Posted: December 10, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: coffee cozy, cozy, craft, sew
Erybody in the house gettin cozy.
This baker’s twine.
This amazing swordfish button.
Posted: December 9, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: crafts, december
During this cold spell, we have been doing all the cozy things you are supposed to do.
We spent a lazy evening watching a movie and eating dessert in our fuzzy socks.
Found some new types of tea, and whipped up some decorations out of some fabric scraps.
Lost my husband in a mountain of stuffed animals.
Working towards ultimate cozy time with a new afghan.
Posted: December 4, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: Christmas, christmas tree, craft, gingerbread man, holiday, plaid
We decided on (impulse bought) a tiny real tree this year. You can’t beat that Christmas tree smell. We used our plaid fabric ornaments and some gingerbread men to decorate it.
Since the tree was just a little guy, we had some extra lights left over, so we put them around the house. The lighting makes the house look so cozy.
I also just finished up this cross stitch. Gotta have those festive dish towels.
Posted: December 3, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: craft, crochet, handmade, project, scarf, yarn
Ta-da! My first crocheted scarf. It turned out pretty stellar, if I may compliment myself. I would totally be wearing it right now if it wasn’t reminiscent of a warm spring day outside.
I am not, by any definition of the word expert, an expert crocheter. But my ma helped me out semi-following these directions, and I got some help from this youtube lady here. After just a couple minutes of watching, I was crocheting so much faster than her (if you watch the video, this would be a joke).
It only took about an evening to make, so scarves for everyone!
Posted: December 2, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: holiday, Thanksgiving
I got lucky and celebrated two Thanksgivings. I was extra thankful this year.
First came Thanksgiving in the Northwest. No snow, but plenty of cold, snuggly evenings crocheting and eating pie. And I never get sick of those mountains.
Next came turkey day in Texas with my one, true love. I love Thanksgiving because I can wish all the people Happy Thanksgiving in America. Giving thanks is for everyone.
Posted: November 25, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: afghan, crochet, granny square, project, work in progress
I was really looking forward to finishing up my afghan this weekend, but I ran out of yarn! A crocheting nightmare! But at least it still looks pretty good in the meantime.
Posted: November 14, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk | Tags: bake, chocolate, donut, doughnut, Food
Donuts are really an instant crowd pleaser. They look super impressive.
These are brown butter baked donuts using this recipe. Instead of sprinkles, these guys enjoyed a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips atop their chocolate glaze. Show stoppers.
PS- I tried to save one of them in a plastic baggy, but it like absorbed the glaze and got all drippy looking. So don’t do that.
Posted: November 12, 2013 Filed under: Girl Talk, Little Shop Talk | Tags: craft, decor, diy, first house, gift, handmade, home, newlywed, sew
I thought it might be fun to commemorate our first home in tiny replica form. It is the house we bought together, and our first home where we share the same last name, so I imagine it will always have a very special place in our hearts.
Its not quite done, but I should finish it up this week! Its gonna be super awesome.