Friday, December 25, 2009

we deep fried a turkey

and yes- we are still alive to tell the tale

may peace and happiness be with you!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

happy baby knitting

meet miss scarlett's feather and fan baby cardi.

this was really fun to knit.

the goods:

us needle 9

cascade yarns 220 wool.. in a wonderful christmas green (less than 220 yards)

pattern thanks to leigh foster can be found here

beside the obvious modification (yes i got rushed for time and did short sleeves).. i also turned the collar inward and tacked it in rather than outward. i really did not like the way mine looked showing the purl side.

i have to admit i had moments where i was sure this was going to be WAY too small but to be sure i went out to baby gap and bought a size newborn-03m onesie to check for size. once i washed the pieces and blocked them it turned out to be big enough (i think) and the feel of the yarn was softer than when knitting.

i hope little miss scarlett likes green!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

la crème glacée napolitaine savon

thank you thank you thank you to the wonderfully talented soap goddess and fellow blogger debbie chialtas.

i bought her book soapylove (you can buy her book at and found myself ordering strawberry and rich dark chocolate scents (for soap!) on line and learned how to avoid all of my previous soap making disasters-- but the ideas!!!! after all of my excitement i decided on making as many of these wonderful neapolitan soap bars as i could.

i could just eat them.

i ordered the popsicle molds from amazon but all of the "professional" (aka. non local craft store) chemical colorants and scents came from debbie's line at bramble berry.

packaging was fun as well. i did the heated saran wrap treatment she describes in her book and then just bagged them with clear candy bags and added a bow.

for the cards i found this retro bath image from dreamstime designed by dust for a few dollars and printed them on 4x6 glossy photo paper.