Thursday, February 23, 2012


These skates are painted on the wall of the rink. They remind me of Harlee since she loves purple so much.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Derby Day

Here are some photos of the skate supply at the rink. The first ones are some I added some fun vintage effects too, followed by the original.

It has been one whole week since I joined the local derby team. The management/rink are a teensie bit disorganized, but the girls are really nice and the coach knows what's up. I'm volunteering at the rink to help with dues although I cannot seem to get a set schedule out of anyone. I've been applying for about a job a day, but thusfar not too much response. I have to take a logic/math test for that job in Wisconsin. I've also been working sporadic on-call hours at PJ Hummel and Co. I did 4 hours on Saturday, and hopefully I'll be able to get in somewhere between 8 and 16 on on the first Sunday/Monday in March. So I'm going to continue to keep on truckin': watching movies, creating, knitting, drawing, reading, skating, volunteering, etc until something pans out.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shrove Tuesday



Shrove Tuesday means pancake dinner. And so I went all out tonight. I had pancakes with greek yogurt and honey instead of syrup and blueberries on that. Extra crispy bacon and fried eggs finished off the meal. So delicious!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Red Robin, YUM!

Madie and I made a traditional pilgrimage to Red Robin yesterday. I haven't gone out to eat in quite a while so we went for a late lunch/early dinner. She had the traditional bacon-cheeseburger with coke that she always gets and I had a California chicken burger with strawberry lemonade. And of course, LOTS of fries and poppyseed honey mustard!

I had derby practice last night too. It was brutal. We had endurance practice and my legs were jelly by the time we were leaving for our cars. I need a new set of skates and a fixed set of legs!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The rest of the spread...

Here is the rest of the Valentine's Day spread. There were white and dark chocolate covered strawberries, Pierogi, and crepes with Nutella and redi-whip. Yummy! Another girl attempted to make fudge but failed, instead resulting in a hard, rock-like chocolate substance on a plate.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I made these Lemon Blueberry Pierogi with Spiced Sour Cream for the Valentine's day dessert times I had with Madie and her roommates. You make them, boil them, and when you're about to eat them, give them a warm up through a light sauteƩ. They were pretty easy to make. I found the hardest part to be actually getting them to stay closed before boiling. They turned out super delicious and the spiced sour cream was a perfect addition! Pierogi are probably going to become an important food in my life. I just need to figure out what kind of savory ones I can make that I'd actually enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2012


This is what a Friday night should look like!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bunting continued...

Now I have all the triangles cut out, I just have to figure out how I want to attach them. Do I want to sew them onto yarn across the front? Use binding tape? Ric-rac? I'm going to hang them in my room and they're going to be so pretty. Teal and bright orange are some of my favorites so I'm sure they'll look great. But howwww to attach them? Any ideas?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I'm making bunting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I am interrupting the catch-up game I'm playing on my blog to bring you this valentine.

Monday, February 13, 2012


This is the fabric selection for my newest project!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Mummy is the best and sent me the loveliest tights for Valentines day! There was this grey dotted pair, a brown pair, and a black pair with little gold dots! They're so great and I've been wearing them often.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It's a DRESS!

I made a dress! That's what the secret project was! Here is a picture of Madie in the dress I made for her.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Clue 3

This is what Madie did while I was making this secret project...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Clue 2

It's made of this material!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Guessing Game

Any guesses on what this is going to be?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sewing Machine

I sure do love having my sewing machine here... although I'm on strike from it right now because we got in a little fight. I don't think it likes the thread I bought. Awkward.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scarf and Shirt

I made it into a scarf and a shirt! Here is the scarf. I couldn't get a good photo of the shirt, but I'm sure it will appear when we get closer to summer.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I had a dress. I loved the pattern but the cut felt like a nightgown. So I decided to make it into a couple of something elses.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The infamous braided knit headband...

This is the headband I made for Madie. I started it before I came back out to the coast, and just finished it this weekend. It was three really long knitted pieces each 12 stitches wide so it took a lot of time. But the finished product is AWESOME. I'm going to have to make one of these for myself in the future.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Makin' Crepes

I'm attempting to catch up on my bloggings, so please expect a lot of food photos. This is from the night that Madie and I made crepes. Since then we've made salmon, pizza, mac and cheese, these delicious pulled bbq chicken sandwiches (with extra red pepper flakes and hot sauce) and various other nomz. There are some more tasty niblets on the menu for this week.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Cheese is a staple in my diet, regardless of my lactose intolerance. Here is a photo.