Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cards cards cards

SOme cards I putting up on Etsy in a bit. I think I've made 30 cards in the last few days.

House cleaned

The house has been shoveled...literally...a big whomping snow shovel. I can see the floor, the counters have been declutter, the school/art work put away into appropriate bins, floor swept, workspace cleaned up and items put back into bins/spots.

So here is a few more pics of the big bag from - if you haven't joined you need to (if you are a knitter..coughcoughjen). Here is a shot while on the circulars -13us bigguns w/ double strand of wool yarn (cascade 220), it needs to be wool if you want to felt/full it down.

A close up of after felting, see the difference? The knits are "gone"! Felting firms up the knits & shrinks the object. Ask Joe about felting the wool soaker when Henry was a bub, oye that one stunk. The soaker (cloth diaper cover that looks like woolen unders) was brand new and he didn't know not to throw it in the diaper bin and I didn't look before I dumped the nappies into the frontloader. We only lost one soldier during our diapering days. I so wished I picked up the needles years ago, I thought it was so hard to learn. WTH! It's been great for my ADD, keeps my hands busy.

Here's nico holding up the bag after felting, big difference in sizes. I love this bag, it stands up by itself and holds a decent size knitting project. I got stopped twiced today and asked about it, that was a nice ego stroke. So jen, you game???

Next project some felted bowls for kitchen clutter in style.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rocket boy

Here's a few pictures from Friday's Space restaurant adventure. Here we are getting scanned for proper ID.

Taking off for the "far far away 5months space place". Yes that is mold growing in behind the dang clear caulk, time to dig out the tools, bleach and some alone time.

No use

I worked the Friday crop at the doodle - 6pm to midnight - worked hrs 5pm to 12.45. So I spent most of Saturday laying around the house trying to recover. I also goofed up and sent joe & h out to a park for a birthday party, well....joe calls and says "what is today's date?" DUH, the party is planned for Sunday. They had a fun time out playing on the big playground and some dad & H time.

The house is a wreck I need to get out of my room and start picking up the clutter, 2 days of not picking up behind the boys sends the house into a mess that I do not know where to start.

This is what I was working on, it was contagious. I couldn't stop working on it.
Nico has already claimed it as his lego bag, he's filled it up with Legos and is dragging it around the house. I guess that means I need to make him a little knitted bag. ;*). Next step is throwing it in the washer and felting it somewhat.

Friday, February 20, 2009

falling behind and I can't catch up

I've been making cards and little projects, I have a pile of pictures to take and upload.

Nico is being super cute & funny this morning. He has turned the walk-in shower into a rocket ship that goes to different restaurants. His favourite place to visit it turbo or something and they serve BBQ indian food (??). So far we have been to three different restaurants - hamburger place, indian and onion rings store.

He uses the scanner to scan in your footprint and then validates your ticket for the rocket ship. We just got back from "choco-roll" that has yummy food.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A week!

Survivor man AKA Henry AKA Goofball. He's crossing his eyes for the camera and he's wearing the ear muffler I knitted along with his survivor man gear in the backpack - towels, Gary, medical kits, snake bite kit & grandma's pillow.

This is what I walked in nico trying to sit in the little red chair that is hanging off the dresser.
The little camera bag I knitted up this afternoon, I used Noro Kureyon yarn for this quick project. No pattern just off the cuff and using the camera for measurements.
The skein of yarn - I didn't have a clue what colours I was going to get while knitting. The next project I'm currently working on has hit the violet-indigo colours, who knows when I'll hit the turquoise-gold line.

Off for a few days out of lets see what has been happening.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

5 reasons

A little book I put up on Etsy. Lots of fun making this little one. Handcut papers, stickers, stamping, Stickles and bling.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mini file holder

Trying to keep busy...a 5x3 accordion box, super easy to make and cute too. I love using up scrap papers and discarded embellishments. These papers were given to me during the last train trip, gotta love free.

Inside pockets to hold trinkets, cards, photos, anything.
Tied closed with a button and cording.

Monday, February 9, 2009

a card organizer/calendar I put together this morning. I painted some 8x10 chipboard pieces and attached a pocket using up scraps from a pad of paper.

Added some bits of papers & stickers to create the "title", added a rainbow sticker and Stickles..gotta have stickles.

Mom page

This is the first page of the "Memories of Mom" book, its a painted chipboard frame with a quote and/or a picture of your mom.

Friday, February 6, 2009

5 minute cake

We're in trouble in this house, joe is a cake-0-holic!


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world ?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Dirt magnet

Did a page this morning of the dirt digger/pond maker/mud maker. I'm liking those K & Co. chipboard elements. I pulled out some pics of nico to work on next.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Swap cards

I'm in a swap with a 365 group, here's the little card I made. Stamping, handcut border, stickles & a birdie.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Knitting mess

This is what I have been working on the last few days, I've been sucked into a knitting vortex. I'm trying to finish up a big scarf for me, there's cold weather the next few days. H has been asking for a cap and can't figure out why I can't just do this "fingers making a knitting motion" like pingu's mom.