Month: May 2011

Not By Amber’s Hands– Owl Hat

Today I decided to do something new.  I’m featuring someone else’s craft.

My friend Steph made the most adorable crocheted hat for my little man. It’s for next winter, but I put it on him to take pictures because it’s insanely cute.  So I thought I’d share.

I don’t crochet, so I have no inside scoop for you on how it’s made.  But it’s mad cute, especially on this cute little boy.

So enjoy the pictures!

Why, yes, my son is teething… Why do you ask? (more…)


Well, it may be spring, but here in Minnesota the weather has been rather capricious, vacillating mercilessly between winter and summer. The weekend was beautiful, but the new week was heralded by thunderstorms and cooler temperatures again. Looks like the entire week will be like this.

It’s the kind of weather that makes me want to eat oatmeal and drink hot chocolate and curl up with a good book.

And eat comfort food for dinner.

That’s where this recipe comes in.  It’s one of my grandma’s, but I don’t have a scanned version since she decided to throw away her recipe card for this one when we were cleaning out her old recipe box because she knows it by heart.

These are called “pastys,” pronounced like “past-eez,” not like the color my skin gets in the winter.


Mother’s Day Cards

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to make quilled cards.

Quilling is relatively easy, once you have the right tools.

It is, however, time-consuming. Especially when you get a little over zealous.

I’ve come to the realization that I’m a crafting masochist.  I always choose insanely detailed and time-consuming projects.

But they’re pretty. 🙂


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