Thursday, July 19, 2007

A "So You're 21!" Birthday Pie

I am so impressed with all your craftiness.
It's all simply craftastic!
Because I have nothing to add but don't want to be left out, here's a cherry pie I made for Mike's birthday yesterday. He was 21 and requested a pie instead of a birthday cake. I cut out a "21" out of crust and baked it on top.
The whole birthday celebration, which also included chicken paprikash with an unbelievable number of dumplings (I multiply Mom's original recipe by eight) and wine, was very nice.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Don't say I didn't warn you!

Here is Lily and my first sewing project. It is a frog doorknob hanger with a pocket to hold little signs, such as Keep Out, No Boys Allowed, and personal favorite, NO LANEY! Mary got her the kit for Laney's birthday and I am hoping to spark an early interest in sewing!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Shoe Bags

I leave for Italy in one week. I'll be in Sorrento for a meeting for 6 days, then Zac is coming to meet me and we'll go to Florence, Cinque Terra, and Rome if all goes well. I've become somewhat obsessed with the idea of packing and decided to borrow Sarah's sewing machine to make some simple drawstring bags to segregate my dirty shoes and laundry from the rest of my stuff. They are made of thin flannel in cute simple patterns. They were fun to make. I made 5 (3 for me, 2 for my rommate) and stayed up until 12:30 making them, which is late for me.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Kool-Aid socks

Here's my latest finished knitting project - a pair of socks which I knitted with yarn that I dyed myself - with Kool Aid. They still smell a little fruity.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sock Ball

Izzy loves to chew on socks, so Brian took a bunch of mismatched socks (and one of mine!) and created the sock ball. She loves it.

Pimento Cheese

When I was little, I didn't realize that pimento cheese was something that people made--let alone ate! It looked alien and gross to me wrapped in plastic inside gas station sandwiches. Last year my friend Shuford and his mom made it and taught me how. It's delicious! I made a bunch for 4th of July and at least one person at the party was as excited about it as I was.