Sunday, January 22, 2012

For all the Dr. Who fans out there....

I have been waiting to give our friends over at Paper Elephant their holiday gift...and I have definitely been waiting in anticipation, as it came out just as I had hoped.  I knew I could not blog about it sooner, as they would have seen it for sure.

As you may have noticed, I have been kind of into soft sculpture as of late.  (See this post with my soft sculpture mounted deer head...hehe.)  Well, I got it in my head that it would be so fun to make a soft sculpture TARDIS from Dr. Who.  Hehe...thus why this is for all my fellow fans.


Also, things I have found in crochet soft sculpture world on Ravelry that are related that I may have to try out....

Or this big doll version of David Tenant as the Dr. by Nyss Parks...

Hehe...Ravelry has so many great patterns by creative people....I could go on and on!  (And, if you have a Ravelry, you can find mine here!)



Friday, January 20, 2012

Beer making...

I am so excited.  While I did not get many of the things I thought I'd get done last weekend, we did manage to go over to a friend's house and make some beer! 3 weeks or so we will have a yummy oatmeal stout to share with friends!

Maybe I will be more productive this weekend on the things that I said I wanted to do....

Happy Friday!


PS - If you'd like the recipe pictured above, comment and let me know and I will get it to you!  It is not my personal recipe, it is from a local shop, but it is really good and I am sure they would be ok with sharing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dreaming again of the Dream Home....

I know it is dorky (and pretty unrealistic) but every year at this time I get so excited about the HGTV Dream Home.  And here it is again...this time in a beautiful area of Utah.  I mean...can you imagine winning this thing?

Mean...just take a look at this bathroom!  Not to mention the other rooms...

Oh...a girl can dream...


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blogger love...

I have to say that I am so excited to have received some blogger love this morning.  I recently joined an awesome blog called A Law Student's Journey.  I think of her blog a lot like mine...a mix of life craziness, crafting, cooking and interests all smooshed into one fabulous blog.

I was very excited to see that she was having a "Linky Party", where folks post their info about their blog on her form and then receive a couple blogs to check out and give feedback on, as well as get some great feedback!

I was a recipient of awesome feedback today...and something both people mentioned was there was no way to easily follow my blog.  Well....ta da!!  I have added this feature to the sidebar.  I am a bit concerned to display it as of now, as there are few followers...but hoping that that changes soon. :)

Thanks to the awesome, anonymous folks that gave me awesome feedback (more changes to come) and a HUGE thanks to A Law Student's Journey.  


PS - If you hurry, you might be able to join in the action.  

Friday, January 13, 2012

Things to fill my 3 day weekend

I am excited, as I was just reminded by our CFO that Monday is a holiday!! So...this made me think about all the things I'd like to accomplish this 3-day-weekend...

Here are several things I think I might try:

Need to do some baking...maybe try these yummy sounding Nutella and Sea Salt Stuffed Sugar Cookies at Cooking Canuk.

Some sewing....Maybe this wonderful dress I found at Needles, Thread and Love?

Fun repurposing/ finding some cool, old furniture to make one of these wall mounted cabinets  I found at Plow and Hearth or...

Maybe one of these awesome globes from Blue Velvet Chair's blog (which ties into my new biz...I am getting close to rolling it out...really!)

Which reminds me of something else I need to work on this biz! But more on that very soon.

Happy weekend!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Manifesto

Recently I came across this post at Creative Clever of a manifesto for her new year, and decided this was definitely for me.  I had to create one of my own. is Creative Clever's manifesto....

And here is mine (I made a smaller version)....

Hope your new year is everything you want it to be, and you find a lot of fun stuff to inspire you as this did me!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Now that the holidays are is what I made!

Well...due to potentially spoiling gifts, I decided not to post any of the things that I made for the holidays on the blog.  So now I can share with you all the fun stuff that I made!  Ok...well...not all, as I forgot to take pics of all the things.  But here are the ones that I remembered!

First, and one of my favs...I made my man and his best friend/cousin matching beard hats!  I got the pattern here at I'm Topsy Turvy.  A big thanks to Topsy for sharing this awesome pattern (and so I didn't have to figure it our myself!)

Don't they look awesome!  They are possibly the manliest men on the planet. :)

Next, I have to say that I had way too much fun with these pillows and they will soon become a staple in my near future biz. 

Now you can feel more secure with a gun under your pillow at all times....hehe

Don't we all need a pineapple pillow?

Man...I was just cranking out the fun/funny gifts this year...this is the last one I will share, but it might be one of the best!!

For the animal-friendly person/bad hunter in your life....

So cute and no animals were harmed to make him! hehe
Hope you had a wonderful holidays season and got to try out some fun crafting! to decide what to make now that the holidays are over...


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it?  It is 2012.  I have big plans for this year.

But more on that soon.  But I will tell you that one of my many goals this year is to do more blogging. :)

We had a wonderful holiday season!  I just had to share a few photos of our holiday travels.  I made tons of gifts for family and friends, many of which I forgot to take photos of, but in a near future post I will share some of the fun things I made.

First...the trip to and around Klamath...

Upper left and lower right - Hwy 97 hills between Klamath Falls and Chiloquin, lower left - Klamath Lake, upper right - roadside snow, center - sunset in Klamath.
 Next was the trip to the ranch in central CA where we stayed for 2 very nice, 70degree days (but too short).....
Upper right and center left, rolling hills at the ranch, lower left, Mt. Shasta, lower right, night view of drive through Vacaville, center bottom, Lake Shastina, upper center and left, view of the ranch.
 And on that ranch they had a....
We rode horses, petted the goats, fed Gloria, the pig, played with the ranch kitties and doggies, talked to the young bulls, and watched a filly sniff the kitty...too fun!

Then we had to return to our life back in Eugene.  Nice to be home, but my, does time fly when you are having fun!

Happy New Year!