner.

I have a "tree" of sorts.

I even bought a Christmas ornament!

Are you feeling more holiday spirit this year than usual?

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I ran across this fantastic looking recipe over at shortly after realizing I was in need of some way to use up some cream cheese. It was just sitting there in my fridge begging to be used, and there were no bagels in sight!

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Filling

6-oz cream cheese, room temperature
2-oz white chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

(Make the cookie dough:)

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until light. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed or by hand, blend in the flour mixture, stirring only until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Divide dough into two equal parts. Place each on a sheet of wax or parchment paper and shape into a log. Wrap in paper and chill logs for 1-2 hours, until firm.

(Make the cream cheese filling:)

1. Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and mix at medium-high speed until smooth. Set aside.

(Assemble the cookies:)
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray baking sheet with canola oil.

2. Remove dough logs from the fridge. (I suggest working with one at a time! If it's your first batch, I would even cut the logs in half so as to be able to work at your own speed - the dough is so much easier to shape and seal when cool.) Using a sharp knife, divide each log into eight even slices (total of 16 big slices of cookie dough).

3. Working with one piece of cookie dough at a time, flatten the dough into a 3-4-inch wide oval-ish shape between your palms. Place about 1 tbsp cream cheese filling in the center of the dough, then pinch the sides of the dough together to seal (they'll look like tiny calzones!) Work carefully so all the filling is sealed inside. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 16 big cookies.

About halfway through the process, I came to realize I didn't have enough cream cheese to make the suggested amount of filling! Peanut butter to the rescue!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1-2 tablespoons milk, or as needed
3/4 cups powdered sugar


1. Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer.

2. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk bit by bit until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is light, fluffy, and a light tan color. (The best frosting is made by just tasting as you go)

Sunday, November 22, 2009


bloomington handmade market has now come and gone. there was a pretty nice turnout & a nice selection of products/artists - overall pretty successful for a first time craft show/fair. i didn't do as well as i had hoped, but still good!

here are a couple of shots of our "booth":

it was crazy sunny in there the first half of the day - probably the first day in a few months that i got my fill of vitamin d!

my poor scarves didn't sell as well as i had thought they would. but i've come to somewhat of a conclusion based on comments & whispers that i've heard - everyone believes a hand knit scarf is something that they can make themselves. james suggested that my knitting is "too good" and doesn't look hand knit (awww, isn't he sweet) so people are not so inclined to purchase such an item.

regardless, since most of my knitting patterns are based upon my own designs, i think having a pattern (or small pattern book?!?) available for sale may be the way to go. maybe even a kit...

james had tons of success with his monster balls:

aside from the fair itself, my car was trying to overheat the whole way down there - but we made it. we unfortunately drank some terrible coffee but then made up for it with some super delicious coffee (from stefanos cafe! we met some super nice people. some lovely friends drove down to meet us and eat fried pickles & greek food. and on the way home we stopped to get a thin mint blizzard!

next up, holiday hoopla - indieana handicraft exchange mini on friday, december 4th @ the chatham center. i'll basically be selling monster balls for james, a few scarves, and perhaps some of my own holiday items (handmade stockings? knit ornaments?). should be fun fun fun - terrible sleep pattern time in full effect!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


so what do you do to avoid finishing projects and getting things ready before craft fairs? (or, whatever responsibilities you may have pending)

apparently - i decided the thing to do is bake!

but first, i put james to work cutting out my tags/cards. (multi-tasking at it's finest?)

then i baked corn bread, blondies, and these yummy fruit jam strips!

Glazed Fruit Jam Strips

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1+1/2 cups Original Bisquick mix
**jam of your choice for filling (i opted for strawberry, organic apricot, & a delicious homemade grape given to me by a local farmer)

Glaze (optional)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons milk

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, coconut oil, butter, vanilla and egg yolk until blended. Stir in Bisquick mix until well blended.

3. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each piece into an 8x1-inch (approximately) strip. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. With handle of wooden spoon or chopstick, make a slight indentation lengthwise in each strip. Fill each indentation with about 1 1/2 tablespoons fruit spread.

4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool slightly on cookie sheet.

5. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over tops. Cut diagonally into 1-inch strips.

These little guys are reminiscent of fig newtons, but with a crunchier crust - almost like a short bread. The coconut oil lends just a tiny bit of coconut flavor. At least now we are going to have snacks for the Bloomington Handmade Market!

There's always tomorrow to finish everything up...right?

