Friday, April 20, 2012

My new Log

Hey, I know some of you are just now finding me, but I've moved to a better (b)Log with the help of a friend!

come find us at The Woodland Log!!

See you there!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cute little diaper cover!

I wanted to make Elizabeth some diaper covers for those utterly adorable diaper only photo shoots that have yet to come. I found this simple pattern through Pinterest at Dana Made It's blog. 

I'm pretty happy with the results!

It's a little loose in the waist on her at the moment, but otherwise fits perfectly! 
 It also matches her new cowboy hat! I'm excited for her to sit up for photos now!

And here are some cute pictures of Elizabeth that I've been playing with in Apps on my iPhone. 

 Have a great Thursday, and hey, it's almost Friday!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

10 for Tuesday: My favorite self made projects!

I was raking my brain to think of something I could do every now and then that would be fun or educational or even just a great way to post things. I got to thinking about how much I like when some of the blogs I follow do top ten lists, because everyone loves a top ten list! So here it is: 10 for Tuesday!

In an effort to help you guys get to know me, this week I am posting my favorite knit/crochet projects that I have made! I feel it is appropriate to help you see my ability, and what type of projects I like to do! Here goes nothing! (The links in their title lead you to my ravelry page for each project where you can learn more about them)

This project is crocheted. I made this for Elizabeth's first Christmas. It is very cute!

This is a knit item, I wore for mine and Greg's wedding! I love it for so many reasons!

These are crocheted, the pattern is one of The Lovely Crows (same as E's Cowgirl Hat!)

This is knit, and also is the only one done. I hope to have mine and Elizabeth's to add to it by this Christmas!

This is a horrible picture, but the hat is knit. I made it to keep my friend Chelsea's head warm after she cut her hair REALLY short.

This is a knit scarf that I made for my brother Jon for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premier.  It's perfect for him because straight on, it looks like a regular striped scarf, you can only see the image from an angle. 

This is crocheted. This is also the second attempt. See my previous post for the first attempt. I'm going to add a ribbon/braid option to it at some point.

My brother Jon loves Zebras. I crocheted him this as practice for the animals I hope to make for Elizabeth as well! He likes it, and Elizabeth does too!

I knit this for Elizabeth. Isn't it precious? Can you believe she's grown out of it already!?

This is my absolute favorite project that I have ever knit. I absolutely love cables, and the lace work on the leaf border are just beautiful! My only complaint about the whole thing is that it is too tiny for me to use, and I'm afraid that Elizabeth will hurt it and not have it forever like I want her to! Eventually, I am going to make an adult size for Greg.

 There it is. My top ten favorite projects I've made; at least that I can think of. I took them off of my Ravelry account which does not have everything I've ever made on it. I know that if I am nuts about something though, it goes on there. So really, it's be a good a judge of my favorite projects I've ever made too.

I hope you're all having a great Tuesday!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Boot Scoot'n Good Time

Greg was a night-shifter when we started dating. Recently, he got moved to days! Yay for us! It has been awesome! We get to eat meals together! And not to mention sleep next each other at night! But anyway, yesterday was the Saturday that we have both been off since he got switched to days so we made a great day of it! We hung out, made BLTs for lunch, and I made this:

Which I then turned into this:

This is a pattern, Boot Scoot'n Cowboy Hat, from The Lovely Crow (this is a link to her Etsy Shop), I love her patterns! She does BEAUTIFUL work, and you may see me use them often! They are easy to read and she also does videos for any part that may be difficult to understand. She is just terrific! 
I followed the directions, [Correction, I did not follow the directions. In my excitement, I bought two skeins in order to double strand it, but I guess I forgot. It's only a single strand; which may expalin why it doesn't fit! I'm reattempting it now, properly!] I did a swatch, used the measurements the Dr took of E's head last week and made her a size 6-12 month hat. Well, I'm learning (since I'm still rather new to crocheting), that I crochet tighter on projects then I do swatches. This does not fit my little girl's noggin! 

But at least she's not upset about it! 

We went to my bestie's, Chelsea, for dinner last night, and when I put E in her car seat she made me smile!

She really wanted me to drop her toys down! I had a hard time getting her strapped in!

Chelsea has two dogs, Roxi and Cloud. I don't know how they know, but some animals just know to be delicate around little ones. We had Elizabeth lying on their big chair & ottoman (she was less likely to be trampled by the puppies this way) and Roxi just laid next to her and let her pet her! It was so cute. Of course, by the time I got out my camera, Roxi was trying to get a little closer.

Elizabeth did not mind her puppy kisses at all! I think it helps that Greg and I have a cat, Snickers, and two (large) dogs, Zeus and Juno (or Juice and Zuno, depending on who you ask) as well. Although the dogs don't really get too close to her yet, Snickers will let Elizabeth pet her and even pull on Snickers' ears! 

Chelsea made us pasta with meat sauce (with garlic bread, of course) and it was divine. 
Greg and I supplied dessert, Betty Crocker's Fun Da-Middles cupcakes. They are so great, and I love them because I don't get icing everywhere; it's on the inside! 

They usually have a very plain exterior (since you don't icing the top), so this time I decided to add some mini chocolate chips! I think they turned out well! 
Side note: I made these for Easter at Greg's parents' house. We added icing on the top (in addition to what's inside), and it was way too much! Not only that, but on one or two that I had I could only taste the icing on top. We did use complimentary flavors to the chocolate, strawberry on half and orange on the rest.

On our way home last night, Elizabeth fell asleep in the car. I put her straight to bed since it was well past our bedtime, and the little tyke went straight to sleep!

Hanging out with mom and dad all day, and the going to Aunt Chelsea's must have been so tiring! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fan girl time

I will not apologize for being a fan girl. I am proud of it! I mean, how could you be ashamed of it?!

May 4, 2012 is a day that I have been waiting for quite a while.

I don't think that I've been this excited for a movie in a long time. I cannot wait!

In the meantime, you can brush up on back story with any of the Hulk movies (Norton's is my fave), Thor, Captain America, and of course, the Iron Man movies. I know that's what I'll be doing!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time for a bit of back story:

My name is Brandi, I have a  beautiful (growing) family. My mom taught me to sew when I was younger, and I taught myself to knit and crochet while in college. As for cooking, baking, and all other matters I may post about, they are learn as you go sort of things and also mostly based on opinion and my own taste.
I went to college, and am not using my degree (as most of my fellow graduates). I work part time at as a bank teller. I am a mother of one (for now), Elizabeth, and married to a wonderful man, Greg. We are planning on continuing to grow our family. I love books, movies, and video games. I think that is all that I wanted to share for the moment. I will hopefully have a real post to share with you soon.

If any of my posts offend anyone, I apologize as that is not my goal. If I post something incorrect, please feel free to tactfully correct me. If I post something you love, let me know! Share it with your friends! I will do my best to cite sources and such as necessary. So until my next post, have a great evening and enjoy what you have! Thank you for reading!

Welcome to my blog!

Hi! I'm Brandi and this is my space.  I hope to share lots of things with you! Soon! But at the moment, I am just trying to get this set up and get something together to get on here!

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