Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fudge Recipe

I think I've shared this with you guys before, but incase you missed it last year... THE EASIEST FUDGE RECIPE EVER!!!

1 Bag Chocolate Chips (whichever flavor you'd like)
1 Tub Pre-Made Frosting (yep, the Betty Crocker or Pillsbury Doughboy kind)

Dump the ingredients into a small saucepan and heat until bubbling. Bubble for about a minute and then pour in either an 8x8 baking pan, or *my favorite* the little tin pie pans that are about 4" across. Each batch will fill 3-4 of those puppies depending on how thick you like your fudge to be. Cool and try not to just eat it with a spoon!

Told you it was the easiest ever! My favorite is peanut butter chips with vanila frosting. YUM!!! This year, I think I'm going to try white chocolate with vanila frosting with a little mint extract with crushed candy canes on top. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Now for shameless plugging... If you've come from my mom's blog, go check out my hand-crocheted spa-cloths in my Etsy shop. The are soooo super soft, and make your skin feel the same way :) I think they're the perfect gift. Just add a bottle of your favorite body soap or facial cleanser and any woman would swoon!

Or a Christmas Dishcloth Set! Once you've used a crocheted dishcloth, you'll never go back to terrycloth or paper towels or even sponges!!! I like to add a set of Williams Sonoma Dishsoap and Hand Lotion to these for great housewarming/hostess gifts!

All of my cloths are made of 100% cotton and can be machine washed and dried! Good for your skin and good for the Earth!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


A friend requested... I fell in L.O.V.E... And one day later, here's the result!

I call her... O Pequeno Cachecol, or The Little Scarf. She was inspired by Ali and her request that I recreate this one... a knit Anthropologie version. It turned out very elegant, and it only takes between 60-70 grams of yarn. A much nicer price tag than the original!

This is a very simple project, only using 3 kinds of stitches and can easily be made in one night. It does need some light blocking to get the points to lay flat, but I even "block" acrylic yarn by lightly ironing it, so there's no need for only natural fibers!

You can purchase the pattern either on Ravelry or my Etsy shop!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Pineapple Project

Remember the yarn I promised to brag about? Well I liked it so much that I forgot to take a pic of it while it was still a skein! Now it looks like this...
I have two strips (each 1 skein), 6 pineapples long and am waiting for more yarn from Ebay to finish it. Isn't it glorious???

The specs on the yarn are... Lamb's Pride Bulky (a fantastically soft wool/mohair single ply yarn) in the Prairie Goldenrod color. I'm using a normal pineapple pattern with some shells on the side. This will probably be a for sale pattern when I figure out how to connect them in the middle. More details coming soon!

I have 2 more skeins of this in worsted weight and in the Ocean Waves colorway, but haven't decided what to do with it yet. When I figure something out, I'll share it, too!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All that work...

And I didn't even sell one set of dishcloths!!! Can you believe that???

I don't think people believed me that you can wash dishes or yourself with them. Every time I tried to explain what they were, the responses were, "REALLY???" with astonished looks.

So, if you are in the need for some very pretty (if I do say so myself), very eco-friendly, very useful hand crochet dishcloths/facecloths/face scrubbies (which are perfect for taking your makeup off), visit my etsy shop... I have a ton of sets up for sale! Here's a sample...

Otherwise, my weekend was great. Hubby and I got away to Monterey for our second wedding anniversary (which is on the 17th). The weather was gorgeous (tho cold) and we had a very fun, relaxing time! Hubby even took me to a yarn store in Pacific Grove and let me buy some gorgeous yarn. Lamb's Pride in goldenrod and ocean waves, I'll show those off later :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008