Monthly Archives: July 2014
“Some sweet day I’ll make her mine, pretty flamingo………..”
This is what I sing pretty much any time I see something that involves a Flamingo. I would like a sixties-esque soundtrack to my life. ….and this month the free bird pattern with CrossStitcher was a flamingo! So of course I got right on that: I finished the hoop with some glittery silver ribbon – […]
It’s a busy busy time! But not all work and no play, this past weekend we went to Santa Cruz, went on some rides, played in the amusement arcade, and built a sandcastle. Winterfell it ain’t. But we did only have one small bucket, and a really flimsy mini spade. However, we manage to win […]
A pretty little Escherichia coli
Working for a living is really cutting into my crafting time. At the moment in these early stages, everything is pretty hectic, and I am putting in some fairly long hours, so weekdays/nights are pretty much a no-go on the crafting. However, Friday I got out early and felt the urge for some crafting, and […]
Gram stain earrings.
Last week was my first week at the new job. As a little bit of gentle morale support to myself, I wore my watch that my previous co-workers had given me as a leaving present (it’s lush, it makes my wrist smell like wood), and my mycobacteria earrings to allow my inner nerd to shine […]
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
What a busy busy week! Especially in comparison to my last 8 months of unemployment, unemployed -> full on full time employment instantly! So far, all is well. My new co-workers are awesome, and the new job is just challenging enough to be interesting, without me feeling totally out of my depth! Oh, and pretty […]
Mycobacteria Ear Studs
I don’t get that easily annoyed by things, but sometimes, even I can’t help myself. I get mildly irritated by not being able to wear fun, cheap earrings in crazy designs (other than for short durations when dressing up in costume) due to my nickel allergy, but what really tips me over the edge into […]
Mr Kingfisher: Alcedo atthis, and a little trip away.
Another little pretty stitched from the series of birds I get with my digital edition of CrossStitcher Magazine! This month it was time for a little Kingfisher, I had half the colours already, but had to pop out to the shops for the rest: Love him! While I was at Michael’s, I also picked up […]
Chocolate Coconut Shortbread
It’s my birthday. While I am being whisked off to a mystery location (which so far involves an overnight stop in Sonoma), I shall leave you with this tasty little number for your eye viewing pleasure. (I’m pretty sure this is something I just made up, but just roll with it) Yum yum. Chocolate […]