Sunday, November 15, 2009


here's a preview of items i'll have at the bloomington handmade market this upcoming weekend, November 21!

i'm not sure where exactly/how exactly this will be set up, but come find james ( and i and we'll be sure to hook you up with some pretty awesome stuff. he's working on some pretty neat ornaments that you're probably going to need for this years christmas tree.

"The Bloomington Handmade Market is a contemporary art and craft fair that showcases modern handmade goods from 40 local and regional artists. The event will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 10am-4pm at the John Waldron Arts Center, located at 4th and College in downtown Bloomington, IN.

This will be a one-stop shop for all of your holiday gifts! Find everything from metalsmith jewelry, hand-bound journals, knitted hats and scarves, herbal bath products, silk screened shirts and ties, plush animals, hand-drawn coffee mugs, fine art for your walls, and so much more!

Admission is FREE and open to the public."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


1. i'll be doing this!:

i'll be sharing space with my co-conspirator / lovely boyfriend. come buy creepy stuff from him and jewelry bits or hand knit items from me! we'll love you forever.

2. i'm getting flooded with requests for knit items from friends. weird! well, i guess not really. it always happens at this time of year. hats, gloves, baby caps, scarves, head bands. all of these requests come AFTER being accepted for the handmade market. ima be a busssy girl.

3. i have a for real interview this sunday!! for now, it's part time, entry level - which is not really what i'm looking for - but it is "very realistic that a full time position with a substantial pay rate increase" will be available soon! i'm so beyond stoked. even if i get a part time position and cut back the store to part time - life would be easier. less time at the store = less time for stressors to present themselves.
the best part - this company deals with natural + organic face + body care products - which fits right on in with what i already do an know. i should be 10 steps ahead of any other beginning associate.

4. holy crap it's october 7th! the holidays are so soon, and i haven't even given it a thought yet.

5. can someone PLEASE give me more free time?

Sunday, September 20, 2009


1. franny's surgery - ouch!

2. submitted an application for bloomington handmade market

3. etsy favorites: version 1.

4. art vs art: next friday. please go vote: - james (canvas #75)could use the cash to create more quality pieces for you!

5. i want to make a calendar of cute for holiday gifts. time to read up on book binding and the likes.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

cupcake tour

new york: burgers and cupcakes

boston/cambridge: sweets

indianapolis: the flying cupcake

sweets wins, so far. tour continues for the rest of my LIFE!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


i've been quiet here in blog world, not that i have really ever been loud.

anyways, i've been crafting it up - alot - and coming up with some new ideas. don't worry, you'll see soon enough...

amidst all this crafting, bike riding, baking, scrabble playing and puppy watching (this has been my summer, so far), i've been planning my east coast trip with james for my birthday! (which is in 11 days - 28 - ick!) i'm so beyond excited....this is my first trip since i was about 17 - and boy, do i need it!! we're going to get into a lot of food, shopping, exploring, and bike nerd stuff ( - more him than me).

so, if you or anyone you know is looking for a hand knit item, a beautiful bird pendant or pin, or maybe a clutch (more, soon) please hop over to my etsy or zibbet shop.

and while you're at it, let me know which site you like better. so far, i've only had one sale and that doesn't give me much to go on.

etsy can be found here:
and zibbet is here:

Sunday, July 12, 2009


my flickr pro account has expired.

i am unsure how i feel about this.
i have a decent computer that can now store my photos without crashing. hrmph.

i've read good things about picasa. perhaps that is worth a shot?

a decision will have to wait for at least the 24 days.

Friday, June 19, 2009


etsy "help fund my east coast vacation" shop!

Monday, June 15, 2009


having seen the indieana handicraft exchange in action, finally, i am totally going to apply for the fall show.

Monday, June 8, 2009


now that it's been 40 days since my last post, i suppose it's time i say something.

it's not for lack of creating things that i've not been posting, but more so too high stress levels from work. be able to work for myself, what a wonderful thing that would be! also, adopting two puppies has taken up some time. but it's okay, they're a couple of cuties!

i've been working on a lot of things. here, there, everywhere.

and i may or may not have been have been doing stuff like this.

shitty photo - oops!

(thank you - and for the inspiration)
and i may or may not have some more fabulous plans for things like this.

tonight, i may have made the best cupcakes of my life! and, bonus - this recipe is more or less of my own creation. soooooo yummy!

