Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

Just a quick wish to you all. 
Have a wonderful holiday.

Honey and I had a lovely dinner. My first meatless Christmas dinner.  The Tofurkey was surpisingly tasty.  Even the cats tried it.  

Just a few things I received from co-workers.  I adore my owls and snowmen.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Family Visit

It's always nice to see your crafted gift on the receiver.  My cousin loved her fox cowl I made 
her.  I am making one for little James as well but didn't finish it in time for their visit.

James did like the dancing Snoopy we got him.

He has a slight obsession with our cat tree. 

Christmas is always nice seeing through a kids eyes.

I wish everyone a Happy Holidays with their family.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Finished WIP and Goodies

So I finished this project this week for my cousin's gift as she posted the link on my wall I took it as a hint for a gift.  It's the Flint Fox Cowl by Heidi May pattern that I bought.  It's well written and easy to follow instructions.  For this adult size I used 6 balls of the main colour Loops & Threads Charisma Marble chunky yarn in Granite from Michael's and maybe 1/4 ball of the chocolate brown.

I also started another but for a toddler, my cousin's little one I call my nephew. 
Same yarn in blue.

I received some goodies this week from my brother who now lives in Canada's Great White North, Yukon.  Some Fireweed Jelly (made from a flower native to that area) which was quite good. A cute felted sheep, fun named soap and hot chocolate and best of all some lovely hand dyed yarn.

Last weekend I put the tree up for the first time in a few years.  Mostly we didn't have the room but made the room this year as it's Pippa's first Christmas with us.  

And as you can see she's super impressed.  LOL

Hope you have a good weekend!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Finished Scarf

I finished my knitted scarf. It's so cozy I wore it at work tonight as the office was a bit cold.
There's nothing like the feeling of finishing a project.  I guess if I finished all the projects on the go I may burst.

I joined the Handmade Gift Exchange again this year.  I made that giant knitted scarf for my swap partner, who has received it by now and hopes she likes it as she's in a cold part of Canada. I received her package today to find a truly unique creations.  I did mention to her I love snowmen.

I am not sure if there is a name for this type of crafting but it looks tedious.
I do love it though.  

Here's some snaps of my Christmas decorations I have out around the house.

My snowman love and a crocheted Christmas tree I found at the thrift store last year around the picture of my young grandmother.

My crochet crocodile stitch tree I made a few years ago and my mini silver tree that has bright blue, pick and green decorations.

The end table with some lighted decor.

I even went festive on the nails today.

And finally another of my Pippa girl.  She's a bit tired here.

Have a good weekend all!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Counting Down

I am nearly finished the scarf I'm making for my winter coat.   A bit longer with some tastles.
I finished the crocheted tree.  Now to decorate. 

And still working on this basic knitting piece.  It probably will just be a pet blanket.

There's nothing more warming than seeing the Santa Village at the mall.
Well that and some cozy lounge wear.  

I started decorating the house with all the Christmas decorations.  And may even do up the tree this year as it's Pippa's first Christmas with us.
That said it's also our first Christmas without our Marma cat. 
I got my Charlie Brown tree out this year again.

Happy Weekend all!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tis the Season

Tis the season to get those crafts done for Christmas gifts. So many ideas and yarn and so little time. 
I finished this large yarn scarf for a swap gift. 


I'm halfway done the scarf for myself to go with my new winter coat.  I did frog it the first time doing a 4 X 4 row of knit purl but found it curled too much on the ends.  So I restarted doing a 2 X 2 knit purl instead.

Over night we got our first snow of the year.  Not as much as some areas but we're lucky in that respect in our region of Canada. 

Happy weekend all!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


So Michael's craft store had a great sale on yarn. I've been eyeing the large needle and large yarns for a while now.   It's a bit more awkward to knit with but works up quickly.
Yarn below I'm making a scarf for my new winter coat this year.

And Vegan updates, I've lost a bit more weight.  Tried Bulgar Wheat for the first time with vegetables and it's delicious.  

That's all for an update today.  Happy Weekend all.  
Prayers for Paris.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

This and That

I finished the black shrug for my co-worker but forget to get a picture of the finished product.  What was I thinking?  I edged it with the glittery black and it looks nice on the recipient.

I also sold my Angry Bird hat that was in my Etsy store for a while.  YAY.

I have a new favourite cup in my cupboard.  Love my owls.

I made my first Vegan pizza this week.  Used some Seitan for a meat protein substitute and Daiya cheese ( dairy free ), only I found it too creamy texture on it so next pizza I'll omit that.

I found this tea on Amazon and it's just amazing. 

Halloween is now over.  I always have to get out a costume to dress up the cats and since it was Pippa first Halloween with us she was the lucky one. She looks impressed doesn't she?

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Fall is my favourite time of year.  It makes you want to pull out that yarn and make something, anything just so long as it's on your hook.  Yesterday was I Love Yarn day and I only bought one ball of yarn, black to finish off the shrug I've been working on.  I just have to fit it to the person it's for and finish off with the fancy black I got for the edging.  I did manage to make a little pumpkin in between.  

Today honey and I went for a lovely nature walk.  It was a bit on the cool side but I don't mind when I get these cuties landing in my hand. 

The Vegan thing has been going well.  I've noticed some changes in the fit of clothing and digestion.
I bought my first Vegan face product today at LUSH.  Most of their products are Vegan friendly but the only thing is they are a bit pricey.  I don't mind considering how their made and recyclable container and all. Has anyone else tried LUSH products and if so what one are your favourites?
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hello Fall

The cooler weather always makes you want to pull out the yarn and start something, anything.  
So I pulled out this chunky yarn to make my Pippa girl a little blanket.

She has this spot on the pads she sleeps but she needs a cute pink blanket. 
She's been a great addition to our home but still miss Marma everyday.

The last few weeks honey and I have been on a similar shift to be able to take him to work as my old car has seen it's days.  When you start to have to put so  much money in it than it's worth it's time.
So we have been out in search of a newer reliable car to hopefully last us a long time.  After reading about the most reliable cars on the net, Honda was always near the top.  Of course my old car is a 22 year hold Honda so we know how reliable they can be for a long time.
Last weekend we found it, a three year old Civic with only 13,400 kilometres on it. Almost too good to be true but an elderly person had it before and clearly barely drove it. 

After driving an older car for so long it seems weird. 

Maybe now we can go back to our usual routine and I can get back into crochet, knitting and sewing more.  That is after my thumb has healed from near cutting the end of it off preparing a meal and using a mandala. 
The Vegan diet has been going well.  I'm down 6lbs and feel good. 

Well happy weekend all!!!!