Aug 27, 2009

The Fair.

We went to the fair last night. It was a lot of fun, but I wasn't able to take pictures of the project I have been working on. Instead I am posting a picture from my evening.

carnival rides
The lights from the carnival rides look so pretty at night, I really wish I would have taken my holga to take pictures. I also did other fair things like looking at the animals and milking a cow.

Aug 25, 2009

Week Twenty One.

Last summer the interior of my closet got a makeover; I added new shelves and whatnot to keep me a bit more organized. Since then I haven't had doors on my closet and even if all my clothes/shoes are put away in their designated spots it looks a little cluttered. I have been planning on doing this project for quite some time, but I finally did it this weekend.

closet curtain
I have a curtain on my closet! I love, love, love the fabric! The fabric is actually a tablecloth from Cost Plus World Market. I bought two of these tablecloths and am planning another project with remainder of the second tablecloth which I will share in a later post.

Aug 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today is my sister's birthday and I made her a special chocolaty chocolate ice cream cake. She l-o-v-e-s loves chocolate if you couldn't guess.

homemade chocolate ice cream cakeYou can see pictures of the layers and the top of the cake on my flickr.

Here is how to make one for yourself:
1. Bake a brownie in a springform pan then let cool.
2. Spread a layer of fudge over the brownie.
3. Pack a layer of softened ice cream on top of the fudge.
Hint: Use your hands. It will be a cold mess, but it works the best.
4. Crush Oreos and sprinkle them over the top.
5. Freeze.
6. When serving, remove the sides of the springform pan. It may be easier to cut the cake if it sits out for a few minutes to soften.

Variations:
This Cake is all chocolate: brownie, fudge, chocolate ice cream, chocolate stuffed Oreos. If you don't like that much chocolate, or chocolate at all here are some alternative ingredients. You could use a bar cookie as the base or bake your favorite cookie in the bottom of the springform pan. The center layer of fudge could be replaced with any kind of sauce, I think caramel would be very good. Toppings could be any candy, fruit or nut that you like, even drizzling more of the sauce on top would be good.

If you make your own ice cream cake I would love to see pictures.

Aug 18, 2009

Week Twenty.

I finished two more bibs. Here is the finished giraffe:
giraffe baby bib
The finished zebra:
zebra baby bibYou can see two more pictures on my flickr here and here.

Aug 13, 2009

This is what I made.

Three weeks ago I asked for suggestions on what to make using this fabric. I am sorry to say that I didn't use any of the suggestions, but I did make something pretty cool. Here it is:

scarf
I made this scarf following the basic instructions from this scarf/shawl tutorial by Jamie Christina of Pretty Ditty. The main difference between this scarf and the one in the tutorial is the size; this scarf is much more narrow, measuring only about nine inches in width. More pictures can be found on my flickr here, here, and a detail of the nubbs here. I only used half of this fabric so I may make another one.

Aug 11, 2009

Week Nineteen.

The bibs are not finished. Here is another work in progress picture to tide you over.

zebra baby bib wipAnd two more are on my flickr.

Aug 6, 2009

Hamster makeover

I got Fluffball the Hamster in a McDonald's Happy Meal. I thought he needed a nose so I gave him one. With the new nose, he needed a new name. Here is Freddie the Hamster:

freddie the hamster
His nose is made with embroidery thread. You can look at my flickr to see the before and after shots. I think he looks like a totally new hamster.

Aug 4, 2009

Week Eighteen.

This week I started working on a gift for some friends that just had a baby.

embroidered baby bibsThese bibs already look so cute; I am excited to finish them. Next Tuesday I will show off the finished project pictures. There is one more picture here on my flickr.