Andes Mint Cupcakes:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup of sugar
3/4 cup (generous portions) cake flour
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
as much finely chopped andes mints as you want
1/2 andes mint for topping of each cupcake

(this recipe makes 12 cupcakes)

Easy Peasey Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350.
2. With electric mixer, mix butter so it's no longer formed.
3. Add half of your sugar, half of your flour, and 2 eggs. Mix with electric mixer until well blended. Add the remaining ingredients and mix again with electric mixer.
4. Fold chopped andes mints in to batter with spatula.
5. Fill lined cupcake tins with 2/3 batter mixture. Bake about 25 minutes.
6. Remove cupcakes from oven and immediately top with andes mint halves. (this makes them melty and delicious!)

Now, I'm going to work on recovering some wooden pieces. I'll post more soon. Promise!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


i'm going to Chicago this weekend!

i'm definitely going to renegade handmade.

this is the break i need.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


these little bits are delcious!

Cheesecake Cupcakes:

1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 tablespoons Pure Cane Sugar
3 tablespoons Butter

16 ounces Cream Cheese
(hint: let soften for about 30 minutes)
2/3 cups Pure Cane Sugar
3 Eggs
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Frosting (optional):
8 ounces Sour Cream
1 cup Pure Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (for crust). Place paper cupcake liners in muffin pans.

2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add graham cracker crumbs and butter. Mix with fork until well combined. Put about 1 tablespoon full of mixture into each cupcake liner. Pat down with back of spoon to make sure the bottom is covered. Bake in preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Remove to cool.

3. Turn oven heat up to 350 degrees.

4. In medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Spoon batter into cupcake liners to fill about 2/3 to 3/4 full.

5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for at least 10 minutes.

6. To make sour cream frosting, whisk together sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. (hint: mix this after you put the cupcakes in the oven to give it time to mix well). Spoon mixture into well of each cupcake.

7. Return cupcakes to oven and bake additonal 5 to 7 minutes, until set. Remove from oven to cool (do not remove cupcakes until completely cool!) For a finishing touch, add some melted chocolate, chocolate chips, or your favorite pie toppings!

These are so ridiculously good. Next time, I'm going to try them vegan.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


so, i've been terrible about posting. absolutely terrible.
but, that's because i've been so busy!

just a quick list of things i've been up to:

- organizing flickr
- gathering odds 'n ends for odds 'n ends projects
- finding a bicycle, making plans for said bicycle, bugging james about stripping bicycle (tonight, it's being sanded and primed. this thing is going to end up beautiful.)
- knitting spring berets like mad, and making some changes to make them more to my liking
- cooking cooking cooking. yum! cupcakes, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms are the most popular things.
- watching Eureka! - great show.
- setting up my sewing machine (yes! finally set up) and working on odds 'n ends i've needed that for.
- resin casting - knitting needles (first attempt last night!)
- being broke - seriously broke. and having $1000 in car repairs come out of nowhere! trying to save money for the big swap bonanza next weekend in chicago! that will be great!
- working on a knit clutch pattern with lil' birdies.

if you want 'better' updates...follow me on twitter: i tweet about food...alot.

i'll have some photos to post soon. i have them now, but i need to get back to knitting...i've got some things to finish up before next weekend!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


i completed some projects this weekend. (see below)
i also attended the "craftacular" in bloomington, which was a VERY misleading name. i don't really want to go in to it, but i was HIGHLY disappointed, and hate bloomington even more now than i already did.

to make up for bloomington's complete and utter fail, we stopped by mass ave knits on the way home. whoa. i kept saying "i need to go, i need to go" and i am so glad i finally did! it was huge, they have a sale room, a button wall, and were selling girl scout cookies. i got some great soy/wool blend yarn, and picked up an entry for bags to riches 2009.

i completed the spring beret that i almost completed at the beginning of the week, but then dropped stitches, and failed at. well, this time i didn't fail! but, it is way too big for my head and not nearly as slouchy as i would like. it's definitely a pattern i think will serve as a good foundation for something awesome. i'll have to post a photo later...

i also completed a batch of buttons!! james cut these out at the beginning of the week for me, and they really turned out nice!

i had to sand them, and then it was time to give them some color!

next, they got some detail with an ink pen.

ta da! i think the first batch came out decent. but, i see things that can be way more awesome on the next batch. they're quite cute though! i am really pleased. now i just need things to put them on!

