Friday, November 18, 2011


When I was 15 yrs old I worked at a place called broadway bagel. Looking back I am not sure what was up with this company but they let a 15 yr old run their business. I would open by myself and close by myself, take deliveries and make bagels. When I made the bagels I would put them in a giant boiler then put them on the giant oven. One time I was slicing meat for a customer and cut my finger on the meat slicer ended up not being a bug deal but it sure scared the crap out of me! Why am I telling you this story? Because I have been wanting to make homemade bagels for along time now and finally got around to doing it! They were everything I hoped they would be and my daughter even liked them! The only bad thing is they only last the day you make them. I think next time I will only make a half batch. They aren't hard to make so I encourage you give it a whirl.

I put some Black salt on a few of them. I am a salt snob and love unique salts.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Slipper Obsession

I love love love slippers~ I love to buy slippers and slipper patterns ~ crochet, knit & sewing. Funny thing is I usually only make one slipper lol! but it's usually because the slipper doesn't quite fit me. Not sure why all the patterns I get never fit my big old foot and it's not like they don't give a pattern for my size 9's so not sure what the problem is the only thing I can think of is the folks making the patterns have smaller feet so they just assume the adjustments will fit a bigger foot with no real proof! Well time to try another pattern this one from but again to much despair it didn't fit however it was an easy fit I just had to make the foot longer! Presto a new pair of slippers for mamma!

My Mother in Law was over the other day to see my Granddaughter and said to me "you know that you have two different slippers on?" I let he know I made them from old clothes and didn't have enough fabric to make a matching pair~ duh! 

My all time favorite Knit slipper pattern is from Lee Meredith called Mary Jane Booties!
They whip up quick and I mean quick plus the best part is you can use all your left over yarns and if they don't match all the better! They have been a Christmas hit for a few years now go get the pattern & start Knitting the holiday's are right around the corner! Here's the cover page of her pattern so you know what your looking for!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


all 20 classes (plus bonus mini ones) all for $89! 
Sign up's start Dec 1st and I will have a link you can purchase through.
More details about the classes to come.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For the Love of Tee's

I have been obsessed with T-shirts lately! I am making this cute hats which are great for the fall as they aren't too warm yet keep the chill off your head! Gender natural as well! 

My Stash of Tee's

Betty in her hat! (This was my display at a craft show)

My Son not happily modeling a "world of warcraft" hat!

So I have now added Flowers to the mix! I love these so much they can be used in your hair or as a clip on your shirt, purse or even shoes! 

My with my new flower!

Nope doesn't stop there! Fingerless gloves now are added to the T-shirt goods list! they are great because they aren't too warm but just right for those cold office days!

You will just have to wait to see what I have brewing next.....................