Archive for August, 2011

August 16, 2011

I Just Really Love Cats…

Well I’ve been back at school, busy getting organized and training for my job!  I’m going to try to put pictures of my room up soon, but I’ll probably wait until after Annie moves in on Thursday…

In the meantime, enjoy this YouTube video!  Just a warning, the song WILL get stuck in your head…for days :)

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August 10, 2011

Fail-gurumi

Yesterday I decided to try amigurumi.  I found this adorable friendly monster pattern and figured that it looked doable.  I was wrong.

Okay, this is what it’s supposed to look like…

FAIL!

Hahaha!  It looks like a deformed glove.  What the heck did I do wrong?  If there are any amigurumi experts out there reading this, could you help me out?

I downloaded The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi onto my Nook this afternoon so maybe I’ll get the hang of it soon.  I really hope so, because I have so much cute yarn and a bag of buttons that are just begging to be turned into something cute and cuddly!

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August 6, 2011

Lazy Saturday

Since Jonathan and my mom are at work and Abby is at Cedar Point, I had no one to play with today.  So when I came across this recipe for Monster Cookies, I decided to make them because I was bored out of my mind.  The fun thing about these cookies is that you can pretty much put whatever tickles your fancy into them.  She uses Reese’s Pieces and M&Ms in hers, but I decided to put shredded coconut and walnuts in mine instead.  They’re pretty tasty!

I know, the lighting in my kitchen is really yucky.  But here’s the batter!  I think I ate about half of it :)

I think I took the word “monster” too literally…the first tray of cookies was ginormous!  The rest of the cookies were about half this size.

While I was at Meijer I picked up some more yarn for my granny square blanket {I’m up to 10 squares now!}.  Lily brand Sugar ‘n Cream yarn is definitely my new obsession!  It comes in so many pretty colors.  Here’s my collection so far:

That handsome boy is my other kitty, Sidney.  He’ll be 12 in October…he’s an old man!

What would you put in your monster cookie?  Are you obsessing over anything right now?

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August 4, 2011

Feeding the Birds

Jonathan and I went to the St. Joe river to feed the ducks today.  They were hungry little guys!

The geese came running when they saw us with the bread!  I can’t say I blame them…who doesn’t love Jimmy Johns bread?!

These geese were not the smartest…half of them went into the water because that’s where we were throwing the bread, and the other half stayed on land, looking confused.

The ducks were starving…I guess we’re the only ones who feed them!

There were also a ton of seagulls lurking around.  Jonathan would throw pieces of bread into the air and the gulls would catch it in their beaks.  They were like ugly flying miniature dogs…it was hilarious.

What did you do today?

August 4, 2011

Granny Square Update

Well, I did it!  I made my first granny square.

Not bad for my first try, right?  They’re fun to make, plus I get to watch tv while I make them :)

August 3, 2011

Granny Squares Aren’t Just for Old Ladies!

I was browsing Pinterest today when I came across this tutorial for popcorn granny squares.  Cute, right?  So I figured that since I’ve got a ton of time on my hands before I go back to school I should definitely give it a shot!

Lots of pretty new yarn!

I’ve also been coming across a ton of amigurumi patterns.  Maybe my next project will be to make some kind of amigurumi softy…

I am in love with these amigurumi fish bones!  You can buy the pattern for these cuties here.  Maybe I’ll make one and fill it with catnip for my kitties :)

What are you working on right now?  Do you have any tips for me as I attempt my very first granny square?

August 1, 2011

Look What I Made!

My very first cup cozy, thanks to All About Ami!  It’s not an advanced project or anything, but seeing as I just learned to crochet a few weeks ago, I’m pretty proud of myself!  I started this yesterday and finished it this afternoon.  Too bad its 90 degrees outside, otherwise I would make myself some hot chocolate :)

August 1, 2011

My Weekend in Photos

Turtles from Jonathan.

My sleepy kitty.

Start of a cup cozy. Soon I’ll be able to cross it off my list!

Picked up Season 1 at Target for $18!

Strawberry shortcake = heaven

Isn’t he cute?

Best ice cream EVER.

Shark Week :)

How was your weekend?