Friday, November 25, 2011

Toasty Toques

It is getting cold and a hat is a great way to stay toasty this winter.  I whipped up this cute toque following instructions from Made by Rae's snowblossom hat tutorial.  I had a bit of black and white fleece (leftover from a penguin costume) that was perfect for this cute hat.   It took less than an hour to finish it.

I definitely will have to go out and purchase some more fleece to make some for the whole family.  Maybe even one for myself!

These hats will keep us warm this winter!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ribfest - an ultimate culinary experience

Ribfest is a well loved event among friends.  Last night we got together to enjoy some great food.

Not to upstage the main course of ribs but the homemade bocconcini, tomato and basil salad was amazing. How fresh is that bocconcini?  Well... just over an hour prior to consumption it was just milk, rennet and citric acid.  The completed salad looked fantastic and it was delish!

Three different types of ribs were on the menu and I had to sample them all.

Desserts were plentiful too - warm chocolate pie with whipped cream, fruit pies, broken glass jello, and a nice cheese and fruit plate.  (The dessert pictures are MIA as I was too busy eating to take out my camera.) 

Once again, the ribs were AWESOME!  Kudos to the Rib Master Chef!

I was thinking... with all the great food... maybe Ribfest should actually be called RibFEAST!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Having some photo fun with pixlr-o-matic


Tonight I have been having fun using pixlr-o-matic on my PC.  I thought I would share some of the photos with you.

Original photo taken with webcam

Filters Amber-Redrum-Tiny

Filters Melissa-Rainbow-Halftone

Filters Tom-Vignette-Grunge
Pixlr-o-matic is super easy to use.  You can generate some cool effects and spice up your photos.
I think it is pretty cool!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tis the season... for craft fairs!

It is that time of year when artisans come out and show their wares at local craft fairs.   I headed down to one of those craft fairs today to check things out.

There was a very wide assortment of crafts and some non-craft items for sale but three craft tables caught my eye this year.  The items being sold were not new ideas but all the items were nicely displayed, all three stands were very busy and they sold items I find interesting.

1. Hand knit & crochet hats
2. Scrabble tile pendants
3. Domino pendants with hand painted designs

I really really liked the hand painted domino pendants and there were some real cute ones for the kids but the scrabble pendants won out for one reason alone.... Price!   I couldn't pass up the deal of 3 pendants for $12.  One for each girl and one for me too!  They had a lot of different designs including animals, abstract, nature, and holiday themes.  The girls loved the cat pendants.

The scrabble tile pendants were made by two moms and their business is called Charming Charms.

There are lots of tutorials online for making the pendants and maybe I will give it a try one day.  Until then, I am glad these ladies take their time to make and sell these great items.