Sunday, January 2, 2011

Knifty Knitter Baby Cocoon

I finally got my hands on a Knifty Knitter! It's a pretty cool invention. I have NO idea how to knit, I didn't even know the basic theory behind it, lol. But this, it's so easy! Even kids can do it. I'm hoping to get away from the basics, and maybe try something different. I guess we'll see what kind of time I have on my hands in the next few weeks to fiddle with it. I only bought one thing of yarn, and I don't get out of the house often, so that may halt my progress some, lol. I mainly bought the Knifty Knitter so I could make a baby cocoon for the new baby's infant portraits. It ended up taking about 2-3 hours, and was really simple. I might make another one if I get my hands on another color yarn. My next project I have in mind is an infant hat, maybe with some cute bear ears on it! We'll see if I can figure out how to make the ears. I'm so excited to see the possibilities! Like I needed ANOTHER hobby, lol. I see a yarn obsession in my future. 

Christmas Goodies

I tried out a couple of the recipes I featured a few weeks back. I'm glad I did a test run, I ended up fiddling with the recipes just a bit. I didn't use as high quality of a chocolate as I should have for the hot chocolate on a stick, and that probably contributed to it a little, but they ended up turning out pretty good once I figured out what worked! I made the hot chocolate on a stick, some Ande's Mints, and homemade marshmallows (I didn't get pictures of the marshmallows). For the hot chocolate on a stick, I ended up just melting chocolate, letting it set part way, and sticking the candy canes in. I had a hard time getting them out of the molds (the original recipe came out fine, my final recipe, not so much), so I melted them back down a little to get them out, and rolled them in cocoa powder. They looked pretty cute in the end. Everything turned out great, and my family seemed to love their little goodie bags!

Pillow ensemble

I posted the pillows I made a while back. My parents have finally finished their bedroom remodel (for the most part), and I wanted to share the pictures! We're still thinking about making a bolster pillow, we'll see where that goes. My mom and dad made the headboard, and re-covered the chest at the end of the bed to match. My mom also made the pillows in the back (with the stripes). I think everything came together great! Here are the pillows I made, and a couple extras of the remodel.