Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas is coming so fast!

I've been knitting like a mad fool to get all my gifts done for Christmas.  I know I probably shouldn't have started so late and done so many but I love giving knitted gifts to those who appreciate them :)

I finished up my Mom's crazy socks a couple of days ago and now I'm about half done the Gap-tastic cowl for my best friend Jessie.  It's done in a really nice yarn : Bariloche by Hilados in blues, greens, purples and browns.  She has a grey and a black coat so I think it'll be nice :)

After the holidays I can go back to knitting for myself! yahoo! So many projects I want to work on.  One of them I'll be knitting at the same time as my friend Nicole, the Duotone Cowl.  I have some grey and deep red yarn on it's way to me.

Duotone Cowl 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I found this recipe on Spoonful.com and I thought it was super cute and great for Halloween!

Jack Skellington Bento Box

What you'll need

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Sandwich fillings
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Cream cheese
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cucumber slices
  • Tools needed: Cutting board, small sharp knife, toothpick, oval cookie cutters, kitchen shears


How to make it

Prep Time 15 minutes
  1. Jack Skellington Sandwich: Cut both slices of bread into a circular shape (Jack's face isn't a perfect circle). Fill sandwich with favorite ingredients, the above sandwich is peppered turkey and cheddar.
  2. Jack Skellington Bento BoxTo make Jack's features, cut two larger ovals from two spinach leaves. Set aside.
  3. Jack Skellington Bento BoxUsing a smaller oval cutter, cut the edge of one of the spinach leaves. Flip the cutter and re-cut the same piece of spinach to make an almond shaped nostril. Repeat for the second nostril.
  4. Jack Skellington Bento BoxFor Jack's smile, use kitchen shears to cut a smile shape from the edge of a spinach leaf.
  5. Jack Skellington Bento BoxTo assemble, dip toothpick in cream cheese and use very small dots to adhere Jack's features to the bread.
  6. Jack Skellington Bento BoxUsing kitchen shears again, cut small sections of spinach leaves to finish Jack's mouth. Dot with cream cheese and press in place.
  7. Zero Boiled Egg:
    Slice egg in half lengthwise, save the other half to put in the bento box underneath Zero.
  8. Using oval fondant cutter, cut two eyes for Zero. Attach to the egg, using cream cheese if necessary.
  9. Slice end off of one carrot, then slice a single circle for Zero's nose. Attach with a dab of cream cheese.
  10. Slice/shave two strips from the sides of a carrot to make Zero's ears. A thinner carrot works better for this. Cut a small point at one end.
  11. Using the tip of a knife, pierce the side of the egg enough to insert one ear, then repeat on the other side.