Monday, July 26, 2010

Lazy Nail Polish

You guessed it, nothing to report.


Aside from painting my nails (which happens twice a year) the pretty nail polish I really like, I have nothing new to report on my projects or life in general.

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Did I mention the surgery got moved back a month? So yah... the 24th of next month I'll get a shot at being fixed.

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Re-doing the straw-curtins project


Yah... this is going to be fun. I want to use my time to do NEW projects, not re-do old ones because others refuse to respect my efforts.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blue Pill

The past two days I have been feeling icky, as a result I have not really wanted to do anything with my crafts. For that keeping tabs on the NYRPs, I apologize.

For some reason I have been getting really emotional, my mind crazy, turns out I missed a weeks worth of a certain medicine I need... how this happens we have no idea. It's a bright blue pill too! One solid week of all the others, but that one. Explains all the crazy if it makes you feel better.


As for the latest NYRP, the pillow I'm making for the rock band I like, yah, I'm having even more issues with the pattern! No worries, I'm getting it and am working on it. But also working on a mindless project (counting it!) to work on while I'm watching a show and feeling ill.

PS - My eye, all natural.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Frightened Egg

These cookies are just plain sugar cookies, the twist is I was thinking of this video I saw about clay layering and cutting it to make a certain effect that i can't remember. You layered the different colors then molded it into a ball, then cut it so the layers can show.

Man, I can't explain anything can I?

Well, here's hoping that you guys can understand that the cookies are normal, just used neon food dye to make four balls of colorful dough and layered them after rolling them out flat as I could.


Now I put that between two sheets of foil because it was sticking really badly to the rolling pin, which if anyone wants to be giving, we need to replace/fix. It's an old solid granet rolling pin that lost it's handle-thing.


Then you roll it into a long log type thing (reminds me of fudge making) and cut it off into those discs. Like those ready made ones!


Before it's cooked is above. Doesn't really look different when it's cooked (below).

Isn't it very advertise-y? The neon colors are awesome! The cookies don't really bring out the colors, they are BRIGHT, so use your imagination!


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And now for the frightened egg:


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That was New Years Resolution Project #54. The teddy is #52 and #53 is the Your Favorite Enemies pillow, which I'm still working on.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Your Favorite Enemies

Totally a fan girl. I adore their music and listen to it on myspace (basically the only reason I get on that site, it kills me with viruses and such, but worth it).

Here's a picture that is NOT mine, but I still like it:

Your Favorite Enemies is an awesome band. So to celebrate I am making a YFE pillow... don't know how it will turn out, but here is my gird-pattern-thing.


Using size US 8 needles for this project. First pattern I made myself! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Made a teddy bear... IT"S TECHNICOLOR! There was this skein of really bright yarn begging me to take it home and use it up. Then BAM! had an idea. Cute little Tina bunny I made needed a friend, the elephant looked too hard (just for now) and I already did a bunny, bear was the only one left!


Since it was so bright and colorful I thought what better color to use for eyes/mouth-nose/scarf then gray! Gray is a good color and needed to spice it up. You have to admit that the grey is fun.


So hope you enjoy the technicolor bear, I know Megan says she dose (then again she's 7, so that will last all of two days).

Bathroom Exchange

Well well well. It's that time of year where people start to move things about. Hopefully this one will result in the kicking-out of the stupid-step-sister. I got my bathroom back. Smaller in size then the laundry/bathroom/pool shower/pantry/extra toilet room but it makes up for in privacy. That's right. No more random people popping in while you're trying to have a moments peace to pee. If now feels like we're living in a home/place. I have been feeling like Neil and I have been forced to be in a uber small apartment place where everything's different then the American typical stuff. What I'm saying is there are places that you rent out the rooms, with other rooms people rent, the bathroom is down the hall for all renters to use.

So to recap, we've  moved into my old bathroom (that I was using while I've lived with my parents, before I moved out with Neil. Still didn't get it before when we came back. So this place has never felt like home. Home is where Neil, Sammy, and I are. Good god, we need to get married, get better jobs/move out.

As Charlie Brown would say: Ugh!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Karate Kid

Just got back from seeing Jackie Chan's The Karate Kid with my friend N (we're mending our friendship) and I have to say AWESOME! Totally blows the other ones out of the water! Of course it's Jackie Chan... he could star in a porno and I'd still pay to see it.

Will Smith's kid just is wonderful in the movie! I think he's already a black belt, but either way he dose a fantastic acting and action parts. He's got pretty good talent.

Very much a movie to see with boys, or a family. Completely awesome.

Here's the link to their website: Official Site

Watch the credits!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Stare Down

Jack (Aunt Jeanie and Uncle Lex's male dog) is having a stare down with Isabelle (not Isabella, just Isabelle). Aren't they cute? We wished so badly that she had her front claws because it would teach both Jack (keep spelling it "Jake" and not "Jack") and Jill not to mess with them if they don't want to play. They kept trying to chase her and play but she's such a princess that she didn't want to and hissed and batted at them. One got her a bit ruff and tore off some fur, she's okay.


Now for my NYRP #51 - a stuffed bunny

This is my first stuffed toy and I wanted to do a bunny. See how it looks next to the picture of what it's suppose to look like? It's flimsy but loved by Lauren and named "Tina".


Here is the bottom of Tina's feet. 


They're round! Isn't that neat? 

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Lady Bugs

Here are a few lady bugs we found on the outside bushes... Lauren picked out the ones to take pictures of.





Taken July 2nd, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Family and the Half Way Mark

So here's an update on the family staying with us: I am going to miss them so much when they leave tomorrow. Mom and Aunt are off doing some shopping for the dinner tonight that they are going to prepare (which means I have to do the dishes, wouldn't be so bad if I could actually eat what they're going to make- remember that diet plan I'm on? yah).

Aunt Jeanie is this amazing woman (like all my aunts are, truly) who is starting to knit. I'm so excited but don't want to scare (is that the correct word?) about it. She wants to knit an afgan(sp?) and I want her to have fun doing it. We went to the local yarn shop downtown yesterday and she got some books (which she totally needs! *wink*).

They brought yummy avocados!

In the meantime I"ve been trying to do some things for the New Year Resolution Project. And what do I come up with? Well there was this really neat idea I found on the internet about rainbow cupcakes:



Not what you thought right? It was a blast to make and everyone loved them. They were made from scratch. And totally count as NYRP no. 50.  


Now for my "Basic Yellow Cake" recipe:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk

  1. Grease & Flour (lightly) two 8x1 1/2 inch or a 9x1 1/2 inch baking pan(s).
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Put aside for later.
  3. Beat butter (or margarine) on medium to high speed. Add sugar and vanilla, beat well. Add 1 egg at a time while beating.
  4. Combine dry mixture and milk to beating mix.
  5. Pour into prepared pan(s).
  6. Bake at 375 for 30-35 mins or till a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
For the cupcakes, just fill the cups half full and bake at same temp for 18-20 minutes. Makes about 30 cupcakes. I suggest mixing the colors like I did in the above picture, in separate bowls. If you want, put a few spoonfuls in each cup in different patters so they come out all unique and fun.

Friday, July 02, 2010

48 & 49


Mom's modeling off the wristwamer and sweat-band I made. I was trying to make two wristwamers but obviously ran out of yarn so I just converted it to a sweat-band thing. Mom has such great hands, doesn't she? Great model, may have to use her again!