I’ve had this recipe pinned for a while, so decided this was the perfect time to trot it out. I thought I had all the ingredients, but in-progress I realized I was out of vanilla. *sigh*
I’ve been meaning to try these for a while, & finally got around to it. I’ve seen several versions of the dish, but decided on this one from Food.com . I did incorporate some tips I got from other sites though.
The main reason I went with this one is because it cracks a whole egg into each cup, rather than mixing them up & pouring the concoction into each cup. Not only does that mean less work & fewer dirty dishes, I was interested in the idea of a whole baked egg.
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Okay, still trying to get back into the crafting mood. I’ve been keeping busy working on my novel, training for my half marathon, & the eternal trying to catch up around the house. (Am I the only person who finds this impossible? I miss living alone & having only my own messes to clean up.)
So, in the spirit of putting my feet to the fire to get things done, here are the projects I plan to do this week:
1. Crochet an ewok! My neice asked me to crochet her an ewok with a red cape for her birthday. Her birthday was a few weeks ago & I haven’t even started it:~/ I just haven’t been able to get myself motivated to do any crafting in months. Anyone else have that problem?
I found a cute free pattern on Ravelry. It is made with sport weight yarn, & I play to use worsted weight to make it bigger. I bought dolls eyes for it & it’ll be my first time using those. Learning new stuff!
2. Make a car clicker fob for my Dad. I broke the ring that holds it on the key chain off his & so far none of my attempts to reattach it have worked. I bought some clear, thin vinyl & University of Alabama patterned fabric for it. I already have snaps, so I am going to create a pattern for his clicker to make a holder that will snap over the ring for the key chain. That should be fun. I finally got my sewing machine out of storage, but haven’t used it yet, though I’m not sure this will be big enough to use the machine. I’m not even sure I remember how to use it.
3. Make an armband for running. I need something that will hold my phone, mp3 player, & a few small things like my car key & ID. The mp3 player is small & will clip on, so it doesn’t need to be very big. I use a run tracker on my phone, so need that (plus you know, safety, & naturally I catch up on texts & fb during my cool down walk because I’m obsessed like that). It would be easier if I just used the mp3 player on my phone, but I am very attached to my little orange mp3 player.
I have a few patterns pinned, plus I have something similar in a book, so I’m not sure if I’ll use an established pattern or just wing it. Most likely I’ll end up doing a hybrid. Since I don’t sew a lot, it’s helpful to be able to piggy-back off of someone else’s experience. Here are the two I have pinned. The first one is closest to what I want. Oh, & I now I happen to have the vinyl:D
4. Make a pouch for my phone. I think I’m going to try crocheting one with a ribbed ripple stitch. I’ll have to dig through my stash & see what colors I have. This is pretty basic, so I’ll just be winging my own pattern.
That’s my week. The ewok & the clicker fob are the two most important ones. I really need to get that ewok done. (I did buy her a gift though, so I had something to give her at her birthday party.)
Anyone else have crafting plans for the week?
As I mentioned yesterday, I finally built a lightbox. It’s something I have had in mind for a while, but was never sure just quite how I wanted to do it. I finally decided to bite the bullet & do it. I once again hit the faithful internet, most high font of ideas, & then whipped one up with items I had on hand. FREE!
I also used two sheets of white poster board, clear packing tape, Elmer’s Glue All, scissors, a ruler & a measuring tape, a pencil, & a goose neck clip on desk lamp. I wish I had had a yardstick for a straight edge, but I made do.
Today’s project was short & sweet. I had found the idea of making a hanging laundry hamper out of a pillowcase on Pinterest a few weeks ago, & today I finally rummaged around & found a suitable old pillowcase.
Here is my version:
Martha used a 14in embroidery hoop to hold hers open, but I didn’t have that. What I did have was a big, boxy old wire hanger. So I used a pair of pliers to wrestle the top of the hanger open, made a snip in the pillowcase, near the inside top of the “back” side, then ran the hanger through the pillowcase’s hem.
The only problem was the seamed side was sewn through, so I had to make a couple of extra clips, one on each side of the seam on the inside again, then threaded the wire through those two holes. If I had my sewing machine with me, I would have maybe done a buttonhole for the slits, but I don’t know if I could have done one without sewing through both layers of the casing. Some sort of finishing would be nice though, so I might go back to it with some fabric glue or something.
But anyway, ta-dah! Hope you enjoyed it.
So maybe “soon” was optimistic back in January. But I like to think of me as an optimistic kind of person; at least on the good days, which can tend to be ephemeral in my life.
Thankfully today is one of those good days, & it is also my father’s birthday:D Since my current obsession is Pinterest, I tried out a few things I found on there. Per Pinterest Etiquette for craft bloggers I will be linking to the original blog & not the Pin, just a handy FYI.
First, I roasted a pumpkin. The idea originally came from elsewhere, but I lost it, so I just searched Pinterest for “roast pumpkin” & went from there. I didn’t really follow any of the recipes, but here are the main three I took inspiration from:
Here is what I ended up with: