Friday, November 21, 2014

Have to start somewhere.

this beauty....
i made this in either grade 6 or grade 8. sitting at the provincial science fair. yes. i was that kid. crocheting in a gymnasium full of the province's cream of the crop of middle school/junior high science fair extraordinaires.

my first blanket.

how i messed it up as much as i did... not quite sure!
i remember making it and being super frustrated that each section of color was getting narrower as it got bigger and realizing that i had not accounted for each color needing more yarn to be the same thickness as the color previous. lesson learned.

now looking at it i cringe.

but, for anyone that is critical of their skill at yarny things, this shows how even though i can literally crochet with my eyes closed (yes, i actually tried... and succeeded) starting out i was nowhere close to awesome. and this was already after YEARS of crocheting.

hugo claimed this bad boy when i was sorting through the linen closet so i get to see it every day now.



what was your first project? do you have any hilarious winners kicking around like this?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Damn - a first world problem

since my sad decision to no longer have pretty gel nails it has taken ages to be happy with my natural nails.
finally i accept them for what they are... and realize they will not be pretty and perfect at all times...


but this


this drives me CRAZY.
they are all nice and even and one dumb move bashing into something the wrong way and BAM.
broken nail.
i can't leave it like this, so that means all the nails get cut off.... and that makes me want to cry a little.

yes.
broken nails upset me.

i can no longer call up my super awesome nail guy (who i really miss btw) and just get my broken nail fixed. 

my nails actually grow quite fast so it could be worse... but it KILLS me to cut off all my nails because one stupid nail had to break.


this is a first world problem... i know. 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween 2014

no great pictures but as you can tell.... hugo LOVED halloween.

i mean, if he could have trick or treated for a week straight... i'm pretty sure he'd have said HECK YES!

i actually finished his costume on time.... just.

 he loved his costume... thank goodness
there was a last minute request to be captain barnacles instead but thankfully when he saw the kwazi costume all finished he was in love.
and so was i.
something about him in that big poofy costume.... MELT MY HEART!




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Knitting!!

i'm getting the hang of this!
i am honing my skills until it is time for me to once again tackle mittens.

ONE DAY MITTENS I WILL CONQUER YOU!!!





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

tasty tuesday.... chocolate chip cookie bars

i'm a bit behind.
with all the chaos that has been october my baking has taken a bit of a back burner.

usually mondays are a guaranteed baking day....
not so much lately.

though,

i am going to make these today when i get home from work.

no pictures today...  except in my mind as i imagine eating them



recipe:

1 large egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups flour
pinch salt

chocolate chips to top... you decide how many ;)

directions:

mix egg, sugars, oil vanilla

add remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated but don't over mix

turn into pan and smooth into corners (i use a square pan)

sprinkle with chocolate chips

bake @ 350 for 18-20 minutes

my favorite way to enjoy these is warm with ice cream on top!

enjoy

and if i remember maybe i will take pics and update this post... no guarantees though.
might be too busy eating.

**UPDATE**
well i managed to take one picture.... of them before they went in the oven...
after they came out i was too busy trying to keep hugo out of them until they cooled enough to cut.
and then we ate them.