Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My latest mission

Since I was about 13 or 14, I've been collecting fabric, yarn, and other miscellaneous crafting supplies for when I grew up and had kids, and a house. Although I currently have no home, I do have a family and I'm somewhat grown up. I've decided that the boxes and boxes I now have of yarn and fabric have gotten as big as they can and I need to work up something out of all of them before I can rightly continue collecting more. There's no point to have all of it if I don't use it, right?

So far I have made a rug, a handbag, a mesh bag, and I just started my second rug. All of these are crocheted, and I will put up pictures with patterns on my next entry. For the intimidating task of finding and finishing projects with all of my stuff, though, I have a nice drink recipe to enjoy while you wait...

It's what they call at All Stars the "Wendy Special"

fill a tall glass with ice.
3/4 oz raspberry vodka (we use smirnoff but as long as you can taste the flavor of the vodka you're good)
3/4 oz vanilla vodka
fill with equal parts rockstar, 7up and cranberry juice.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Here We Go...

So... here's how long it's been since I've used the internet. My computer was old when I got it 4 years ago (a hand me down, thankyouverymuch) and it makes this awesome clicking noise through the speakers because I'm on a wireless internet connection. I feel like I showed up to school with a pad of paper and a pen and everyone around me is taking notes on a palm pilot or something. Someday when I am independently wealthy I will buy a new computer.

I like to think I am a pretty crafty Mom, and I figure that some of the shit I come up with could come in handy for other crafty moms. I am big on reusing things, because reducing and reusing are WAY more important than recycling. I just discovered, in fact, that the plastic bags that sheets and blankets come in (the sturdy ones with zippers on them) are amazing when you have a baby who likes to explore everything, especially your handwork, but you like to keep more than one ball of yarn around you.

Currently I'm working on a rug out of two different blue rug yarns I found in my giant collection of yarn. It all fits into this neat cube of a plastic bag. When I work on it, I just take out the one ball of yarn I'm using and the rug, and zip up the rest for Kavan to play with. Extremely awesome...he's entertained and I'm not getting frustrated with my 11 month old explorer.

So...As I have recently acquired internet access, I figure I will start a collection here of helpful things, my favorite websites, simple patterns, recipes, and new ways to reuse things...Also, probably a few good drink recipes, because those always come in handy. Here is my new favorite drink:

Fill a tall glass with ice
1 oz Absolut Pear Vodka
1/2 oz Pomegranate Pleasure DeKupper
Near Fill with 7up
Top With Cranberry juice

That's all for tonight...