Let's start with my birthday and Halloween, since they were so long ago. For my birthday John surprised me with a concert and my cousin Jessie watched the babe, it was pretty awesome. Let's just say Julliette rocks! For Halloween we didn't do much, but it was fun dressing little Lukas up in his costume and we did take a walk with some neighbors. No trick or treating yet, he is still way too young for candy so guess who'd get to eat it all. I'm sure most of you have already seen the pics but for those who missed them here's a little sample:
Cute hunh? He was a Misfit Fiend, for those not in the know :)
Let's see, some other things I've had on my mind... oh, I attempted to make some kiwi bread with a bag of kiwis I bought for some unknown reason. Why would anyone buy a bag of kiwis? Well I did, and of course they started going bad so I decided to try and use my banana bread recipe but with kiwis instead. Well, it didn't go so well. It tasted all right but the bread just crumbled to bits if you tried to slice it, causing one to eat it with a spoon. Not the best outcome. Oh well. Here are some shots of the experiment. (Sorry about the poor pictures, there isn't much sun to be had these days, so I had to make do with the the kitchen lighting.)
Oh, and as I was making my kiwi bread I was wearing my new favorite apron. Yep, I wear aprons. I happened upon this one at Ross of all places and scored it for only 8 bucks!! Don't you love it when that happens? I loved it so much I bought another one :) But look how cute it is!
Again, I apologize for the poor lighting. I think I might try and use this apron as a pattern and make my own with some neato fabrics or something... just another project to add to my wish list. Speaking of which, another thing that has been on my mind is a wall. Literally. We've lived in our house for about four years now and the wall behind our sofa is still empty. I had plans to hang a painting I was working on, but lets face it, that painting isn't getting finished anytime soon. Plus John hates it. So here I am stuck with a huge blank wall. I saw this article in one of my magazines and thought it was a great idea!
I have all types of sketches that I was thinking of using, not to mention sconces and such. Here is the before picture of the wall, now let's see how long it takes me to post an after :)
See what I mean? Blank, blah! I'll have to get back to work on this ASAP!
Hmmm, what else can I bore you with. Oh! My husband and his brother have these amazing hand appliqued felt Christmas stockings that their grandma made for them when they were babes and I've always coveted them. Well, now that I have my own babe, I did some research and found that they sell kits to make these awesome things and I have since purchased one! I haven't gotten too far yet but it's actually quite fun! I've never done any hand embroidery before so I'm kinda learning as I go. I just hope I'm able to finish it before Christmas! And I finished the EDI Cowl, very very cute! New favorite for sure. I'm also working on a couple of other projects, but they are Christmas gifts for someone who reads this blog on occasion, so we won't be discussing those here.
Well, I think that's about it for now. Told you it was going to be a really long post! Thanksgiving is coming up in a couple of days and so I'm off with Jessie to get some delicious foods to prepare! I hope everyone has a wonderful one!