Thursday, November 17, 2011

Catch all Basket

Today I want to share with you my newest basket I completed.  Its by Suzanne Moore and you can find her free pattern here. I started using glue to attach the spoke/stake to the base because most of the reed I've been getting lately have been too loose on the base and it just don't want to stay put!  If you notice that your reed are loose on the base I suggest you use glue such as insta glue or maxi glue and if you are going to buy the glue make sure you get the glue un-cure.  You may make the same mistake I've made in the past, added on one too many spokes in the base and I could not get it off of it until I used un-cure.

Happy weaving!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today, instead of sharing with you basket pattern, (sorry if you where looking for one) but I want to share with you something I've been working on. When it gets cold I like to work with yarn and while the outside temp started to drop, I started looking on line to see what I can work on.  I found a site that a gal came up with pattern to make Totoro Amigurumi.  What is Amigurumi? that's Japanese word for Crocheted stuffed toy.  What is Totoro? I can't be too sure what he is but he is Anime character from my neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki.  He also wrote and directed Anime like Ponyo and Kiki's delivery service. 

anyway I found this free pattern site totoro and made one! so cute! It was very easy to make it!! now I'm making the little white one and I hope to find a pattern for the LARGE gray one and maybe even the catbus!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween party foods

Today I want share with you what I made for this year's Halloween party.

I try to find gross looking but tasty food to serve at our Halloween party.  

Yummy Mummy from  Rodes bread site but  I used my own dough.

 Here are some roasted hands.. actually its meatloaf. You can find instruction here at notmartha 
 better view of the hands
 speaking of meatloaf... how about some meaty feet?

Deviled Eggs

I made this egg in likeness to my 22 year old son

 Larva mini pig in a blanket

Pasta Salad
Halloween shaped Pasta from World Market

Lychee stuffed with blueberries

 cream cheese brain
(melt the cream cheese, color it, put it in a small brain mold chill until ready to use)
red stuff is triple berry and pepper jelly goes well with cream cheese and crackers