Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quick Update

Phew! This week has been so busy, since Les isn't home. I have lots to do with baby and everything else around here. I haven't had much time to post. I have been crochetting like crazy trying to get an order done of 5 pieces. Yesterday, I almost finished one of the touques, but then I realized it was ugly and took it all apart!

I have been baking, making pyrogies (and yes my friend ditched me)! You wouldn't believe how many pyrogies I made. Thank goodness my mom helped for a bit. I don't know I have to order do it when I decide to make something! I did the same thing last year with fatires.

Well anyway I have lots to do today. I will update soon with new completed projects and pictures! Happy holidays.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Weigh in today

Today I have lots to do! For some reason my kitchen is a disaster...hmmm what's with the dishes!

Anyway, this is my crafting blog, but I do a little personal stuff here too. So as some of you know I have been steadily working toward my weight loss goal since Dec 1. Today I weighed in and I have lost 5lbs! Yippee! I know it doesn't seem like much, but is a definite start and 5 lbs less to lose! I am happy because since Cody was born I haven't seen that scale budge at all.

I have a lot more to go. But after the next 5 lbs I get $100. That is my treat to myself. For every 10 lbs that I drop I am putting aside $100 for new clothes once I reach my goal. It's a good motivator.

So far what I have been doing is my new exercise dvds and watching what I eat. I have cut waayyy down on my cereal addiction. Because if you know me, you know that I could eat cereal for breakfast lunch and supper! Now I only have it at breaky, and I stick to the correct portion size. I have also upped my fruit and veggie intake.

The other bad habit that I kicked to the curb is my Diet Pepsi fetish. Both my husband and I love DP and were drinking it steady. I think was counted that I drank 5 cans in one day!!!!! That is ridiculous. So I kicked the can in the ass and said bye bye! Now DP's are only a treat once in a while. I have had only 2 can in 2 weeks, which is really good for me!

I feel better already and am really proud of making healthier choices. I don't know when I let things get so out of hand. Anyway here's to another week. We'll see what the scale, body and mind say next Monday! Ta Ta For Now!

Orange Crush

Yesterday amoungst the normal day-to-day activities, I managed to complete a baby blanket! I made it for a friend whose baby could be being born as we speak...I am not sure! She was feeling like the baby might come at any time, but I haven't heard anything yet.
This was a great project to do because it was so easy and quick. Instead of using squares of fabric, I just chose a print and used one big rectangle for the center. Then I bordered it with some fun funky orange flannel. The back is green, and tied to the front throughout the quilt. This tying method is quick and not nearly the work as actually machine quilting. I sewed the front and back in a envelope style so that the edges are finished and not ragged as they are in the middle.
I am really pleased with the way it turned out! It was fast and fun to do. I love that baby stuff now can be any color. And orange is a fun color to work with.
If you know of someone who would like one of these for their baby...or if you are having a baby...I can make something like this for you. What colors would you like?

Friday, December 11, 2009


Hey Again!

Just wanted to point out that the "How To Order" Instructions are actually under my Creations List in the side bar. If you click there it will tell you how the order process works.

If you live in the area of St. Lina, St. Paul, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, and even Cold Lake I might be able to hand deliver your orders. I regularly visit St. Paul, Bonnyville, and Lac La Biche. So that will save a little on shipping.

I know lately that there have been lots of crochet posts, however, keep in mind that come the New Year you will likely see more sewing projects! I am thinking of having a little do it yourself section too.

Thanks to anyone and everyone who has logged on to this blog. I appreciate it! Have a happy and safe holiday season too!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here is another version of my "Laugh" scarf done in that lovely satin finish yarn that I love. It has such a nice sheen to it and makes the finished piece just sparkle a little. This one is wrapped up and ready to go for a friends order! Can't wait until she sees it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chocolate & Mint

Another delicious loop-de-loop "Laugh" scarf!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bag Lady

Well as I mentioned in a previous post, crochet isn't the only craft I like to do. I also really like to sew. One thing that is fun and quick to make is a tote bag, or really almost any kind of bag. Totes can be made in so many different ways, all different sizes etc etc etc. There's no end to the possibilities.

I made this tote in a bigger size for a cousin who is a school teacher. It is big enough to fit her 3" binder and a few other things. Along the outside are several pockets to put other items in such as a water bottle, pens, etc. A bag like this is also great for a beach bag, diaper bag, or overnight bag.

I haven't made very many since because I have been busy with other projects. Hopefully, once the new year comes and I catch up on crochet orders, I can put it aside and make some more bags. I found a program online to build simple bag patterns so I am hoping to print some off and make several different styles of bags. They are a great accessory and are very functional. AND you can never have too many bags.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pink Candy

Here's a version of my "Laugh" style scarf, that I just finished for an order. There are 3 more in the order to go! Doesn't this one look good enough to eat. The other color combinations are coming up...pretty green and brown, and a cool turquoise and black. Keep your eyes open for them.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Busy Busy

The orders are coming in and that's great! I am really happy about it. I have quite a few things to make before Christmas and even a few after.

Sometimes with a little baby it's hard to find time to do everything. But I just have to capitalize on nap times and when I can slip and few stitches in here and there! Either way it's fun to be busy. I have always felt that when I get bored I start to get down or just feel blah. When I keep busy I feel happier because I am able to focus my energy.

Today we did a few things around the house...switching around our living room. It looks way better now...more like a living room.

I also started working toward my ultimate goal today. I really need to lose a lot of weight from my pregnancy and before, so I am getting my ass in gear. I ordered some dvds and they seem great. I have started already today, and am carefully watching what I am eating. I have really had enough of being overweight like this, and I am sick of wearing the same two pairs of pants!

I have a long hill to climb. But I am feeling upbeat about it. I want to stay focused. Well anyway I will jot down any progress I make. Here goes nothing! Well hopefully a lot of poundage!