Thursday, February 25, 2010

A simple cowl

Don't ask me how to pronounce it (i'm new to this crafty thing), but I love this cowl I made for myself. It only took a couple of hours and most of it came together on a drive up to Park City with Hubby.
I had actually forgotten about it for awhile because it has been so warm here, but recently winter has shown up again so I've pulled it out to keep me nice and toasty.

Crooked Coasters

I found the tutorial for these here and had to try them out. They are SO simple and yes, a little crazy but I think they are too cute. And plus how could you go wrong when you love the pattern as much as I do? I've been falling in love with patterns lately. When I visit my local Joann's I literally have to tell myself, "just buy what you came for, nothing more."

How often do you get to do a project when your sewing lines are suppose to be all over the place?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wrapping Paper

I have been wanting to try this for awhile and a few days ago I realized 1) I needed to send a package 2) I had everything I needed to go ahead and do this

So voila! I did it!Anyway... I think it is super cute and it is very quick and simple.

I used:
An Olive Garden doggie bag (paper)
An old apple lost in my refrigerator (stamp)
Leftover paint from one of Hubby's projects (ink)
An old pasta box (box)

I added stems with a marker because as Hubby put it, the apples just looked like deformed hearts without the stems. Much better now I think.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hubby's mad skills

My husband happens to know just enough about absolutely everything. Among his plethora of skills apparently includes upholstery.
Recently he re-did my brother's dining room chairs: *These were taken with hubby's phone so please excuse the quality.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday's Linguine

There's nothing better than the satisfaction of making your own food from scratch and it turning out oh so good. We mixed a cup of flour, 1 large egg, water and salt and then put it through our pasta maker to make this pasta. I've also seen people use a rolling pin and cutting out the pasta by hand with a pizza cutter. To the cooked pasta we added tomato pesto and of course, a bit of parmesan cheese.