Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weekend Warrior?

I made so much stuff last weekend, but somehow don't feel like I have much to show for it. Must be because I usually spend at least one weekend afternoon giving the house a good scrub down. Not so last weekend, I had a sick hubby and an urge to sew.

I made 2 skirts (one is for sale in my etsy shop). I made a curtain for my kitchen and a dish drying pad (it was a miserable failure). And I worked on my knitting but somehow, my list of stuff to do keeps getting longer rather than shorter. Ill leave you with tonight's dinner. Mushroom, apple and sausage risotto. If you havent tried to make risotto at home because it seemed too daunting stop making excuses, buy some arrborio rice and get to work. Its waaaay easier than I thought it would be and such a wonderful cold weather meal. Plus, you only use one pot, what could be better?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas crafting… already… really?

Slacking off already. This does not bode well for my bloggy experiment, but I'm chalking it up to the Halloween holiday and a horrible cold that I've been on the verge of getting for like 2 weeks now. Grrrrr. Now that Halloween is over. It's time for crafty peeps to turn their attention to the impending Christmas season. I made some delicious acorn squash soup and some pumpkin scones over the weekend (stay tuned for the scone recipe). And some of Martha's Pumpkin chocholate chip squares. So decadent... so delicious. I also managed to whip up a cute little birdie ornament. I've seen these all over the interwebs in various form and really wanted to try my hand. I like the way it turned out, though next time I wouldn’t bother with the beading on the back. Maybe some pretty fabric instead of felt…. hummm.

Anyhoo, I'll be making more of these throughout the season probably as gifts. The knitting continues to move along but I won't be posting pictures since I'm not sure whose been reading this and I wouldn’t want to give anything away. So here I go … onward to the Christmas crafting!!