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Archive for July, 2009

Hot Hot Heat.

” I ran outta gas! I had a flat tire! I didn’t have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from outta town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts!! It wasn’t my fault I swear to God!!!” – Jake

In all reality, my camera is on the fritz…so no pics of all of the crafty business I have been up to of late.  My darling mister has ordered a much needed new battery for the thing.  (Who knew that those lithium batteries could be so dang expensive!)  So, I will have a whole bunch to post once our sweet mail lady brings us that battery.

I have been up to an awful lot this past week or so.  Camping, Roller Derby Boot Camp, knitting, and getting hip to all things tasty and vegan.

I am absolutely in love my new copy of Veganomicon as well as a book recommended to me by a lovely local midwife entitled, The Vegetarian Mothers Cookbook.  Being a breastfeeding new mama I am aware of my different nutritional needs, and being mostly vegan makes meeting those needs a little bit more challenging.  But no more!  Between these two cookbooks, I have found that I am getting all of the nutritional goodies that my baby and I need.  Tasty ones at that!

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Kerry's apron

This week I am sewing madly to update my Etsy shop, and to get ready for (hopefully!) 2 craft shows next month.  The first takes place on Saturday August 8th at the drive-in on hwy 99 in Newburg, called Craft-In.  I am also hoping to get a booth at Portland’s own Crafty Wonderland on Sunday August 9th.  One craftacular weekend!

I am loving putting together these aprons, made with both vintage fabric (lots of cute pillowcases!) and lovely new fabrics, such as Amy Butler and the like.  Tiny bits of old lace, hankies, embroideries, rick rack, and other fun finds make each one unique and fun for me to make!

side view

I am calling them my “gussy up” aprons.

In knitting news, I am rapidly stitching my way through Ishbel.  I am in love with this pattern right now, pretty and easy.  Pretty easy is a requirement for this broad these days, as my oldest is home for the summer, and my lovely babe is just 7 weeks old… not the time to cast on an Estonian lace shawl if you know what I mean... and you do, dontcha?

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knitting mojo

My little sister has been visiting us from Tennessee for the past week.  (Whoopie!)  Along with her awesome sense of humor, she brought some good ol Tennessee weather with her.  Namely the heat.  (Booooooo!) It has been scorching hot here in Portland since the day she arrived.  How RUDE I say.  How rude.

Since has been deemed anti-social to go down into my nice cool basement to sew, leaving my poor sister with nothing to do…I managed to resurrect my knitting mojo.

All it took was a nice cold beer, half of my Wollmeise stash, and the super sweet and popular knitting pattern by Ysolda Teague, Ishbel.  (Which is only one of the many darling patterns in her self published book, Whimsical Little Knits.)  A winning combination for knitters block!  Needless to say, i finished the beer, and am already halfway done with the shawl.

Monday, the whole family is heading out to the coast.  Cannon Beach to be exact.   I cannot wait!   (I hope to pop into Coastal Yarns while we are there too.)

Yarn ho!

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