Wordless Wednesday

Holiday Crochet

Last year I participated in Finch's Holiday Boutique in Minnetonka - unfortunately it was the weekend where we got 14 inches of snow. I still sold a few items though.

This year I wanted to try out a variety of things so I started making items early. 

And then the holiday boutique was canceled (for good reason though, the coordinator is pregnant and I wouldn't want to run a boutique at 38 weeks!!!).

So I've got all this stuff:

 Baby beanies - newborn, 6-9 months, 12-18 months - multiples of each color above plus more blue and green - $8 for the newborn, $10 for the larger sizes

Granny square blankets - 22x22inches - $22 for single square, $25 for the multiple squares sewn together

Handmade ornaments - $8 for a set of 3

And then I was going to have dishcloths at $3 each.

But now I have all this stuff and no place to sell (well, except Etsy), so I'm going to have to research my tail off to find another boutique or see if I could share a space somewhere else.

Oy, I even have a few scarves left too!


Baby Hats!!

Hats are so easy & fast to make. Now I just need to decide if I should embelish them with flowers that I've already made.

I'm hoping to do Finch's Workshop again this winter and I think baby items will sell well. If I embelish, then I'll have to raise the prices but I think they are pretty good right now.

Newborn to 3 months - $8
3 months to 9 months - $10
9 months - 18 months - $12

Head sizes for babies are so random. Currently The Monkey at 15 months fits into the largest size. 

New! Stripes!

Birthday Lillies

I'm 30! Bimmer Man bought me flowers and I love them!! So happy birthday to me!

Coffee Recs, Anyone?

I need a new coffee to try.

So I took the advice of my latest World Market email and bought some coffee there. Apparently you get some free coffee after you buy so many... 

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Half or quarter tomatoes. Toss onto a large baking sheet.

Pour olive oil over tomatoes.

Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Sprinkle with dry basil.

Smash some garlic cloves. Half or quarter onions and toss all onto the tray.

Toss all together.

Shove it into the oven and leave it for 45 minutes.

Then puree.

Or pass it through a food mill. 

Meal Planning

I hate when you make a week's plan and it goes to crap halfway through. 

So this week, well, whatever. N'importe quoi as the french would say. 

I made too many sweet potato fries for lunch but I baked sweet potatoes for dinner, I've got roasted corn and salmon.

At some point (by Thursday), I need to use a butternut squash, other root vegetables, cilantro, spinach.


I think tomorrow's breakfast is scrambled eggs with spinach. Squash for lunch.