Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Addicted to Treasuries

I was playing around on Etsy and decided to make a treasury just for fun. Well four treasuries later, I was addicted! They are so much fun to make! I like mixing and matching all different types of items but sticking to a color scheme. Feel free to click on the links to visit some of the shops! There are so many good ones

Perfect Plum Purple

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Gray All Day

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Cozy Browns

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Autumn Orange

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Getting Ready for Fall

I don’t even want to think about it yet but it’s coming… fall is coming. I am going to miss summer so much! I am not looking forward to the cooler temps, pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, fall leaves, not like a lot of people. I love summer and I wish it could last longer! But like I said, I know it’s coming.

I have added a couple new items and colors to my Etsy shop to hesitantly welcome fall very soon. Check them out!

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Here are some new colors for knitted slouchy hats. I have more colors coming too!

Knitted Slouchy Hat in Fall Orange

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Knitted Slouchy Hat in Oatmeal

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Knitted Slouchy Hat in Plum Purple

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This is one of my favorites! I am keeping this finished one for myself (wink)

Beautiful Crocheted Slouchy Hat in Brown

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These cowls are new to the shop!

Cozy Wrapped Cowl in Plum Purple

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Toasty Warm Knitted Cowl in Golden Rod

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Toasty Warm Knitted Cowl in Charcoal

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And lastly, a new ear warmer color! I am just loving this dark purple

Sweet and Soft Woman’s Crocheted Ear Warmer in Dark Purple

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To check out everything else in the shop, click here! There are a bunch of items Ready to Ship which means they ship the next business day after they are ordered.

 

Well I hope you can all enjoy the last days of summer! I am sure once fall gets here I will enjoy it, but for now happy with the warm weather!

Happy Monday!

 

P.S. I feel so weird being the “model” for some of my stuff! I am thankful for a patient husband who took the pictures for me

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Winner!

Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway! It was so fun reading all of your favorite movies as a child. My two personal favorites were Cinderella and Little Mermaid. Anyway! Lets announce the winner.

The winner for the Elsa and Anna crochet hat patterns is…

Dara M.

Congratulations! I have e-mailed you already with the patterns! Have fun crocheting the cute hats

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If you still want the patterns, go check out Adorkable Crochet!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Friendly the Pig

I would like you to meet “Friendly” the knitted piggy!

This poor guy waited way too long to be finished. Back in January I posted a picture called “Piggy in Progress” where I had the head and body done. Well last week I finally finished the rest of this little fella. My daughter was very patient with me. She was very excited when it was all done!

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Can I just add, I am not very good at sewing on little legs on these animals! I ended up sewing them on too far apart on the piggy. He now almost looks like a penguin sliding down some ice on his belly. But you know what? My daughter loves it so that’s all that matters, right?

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Here’s Friendly meeting up with some of his knitted and crocheted buddies.

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This piggy was so much fun to make! Next I plan on knitting a little elephant for my son. I need to start a collection of knitted toys for him too.

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Piggy Info:

Pattern by Susan B. Anderson from her book Spud and Chloe at the Farm

Yarn: Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend

Colors: Petal Pink and Flamingo

Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles

 

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Today’s the last day! Don’t forget to head over and enter the GIVEAWAY for the cute Elsa and Anna Crocheted Hat Patterns!

{Giveaway} Anna and Elsa Hat Crochet Patterns!

Pattern Giveaway

 

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tasty Lasagna Roll Ups

I have never shared recipes on this blog before but I have decided to start. It’s fun to change things up a bit! I also wanted to share this recipe because it is great for making for others for any occasion. I have made this twice in one year now for some mommy friends and their new babies. I already know there will be more. It’s always a hit! It also freezes really well. I hope you enjoy!

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Lasagna Roll Ups

Makes 6 to 8 servings

This recipe is really fun and tasty but also time consuming. You should allow yourself a decent amount of time to prepare and roll the noodles.

Ingredients
  • 12  lasagna noodles (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups store bought marinara sauce or your favorite tomato sauce recipe
  • 1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2/3 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (more if you’d like to put cheese in the rollups)

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook the noodles al dente according to the directions on the package. Drain them well and spread them out onto aluminum foil or waxed paper to prevent them from sticking.

In a medium bowl combine the ricotta cheese, spinach, egg, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, a few turns of pepper, and nutmeg.

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Spread 1 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9 by 12-inch baking dish. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture onto a lasagna noodle. Top with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of sauce (I also sprinkled some extra mozzarella cheese on there), roll the noodle and place it into the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining noodles. Spread the remaining 1 1/2 cups of sauce over the lasagna rolls.

Side note: I would have taken pictures of the rolling process but I had made to big of a mess!

Top with grated cheeses, cover loosely with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes more.

**If you are making this for someone else or are freezing it, do not bake right away.

 

In a Julia Child voice…

Bon App├ętit! 

 

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Don’t forget to head over and enter the GIVEAWAY for the cute Elsa and Anna Crocheted Hat Patterns!

{Giveaway} Anna and Elsa Hat Crochet Patterns!

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