Monday, March 23, 2009


i guess saturday was the day for me to cook this weekend.
i cooked and cooked and cooked. okay, really, i only ended up cooking for 2 hours, but i made three fabulous dishes.

for dinner, we had sweet potato soup with a side of garlic brussels sprouts. i know what you're thinking "brussels sprouts? seriously? gross," and that's exactly what i would have thought a year ago. i promise, those little miniature heads of lettuce are quite delicious though! they smell a little funny, but they taste damn good.

so, you say you want to make these yourself? well, here's the recipes:

snappy sweet potato soup (adapted from creamy sweet potato soup recipe from simply recipes)

1 tbsp butter, salted
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 small chopped celery stalk
1 small chopped leek (be sure to get nice a clean!)
2 medium chopped garlic cloves
3 cups peeled and cut sweet potatoes
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 cup half and half
1 tbsp maple syrum
salt and pepper to taste (optional)

1. melt your butter in a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium high-heat. add onion and saute for about 5 minutes (or until lightly browned, be sure to stir often!). add celery and leeks, saute about 5 minutes more. add garlic, sature for 2 minutes.
2. add your onion/celery mixture to a soup pot. add sweet potatoes, vegetable stock, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin. bring to boil. reduce heat, and simmer about 20 minutes, until tender (when you can easily moosh sweet potatoes with a fork).
3. remove cinnamon stick and discard. puree mixture in blender in batches (about 3 or so).
4. add half and half and maple syrup. stir over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. season with salt and pepper (if you would like).
5. place in serving bowl, bring spoon to mouth, say "mmmm!"

the tastiest brussels sprouts in the world

1 lb brussels sprouts
5 medium chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp butter
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth (enough to have brussels sprouts stand in)
salt + pepper, to taste

1. wash brussels sprouts. trim ends, and cut in half.
2. in large pan, saute garlic in 1 tsp of butter plus olive oil for about 3 minutes ( or until golden brown).
3. add brussels sprouts and toss to coat. turn heat to low and turn all brussels sprouts so flat sides are down in pan. add broth, salt, and pepper. cover and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, or until tender.
4. remove cover and turn heat up to medium-high. allow to cook for a couple minutes more, until bottoms of sprouts are slightly browned.

and for desert, yummy yummy delicious berry tapioca pudding!

yummy berry tapioca pudding

2 cups juice (part from canned pineapple, i used orange juice too)
1/2 cup tapioca
1/4 cup honey (use local, if you can!)
1 can drained and crushed/chopped pineapple
2 cups frozen berries (your favorite kind!)

1. put juice, tapioca, and honey in a 2 quart saucepan (a larger pan is okay, but smaller will be a problem). let stand for at least 5 minutes (longer is okay) then bring to a boil over low heat and cool until tapioca is clear, stirring VERY frequently.
2. meanwhile, blend crushed/chopped pineapple and frozen berries. chop, mix, smash, whatever you want to get those berries good and blended.
3. mix the two parts together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.


Friday, March 20, 2009

first and 1/2

ooof! i forgot.

i got this beautiful debbie bliss stella yarn on sale while i was visiting the beautiful city of louisville at the knit nook. this store will easily become my favorite place to spend my time when i move there. i even picked up a frequent buyer card! (wishful thinking, i suppose)

i can't wait to do something with it! two of my favorite colors!!!

i also got these tiny guys...which kinda started the whole "custom button" idea.


hello, blogger, hello again.

this is my second attempt at a creative blog.
i had one before, with another girl, who decided to not renew our site, and lost all of my information. .

so, here we go again. maybe i'll do better this time.

expect mostly creative blah blah and the occasional auto-biographical spurt, if something is so exciting it really is blog worthy. i might throw in a few reviews of albums/films/books/people and whatnot as well.

i have so so many ideas popping about in my head, i hope many of them become a reality!

here is a current list of things i'm working on making real:

- designing some knitted pieces including cuffs, wraps, scarves, and hats that will include custom buttons made by myself and/or (more hopefully) my lovely boyfriend.

- seeking out the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe. i've got the best chocolate and vanilla frosting recipes down! (i'll post those soon!)

- clutches clutches clutches! i've only got 2 small ones made, but have about 6 more frames! i love these things cause you can find them cheap at goodwill and rip out the nasty design they've made and make it pretty!

- bags, in general. i'm about 1 hour away from finishing a cute gingham bag with some plain black handles. it was a clutch, but i made the pattern from scratch and it was just a wee-bit big.

- paper is fun! i just finished a clock for my parents anniversary, and have a bunch of scrapbooking paper left. i don't have a definitive idea for these yet, but definitely have ideas brewing.

- crochet is a new-old thing for me! i'm working on this heartfelt bicycle seat cover, well, minus the heart part. it's all green. i'm stuck at the sides, but i'm confident i'll figure it out. a friend asked me if i could make him one, and i'm determined to do it!

well, that's just a few things that i've got in the works.

for now, i'll leave you with a photo of the nom nom nom cowl i just finished, as well as the cupcakes i made for the the failures' union/cheap girls show last week.