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Merry Christmas to me!

I commissioned a quilt from my friend Alissa. I ❤ it so! Go see better pictures at her blog. I’m going to use mine as an excuse to post pet pictures 🙂

I also hung my ornaments. 🙂

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Posted by on December 14, 2009 in b kitty, other bits of life, puppy!

 

Vegan MoFo: Day 23

Way too busy today. Much of it was fun, but still, too much is too much. Daily Juice was the answer. I forget what the smoothie was. I said I was having a hard time deciding and one of the chefs said very authoritatively I should have the something with goji berries. I said OK. And got a raw cheesecake to boot. dinnercake

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2009 in b kitty, veganmofo 2009, yummy in my tummy

 

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Vegan MoFo: Day 8

Yesterday I had the same Tofurkey sandwich for lunch (and will again today) and went out to Hyde Park Grill for dinner. Rick’s been a sweetheart trying lots of new restaurants with me, so he was due for his pick (and a burger). He remained a sweetheart and picked a place that also has a really good lentil soup, fries, and rice pilaf.

So with a lack of interesting food pictures for Vegan MoFo, I thought I’d share my cookbook collection:

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Sassy and B play Vanna.

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I’ve got my books in Library of Congress Call Number order, so the non-vegan ones wind up being first. The big black binder is recipes I’ve clipped. Then of course, you have to have Betty Crocker for the standards, cooking times, conversions, etc.

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And one more pic of the animals. Just cause. 🙂

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2009 in b kitty, other bits of life, puppy!, veganmofo 2009

 

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Crafting FAIL

IMG_3849IMG_3851So since I’ve picked up playing Magic and actually owning cards rather than just playing my brother’s deck I got it in my head that I needed to craft my own carrying cases for my decks and my individual cards. I borrowed a book on sewn boxes from a friend. I looked at tutorials for papercraft boxes. I brainstormed and even did some sewing. You can also see my somewhat technically successful, but totally ugly attempt at a box for the loose cards in these pics. I opened up Rick’s storebought white cardboard box (in the background) and used it as a template to make myself a black one. I also bought some pretty paper to cut out and put on the sides, but it’s such a shredded disaster that it seems like a waste of the paper, so I’m saving it to glue onto a storebought box.

The other night I spent a couple of hours cutting out and sewing up some plastic canvas as a template with the idea that I would sew up a box and insert the canvas to give it structure. Then I went down to my craft room to look for an appropriate fabric. I saw my beautiful lemon fabric that’s earmarked for a skirt, the purple for a dress, the scraps for more potholders… And I thought to myself, “Why am I wasting so much time and energy on something that costs $2!?” And I went out and bought some deck boxes. I may still try to make those paperboard boxes for fun, because obviously the cutting and gluing are nececary for a polished result, but no more pressure to hurry up and figure something out. I have way better things to be doing that should not be pushed to the back burner.

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Posted by on July 6, 2009 in b kitty, games, general craftiness

 

Quick little project

I realized Saturday night that I didn’t have anything soft for the bottom of Sassy’s crate, so I quickly measured and cut and put together these simple little crate blankets out of leftover t-shirt and sheet materials from other projects. It turns out Sassy and B are at least tolerating each other already, so she only had to be crated on Monday and has already advanced to free roam of the house. Yay!

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Posted by on May 6, 2009 in b kitty, sewing