Saturday, September 17, 2011

Homemade Christmas

I watched the new Jane Eyre with a friend on Thursday night.  I highly recommend it.  I briefly entertained doubts about Michael Fassbender's ability to capture the brooding deliciousness that is Mr. Rochester, but he came through in the end.  And Jamie Bell as St. John Rivers?  Madness, but it worked.  I had the best time hanging out with a new friend, and while we were watching Project Runway after the movie, we did a little knitting together.  :)  So we decided that we're going to institute a Thursday night Craft Night.  Our first project will be Homemade Christmas.  For a while now I've been wanting to transition to homemade gifts, decorations, and treats for the holidays.  Maybe if I start now, I can actually finish a few projects before December 25!!

A new Michael's just opened near my apartment complex.  (I could literally walk there if it didn't involve fording a drainage ditch and climbing through shrubbery.)  The grand opening is tomorrow, but I went for a look around today.  It is AMAZING.  I just wandered around in a stupor.  And for a treat, I bought this yarn and these bamboo needles.  I'm going to turn it into my first Homemade Christmas project.  Hopefully it will make a nice gift for someone special. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sugar Cookies

recipe from I Am Baker


An hour in the freezer and...

a bit of icing.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lights Out!!!

The power went off briefly last night around 9:30!  No storm or wind or anything, the apartment complex just lost power suddenly.  Luckily, after the tornado I stocked up on candles and flashlights, so I grabbed a flashlight and went around the apartment setting out votive candles.  I actually kind of liked the effect, very heartwarming and homey.  Normally I hate losing power, because there's nothing to do!  But last night my laptop had a decent charge, so I watched a netflix while I waited for the power to come back on.  Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was the night's selection.  I'm into foreign titles lately, so if you need a Bollywood fix, give this one a try.  

Also, I finally blocked my latest knitting project!  A few finishing details, and I'll be all done!

I love it!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back in the habit?

I haven't been cooking at all lately, so I decided to get back into the swing of things tonight and try a new recipe.  I love squash and zucchini, so when I came across this recipe on Pinterest (new favorite site) I knew I had to try it.  

Verdict: yumm!!!  
And I actually ate some vegetables.  Which is good.  Cause it's been, like, a year.  :)