Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Stampy Cake!

For Morgan's Birthday 2 years ago, we made a Stampy Longnose Cake!


Lee and his brother, Jay, made a rainbow/tie dye cake and I decorated!
Those guys are adorable working in the kitchen together!


Fairly easy when I thought it out.
I made a grid, used Hershey Bar blocks for the "black" parts, green sprinkles for the eyes, and the rest yellow frosting.


Miss Morgan loved her cake and I passed another year of sliding by another birthday party.

Her last year birthday, we had friends over to the house.
Like 16 friends, it was chaos.

Since her birthday is in December, we filled a bunch of squirt bottles with Kool Aid and had them "paint" the snow. Not thinking, I did mostly red since it's Morgan's fave color.

It looked like a massacre in the backyard! HA!

We had all the children decorate their own cupcakes.
It was chaos.
It looked like a massacre in my dining room!

Live and learn....Not completely sure I'd go down that route again.

Perhaps this year she'll finally agree to have 2 friends over for a sleepover and movie marathon?

I can dream, right?

Friday, September 8, 2017

Amyrlin Seat Cowl

"She comes; she comes! The Watcher of the Seals, the Flame of Tar Valon, the Amyrlin Seat. Attend you all, for she comes!"


Made for Melissa in the 2015 Knit Nite Xmas Swap. Inspiration: Wheel of Time Amyrlin Seat Stole.


Simple crochet, from yarn I already had. All 7 Ajahs represented!


The Wheel of Time of course is a book series by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death before the last couple of books). Melissa is a fan, and she digs sassy, take charge women like Siuan Sanche...therefore needs a stole/cowl that kings bow before!

The Wheel of Time turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legends fade to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the third age by some, an Age yet to come, an age long pass, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.






Friday, September 1, 2017

Holy Smokes!

Hey! I was in a magazine about 2 years ago!




For this blog here in sunny 2017, I'm catching up a lot of backlog stuff. So be prepared for some old references....

This article was written by my local Stylish Heroine, Ann Rosenquist Fee.
She runs an amazing blog (link).


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Home Alone Hoopla


KEVIN!!!!!!



I stitched this "little" doozy for my good friend Melissa waaaaay back in 2015 for the last Coffee Hag Knit Nite Xmas Swap.

Melissa has a soft spot in her heart for Home Alone, so I couldn't resist.



This was crazy fun for me, and it's still one of my all time fave hooplas!



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Still Not Inspired!

Yes, I know it's been a long time
(read: years)
Since I've posted anything here!


I'm not very proud of it.....

But, that isn't to mean I haven't been busy?!!!
I've just been busy not being crafty.

I did, however, get some new ink since I posted last!



And now my new adventure is to delve into the world
of heart healthy recipes.

My blood work came back yesterday showing a rise in
cholesterol and triglycerides 
so I did what I always do when I have to research something new...

I start a Pinterest Board about it!

So far, I've made Energy Ballz and Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad.
You know what?
(what?)

Not that bad!

It's been 9 days since my last Kit Kat.
(sounds like a confessional)
I should find a counter for that....

Food Making is soooooo not my forte. 
(this is probably why my numbers are high)

So, that's about it.
Life is good, my kids are healthy, and I love my job.

I can do this!