Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mini Kanzashi

So, I finished this batch a while back, but with the MCAT coming up I have been seriously lax in posting what I'm up to. Not that many people would notice if I skipped posting for a couple months, but there you have it. Maybe I'll show you how I make them if there's enough interest ^^

Mini Kanzashi Barrettes

Which one do you like best?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fences and Cakes

So, me and William (who keeps sneaking in and out of the house with out me reporting it; he got here right before my birthday, and will be leaving the 21st)finally got around to taking down the fence. You know, the one that got completely smashed by the tree branches during that mongo storm May 29th. So, we unscrewed, clipped, and chainsawed our way to victory. And firewood for the winter^^

I also was commissioned to bake this cake for one of Rosie's friends. Three boxes of cake mix, three frosting tubs, two things of fondant, and three hours of decorating...
Browning Deer Logo Cake

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cosplay Costumes

I just finished this Rurouni Kenshin Cosplay kimono. I can't wait to see my customer in full gear^^

Rurouni Kenshin Cosplay Costume

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Granny Square Queen (AKA the Calculus Blanket)

I realized I hadn't posted my finished Granny Square blanket. It ended up being 47 + edging rows around. I call it my calculus blanket, because I started it right before that summer class from (insert name for unpleasant afterlife area here) and finished the day I took my final exam. It's probably the reason I still have fingernails left^^

Crochet Granny Square Blanket 2

Crochet Granny Square Blanket 1

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Amigurumi and Dragonfly Yukata

These are my latest goodies. The first is a pumpkin patch set. I made some of these last year, and they were really popular (even my grandmother wanted some^^)You can find them at my Etsy store!

Amigurumi/ Crochet Pumpkin Patch

And this is my latest men's yukata order. The buyer sent me the fabric from, which was a lovely grey-blue with a slight gold under tone. The pattern had dragonflies and water patterns all over it. The only problem was the person who cut it was sloppy and cut it crooked. I hate when they do that; it ends up wasting fabric.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me....

Today was my birthday. Odd things happen on my birthday; odd smells from the kitchen, getting trapped in my room for a couple hours so the littles can 'decorate', bizarrely creative presents such as tissue paper dolls. I got a lemon layer/caramel frosting/fudge layer cake. Kind of an odd combo, but it's I ate it!

Maggie and I also made pie. A tiny, one person pie, out of a single apple.
1) cut off top of apple, then hollow it out. I used a grapefruit spoon^^
2, cut up apple bits, leaving shell and top intact.Put apple shell in muffin liner.
3, mix bits in a cereal bowl with a teaspoon of honey and some apple pie spice
4, stuff the hollowed apple shell with the bits, put top back on, and rinse the bowl
5, add a quarter cup of flour and about a tablespoon of butter to the bowl, mixing until crumbly. Add a bit of water, until it becomes a ball. Flatten it out and plop it on top. Put the whole thing on a pan. bake at 350 F until brown. Cool and eat warm^^

The apple pie shell.feel free to trash any seeds and stems. Yuck!

The finished mini pie. Not the prettiest, but hey, it's just going to get eaten. And how did it taste, you ask? I have no idea; Maggie ate it all before I could get any. She claims it tasted like pie, so I'm going to go with that.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Today was the last day of class. Whooohooo! In celibration, I have been cleaning my workroom/bedroom, doing my laundry, and eating lunch. You might not think those things are celebratory actions, but seeing how my laundry basket has been full for two weeks, and I have neither cleaned nor eaten lunch in even longer, they are. Summer classes really put you through the wringer.